Dayna Manning is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters.
When she was in her teens she had a hit song on the radio. Soon after that she found herself, in the words of Joni Mitchell, “Stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.”
At times the chat you are about to listen to unfolds like an episode of the popular TV show “Nashville”…except it’s not a TV show.
This is the story of a real person, trying to make a difference in her community, and the world, through music.
We discuss Tom Petty’s influence, working with Grammy award winning music producer Jim Scott, Dayna’s contribution to Stratford, Ontario’s Heritage Square committee, and her sojourn in northern British Columbia.
As well as having a successful solo career, these days Dayna is playing sold out concerts with Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler as part of the popular trio Trent Severn.
We talk about the writing process behind some of their songs.
Dayna Manning’s website
Trent Severn’s Website
The Artist’s Way
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John Miller is the Artistic Producer of The Stratford Summer Music Festival.
John is one of Canada’s most respected cultural administrators. His background includes being the National Director of The Canadian Music Centre and Executive Director of the Glenn Gould Foundation.
2015 marks the fifteenth season of Stratford Summer Music.
The respected British music journal, Gramophone, named Stratford Summer Music one of the top festivals on the continent and the only Canadian festival to make the distinguished designation of being in its top twelve summer music sites.
We discuss John’s background with the Salvation Army, his career as a cultural administrator and the upcoming season at The Stratford Summer Music Festival.
Stratford Summer Music
The Salvation Army
Ben Heppner on Twitter
The Blind Boys of Alabama
R. Murray Schafer
Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director and Conductor Kitchener-Waterloo Grand Philharmonic Choir
Singer, songwriter Carole Pope is known for pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics and the status quo.
Pope co-wrote the hit song “High School Confidential” for her band Rough Trade in 1980. It was one of the most sexually explicit songs in pop music.
We talk about her songwriting process, her most recent recording “Music for Lesbians” and her book “Anti-Diva” a no-holds-barred look at her adventures in the music scene – on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and in the bedroom.
See Carole Pope perform at Revival House in Stratford, Friday, August 11, 2018 at 9pm.
Please note this podcast was recorded in 2015.
Carole Pope’s website
Carole Pope on Bandcamp
Carole Pope’s book “Anti Diva” at Amazon
Shovels & Rope
Justin Vivian Bond
KGSR radio in Austin