ANNOUNCEMENT: New video, new album!

This week marks 5 years of Trent Severn. We celebrate with our very first MUSIC VIDEO directed by Edward Platero. We also have officially announced our PledgeMusic campaign for our third album “PORTAGE” due out April 2017.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/trent_severn-take_me_back_video

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The 2017 Harrowsmith Almanac

PREDICTION: You might see Trent Severn around in 2017… Well at least in the Harrowsmith Almanac! Now at your local grocery.

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“Take Me Back” Ontario Story Contest

CONTEST TIME! Everyone has a great story to share and we are listening. Tell us your favourite Ontario story from this summer to win prizes! And don’t worry if you don’t have a great Ontario story to share. You can still participate by making one up. Bonus points for creativity!

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Aventures on the ChiCheemaun – Band Overboard

Our band hits the high seas! Dayna wears a Pook onesie! Join us as we play a concert on the famed Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. Also, we head up the coast of Lake Huron and hit ErnieKingMusic in Goderich to finally put to rest the mystery of instrument cables! Thanks to Chi-Cheemaun @ ontarioferries, Susan Schrempf for seeing us at Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival and inviting us to play the dinner cruise!

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Trent Severn on CKUA’s Mixtape

Monica Miller hosts “Mixtape” with an hour of programming by us Wednesday July 13th at 7pm on Alberta’s own CKUA Radio Network. It will repeat at 1am July 18th. #tunein

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Chi-Cheemaun Dinner Cruise July 23rd

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Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $52.50 Price includes Ferry Fare, Dinner and Concert. 8:00 departure from Tobermory, returning at midnight.

Dinner 8:15pm, Live Concert 10:15pm More information

Box office: 1-800-265-3163.

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July 2nd adventures – very tall tales from Ontario Cottage Country

Big thanks to our friend and amazing singer Sean Leahy for finding these graphics that support our tall tales 😉

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Canada Day 2016 adventures & video shoot

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Trent Severn perform at Google Canada

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June 2016 – Alberta video postcards

Tourcation – Beaumont Blues N Roots June 18, 2016

TS headquarters – Canmore June 19, 2016

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Dave Brosha’s Postcard

Legendary Canadian Photographer Dave Brosha’s Postcard to “Snowy Soul”

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Take Me Back – The Stratford Jungle Remix

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We posted the stems for our summer fun, Ontari-ari-o song “Take Me Back” for a remix competition a couple months ago. The competition was specifically for pro audio student’s across Ontario, but a couple of fellas in Stratford got a hold of the tracks and for the love of jungle, gave it their own flavour! Check out the fantastic Canadiana ad libs Nat Saturn and DJ Wigs add to the tune remixed by Natocore (Nate MacKay) and mastered by Siegfried Meier. We love the track and send huge thanks and gratitude to all the Stratford artists involved for putting so much effort into making this local remix. The recording went from 11 tracks to 91, so fasten your seat belts and hold on to your hats!

Here’s a behind the scenes video we made filming the NATOCORE track’s debut at Molly Blooms on June 8th.

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Behind the scenes from our upcoming video for the song “Take Me Back”

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What Trent Severn Does On a Free Weekend

While Lindsay embarked on a kayak and camping adventure, Dayna partook in the 2016 World Festival of Children’s Theatre opening ceremonies at the front of City Hall in Stratford. Dayna and Perth County Conspiracy legend, Cedric Smith debuted an original “Welcome to Stratford” for the young delegates from Uganda , Zimbabwe, Australia, Indonesia, The Czech Republic, Palestine, Germany, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovinea, The United States, Russia, Paraguay, Columbia, El Salvador & Cuba!

Emm partook in a jam session and workshop at The Grand Theatre with guitarist Greg Lowe, actor/musician Brendan Wall and director Allen MacInnis which saw about 75 local musicians bring their guitars to the theatre to play along with “Big Yellow Taxi”. The event also promoted “Joni Mitchell: River” which runs in the fall at The Grand Theatre and will mark Emm’s official theatre debut (if you don’t count her “role” in Annie at Huron Country Playhouse when she was 11).

At the workshop, Emm met a former music student of Trent Severn dad, Dave Manning’s. Graham Holmes is his name, and alongside two friends he recently performed his version of “Bluenose on a Dime” at a coffee house at St. Jude’s Church in London. To top it all off, Emm came across Michael Griffin, pictured here with his 1978 Grit Laskin acoustic, (as old as Dayna!). “It has seen many road miles and many hours of play,” said Michael.

All in all, a weekend of songs and heartstrings! A true reminder why we do what we do.

Emm’s Adventures:
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Lindsay’s Adventures

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New rehearsal space

Follow the adventures of a TS rehearsal

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“Take Me Back” Remix Winner Connor Grail

Each and every remix entry that we received sparked our excitement and the anticipation would build as we waited for the track to load from our inbox. Completely exhausted after a day of meetings and rehearsals, and about to pack it in for the night we received this entry. Sleep was no longer on the forefront as we danced and choreographed to the track, playing it repeatedly (yes, this would have been a sight to see!). We love Connor Grail’s spin on ‘Take Me Back’ and are excited to announce that he is the winner of the remix competition! Congrats to him and kudos to his program at Fanshawe College.

Of note – Connor also has an alter ego that fits in perfectly with Trent Severn. Meet Conspiracy Canuck!

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The “Take Me Back” Remixes

We are very happy to reveal the contenders for our ‘Take Me Back’ remix competition. A huge thank you to all the artists who took the time to work on these tracks and submit them. You did an outstanding job! The contest was open to all students currently enrolled in a recognized music production program at an Ontario College. We received entries from Fanshaw, OIART and Metalworks Institute. Submissions closed April 15th and our winner of $1000 and chocolate milk in bags for a year will be announced April 25th 2016. Enjoy all the remixes we received, including one from Eb Martin which was, “just for fun” as he is NOT a student. Big shout out to Metalworks Institute for most submissions!

Dreamed I’d live in Kits, ended up in Burnaby
Biking in the rain down to Wreck Beach
Stared into Lynn Canyon but got spooked out by the ghosts
Enough with the front Lake Huron’s my west coast

My buddies all got jobs and I wanted one too
I called up WestJet flew to Saskatoon
My green hands got dirty, it was a rough ride winter
I ain’t cut out for living the life of a welder

Worst case scenario
We be sippin’ beers on the patio
Take me back to the place I know, Ontari-ari-o
Worst case scenario
We’ll have Stompin’ Tom on the stereo
Take me back to Ontari-ari-o

I longed for the East Coast
And for JP’s Molly May
At Bretton Cove dreamed I’d sail away
Dropped my hook and sinker
And I waited on the line
Back home I’d have ten lake trout by this time
(No word of a lie)

Worst case scenario
We be sippin’ beers on the patio
Take me back to the place I know, Ontari-ari-o
Worst case scenario
We’ll have Stompin’ Tom on the stereo
Take me back to Ontari-ari-o

Oh we ain’t got no Rocky Mountain High
But we’re the bells of this buck ‘n doe tonight
Lost a euchre game dropped a bag of milk
Got a soaker like I never felt
Found a trillium on the back forty-o
Got it in the blood
Ontari-ohhhhhh

Worst case scenario
We be sippin’ beers on the patio
Take me back to the place I know, Ontari-ari-o
Worst case scenario
We’ll have Stompin’ Tom on the stereo
Take me back to Ontari-ari-o

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Trent Severn join Rheostatics at Massey Hall

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When asked by legendary Canadian band Rheostatics to contribute some harmonies to their upcoming Massey Hall concert on April 29th, we were over the moon! Yesterday we rehearsed with the band in Toronto and worked on two songs. We will also join them at their show on April 24th at the Starlight in Waterloo. Gazing around the rehearsal room we just looked at everyone and silently smiled to ourselves: “Legend. Legend. Legend. Legend…” And on and on. Each band member has contributed so much to the Canadian music landscape. We love this opportunity to get inside their totally unique, magical music. We feel so lucky! Hope to see you there.

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Trent Severn on Vinyl Cafe

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We received a very exciting email from Jess Milton, the producer of The Vinyl Cafe – “I can’t believe it’s taken this long, but we’ve finally found a spot for the very awesome Trent Severn song Stealin’ Syrup
That show will air:
Saturday March 5 9am CBC Radio 2
Sunday March 6 12noon CBC Radio 1
Tuesday March 8 11pm CBC Radio 1

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Number One!

We’re not sure how this happened, but we know it’s thanks to you, community and campus radio! Big love and thanks from us. Exclaim! ‪#‎March2016‬

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O Snow – The Holiday Remix

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Stealin’ Syrup on Canada AM

What a thrill it was to perform live on national television! Thank you to everyone who tuned in this morning and cheered us on through social media and good vibes. Here’s the clip if you missed it. Oh – and yes Dayna’s mom got to meet her favourite TV host Jeff Hutcheson. See cutest picture ever below.

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Lindsay, Dayna and Emm backstage in the greenroom:

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Stealin’ syrup and I ain’t gonna stop
Boiling point four degrees on top
Stick it in a truck, ship it off way down south
Ain’t runnin’ drugs just tappin’ them trees
I’m in the business for me all me
Smell it in the air, sweet money floatin’ on the breeze 

Turn up Jean Leloup
Mute the morning news
Make ends meet make easy street
As the maple bark it drools 

Playin’ by the rules
Is for all those other fools
For the fleur-de-lis and the maple leaf
There’s never enough room
You only live once

Stealin’ syrup and I ain’t gonna stop
Boiling point four degrees on top
Stick it in a truck, ship it off way down south
Ain’t runnin’ drugs just tappin’ them trees
I’m in the business for me all me
Smell it in the air, sweet money floatin’ on the breeze

Build a sugar bush
Watch the good times gush
I won’t forget, it’s no regrets
When you’re in the amber rush

Grab your baseball hat
Take a gallon after that
For the fleur-de-lis and the maple leaf
It’s a sticky aftermath
You only live once

Stealin’ syrup and I ain’t gonna stop
Boiling point four degrees on top
Stick it in a truck, ship it off way down south
Ain’t runnin’ drugs just tappin’ them trees
I’m in the business for me all me
Smell it in the air, sweet money floatin’ on the breeze

Maybe all this ends like it always does
Some good guy you know
Spends years locked up
Well I hardly even tapped your reservoir
But you’ve got me singin’ au revoir

Stealin’ syrup and I ain’t gonna stop
Boiling point four degrees on top
Stick it in a truck, ship it off way down south
Ain’t runnin’ drugs just tappin’ them trees
I’m in the business for me all me
Smell it in the air, sweet money floatin’ on the breeze

Stealin’ syrup and I ain’t gonna stop

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December starts big for TS

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Wednesday Dec 2 – Hugh’s Room

This is an official show to celebrate the release of our sophomore album in the big city! Not to mention that it’s a great excuse to perform at one of our favourite rooms in the country. Come join us for inside jokes and heartfelt ballads, and consider having a first class meal ahead of time. Tix and dinner reservations: 416.531.6604

Thursday Dec 3rd – Canada AM

We are so please to announce that we will be performing live on Canada AM this Thursday, December 3rd. We had planed to play O Snow, but the TV folks have asked for another song live and will tape O Snow for a future broadcast closer to Christmas. We sure are feeling lucky and grateful for this opportunity to entertain our fans across the country all at once! It’s just not fair that we can’t see you too.

Friday Dec 4th – Aeolian Hall

Trent Severn join Pan-Celtic favourites Rant Maggie Rant as special guests on the London Ontario stop of their annual Frost and Fire Christmas tour at Aeolian Hall. Look for some real fire coming from Lindsay’s fiddle as she performs with both bands! Expect a few collaborations and high energy.

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Haliburton High

 

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It was a great time tonight with The Haliburton Folk Society in Minden, ON. Huge thanks to Eric, Walter, Barry, Mark, Amanda, Kris, Bethany, Ian, Thom, Dave and all the other amazing folks we met tonight. Big shout out to Harvey and all the plaid runway dancers tonight! Hope you all had a safe drive home. #OSnow

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