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Garnet Rogers to Perform with Special Guest Rachael Davis January 30

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2004

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (January 22, 2004) – Singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers, hailed by the Boston Globe as "one of the major talents of our time," will perform at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on Friday, January 30, at 8 p.m. Boston-based folk artist Rachael Davis will open for Rogers. Tickets are $20 ($18 for members) and are available at the Clark museum shop or by calling 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Rogers has released ten solo recordings for Snow Goose records, including 2002's all that is: the Songs of Garnet Rogers and the 1999 CD Firefly, acclaimed for Rogers' "vivid, passionate writing, laden with the fears and courage of hard-hit ordinary people" (Boston Phoenix). Rogers is also featured on the new CD Live at the Black Sheep, along with Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers, Karen Savoca. Rogers has been the featured performer on numerous television and radio programs, including Much Music, The Country Beat, Mountain Stage, and All Things Considered. He has performed at concert venues and festivals such as Wolf Trap, Lincoln Centre, and Art Park, sharing the stage with performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Bragg, and Bill Monroe.

Rachael Davis's influences range from Cole Porter to Ella Fitzgerald to Patty Griffin. In 2001, she released her debut CD Minor League Deities, a collection of original songs. That year Davis also received a Boston Music Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter.

The January 30 concert is the first in the Clark's series "Songs and Stories." Upcoming performers will be Patty Larkin (February 20), Gordon Bok (March 13), and Richard Shindell (March 26).

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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