I remember the first song I heard by Stan Rogers. It was "Barrett's Privateers" on CBC. I dropped what I was doing. Very few musical pieces can do this to me. Stan’s strong, passionate voice, his words that touch the soul and those oh-so-singable songs are as strong today as they were when he first released them. I still sing either "Barrett’s Privateers" or "Northwest Passage" when I split wood. I was stunned to learn Stan Rogers wasn’t in the hall of fame. He speaks to the heart of Canada.