Garnet Rogers to play Feb. 19 at church

The Dublin Street United Church at 68 Suf­folk  Street West will be the scene of a Garnet Rogers show on Feb. 19.


Born in Hamilton to parents of Nova Scotian descent, Rog­ers spent hours in front of the old floor model radio listening to Grand Ol’ Opry broadcasts and harmonizing with his broth­er, the late folk legend, Stan Rogers. Two years later, Garnet Rogers 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.

At 18, he was on the road as a full-time working musician with Stan. They formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential duos in the history of North American folk music. Garnet acted as pro­ducer and arranger for his late brother from 1973 to 1983, the year Stan died in a plane crash.

Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as a for­midable solo artist.

Rogers has been the feat­ured performer on numerous television and radio programs, including Much Music, Moun­tain Stage, and All Things Considered. 

Audience members are ask­ed to make donations of non-perishable food and useful per­sonal care items such as sham­poo and toothpaste, which will be donated to the local food bank.

 The doors will open at 7:30pm.Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Ground Floor Music, 13 Quebec Street. For more infor­mation, call 519-763-7628.