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A Bedrock Artist of Newfoundland Blues

 

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Forty years on, Denis Parker is still confessin' the blues.

Since landing on these shores in the early seventies, he's been one of the bedrock artists of the Newfoundland and Labrador blues scene.

Denis has had his ups and downs during that time, including a couple of heart attacks, the most recent of which happened about a year ago.

But he's back in form, and this Saturday (June 9) we showcase the current edition of Denis Parker, with John Clarke sitting in on dobro and guitar, recorded live at the Ship Pub in St. John's.

"Confessin' the Blues" is one of the songs we'll hear, along with other standards, Parker originals, and much more.

Also on this week's show, Joel Thomas Hynes talks about his writing and we hear him read from his new collection of "intimate little narratives and observances," called Straight Razor Days.

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