St. Marys Journal Argus
The winter of 2014 must have had an effect on St. Marys musician Emm Gryner. With her co-conspirators in folk trio Trent Severn, Stratford-based Dayna Manning and Laura C. Bates, she has been working on songs for a follow-up to their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut. And, perhaps inspired by what sometimes last winter seemed like an hourly refrain from radio station updates, the song Gryner is most satisfied with is entitled “Nil Visibility.”
It certainly sounds like something that will resonate with fans of the Canadiana sound being cultivated by the trio.
Trent Severn performs a concert Thursday, May 22 at the Westover Inn in St. Marys. Speaking to the Journal Argus in advance of the show, Gryner said all three musicians have been working on new songs for a sophomore album.
“ Dayna has an amazing song called ‘King of The Background’ about (The Band’s) Richard Manuel, (and) Laura had written a song about train life in Canada.”
Those attending the show might want to take note of what Gryner says is the emergence of an informal Trent Severn dress code: “We are really loving writing about Canadian life and seeing our fans and friends turn up at shows in Canuck plaid.”