Mudcat Café message #3853417 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161963   Message #3853417
Posted By: CupOfTea
05-May-17 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
Subject: RE: Stan Rogers Appreciated Outside Canada?
I suppose I'm a bit insular in my music tastes, because all the folkies I know deeply appreciate Stan Rogers. But outside folk and maritime music enthusiasts, I am not sure how well known he is. This is certainly their loss, and all the performers who spread his repertoire are doing much to change that. I wonder if Stan's fame within Canada owes some to the way the CBC makes a point of showcasing Canadian talent as well as those who perform traditional music - which was part of Stan's appeal.

In the US folk & folk based singer songwriters are a niche market. I'm in that niche who love his music, and have had the joy of presenting other Canadians (James Keelahagn, Garnet Rogers) and firsthand appreciation of many others.

Hope yer Highness is relieved.

Joanne in Cleveland