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Chris Picco: The Long Distance Runner Slows His Pace

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 is nominated for Rock Recording of the Year at the upcoming East Coast Music Awards, and a new album by the Long Distance Runners will be ready by April.

Meanwhile, Chris Picco continues his solo work, and he's our studio guest this Saturday (February 11) on the Performance Hour.

He'll play a song from the upcoming 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, we'll hear "Mainland Man" and several other poems read by St. John's poet Danielle Devereaux, and chat with the local jazz-funk trio Evry7th.

(Photo: Sandra Lee.)