The Cape Breton Post – Famed folk artist Garnet Rogers to perform at Kiju’s

June 20, 2011

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Garnet Rogers

MEMBERTOU — Renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist Garnet Rogers will be in Cape Breton later this week for a full evening of music.

Rogers will perform two sets at Kiju’s Restaurant Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m. To book a dinner reservation contact Kiju’s at 562-6220. An entertainment service charge of $10 per person will apply.

Kiju’s Restaurant is located in the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.

While he has spent most of his life in Ontario, Rogers has maintained close ties to the East Coast — he and his brother, the late Stan Rogers, a Canadian folk icon, spent most of their summers in Nova Scotia. Their parents were both from the area.

Music was a constant in the lives of the two brothers. Barely out of high school, Garnet joined his older brother on the road as a full-time working musician. Together 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 older brother from 1973 until Stan’s death in 1983.

Garnet carried that experience with him throughout his own successful music career. He writes most of his own material and has more than a dozen albums to his name, including “Get a Witness,” released in 2007. It features the renowned song “Northwest Passage” — the first time Garnet ever recorded one of Stan’s tunes.

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