Stan in the Evening

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

The songs of Stan Rogers are un­abashedly Cana­dian, de­scrib­ing the com­mon man or woman. His body of work is not merely a col­lec­tion of songs but sto­ries of the na­tion; his lyrics are all-Cana­dian po­etry. One of the most promis­ing mu­si­cians in Canada passed away at the age of 33 in 1983, when most of the na­tion had yet to even dis­cover his art. To­day, Rogers is more fa­mous and his mu­sic bet­ter known than at any time in his short life. Stan is well known for songs such as North­west Pas­sage, Free in the Har­bour, Bar­rett’s Pri­va­teers and The Mary Ellen Carter which are heard to­day in pubs and fes­ti­vals from Bon­av­ista to Van­cou­ver. Stan in the Evening is a show at The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor au­di­to­rium (44 Frid Street, Hamil­ton) Tues­day, Au­gust 2 – and will raise funds for the Spec­ta­tor Sum­mer Camp Fund. Stan’s mu­sic will be per­formed by Ariel Rogers, Paul Mills, Jude John­son, Paul Langille, Poor An­gus and Mark McNeil. Tick­ets are avail­able online at www.hamil­­rogers - cost is $15 + hst.

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