The Rose Garden Coffeehouse welcomes longtime Rose Garden favorite Garnet Rogers as their feature performer on Saturday, October 18. Doors open at 7:30 pm for the 8:00 pm show at the Mansfield folk venue.
Rogers has played a big part in the history of the coffeehouse, now in its 26th consecutive season. He has appeared numerous times bringing an ever-changing set list of songs, from his most-requested classics to his newest material. What remains constant is his commanding presence, booming baritone voice, and his love for his Canadian roots.
His solo career began in 1983 after the passing of his legendary brother Stan, with whom he had performed as a duo. While his brother's style of writing was more traditional and often based on Canadian Maritime styles, Garnet's style is more modern, utilizing influences from blues, rock, country/bluegrass, and classical. Rogers' instruments include the guitar, mandolin, violin, and flute. In live performances, he usually sits beside an impressive guitar rack that includes vintage Gibson acoustic guitars, a National guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, and other sometimes exotic instruments.
His songs include The Outside Track, All That Is, Sleeping Buffalo, Night Drive, Under The Summer Moonlight, Summer Lightning, Small Victory, and Frankie and Johnny. They range from slices of life to mild social commentary and humor. His humor is also seen in his on-stage banter between songs, which is mostly unrecorded, except for a couple of interludes on his brother's posthumous album, "Home in Halifax."
Doors open for the 8:00 pm
show at 7:30 pm
and there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Advance sale tickets are recommended to assure seating and may be purchased at www.rosegardenfolk.com
. The Rose Garden's all-volunteer staff serves home-baked dessert items and hot and cold drinks of the season before the show and during intermission. The Rose Garden Coffeehouse is located at The Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West Street, and is wheelchair accessible and alcohol-free.