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Peter Katz at Folk Night
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David Dalton
2016-02-09 04:50:39 UTC
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This Wednesday, February 10, 9--11:30 p.m., at Folk Night at
The Ship Pub in St. John's, Newfoundland, the headliner
will be Peter Katz.

Cover is $5, there are door prizes, there is an open
mic set between the two headline sets, and open mic
performers get a free beer. Also the kitchen is open
until 8 p.m.

Here is the blurb fromhttp://nlfolk.com/folknight.php#:

This week, Folk Night is proud to hand the stage to Peter Katz, a
JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter who recently released a new album
titled "We Are The Reckoning."

‘We Are The Reckoning’ is a striking new collection of 11 original songs
from
JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter and recently crowned Best Male Vocalist
in the popular NOW Magazine Best-Of-Toronto 2014 reader’s poll (readership
of ½ million) Peter Katz. After 3 successful national and international
tours in
support of his 2012 release ‘Still Mind Still’, Peter spent the better
part of the
past 2 years writing well-over 50 new songs while collaborating on some of
them with an impressive list of co-writers in Los Angeles, London, and at
home
in Toronto (a new approach for Peter who had always typically written alone).
He managed the mental intensity of the writing and recording sessions by
taking up a robust regimen of running (which also put him in the best shape
of his life). “It was the only thing I could do to feel like I had control
over
something. Every morning in LA I would wake up early and run up the
Hollywood Hills. I was the only guy actually running all the way tothe top.
It was incredibly challenging, but it gave me this little secret confidence
to
draw on when I needed it.” His hard work paid off when he attracted the
attention of co-producers Royal Wood (multiple Juno-Award Nominee) and
Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Cary Brothers), who signed on to help him t
urn those songs into Peter’s most sonically-rich album to date.

Over the past decade, Peter has seen his albums debut at #1 on the iTunes
singer-songwriter charts; he’s shared the stage and studio with the likes
of
Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard (Once, The Swell Season), Juno
Award-Winners The Good Lovelies, Polaris-Prize nominated Melissa
McCelland (Whitehorse) and the Legendary Garth Hudson from The Band.
He’s toured all over the world, regularly playing to capacity crowds, and
has
managed to build an impressive fan-base of loyal listeners, selling over
25,000 copies of his discs mostly from the stage, one show at a time. Never
content to sit still for long, Peter Katz has his eyes firmly set on the
future.
“I’m in a different place than I was when I started 10 years ago. I
didn’t really
know what I was getting myself into and I maybe didn’t always put my focus
i
n the right place. Now I know what this thing is, I know the relentlessness
that’s required, I know it’s not a race, and I know that the music has to
come
first. I feel like I finally did that with this record. I took my time. I
shook myself
up, threw myself into unfamiliar territory and took some big risks. Now that
I’m on the other side of it, I can see why it was the right thing to do,
and I’m
more excited than ever to share what we made.”


Next week (February 17) the headliners will beCathy Newhook
and The Blue Sky Band.
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David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"You've been so long/Well, it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire/with gasoline" (David Bowie)
David Dalton
2016-02-09 04:53:45 UTC
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Obviously I have to adjust the wrap settings on Hogwasher, which I am
testing out now since MT-NewsWatcher doesn’t work on El Capitan.
David Dalton
2016-02-11 04:32:00 UTC
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Post by David Dalton
This Wednesday, February 10, 9--11:30 p.m., at Folk Night at
The Ship Pub in St. John's, Newfoundland, the headliner
will be Peter Katz.
Evidently that gig was cancelled but he is playing tomorrow (Thursday)
night at The Rocket Room with Steve Maloney opening, and with
doors opening at 8 p.m. with the show starting 8:30 p.m.
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David Dalton ***@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page)
http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"You've been so long/Well, it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire/with gasoline" (David Bowie)
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