Benjamin Dakota Rogers
August 22 @ 8:00 pm Free, Donations accepted for Food Gatherers
Hailing from his family’s farm in southwestern Ontario, Benjamin Dakota Rogers grew up building greenhouses, growing vegetables, and living off the land. “Growing up my family drove a big VW bus. We listened to a lot of fiddle music, going from festival to festival,” he says. “These days I live in one of the barns, tap trees, and make music.” Benjamin finds a way to match his instrument to the guttural twang of the voice. “I inherited my great-grandfather’s violin when I was young,” he says. “So I grew up playing that.” After a few years on six-string, Rogers began tuning his tenor guitar like a fiddle. “Tenors are neat because they were only popular for a short time in the 1920s. I’ve played about two-hundred shows on mine. It’s beautiful, and unreliable,” he laughs. Benjamin has shared stages in the U.S. with the likes of Molly Tuttle, Shovels & Rope, and The Milk Carton Kids. He comes to Michigan with a new album, “Paint Horse.”
This program is made possible with support from the Ford Motor Company Fund. It is presented live, and also livestreamed on The Ark’s Facebook page.
This is a FREE show. Nonperishables accepted for Food Gatherers.