Stratford Ontario trio take a call from space during a recent show, announce tour dates, including Canada Day duet in Ottawa.
Trent Severn has certainly been on a maple sugar roller coaster since their debut release last November. The Stratford, Ontario folk band has garnered a slew of rave reviews, nods from the likes of Burton Cummings and appeared on CBC’s “Q”. The plaid clad musicians were even featured in the March 24th issue of the iconic MacLean’s Magazine. But if you ask the trio what takes the cake, it was a call mid set from Commander Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station which came patched through the soundboard to their sold out Goderich, Ontario show. The trio shared some friendly banter and serenaded Commander Hadfield as he watched the sunset over the South Pacific. The moment was quite special, as the band chose to sing one of Hadfield’s favourite Trent Severn songs, “Truscott” which struck a chord close to home for the local audience.
Watch the video of the space call and song here: http://www.youtube.com/
Plans to meet Commander Hadfield face to face are underway. Trent Severn is kicking off their 2013 summer tour dates with their dream come true – Canada Day in Ottawa. The trio will be performing the national anthem in perfect harmony at the Flag-Raising Ceremony at 9:30am on Parliament Hill, followed by a full set at Major Hill’s Park at 8pm. An additional highlight of the day will be meeting Commander Hadfield on the ground for a special duet.
July 1st 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario Flag-Raising Ceremony – Parliament Hill 9:30am
July 1st 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario Major Hill’s Park 8pm
July 4th 2013 – Toronto, Ontario Toronto Botanical Gardens
July 10th 2013 – Haines Junction, Yukon Territory St. Elias Convention Centre
July 12th – 14th 2013 – Atlin, British Columbia Atlin Arts & Music Festival
Sept 5th 2013 – Stratford, Ontario Factory 163
In support of the 100 Women 100 days Campaign in Stratford Perth for Habitiat for Humanity
Sept 6th 2013 – Sarnia, Ontario Imperial Theatre
Featuring special guest Donovan Woods and a portion of ticket sales will go to the IODE Municipal Chapter (75th anniversary)