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The Performance Hour: Jill Porter and Mark Callanan

JillPorter.jpgIt'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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