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Jo King Stan Rogers (32) RE: Stan Rogers 28 Jan 01

Hello all, Stan had enormous talant. His keen insights and creative spirit would have continued to make great contributions to our culture. I would love to hear what he would say about the direction governments have taken in recent years.

John B. I agree, but I thought I would add a few other ideas. I think that Garnet's avoidance of performing Stan's songs likely had a bit more to do with his healing process after the loss of his brother. Also fans would have expected a lot of Stan's songs every time Garnet stepped on stage, which would impeed his own musical path. As is turns out Garnet had/has a great deal to offer the world of music (including some very direct commentary on some levels of politics). Of course the term "cashing in" makes one chuckle a bit when used in reference to folk music. It is all relative I guess. Having said all that Garnet has been heard to include a Stan tune in his sets if requested. I think this is a relatively new development though.

ClintonHammond - I think the recording that you referred to is "Poetic Justice" 1996. I do not know this recording, but I looked it up here ( by looking for the hobbit-like cover.

I saw Stan when I was younger (10-12?) at The Home County Folk Festival. I do not remember the performance itself, I just remember feeling really good. The brother that took me to that festival appears between songs with vigorous whistling and yelling, on "Between The Breaks" at the Groaning Board in Toronto.

Thats it for my Stan blabbing. Anyone who played a Laskin must have been a heck of a guy.

Be well, Jo

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