2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Parker GoudieMay 27, 2010
Wednesday July 14, @ Murray Premises Courtyard
In St. John’s, Scott met fellow blues musician Denis Parker and started playing with him over thirty years ago, during the early 1970s. Scott released his critically acclaimed album Renata in 1982 and with Neil Bishop released a live CD, The Gig, in 1997 which was nominated Best Blues CD by the ECMA. Scott’s recent CD, Scott W. Goudie: Acoustic Live collects remarkablelive concert performances into a finely recorded and designed package.
Denis Parker has been playing and singing the blues for over thirty years. Born and raised in London, England, he feasted on a steady diet of blues legends touring Europe in the early sixties. Fascinated by the music’s raw simplicity, he began to write original songs with a vision of his own on the most soulful of all musical styles—the Blues. Since then, he has established his unique style and over the years managed to master this genre.
Newfoundland musician and visual artist Scott Goudie has played guitar since the mid-60s when he took an interest in blues and jazz. While studying fine art in Vancouver in the early 1970s, he met Mississippi Delta blues man Johnny Shines, a contemporary of blues legend Robert Johnson. Goudie then moved to Alabama and studied and played with Johnny Shines, specializing in acoustic slide guitar. He later met and played with John Hammond Jr., Muddy Waters and Albert Collins to name a few.