Folk musician and recording artist Sally Rogers will perform at the Hannah Community Center as part of the 2019 Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival. This event is sponsored by the City of East Lansing.
Sally Rogers began her career as a touring musician back in 1979 and soon was performing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and traveling across the United States and overseas to Europe and China. She has fifteen recordings to her credit and her second album, In the Circle of the Sun, received the Best Folk Album of 1982 award from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD). One of Sally’s latest recordings, What Can One Little Person Do? (Round River Records), offers empowerment to young people, teaching them that each and every one of them is important as an individual. That recording won the 1993 NAIRD Award for Best Children’s Recording and yet another Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Sally Rogers performs traditional, contemporary and original ballads and songs, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife and a mother. Throughout her concerts, she accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs without accompaniment in a voice that needs no further enhancement. Reviewers have described her voice in superlatives ranging from “remarkable” to “mesmerizing.” As one critic summarized, “…it’s really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality.