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Newfoundland Singer-Songwriter Terry Penney Releasing Back Catalogue on The Citadel House Label

‘Town that Time Forgot’ is a noteworthy project, with Terry Penney doing what he does so well, telling stories. He takes the listener behind the scenes, into the mind of varied individuals; soldiers in the war, a man remembering the past, or looking to the future. Whether he is telling his own story, or one from a well researched perspective, Terry has the gift of making the listener empathize with the featured subject.

Terry Penney has been in the music business for over two decades, and has six full albums to his credit. He took a break from the limelight for a few years, and is now returning to this calling. When a person is gifted with an ability to observe and communicate life stories through music, it just can’t be laid aside.

Terry is a contemporary folk artist, whose songs are so vivid and image-driven that they have been likened to '3-minute movies'. He is a world class 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 by-gone era when little boys dreamed of helping the Lone Ranger and World War veterans still walked the streets as young men.

Not surprising, the first music Penney was drawn to as a child were records from his parents collection: Buddy Hollys Greatest Hits, Elvis, and The American Graffiti Sound Track. These discoveries started a lifelong appreciation for artists from that era.

"Theres just something about the rawness and honesty of those early recordings that Ive always been drawn to and those are elements that I strive for in my own music." From there Terry gravitated towards artists like Steve Earle and John Prine, and its with the afore-mentioned that Penney aligns himself stylistically."All my favourite artists today are mavericks who don't neatly fit into one genre of music."

Terry is a commanding artist with six full-length albums and numerous awards and honours (most recently 2012 Music NL Country Artist of the Year). His extensive touring experience includes major events like the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, the 2010 tour in Ireland, and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Nova Scotia. Penneys fifth album, The Last Guitar, was released on February 14, 2012.

The digital release schedule for Terry Penney’s catalogue is as follows

(original limited hard copy release in parenthesis):

Oct 8, 2021 - Back Then (2012)

Nov 1, 2021 - The Unforgotten (2016)

Nov 17, 2021 - The Struggle (2004)

Nov 24, 2021 - Town That Time Forgot (2009)

Dec 1, 2021 - The Last Guitar (2011)

Dec 8, 2021 - Once Upon A Blue Moon-fifties covers (2014)

The Citadel House are pleased to be partnering with Terry in helping him to bring his music back to the public and create new masterpieces (to be released in 2022).


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