Join some of Canada’s most talented songwriters performing their songs and sharing the stories behind them. This Concert-in-the-Round will feature a night of music and conversation with performances by Ron Sexsmith, Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Scotty James.
Ron Sexsmith holds the status as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, having worked with some of music’s most celebrated producers—Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake, Ray Kennedy, Martin Terefe, Bob Rock and Jim Scott. Sexsmith is a rare songwriter able to extract profound meaning from even the most mundane aspects of urban life, while simultaneously lamenting what remains of our simpler past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=banLXmX9ml4
Jason Barry is an award winning producer, writer, post audio engineer and musician collecting dozens of Canada’s largest music accolades including Junos, Canadian Country Music Awards, Canadian Music Awards and Socan awards. As a songwriter, Jason has penned an arsenal of hits in his career, recently scoring a top 5 Canadian hit with Dean Brody for ‘Another Man’s Gold’. Jason has produced and recorded an impressive collection of Canada’s largest acts: Dean Brody, Charlie Major, Michelle Wright, Terri Clark, Jason Blaine and Aaron Lines.
Juno-nominated artist Dayna Manning has worked with Sean Ono Lennon and luminary LA-based producer Jim Scott. Manning has performed with Great Big Sea, Spirit of the West, and Radiohead, toured nationally with Burton Cummings and Joe Cocker, and was part of Lilith Fair. A member of the Canadian folk trio Trent Severn, Manning produced and engineered Trent Severn’s third album Portage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwGDR1kR3Lc
Emm Gryner is a Canadian independent singer/songwriter, bassist and pianist with 10 albums to her credit. Nominated 3 times for a Juno Award, she has performed around the world as a solo artist and has also sung in David Bowie’s band and on recordings by Rob Zombie. In Q Magazine, U2’s Bono named Emm’s song “Almighty Love” as one of 6 songs from the past 20 years that he wished he had written. Emm runs her own label, Dead Daisy Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKWa2dKrYWQ
Don’t miss this intimate show with Canadian songwriters! You will receive preferred seating if you arrive early for dinner. Revival House offers a 3-course dinner before the show for $49 /person. Seating is according to reservation bookings so call in advance to reserve a table if you are coming for dinner. If you reserve late you may be seated at a table with other participants.
“Events included one-on-one interviews, book signings, readings, pitch sessions, and a literature-themed brunch paired with live music.” —The Gazette