August 2012 Archives
Monday August 27, 2012
Tuesday August 21, 2012
It's nearly seven years since Jill Porter released her debut album, took to the road, and played regular shows in downtown St. John's.
The woman from Burgeo has been more quiet lately, working her day job and avoiding the late nights.
But she's never far from her guitar, does plenty of recording at home, and continues working with other local singers and songwriters like Mark Bragg, Mick Davis, and Duane Morgan.
This Saturday (Aug 25), Jill Porter visits the Performance Hour studio, guitar in hand, with a batch of new songs.
We'll hear how she's changed and grown from the young woman who made her self-described "authentic rock and roll" album back in 2005.
Also this week we revisit the Sparks Literary Festival with a reading by Mark Callanan from his highly acclaimed book of poetry Gift Horse. Mark Hiscock of Shanneyganock also drops by to talk about the band's latest album, a tribute to the music and legacy of the McNulty Family.
(Jill Porter photo by Tracy Davis)
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Monday August 13, 2012
A childhood memory from Shoal Harbour, a romance stretching from Lewisporte to Colorado, a motorcycle club in central Newfoundland…
Those are just a few of the subjects addressed in the latest batch of songs by Lewisport Singer Terry Penney on his latest CD, The Last Guitar
This Saturday (Aug 18) he drops by the Performance Hour studio, guitar in hand.
He’ll discuss the new album and play several songs from it.
Also this week we revist the Sparks Literary Festival for readings by Leslie Vryenhoek from her latest book of poetry, Gulf, and Joel Thomas Hynes from his latest collection of short stories, Straight Razor Days.
(Photo credit: Angie Wilmott)
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Monday August 6, 2012
Like many a Newfoundlander before him, Chris Picco set out for the bright lights of Toronto at a young age.
That's where he got started as a singer and songwriter, releasing his first album in 2004.
But a few years later, Chris was back in his hometown of St. John's, and it's proved to be a productive return.
After releasing another solo album in 2007, he formed a band called The Long Distance Runners.
Their debut CD was nominated for Rock Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards, and a new album by the Long Distance Runners was released in April.
Meanwhile, Chris Picco continues his solo work, and he's our studio guest this Saturday (Aug 11) on the Performance Hour.
He'll play a song from the new Long Distance Runners CD, plus a couple of brand new tunes, and talk about his slow and steady approach to his music career.
Also this week, recorded at the Sparks Literary Festival in St. John's we'll hear "Mainland Man" and several other poems read by St. John's poet Danielle Devereaux, and a reading by novelist Patrick Warner from his book "Double Talk".
(Photo: Sandra Lee.)
The St. John's singer and songwriter played three brand new songs in this week's recording session for the Performance Hour, including one that remains a work in progress.
It's called The Beach.
Here it is, filmed live off the studio floor at CBC St. John's:
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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"
- April 2012
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- Tue., 27 – Patrick Boyle's Ode to Confederation
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- December 2011
- Mon., 12 – Remembering "What a Time" It Was
- November 2011
- Tue., 15 – Superpickers! and the Peter Narvaez Legacy
- October 2011
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- April 2011
- Thu., 28 – Canadian Jazz: The Next Generation
- March 2011
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- Wed., 16 – Tom Petty in Leather Pants?
- January 2011
- Tue., 11 – Early Favourites and Life-Changing Music
- December 2010
- November 2010
- Tue., 30 – Night Music for Weekend Shut-Ins
- October 2010
- Mon., 25 – Chris Kirby and the Marquee