July 2012 Archives
Tuesday July 31, 2012
Monday July 23, 2012
"I'm the sum of all my fears. I'm the man of the year."
So says singer-songwriter Sean Panting, as he gets set to release his latest album.
In the time since then, Sean has been busy acting (Republic of Doyle) and raising kids.
He's also written a batch of new songs, many of which reflect on the ups and downs of family life. Man of the Year was released in December.
Sean Panting dropped by the CBC studio, guitar in hand, for a session and chat recorded exclusively for the Performance Hour. (July 28)
Here's our exclusive video excerpt from Sean's visit to CBC's Studio F in St. John's:
Also on the show this week - Forty years on, Denis Parker is still confessin' the blues.
Since landing on these shores in the early seventies, he's been one of the bedrock artists of the Newfoundland and Labrador blues scene.
This Saturday (July 28) we showcase the current edition of Denis Parker, with John Clarke sitting in on dobro and guitar, recorded live at the Ship Pub in St. John's.Read more »
Tuesday July 17, 2012
Megan Warren (left) is from Grand Falls-Windsor. She's the lead singer and songwriter in the band Repartee, which released an outstanding self-titled album in September.
Lewisporte's Dan Bursey delivers songs in a voice that has been described as "gentle, pure, and inviting." He won Gospel Album of the Year at the 2011 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards.
Born and raised on the southwest coast, Craig Young is an acclaimed session guitarist who first made his name in Nashville. He's another 2011 MusicNL winner, for Country Album of the Year.
Mark Bragg is the "delightfully disturbing" rock n' roll man from St. John's. His new album, Your Kiss, is an acclaimed collection of songs ranging from the poignant to the absurd.
They came together at the Delta Hotel in St. John's during the 2011 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards weekend.
Our CBC Radio recording crew was on hand to capture it all, and you'll hear that show this Saturday (July 21) on the Performance Hour.
Sunday July 8, 2012
Kim Stockwood's first session for CBC Radio dates back to the early 1990s.
Ron Hynes' status as one of Canada's signature songwriters goes back even further.
Matthew Hornell and Andrew James O'Brien are of a much younger generation, each arriving on the local music scene in the last couple of years.
Together, they make an outstanding quartet for the 2011 CBC-MusicNL Songwriters' Circle.
Matthew, Andrew, Kim, and Ron shared the stage on a Sunday afternoon in October, at the Delta Hotel in St. John's.
It was a highlight of the 2011 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards weekend, and you'll hear the results this Saturday (July 14) on the Performance Hour.
You'll hear award-winning songs from all four, wrapping up with Kim Stockwood's emotional rendering of a classic from the Ron Hynes songbook.
Photo: Matthew Hornell, by Susan Wyse.
Tuesday July 3, 2012
She's studied piano since the age of five. She's given piano lessons to kids, competed in music festivals, and played keyboard in bands.
Now Aley Waterman has her own songs to sing. Here's a tune from her recent Performance Hour session, recorded in Studio F at CBC St. John's.
It's called "Halfway Song." The full session airs on the July 7th edition of The Performance Hour
Tuesday July 3, 2012
A restless spirit and a touring band brought Chris Hennessy from Ireland to Canada in the 1970s, and when he reached Newfoundland he never looked back.
He's spent most of his life in Torbay, playing original and traditional songs at pubs around St. John's.
Chris dropped by Studio F at CBC St. John's to record a session for the Performance Hour.
We captured that session on video as well, and from it, here's Chris Hennessy doing one of his signature songs. "The Sea Town of Torbay."
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- Tue., 29 – The Sparks Literary Festival, Part Two
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- Tue., 29 – Joanna Barker and the Songs of "February"
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- Tue., 27 – Patrick Boyle's Ode to Confederation
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- Mon., 12 – Remembering "What a Time" It Was
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- Tue., 15 – Superpickers! and the Peter Narvaez Legacy
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- Thu., 28 – Canadian Jazz: The Next Generation
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- Wed., 16 – Tom Petty in Leather Pants?
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- Tue., 11 – Early Favourites and Life-Changing Music
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- Tue., 30 – Night Music for Weekend Shut-Ins
- October 2010
- Mon., 25 – Chris Kirby and the Marquee