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Hear poetry through song

Garnet Rogers is a musician with a rich baritone voice, singing at Crossings in Zumbrota 8 p.m. Friday June 21.

He offers emotional poetic story lyrics -- from ballads, to rock songs or acoustic folk tunes.

The Canadian-born, 6-foot, 6-inch tall singer has turned down offers from major labels to maintain control of his music, he said Some tracks on his albums can run seven minutes or longer.

An optimist at heart, Garnet sings 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, Crossings promoters said.

Rogers asks audience members to bring non-perishable foods or personal care items such as soap or shampoo, to donate to Zumbrota Area Emergency Food Shelf.

Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show. To reserve tickets, stop in to Crossings at 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, or call 507-732-7616. For more information, visit

If you go ...

What: Garnet Rogers

When: 8 p.m. Friday June 21

Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or