Mudcat Café message #3852693 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161963   Message #3852693
Posted By: robomatic
27-Apr-17 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
Subject: RE: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
I remember hearing fragments or refrains of Stan Rogers and my mind latched onto them years before I knew who wrote the lyrics. Finally got a copy of a copy of "Between the Breaks" and wore it out. I've sung "Sailing Down to Old Maui" to scare the bears away while hiking in deep brush, and last Summer was singing "Barrett's Privateers" on the way down a local trail when from another trail came a fellow who picked right up on the refrain.(And I've sung it along with a Canadian folk group on a Halifax pier!).
I've gone walking the outskirts of a pump station on The Alaska Pipeline and sung "The Idiot".
Stan Rogers was a genius who applied his strengths to folk. He was taken too soon from us.