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Thread #161963   Message #3852634
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Apr-17 - 01:11 AM
Thread Name: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
Subject: RE: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
I remember the first time I took notice of the singing of Stan Rogers. I was in Tower Records in Sacramento (California) sometime in the late 1980s, and I heard his rich, deep voice singing "Bluenose." I've always had an interest in that ship, so the song caught my attention. I bought every Stan Rogers recording I could get my hands on. At the time, I didn't know anybody else who was familiar with Stan's music.

I got involved with the Sacramento Song Circle and the San Francisco Folk Music club in 1993, and most of the folkies knew and liked Stan's music. I think Stan remains very popular in the U.S. folk community, but I don't think he's known by non-folkies in the U.S.