When Canadian astronaut/singer-songwriter Chris Hadfield became the Commander of the International Space Station, he brought along some CDs that reminded him of home. Among them was the debut release of 21st-Century Canadiana by a trio who call themselves Trent Severn, and while theirs is a new name on the scene, its members, Laura C. Bates, Dayna Manning and Emm Gryner (pictured L-R) are no musical rookies.
The self-titled CD contains song-titles like Mulroney Times, Muskoka Bound, Snowy Soul, and Truscott (Hadfield’s favourite song by the band), stories that are deliberately about Canada, and about people other than the songwriters themselves (read Andy Frank’s review from November 2012 here). You’ll hear the whole album, and a great collection of short stories behind the music.
In hour two of the Andy Frank Show, he continues his preview of the 2013 Juno Awards with a focus on Roots and Traditional artist nominees with three songs by Old Man Luedecke from his CD Tender is the Night. And, you’ll hear three songs from the 2013 Junos’ Blues category by Steve Strongman from his CD A Natural Fact. Plus you’ll hear new music from Union Duke, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Jadea Kelly among other Canadian luminaries. Bill Garrett’s The Open Chord follows Andy’s show.
Trent Severn: Freedom
Trent Severn speaks with, and performs for, Commander Hadfield.