Gamble Rogers

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Gamble Rogers


Gamble Rogers

The name Gamble Rogers resonates throughout St. Augustine, Florida. It is the name of a local middle school, a recreational park, and a yearly music festival. Gamble Rogers was a skilled musician who was central to the life of two former music festivals in St. Augustine: the St. Augustine Folk Festival, and the St. Augustine Storytelling Festival. Both of these festivals disappeared after Gambles Rogers death in 1991. He was the son and grandson of well-known architects, whose musical talent was undeniable. According to Craig Harris, from All Music Guide, Rogers enchanted “an audience with Travis-style guitar finger picking and relating downright rib-tickling tales about the inhabitants of the fictitious Oklawaha Country.” He is described by the St. Augustine Record as a “skilled storyteller, songwriter, and musician. He died trying to save someone from drowning off the coast of Flagler Beach, Florida on October 10, 1991. 
(The Florida Memory)

Items in the Gamble Rogers Collection

A reflection on the life of Gamble Rogers from Bob Patterson, who knew him personally.

A reflection on the life of Gamble Rogers from Sam Paccetti, who knew him personally

A reflection on the life of Gamble Rogers from Charlie Robertson, who knew him personally.

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