Nathan Rogers did not learn his musical trade at his father’s knee. He couldn’t, sadly. His father, folk icon Stan Rogers, died a heroic yet tragic death in 1983 in a flaming airplane, when Nathan was just four years old.
But it’s in the blood. Like his father (and uncle, Garnet Rogers), Nathan has become a folk troubadour, a gifted musician and singer who is helping to define what roots music is in the 21st century. And for years, the Hamilton-raised singer-songwriter refused to sing his father’s landmark songs, refused to play up the relationship (and uncanny resemblance, both physically and vocally).
“I wanted to make sure I was known for my own music,” Nathan says. “And I did. I feel like I did what I set out to do.”