Stan in the Evening
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.hamilton.ca/stanrogers - cost is $15 + hst.