Folk Night September 21st, 9PM at the Ship Pub
In 1992, Roger and the members of ‘Ruff Ideas’ won Juno awards for their recording of “The Drifter”, a Howse original on the “Saturday Night Blues: The Great Canadian Blues Project” album, released by Stony Plain Records and the CBC. This album won the 1992 Juno award for Best Roots and Traditional Recording.
In 1994, Howse and his band won the inaugural “Blues Recording of the Year” at the East Coast Music Awards” for their album “Roger Howse and Ruff Ideas: Live at Bridgett’s”, released by Duckworth Distribution.
In 1994 Howse moved to Halifax, NS and he did not record again until the self-released “Long Time Comin’”, a solo record featuring the talents of Steve Hussey, a long-time friend and excellent guitarist in his own right, and harp-player extraordinaire Dan Robichaud, from Fredericton, NB in 2010.
A cassette release by Denis Parker and Roger Howse, “Eagle-Ridin’ Papas”, was rated #44 in the top fifty recordings of Newfoundland and Labrador by Chris Batstone, then working at K-Rock in St. John’s NL, tabulated from listeners votes.
Howse has recently returned home to Newfoundland after 22 years in Halifax.
Rogers website: http://www.rogerhowse.com/
This event is sponsored by the St. John’s Farmers Market, Living Planet/Johnny Ruth, Fred’s Records, Rocket Bakery, O’Brien’s Music, Food for Thought, the Travel Bug, the Ship Pub, Jumping Bean and Labatt`s Breweries with assistance from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.
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