Monday, May 10, 2004, 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
$12 advance/$15 door
Garnet Rogers has established himself as 'One of the major talents
of our time". Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic
performer and singer", Garnet is a man with a powerful physical
presence - close to six and a half feet tall - with a voice to match.
With his "smooth, dark baritone" (Washington Post) his incredible
range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered
by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere.
His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive,
and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs "give expression
to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart" (Kitchener Waterloo Record).
An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people
who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday.
As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick
wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.