The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #043 with Fred Penner

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 1, 2014 @ 7:00am

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Hey kids! It's Fred Penner! The legendary Canadian singer/songwriter has spent the past four decades entertaining children and adults alike. In the late 70s he captured national attention with his rendition of Harry S. Smith's "The Cat Came Back". In 1985, His engaging and endearing live show made its way to national television. Fred hosted Fred Penner's Place on the CBC until 1997. A dozen records later, Penner still tours the country inspiring and teaching the youth and generations that grew up on his music the power of self-worth.

Penner joined me in the UMFM studio for a lengthy chat about his legacy, politics and keeping the attention of young audiences in the information age. He even stuck around to perform three songs at the end of the show.

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The Supporting Act is a podcast dedicated to shining a light on performers shy of the mainstream.

On a mostly-weekly basis, host Matt Moskal sits down with stand-up comics, musicians or artists that aren't quite household names. Guests range from seasoned veterans to green beginners.

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Tags: Fred Penner, music, Winnipeg, The Supporting Act, interview, children's music, folk, singer/songwriter, Canada

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