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Today’s guest is a folksinger from “The Gentle Isle”, Prince Edward Island, who learned to play by ear at an early age and was immersed in a culture of family kitchen parties and by age 13 was performing professionally on stage. His connection to Maritime folk music dates back to the efforts of his great-grandparents who where preservers of folklore in Prince Edward Island. Today he is carrying the torch forward with his own songs, inspired by rural life and Maritime history and known as an “old-school troubadour,” performing upwards of 200 gigs a year. In 2020 he released his debut album, "Place to the Name” and just one year later released his second album, “Second Wind.” Steacy Easton referred to him as “...the maritime storyteller that I am most excited to hear more from.” Music P.E.I. Week recently nominated him for the Maritime Electric Lloyd Doyle New Artist of the Year and Contemporary Roots Country Recording of the Year awards.
It is my honor to introduce today’s guest, Shane Pendergast.