Photo Credit: Lindsay Ralph
After a six year, self-imposed hiatus from the music industry, Newfoundland singer/songwriter, Terry Penney, prepares his return with “The People I Am,” an album that many insiders feel will serve as a high-water mark in his twenty-two year history of making records.
“There have been some difficult times as of late that have brought many changes, both personally and professionally. I walked away from music in 2015 and never thought I’d make another record, but here we are again, back with another set of songs, some of them, the most personal and soul-baring pieces I’ve ever put to paper,” Penney says.
The album, which is a sonic departure from his last few offerings, is due out in July 15, 2022, with the first single having hit the airwaves June 17. We will see this stellar storyteller getting back to what he does best, painting vivid, cinematic pictures of the people and places he has encountered through the years with the ever empathetic approach that you’ve come to expect from this multi-award winning, well-travelled songsmith.
From his many trips throughout Canada, to Austin, Texas, Belfast, Ireland, and London, England, Penney has told his tales of haunted war-weary veterans, long gone jukebox heroes, seafaring sailors and pretty, time-frozen towns.
A gifted communicator and commanding, stage savvy performer, Penney, whose musical style has been likened to John Prine, Steve Earle and Guy Clarke, provides riveting preambles and interesting insights during his live shows that have consistently captivated audiences for decades.
“I didn’t realize how much I missed all of this until I went back into the studio and started creating again,” says Penney. “It’s good to be back.”
Most of Terry Penney's catalogue has been re-released digitally through Citadel House Records in the fall of 2021.
(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)
July 15, 2022 - The People I Am (2022)
Terry Penney's ninth full length album was released on July 15, 2022. Have a listen. You can expect the same masterful storytelling, with an even greater depth drawn from the pool of life experience.