1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Scottish folk music master and BBC Radio host Archie Fisher returns with an album over 10 years in the making. A master guitarist, singer and songwriter Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth.
Fisher will perform with powerful Canadian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Garnet Rogers who absorbed influences that included his family’s Maritime heritage, Grand Ole Opry radio, Bob Dylan, the blues and his big brother Stan Roger’s songs. He learned his trade working in harmony with Stan, as accompanist (guitars, fiddle, flute), producer and arranger. Rogers tells stories of people and places, inspired by such things as a Civil War battlefield, a tired horse bought at auction, the loss of a traditional industry, Coretta Scott King, a couple spotted in a restaurant. The songs can be probing and serious, but between them, quirky humor prevails. Garnet first heard Archie’s music when he sang it with his brother.
Archie and Garnet toured successfully in 1985, resulting in a duo recording, Off the Map. Now the two world-class soloists are teaming up again to deliver memorable songs and world-class entertainment to the eastern U.S.

Added by Theresa Donahue on April 11, 2011

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