Friday, March 11, 2011

Artist: Sean Panting, Album: Lotus Land, Song: Mack Truck Grill

Sean Panting is a singer songwriter from Newfoundland.  He's a musician and actor , starring recently in the CBC show, Republic of Doyle.  He released his debut, Lotus Land, in 2000 and it included this song, Mack Truck Grill.  I heard the song initially on an East Coast Music Awards compilation.  To date he has released 4 albums, his most recent in 2005.  He's a prolific songwriter who can churn out a pop song with ease.  Yet, true to his roots, he loves his rock and roll and recently released an album with a full band.  Whether he's stripped down to an acoustic guitar or turning it to eleven, he does it well.  He has won a few regional awards for his music in recent years and hopefully that translates into national attention.  He has also shared stages with Ron Sexsmith (see 9/9/10 blog), Daniel Lanois (see 9/16/10 blog) and Billy Bragg.  Unfortunately though, his discography is not easy to find.  However, a local record shop in St.John's called Fred's Records has an online shop and his discography is available there.  You can check out the pride of Newfoundland at as well as on his MySpace page at  You can hear the song, Mack Truck Grill, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!