Dayna filmed a segment at Fox 17 Nashville with Eric Dahl for his show Rock & Review yesterday. They talked about Trent Severn's new album Portage, Michael McConville Guitars, Tonewood-Amp, and yes, her solo record! Stay tuned for imminent info on that, and a show airdate. Big thanks to Eric and FOX 17 Nashville for talking all things Dayna.
As a songwriter, this one has been on the bucket list for a long time. I prefer small songwriting rooms to any theatre or stadium I've played, and The Bluebird Cafe was the ultimate. What an intimate rush. Eternal gratitude to the Tonewood Amp family, and my fellow artists, Justin Johnson, Shaun Hopper, Mike Dawes et all.
Dayna penned, performed, produced and even made the video for the new Trent Severn single,"The Jack Pine". The piece honours the 100th anniversary of famed Canadian painter Tom Thompson's untimely death, which in part spawned The Group of Seven. The song imagines The Jack Pine itself sing to Thomson as the tree is the subject of his soon to be most famed painting. The video features extreme close ups of the 101 year old painting hanging at the National Gallery of Canada.
2017 marks Canada's 150th birthday and a busy year for Dayna's Canadiana project "Trent Severn" with partners Lindsay Schindler and Emm Gryner. Their third record "Portage" is due out April 2017, and the year is marked with many series and festival shows. The trio has been preparing for their first of many symphony shows starting with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra this May. Follow along in the adventures of Trent Severn here: www.trentsevernband.ca
Dayna receives many inquiries about her guitars. Dayna plays custom McConville Guitars, handmade by Michael McConville in her hometown of Stratford, Ontario. Mike has been Dayna's mentor for almost twenty years. Her main guitar, pictured above, is an auditorium acoustic. Dayna also has a beautiful Maple Parlor guitar, a dreadnaught, and a stunning electric in her collection of McConvilles. Check out the McConville Guitar blog here: http://mcconvilleguitars.blogspot.ca To view Dayna's instruments, click here.