July 29, 2018

Stan Rogers

Stan Rogers was a Canadian singer and songwriter.  His songs have resonated with Canadians and people around the world for decades, and have become part of the fabric of what it means to be Canadian.


Nathan is Stan son.


There is a great Stan Rogers Biography at the Canadian Encyclopedia, and you can buy  the essential Stan Rogers stuff from Borealis Records.  There are also some great stories at StanRogers.net.

The Globe and Mail published Remembering a Canadian Troubador in July 2000 which captures a bit more of his story.

More About Stan:
  • Nathan sang as part of the men’s group backing up Watermelon Slim for the recording of Barrett’s Privateers on the Golden Boy album.

  • Other East Coast favourites like J.P. Cormier, Colleen Power and Dave Gunning made an appearance at Stanfest this year as well. For Nathan Rogers, the son of Stan Rogers and member of the band Dry Bones, Stanfest is all about the music. “It’s an absolute treat to play here,” he said.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX9tjQ488rU&list=PLAcyD7_onDL_xpcqgfYWZylCRXATdG5rt Nathan Rogers performing at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Membertou, Cape Breton. This performance was part of his ‘Nathan Rogers Sings Stan Rogers’ show, which kicked off Nov 5, 2011 and visited seven more venues throughout Atlantic Canada.  

  •  Nathan Rogers, son of the legendary Stan Rogers, will perform the music of his father on an upcoming Arts and Culture Centre (ACC) tour beginning in Labrador West on May 9 at 8:00 p.m. The tour titled “Nathan Sings Stan, The Rogers Legacy Continues” is a rare opportunity for both Nathan and Stan fans. Nathan

  • Stan Rogers was a balladeer, a folksy Canadian crooner who often sang about his country and whose most famous anthem celebrated the Northwest Passage. Mr. Rogers died young, leaving behind a son, Nathan, who grew up to be a folksinger and who, in a curious twist of fate, had to be rescued along with about

  • The Globe and Mail published “Remembering a Canadian troubadour” in the summer of 2000: Stan Rogers would be 50 this summer — still the loudest voice in any room, no doubt, passionately committed to, well . . . something. He was that kind of guy. That booming voice was stilled in August of 1983, in the notorious