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Fermilab Art Series presents:
Debut of Folk on the Prairie
Garnet Rogers and Ronny Cox

July 21, 2007 @ SPECIAL TIME - 7 p.m.
Tickets - $12 ($6 ages 18 and under)
Outside the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab, use Pine Street Entrance
Rain Site -- Ramsey Auditorium*

Join us for our first outdoor concert! Bring a picnic, blanket & folding chairs, and some bug spray, just in case!
"He (Garnet Rogers) mixes the powerful and the gentle and demonstrates his mastery of both...One of the major talents of our time..." - Boston Globe When barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.

Since then, 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 humor and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

While most recognizable for his extensive acting career (Deliverance, Star Trek, The Onion Field, Taps), Ronny Cox also spends about half of his time fulfilling his life-long love and dedication to music, performing as a singer/songwriter at folk festivals and concert venues across the country. In his four albums, Cox showcases a wonderful acoustic mix of folk, western, jazzy-bluesy and just plain corn ball stuff. His concerts blend multi-instrumental accompaniments with clever, folky songs and an array of stories. He's appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NPR's Mountain Stage and E-Town, at The Bottom Line and with an impressive array of musicians such as Leon Redbone, Richard Thompson, The Roches, Guy Clark, and Karla Bonoff just to name a few.

*Check this web page and/or the box office answering machine at 630/840.ARTS for rain site announcements after 2 p.m. on 7/21

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