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Many Moons: A Songwriter's Memoir

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In engaging prose as smooth and colourful as her Juno-nominated melodies, Dayna Manning's memoir provides a window into the world of her songwriting. In Many Moons, Manning depicts her collaborations with Canadian legends such as Burton Cummings, Chris Hadfield, and William Lishman, providing readers with an intimate view of a musician's life and up-close encounters with s ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 27th 2019 by Blue Moon Publishers
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Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley, DigiWriting, and Blue Moon Publishers for the digital advanced readers copy of this book! All my thoughts are my own.

"Many Moons" is Canadian signer-songwriter Dayna Manning's first memoir, dividing up her stories by the songs she has written, and the experiences and memories she associates them with. From her first song written in 1994 at sixteen years old ("A Walk On The Moon"), up until the summer of 2018 ("The Same Way"), "Many Moons" is packed with Manning's highl
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Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Many Moons, with it's personable narrative showed me an inside glimpse of the music industry, travel, creativity and optimism in the face of challenge. Thanks for the heartfelt trip Dayna Manning!
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a treasure to be able to have a backstage pass to the setting and circumstance behind the music. Thank you for the stories, the music and the all access pass.
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Juno-nominated singer and songwriter 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 60's and sounds equally vital today.

Manning’s three-decade career has taken her from coast to coast in many forms, from major label recording artist to independe