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set the quality bar very high with his first release and has
equaled it or raised with each successive album. – Penguin Eggs
In a darkened bedroom, lit only by the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol' Opry, and practiced their harmonies. Two years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive 8-year-old's version of "Desolation Row" on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar.
Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.
Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as "One of the major
talents of our time". Hailed by the Boston Globe as a
and singer, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence - close to
six and a half feet tall - with a voice to match. With his
baritone (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic
phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of
the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate,
passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail,
give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart
(Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings
extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small
victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top
humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and