by Tiana Feng
Dressed in plaid shirts (and a Hudson Bay sweater), Jeremy Fisher and Trent Severn started my Tuesday night of CMW.
The lovely ladies of Trent Severn were introduced by Stan Rogers’ sea shanty “Barett’s Privateers”, beginning one of the most Canadian sounding sets ever. Each tune had a story and integrated Canadian references such as cities in Ontario, NHL and the LCBO. A song called “Mulroney Times” pondered the decisions you make in life and what you choose to invest your time in. While the trio played string instruments and sang, they energized it up with some foot triggered percussion. Jeremy Fisher joined their set playing the shakers for “Wild One”, a favour that would be returned later.
Jeremy Fisher began his set with “Habit” and already there were fans in the audience that knew the chorus well. He continued the trend by following it up with “Shine A Little Light”. Despite string problems on the sweeter song “Bird”, he managed to humour his way around it. Trent Severn joined him on stage to lend vocals and violin for a French tune.
Jeremy Fisher- Built to Last