Nathan Rogers

Nathan Rogers (born July 16, 1979 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian folk musician/songwriter. He is the son of Stan and Ariel Rogers.[1] His father, a folk musician and songwriter, died in a fire aboard Air Canada Flight 797 on June 2, 1983.[2]

Nathan Rogers
Birth nameNathan Prescott Warren Rogers
OriginHamilton, Ontario
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, stomp box
Years active2004present
LabelsHalfway Cove Borealis Records
Associated actsStan Rogers, Catherine MacLellan, Barney Bentall, Dry Bones

Rogers was immersed in the songwriting tradition from an early age, gaining a keen appreciation for singers and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen.

Early musical experience consisted of singing in school choirs and plays. While attending boarding school in Oakville, Rogers worked with a world-class boys choir, occasionally touring as far afield as New Orleans. Rogers completed his high school education at Westdale Secondary School in 1997 and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1998. Rogers worked with Mitch Podolak on the World Next Door Festival then stayed in Winnipeg to pursue a degree in Religious Studies.

In 2004, Rogers approached Rick Fenton to produce his debut album, True Stories.[2] Around the time Rogers released True Stories, he began to develop his talent at throat singing. He has since added a stomp box to his shows to provide rhythm and regularly features Mongolian and Tuvan throat singing.[3] Rogers has been to Iqaluit to study Inuit throat singing and to teach the Tuvan styles.

In 2009, Rogers released his second album, The Gauntlet. The album is supported by Fogarty's Cove Music and was released through Borealis Records.

In 2010, Rogers was aboard the Clipper Adventurer when she ran aground on an uncharted rock in Coronation Bay, Northwest Territories.[4][5]

More recently, Rogers has teamed up with Leonard Podolak and JD Edwards to create a new folk music power trio called Dry Bones. In 2011, they released the band's first self-titled CD.[6]

In 2017, American blues and Americana artist Watermelon Slim recorded a CD titled Golden Boy[7] in Winnipeg, Scott Nolan producing, that included an a cappella version of Stan Rogers' "Barretts Privateers." Nathan Rogers honored Slim by being part of the men's singing group backing him in this recording.


  • True Stories (2004)
  • The Gauntlet (2009)
  • Dry Bones (2011)


  1. Wiebe, Tim (October 21, 2002). "With friends like these.". Canadian Mennonite.
  2. "A legend reborn: Nathan Rogers following father's path with contemporary twist". Edmonton Sun. November 14, 2004.
  3. John P. McLaughlin (November 17, 2005). "Nathan Rogers carves out own musical niche: Stan's singer-writer son has his chops down". The Vancouver Province.
  4. "Boundless". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  5. Winter, Kathleen, Boundless : tracing land and dream [in a new Northwest Passage], ISBN 9780616837436, OCLC 918928185
  6. "Dry Bones - Dry Bones". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  7. "Merch | Watermelon Slim Online". Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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