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Songs, Poems and Prose with Chris Picco, Patrick Warner and Danielle Devereaux

DSC_9060-1.jpgLike 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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