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Eclipse is proud to be a sponsor for the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival again this year. You won’t want to miss it…
April 30- May 2, 2010
Buy tickets locally at the
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office
1340C A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
2010 HEADLINE PERFORMERS:
(below) Ralph Stanley
and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Loudon Wainwright III (below)
Check out the Gamble Website below:
A little background on Gamble Rogers…
Gamble Rogers balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling. The son and grandson of influential architects, Rogers was described as both a “modern troubadour” and the “resurrection of Will Rogers and Mark Twain”. Rogers was a master performer–enchanting an audience with Travis-style guitar finger picking and relating downright rib-tickling tales about the inhabitants of the fictitious Oklawaha County.
The Atlanta Constitution called Rogers, “an American treasure worthy of inclusion in the Smithsonian”. Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died, on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning. The recreational area in Flagler County, where the accident occurred, was later renamed, “The Gamble Rogers Memorial Park”.
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