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Emm Gryner hiatus, pretty much, following London Music Club gig on May 12

- May 3rd, 2012

You know JBNBlog loves Emm Gryner . . . seen here in a finefinefine photo by Jessica Weiser. well, here’s your last chance to see Emm for a while. Right in London. At the London Music Club.
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EMM GRYNER TO PERFORM AT LONDON MUSIC CLUB BEFORE TAKING HIATUS

3-time Juno Award nominee and St. Marys-based musician Emm Gryner will be performing on Saturday May 12, 2012 at the London Music Club. The performance will be one of the last chances to catch the critically-acclaimed indie musician locally before she takes a hiatus to prepare for the release of a Greatest Hits double album.

Gryner, whose accolades include a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards as songwriter of the year, has toured the world in David Bowie’s band and has released 10 albums of her own original material. In the 20th anniversary of Q Magazine, Bono noted her song “Almighty Love” as one of 6 songs from the last 20 years that he wished he had written.

Gryner also appeared alongside Canadian musician heavyweights Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and Joel Plaskett in the beloved Canadian film, “One Week”. Her label Dead Daisy Records is responsible for launching the career of acclaimed musician Royal Wood.

The compilation of Greatest Hits comes just one year after the release of her 10th studio album “Northern Gospel”, which featured the single “Ciao Monday”. The single received heavy radio rotation, particular on CBC Radio2. The collection of well-loved ballads and pop songs will be released in fall 2012.

Also in the works for Gryner is a new all-girl folk/roots super-group called “Trent Severn” featuring fellow songwriters and Stratford musicians Dayna Manning and Laura Bates. The band, heavily inspired by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as well as Tom Petty will be a shift away from Gryner’s pop roots.

“I’ve been doing my own solo material for 15 years. I won’t stop doing it but this year I’ve been so inspired to start a new project. These women are masters of their crafts, and we’re basically going to kill in our live show.”

Trent Severn will not debut its live show until November 2012, when the band releases it’s debut album, “45 Locks”.

Emm Gryner plays The Mary Webb Centre in Highgate, Friday May 11th. London Music Club, Saturday May 12th. Early show 6pm doors. Tickets $22 advance, $25 door. Tickets available through ticketscene.ca

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4 comments

  1. a says:

    Is there any backstory to the name Trent Severn? Is it a play on international waterworks/utility company Severn Trent?

  2. james.reaney says:

    Sounds like it might have been the plan . . . maybe Emm will chime in with all the details. What a group, tho, eh?

  3. Alice Gibb says:

    Or it might be named after the lovely Trent Severn Waterway.

  4. las artes says:

    Gryner also appeared alongside Canadian musician heavyweights Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and Joel Plaskett in the beloved Canadian film, “One Week”. Her label Dead Daisy Records is responsible for launching the career of acclaimed musician Royal Wood.

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