Discover a cultural icon who mitigated Florida’s rapidly commercializing identity in popular imagination through stories, music and down-home philosophy. From the 1960s until his tragic death in 1991 at age 54, Rogers promoted an authentic version of Florida when stories of space programs and theme parks dominated the media. Your instructor wrote an award-winning biography that preserves the legacy of a talented musician who not only enjoyed a successful solo career but also performed alongside Pete Seeger, Doc Watson and Jimmy Buffett. Gather to learn about a true renaissance man whose passions ranged from the natural environment to the people and places – some real, others invented – that define this state’s authentic character.
Recommended: Instructor’s book, “Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour’s Life” available for purchase in class