Nathan Rogers returning for home-town concert

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it. Still others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what “it” is — singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat-chanter, percussionist, revivalist or innovator. Whatever it may be, Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.

He will perform at the Carnegie Gallery in the Freewheelin' Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p. m.

For Nathan, it all started in Dundas, but what a unique home it was. Nathan’s first experience with the guitar was an attempt to copy the challenging riffs his brother David created after studying with celebrated virtuosos Don Ross and Preston Reed. His mother, performer and actress Ariel Rogers, showed him the ropes of the business side of the music industry. His father, the legendary Stan Rogers, and uncle, Garnet Rogers, informed both his writing style and an ethos of Canadian people that shines in his lyrics.

While others were hiding their braces behind their hands, Nathan was already up on stages of all sorts. In the winter, he travelled with and won solo vocal awards as part of the Appleby Boys Choir. Summers were saved for his first love — appearances at folk festivals and the opportunity to meet, perform with and learn from outstanding musicians. Before he even had an album in hand, Nathan’s reputed vocal ability had him singing on stage with such notables as JP Cormier, The Oysterband, Spirit of the West, John Cameron, Connie Caldor and James Keelaghan.

Tickets for the Dundas concert are available for $18 in advance at Bryan Prince Bookseller in Westdale or at the Carnegie Gallery. Credit card purchases can be made by phoning the gallery at 905-627-4265.

Nathan Rogers returning for home-town concert

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it. Still others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what “it” is — singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat-chanter, percussionist, revivalist or innovator. Whatever it may be, Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.

He will perform at the Carnegie Gallery in the Freewheelin' Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p. m.

For Nathan, it all started in Dundas, but what a unique home it was. Nathan’s first experience with the guitar was an attempt to copy the challenging riffs his brother David created after studying with celebrated virtuosos Don Ross and Preston Reed. His mother, performer and actress Ariel Rogers, showed him the ropes of the business side of the music industry. His father, the legendary Stan Rogers, and uncle, Garnet Rogers, informed both his writing style and an ethos of Canadian people that shines in his lyrics.

While others were hiding their braces behind their hands, Nathan was already up on stages of all sorts. In the winter, he travelled with and won solo vocal awards as part of the Appleby Boys Choir. Summers were saved for his first love — appearances at folk festivals and the opportunity to meet, perform with and learn from outstanding musicians. Before he even had an album in hand, Nathan’s reputed vocal ability had him singing on stage with such notables as JP Cormier, The Oysterband, Spirit of the West, John Cameron, Connie Caldor and James Keelaghan.

Tickets for the Dundas concert are available for $18 in advance at Bryan Prince Bookseller in Westdale or at the Carnegie Gallery. Credit card purchases can be made by phoning the gallery at 905-627-4265.

Nathan Rogers returning for home-town concert

News Nov 06, 2009 Ancaster News

Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it. Still others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what “it” is — singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat-chanter, percussionist, revivalist or innovator. Whatever it may be, Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.

He will perform at the Carnegie Gallery in the Freewheelin' Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p. m.

For Nathan, it all started in Dundas, but what a unique home it was. Nathan’s first experience with the guitar was an attempt to copy the challenging riffs his brother David created after studying with celebrated virtuosos Don Ross and Preston Reed. His mother, performer and actress Ariel Rogers, showed him the ropes of the business side of the music industry. His father, the legendary Stan Rogers, and uncle, Garnet Rogers, informed both his writing style and an ethos of Canadian people that shines in his lyrics.

While others were hiding their braces behind their hands, Nathan was already up on stages of all sorts. In the winter, he travelled with and won solo vocal awards as part of the Appleby Boys Choir. Summers were saved for his first love — appearances at folk festivals and the opportunity to meet, perform with and learn from outstanding musicians. Before he even had an album in hand, Nathan’s reputed vocal ability had him singing on stage with such notables as JP Cormier, The Oysterband, Spirit of the West, John Cameron, Connie Caldor and James Keelaghan.

Tickets for the Dundas concert are available for $18 in advance at Bryan Prince Bookseller in Westdale or at the Carnegie Gallery. Credit card purchases can be made by phoning the gallery at 905-627-4265.