One reason to come to our Come Home Year Celebration in July 2012(20th-29th) is to hear the Sharecroppers, a trio of Pasadena residents who play folk music. Their names are Mike Madigan, Ed Humber and Guy Romaine. This is their 24th year playing together and keeping our feet a-tapping!
The trio, who are all retired teachers, began in 1988 at Pasadena Academy where they sang the Sharecroppers Dream (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and some Newfoundland songs. It seems that they have been going strong ever since. They have become known for their tradition of original songs, good lyrics and clear well-recorded voices.
The second CD “This New Founde Land” was launched in Bristol, England in 1996 when they were invited to the International Festival of the Sea and played in the Newfoundland Pavillion, in the pre Cabot 500 celebrations to go ahead in 1997 in the town of Bonavista.
“Home Boys”, another CD, was released in 2004. Former Pasadena graduate Rick Wheeler engineered this CD. The band was very pleased with his excellent work.
The Sharecroppers are busy year round with their many engagements. You will get a chance to hear their music at the Come Home Celebrations. Tis sum shocking good, me boy!
Credit to Mike Madigan for permission to use these photos and for answering all my questions.