Album release: Second Wind

Shane Pendergast

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Shane Pendergast’s sophomore album Second Wind will be released on March 5

Pendergast is a folk singer from PEI whose connection to Maritime folk music dates back to the efforts of his great-grandparents, preservers of PEI folklore. At age 22, Pendergast is known as an “old-school troubadour,” performing about 200 gigs a year.

Second Wind is a collection of original folk songs featuring live-off-the-floor performances recorded in a church near Tracadie Bay. Second Wind follows Pendergast’s debut album, Place to the Name which dropped in early 2020 and recently earned him two Music PEI nominations.

Produced by Andrew Murray and Pendergast, Second Wind speaks of adversity, perseverance and tradition. The title track tells the story of renewed courage, a contemporary theme that undergirds the 11-track album. The musician draws on traditional Maritime folk music, Beat Generation literature, old whaling songs, and the folk music revival of the 1960’s to comment on the present day.

“We recorded the album steps away from my family home, at St. Bonaventure’s Parish, a large wooden church at the mouth of the Tracadie Bay. With fully live vocal performances and much of the instruments recorded live, we were able to capture the spirit and honesty of each song.”

Second Wind will be available March 5 on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music and Bandcamp.