Singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist two time CFMA nominee Benjamin Dakota Rogers is writing honest folk music, borne as much from ancient myths and fables as life’s experiences. He is creating a sound full of reflective emotion. Benjamin’s energetic live performance is delivered with a unique voice, guitar and explosive fiddle.
Born and raised in Mt. Pleasant Ontario Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a two time CFMA nominee, multi- instrumentalist, singer songwriter and composer. Combining fiddle and guitar he is writing songs borne as much from ancient myths and fables as life experiences. He is crafting honest folk music that draws you in with stories and poetry delivered with reflective emotion.
Benjamin has brought his love of music to audiences of all ages with his musicality and highly energetic performance. His explosive fiddle technique draws its roots from the East Coast and Old Time but is transformed into his own style. He is accompanied by Chris Rait on stand-up bass, guitar and djembe.
Benjamin’s accolades include a nomination in 2014 CFMA Young Performer of the year for his first CD “Wayfarer”. The album is a blend of warm lyrical songs and driving fiddle. From this album his song Move Ben Move won second place in the International Songwriting Competition and Pendulum won third place in the Indie ISC.
Benjamin’s was excited to learn his second CD “Strong Mans Address to the Circus Crowd” was also nominated for a CFMA for Young Performer of the Year in 2015, and has been nominated for three Hamilton Music Awards! From that album his song Beautiful Mess received an Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition.
Introducing his music to the Hamilton Music Awards gained three nominations for both Wayfarer and Strong Man’s Address to the Circus Crowd in 2015.
Jennifer Ives - Jives Artistic Director - Live From the Rock Music Festival Blog
August 14, 2015
The Friday evening concert began with a mesmerizing set of songs from Benjamin Dakota Rogers: a 19 year old kid with the voice and chops of a veteran performer. He played a short set of original tunes on guitar and a borrowed fiddle that left the audience searching their schedules for his workshops and concert times
Benjamin has released his third album Whisky and Pine, his best writing yet!!