STRATFORD’S DAYNA MANNING IS FEATURED ALL THIS WEEK ON THE #SPOTLIGHT – HEARD DAILY AT 11:30AM DURING WEEKDAZE WITH JAY SMITH
Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be.
Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today.
A modern renaissance artist, Dayna recently produced Trent Severn’s third album “Portage”, designed the Stratford Festival’s best selling 60th anniversary t-shirt, and just produced her latest album “Morning Light” with the help of Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin arranging for local chamber orchestra.
She recently penned her chronicle memoir through song, “Many Moons: A Songwriter’s Memoir” which was released by Blue Moon Publishers in October 2019.
In 2016 Dayna founded the “Folk Army”, a private music instruction academy in Stratford Ontario. The Folk Army’s mission is to empower young girls to make a positive change in their communities through leadership, creativity, thoughtful performance, and positive self-esteem. She is currently producing Folk Army alumni Hannah Thomas’s debut album, “Christmas All Year Long” with an entirely local cast of fabulous musicians.