NEXT AT THE HURDY GURDY
with special guest
NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Garnet Rogers has established himself as a passionate, sensitive and purposeful singer-songwriter. An optimist at heart, he sings extraordinary songs about ordinary people and the small victories of daily life. His smooth baritone, incredible range and thoughtful dramatic phrasing create memorable and charismatic performances. Combined with over-the-top sense of humor and quick wit, he moves his audiences from laughter to tears and back again.
Garnet cut his “musical teeth” on country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry and practicing harmony with his older brother, Stan. After mastering the ukulele as best an 8-year-old can, Garnet went on to teach himself flute, violin and guitar. Within 10 years and barely out of high school, he was a full-time working musician and on the road with his brother. Together, they formed one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Stan died in 1983. Garnet recently published the memoir “Night Drive--Travels With My Brother.”
With roots in Ireland and Australia, our opening act, singer-songwriter Vincent Cross draws inspiration from old-time mountain music, British ballads, traditional bluegrass and modern sources. He has shared the stage with numerous noted musicians including the late Odetta, master blues picker Roy Book Binder, all country songwriter Richard Buckner and Academy Award-winning songwriter Glen Hansard (‘Falling Slowly’ from “Once.”) He has toured widely in Europe, Australia and the United States. His recent album, “Old Songs for Modern Folks” ranked number two on the Folk DJ charts. S-
This concert will benefit the Center for Food Action in Englewood, NJ Concertgoers are requested to bring a donation of non-perishable food items. The Center for Food Action strives to prevent hunger and homelessness and to improve the lives of those living in poverty. It provides emergency food supplies, services to protect against homelessness and utility assistance to thousands of individual and families living in Northern NJ.