Penny Lang

pennylangA cult legend of the Canadian folk scene, singer / songwriter Penny Lang earned a devoted fan following for her distinctive readings of folk, blues, country and gospel standards. A native of Montreal, Lang first emerged during the 1960s, honing her craft in prisons, hospitals, churches and summer camps; in the years to follow, she also performed at major folk festivals, and relentlessly toured clubs across North America.
Eventually Warner Bros. expressed interest in offering her a contract, but upon learning she would be expected to record with an electric backing band, the staunchly acoustic Lang refused the offer. By the mid-1970s she went into self-imposed exile, relocating to a rustic cabin in the remote wilderness region of Quebec. Lang did not resurface until 1988, at which time she returned to performing and began writing new songs; in 1991 she self-released her cassette-only comeback effort Yes!!, followed in 1992 by Live. Ain't Life Sweet appeared a year later, and in 1996 followed by Carry On Children.

 

Live at The Yellow Door

Live at The Yellow Door

1992

Walkin' Down The Line

Somebody Else

Somebody Else

1996

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Stone+Sand+Sea+Sky

Stone+Sand+Sea+Sky

2006

One Too Many Mornings

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