Superpickers! and the Peter Narvaez Legacy
I wound up in one of the best places in North America for folk music, and that's Newfoundland. I feel like I've been blessed musically... As long as you're expressing yourself from the heart, people dig your music. It's a fantastic place to live and call home. - Peter Narvaez, April, 2011
Acoustic blues, ragtime, and country music, played with finger-picking guitar and a moaning harmonica.
It's the kind of music Peter Narvaez loved and thrived on all his life.
Peter passed away last week at the age of 69, leaving a great legacy as a Newfoundland musician and folklorist.
The final chapter in that legacy was a collaboration with Glen Collins and Sandy Morris. They called themselves Superpickers!
The Superpickers! album, Blues on the Ceiling, was released last spring. It's a showcase of roots music and original songs.
In retrospect, it's also a great sendoff for Peter Narvaez, who handled finger-picked guitar, blues harp, and lead vocals.
In April, the three men of Superpickers! dropped by the CBC studio for an extended chat with the Performance Hour, and we played several cuts from the album.
We'll rebroadcast that show this Saturday (Nov. 19), as a tribute to the Peter Narvaez.
Photo: Sandy Morris, Peter Narvaez, Glen Collins (L-R).