Read below for details of the evening

Garnet's first show here!


photo by George Deluca

SATURDAY, October 13th 8:00 PM
Suggested Donations of $15 are appreciated

 "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 humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again."

Garnet started out in music with his older brother Stan, whom to this day he still idolizes after his tragic death in 1983. The were born born and raised in Canada  and practiced harmonies and tunes on many instruments. In high school Garnet narrowed his field of interest to guitar, flute, violin and some cello, which he includes on his CDs, of which he has 14. He will give us an evening of awe-inspiring music and stories.

Hear samples of his most recent CDs
First Day of Spring, Here Tonight, and Bittersweet.

You can learn more about Garnet at his website and you might find yourself listening and watching in at YouTube for quite a spell!

Donations (suggested $15) are appreciated and reservations are necessary. Please limit reservation parties to 4 people and allow 3 days for confirmation. You may email me (preferably) or phone (919) 787-6378 and don't wait too long! It's been a long time since Garnet was in the Triangle and folks are anxious to see him!

He requests that people bring items for our local food pantry to the concert, which you will be gently reminded of when you make your reservation.

We collected nearly 125 pounds of non-perishable foods for the Food Bank. You folks are the GREATEST!!!

 We usually start the evening with a 'town hall' type of meeting asking if there are announcements from the audience, and then a vote on a recent issue. The topic for the meeting this evening was making Bill Friday (who passed away a few days before) a saint.

Proposition: Since past precedent has established that Sainthood requires 3 proven miracles – we, NC Citizens, gathered to petition the government make the following motion: “We resolve that Bill Friday be fondly know in NC as ‘Saint Bill Friday’”
This motion was put to a body of over 100 citizens gathered & was unanimously approved.

Discussion of the Motion …
Standard practice requires 3 Miracles for recognition for Sainthood (in NC) and it was so noted that as Bill’s life always centered on the advancement of education for all of NC’s citizens, the following 3 miracles did occur:
1) For 10 years, Bill Friday (a liberal), struggled with the Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare over the issue of duplication of courses in the white and black Universities in the UNC System. Working across the aisle with conservatives Senator Jesse Helms, President Ronald Reagan and DHEW, he was able to reach an accord that left curriculum decision in the hands of the State government and UNC-System.
2) During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the UNC-System from 15,000 to 125,000 students.
3) One of the premiere sporting events in the country was the Dixie Classics – where basketball powerhouses competed: Duke, UNC, State and WF; There was national attention and gambling on the outcomes of these games. When Bill was president, there was point shaving scandal involving players in the Dixie Classics and Bill quickly ended the Dixie Classics noting that the main purpose of the UNC System was to promote education for the peoples of NC, not athletics.

Now there are many more notable events and interactions initiated by Bill Friday that can be added to the list, however since it only takes 3 authenticated miracles for Sainthood, the citizens gathered on October 13th 2012, approved by unanimous vote the above motion. Thus for us in NC, Bill will always be fondly known as ‘Saint Bill Friday’.