canadian history

canadian history

Stan Rogers 2005 Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 -- June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter. Rogers was noted for his rich, baritone voice and his finely crafted, traditional-sounding songs which were frequently inspired by Canadian history and the daily lives of working people, especially those from the fishing villages of the Maritime provinces and, later, the farms of the Canadian prairies and Great Lakes. Rogers died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on the ground at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at the age of only 33. His influence on Canadian folk music has been deep and lasting.