Fresh Tracks - Terry Penney

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Terry Penney is a Newfoundland singer/songwriter whose songs are so vivid and image-driven they have been likened to “three-minute movies.” He is a storyteller and performer with the uncanny ability to put you there in his songs and for the past decade he has done just that. Penney is an old soul who has always had a penchant for the past. Consequently, his songs are often set in a bygone era when little boys dreamed of helping the Lone Ranger and World War veterans still walked the streets as young men. A commanding artist with five full-length albums that have garnered numerous awards and honours — including 2009 MusicNL SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and, most recently, a finalist in the 2012 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition — Penney’s extensive touring experience includes major events like the Kerrville Folk Festival and South West Regional Folk Alliance in Texas, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, the 2010 Canadian Corner tour in Ireland and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Nova Scotia. Penney’s fifth album, “The Last Guitar,” was released Feb. 14, to international critical acclaim (4 Stars, Maverick Magazine, U.K.). Click here to listen to “Girl from Coal Creek Canyon”.

Organizations: South West Regional Folk Alliance, Maverick Magazine

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Kerrville, Texas Belfast Nashville Ireland Nova Scotia

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  • Angie Wilmott
    May 04, 2012 - 14:52

    The submitted photo is compliments of Alex Stead Photography.