Anita on Roger

anita_500-sc-sepiaOne of the gems Canada acquired when it joined Newfoundland in 1949 was the then-infant Anita Best of  Merasheen Island, Placentia Bay. Anita was barely a teenager when Joey Smallwood expunged her fishing community of residents in the great and tragic resettlement. She grew up to be the greatest collector and interpreter of Newfoundland music, storytelling, and folklore of our era—a national treasure in both nations.

Anita writes:

Just read the comment on Roger Howse’s Hendrix night at Bearly’s.  Thanks for posting it.  I miss Roger’s music a lot.

High praise indeed.