The toughest, meanest bareknuckle fighter in all of Canadian folk music…
Nathan is a musician with a powerful voice, a remarkable songwriting gift, and an significant Canadian legacy to carry.
He is here to rattle your chains and shake your illusions; ideally with his incomparable voice, beautiful music, Tuvan throat singing, trenchant songwriting, and enough stage energy to fuel a locomotive, but if necessary he could also just use kungfu or a good sharp blade with similar effectiveness.
He comes from an iconic Canadian folk music family; his father, Stan Rogers, contributed significantly to our Canadian cultural understanding. (Somewhere along the line, you’ve probably heard Northwest Passage, which is often called the unofficial Canadian national anthem.)
He has been absorbing the best in Canadian music all his life and he gives as good as he gets.
You can find traces of Nathan scattered all over the place….
- 2014 Feb 01 Nathan Rogers doing “Northwest Passage” with Dry Bones – Queen Alexandra Community Hall Edmonton, AB
James Keelaghan wrote a series of articles for the Owen Sound Sun Times last year as part of the lead up to Summerfolk: You can read them here… Nathan, of course, is the son of Canadian Music Icon Stan Rogers. From the patented Rogers hairline to the diesel engine of a voice he’s proof that …
This was one of my favourite Stan Rogers songs, until Nathan sang it, and now it is also one of my favourite Nathan Rogers songs. It is a beautiful example of how a song that is a work of art in the hands of one great artist, can be reborn into something wonderful and new …
Nathan Rogers in Iqaluit, Nunavut at a pre-party prior to giving a fundraising concert. Nathan is Mongolian throat singing, Celina (an internationally renowned Inuit throat singer) and friend are Inuit throat singing and Travis Daley is beatboxing. Bringing together different cultures and musical genres for a merger that ended up being more than wonderful!