Benjamin Dakota Rogers

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Benjamin Dakota Rogers
Born (1996-05-16) May 16, 1996 (age 22)
OriginMountain Pleasant, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)singer-songwriter, violinist, guitarist
Years active2014–present
Labels
Websitewww.benjamindakotarogers.com

Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist[1] [2] folk artist with influences of roots, blues and country music. Benjamin grew up outside of Brantford on a small hobby farm in Mount Pleasant [3] , County of Brant. Benjamin started honing his artistic talents at a young age. At the age of seven, he inherited his great grandfather's violin. Benjamin claimed in an interview with InSpades Magazine that it was one of the contributing factors to him getting started with music. He learned to play the violin classically at age seven (4 years classical lessons), then transitioned to the fiddle (6 years lessons), some conservatory lessons, and eventually, into a range of guitar styling, mandolin, banjo, and singing.

Music[edit]

Benjamin started teaching music to a child whose whole family was involved in the circus[4] [5]. They have an elevator shoot that has silks hanging down in to teach silks. Benjamin’s sophomore album “Strong Man’s Address To The Circus Crowd” was partially inspired by them and by some of the circus antiques that his family has collected.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Wayfarer (2014)
  • Strong Man’s Address To The Circus Crowd (2015)
  • Whisky & Pine (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • Better By Now - Single (2019)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominee/Work Result Reference
2017 Folk Music Ontario – From The Heart Award The Soldier Song (single) Won [6]
Unsigned Only International Songwriting Competition 1st Place in “Triple Play: Get Exposed Online (Special Promotion)” Category Won [7]
Brantford’s Breath of Fresh Air Talent Contest Won [8]
2016 International Songwriting Competition Looking For A Fight (single) Won [9]
Hamilton Music Awards - New Artist/Group of the Year Strong Man’s Address To The Circus Crowd Nominated [10]
Hamilton Music Awards - Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year Strong Man’s Address To The Circus Crowd Nominated [11]
Hamilton Music Awards - Instrumental Record of the Year Wayfarer Nominated [12]
2015 CFMA - Young Performer of the Year Strong Man’s Address To The Circus Crowd Nominated [13]
Indie International Songwriting Competition – Instrumental Category 3rd Place for Pendulum (single) Won [14]
International Songwriting Competition Beautiful Mess (song) Won [15]
2014 Youth Discoveries Summerfolk Won [16]
International Songwriting Competition – Teen Category 2nd Place for Move Ben Move Won [17]
Folk Music Ontario – Youth Program – Taylor Mitchell Bursary Won [18]
CFMA – Young Performer of the Year Wayfarer Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Jan. "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - The Interview". Folk Roots Radio. Folk Roots Radio. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  4. ^ Hall, Jan. "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - The Interview". Folk Roots Radio. Folk Roots Radio. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Folk Music Ontario Award Winners 2017". Folk Music Ontario.
  7. ^ "You are here: Home / News / 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition Winners Include Faouzia, DittyTV Alum Grace Askew 2017 Unsigned Only Music Competition Winners Include Faouzia, DittyTV Alum Grace Askew". Ditty TV.
  8. ^ Breath Of Fresh Air Talent. "2017 Grand Prize Winner".
  9. ^ International Songwriting Competition. "Previous Winners".
  10. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  11. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  12. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  13. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  14. ^ Indie International Songwriting Competition. "Sprint 2015 Competition".
  15. ^ International Songwriting Competition. "Previous Winners".
  16. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  17. ^ International Songwriting Competition. "Previous Winners".
  18. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  19. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.

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  1. ^ Hall, Jan. "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - The Interview". Folk Roots Radio. Folk Roots Radio. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ Dotchin, Dana Christine (March 2016). "BScene Music Scene: Benjamin Dakota Rogers" (PDF). BScene: 25. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ Truss, Jaclyn (October 2017). "Benjamin Dakota Rogers - Whisky & Pine". InSpades Magazine (7): 44–51. Retrieved 13 February 2019.