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The Piney Gir Country Roadshow

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Piney Gir (pronounced as in “girl”; real name Angela Penhaligon) is a female American musician and singer, born in Kansas and now based in London, England.

Encouraged by her parents to learn the piano from the age of four, she wrote her first song at the age of nine. Having earned a degree in music, she moved to England in 1998 to study at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Previously a member of the duo Vic 20, she released her debut solo electronica album, Peakahokahoo, in 2004 on UK label Truck Records (and licensed to Greyday Records for release in North America). Produced by electro duo A Scholar And A Physician the album featured Simple Kid, Trademark, The Black Madonnas and the backing singers from Erasure. Whilst most of the tracks were original compositions it also featured a distortion heavy cover of “My Generation” by The Who. The album was extensively toured, including a slot supporting Erasure on a month long European tour, and she recorded a session for DJ Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2.

Whilst touring the album she decided to try playing country versions of her songs. This led to the formation of the Piney Gir Country Roadshow, and the release of the country album Hold Yer Horses. The album contains new versions of five songs previously released on Peakahokahoo: Nightsong, Girl, Boston, Que Sera Sera and Greetings, Salutations Goodbye.

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  • curegreed

    Top listener! Wooo. Hopefully see you at truck, if the resale goes as planned (planned by me. in that I get a ticket.) Will the quilting bee still be happening?

    5 Aug 2007 Reply

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