Benjamin Dakota Rogers “Arlo” – is change always good?

Ontario-based folk artist Benjamin Dakota Rogers recently announced his studio full-length, ‘Paint Horse,’ which is set to arrive on February 17, 2023.  ‘Arlo‘ is a typically word rich story drawing on Rogers’ surroundings as he explains: “I think there’s a bunch of things that came together for me when I was writing ‘Arlo.’ I’d spent more time at my folks’ farm through the pandemic and developed a newfound appreciation for the land and the quiet that was missing in my youthful lust to escape rural life. With that appreciation came the frustration that it wasn’t as quiet as it used to be, as more trucks and cars sped up and down the highway a concession over. Seeing farms in our county be bought out for development and feeling the strong sense that the 150-year-old home I grew up in wouldn’t be there anymore in 50 years. Amidst all of that, trying to find where I fit in and who I want to be as the world changes around me. I think that’s where Arlo comes from: he’s someone like me who maybe didn’t have music.”


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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