Highlighting Grant Rogers’s fiddle playing along with voices of Rogers and his nieces, Fran Watson and Leona Poulin.
Video by Jessica Vecchione and Grant Rogers Project Committee
Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger, Episode 13: Grant Rogers and Norman Studer, 1965.
RAINBOW QUEST was a series of TV programs produced by Pete and Toshi Seeger and Sholom Rubinstein in 1965-66 in order to show the diversity of folk music worldwide. Pete Seeger hosted and participated in each episode by singing, playing and trading songs with his guests. In this episode (13), Rogers performed six numbers (four songs and two fiddle tunes) and Pete played (and sang) along with him.
“Amid the Rivers and the Streams,” a waltz written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, was inspired by the land and people in and around Walton, NY. Grant Rogers was a friend and musical mentor of Jay’s in the 1970s. This video features Ungar and Mason playing the waltz during their concert at the Walton Theatre in October 2016. They are backed by photos of Delaware County taken by Robbie Jean Rice.
Walton High School media students, under the direction of their teacher, Clarence LaParr, videographed Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's workshop at their school in October 2016. They then created this video clip for this website.
Mile Twelve Bluegrass gave mini concerts and workshops at Walton Central Schools, Delaware Academy in Delhi, and the William G. Ogden Library in February 2017. Here are some photos of the workshops in a video created by Jim Richardson.