Monday January 11, 2016

Bowie collaborator Emm Gryner on working with a legend

Musician Emm Gryner has worked with David Bowie on several occasions, including singing and playing keyboards in his band.

Musician Emm Gryner has worked with David Bowie on several occasions, including singing and playing keyboards in his band. (emmgryner.com)

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Emm Gryner, a Canadian musician who has performed alongside and toured with David Bowie, joins q guest host Tom Power to share her memories of the man behind the musical legend. 

"I read the news and my heart just stopped," she tells Tom, freshly processing the news of Bowie's death.

Gryner says it was clear that Bowie knew who his equals and contemporaries were, but was gracious to people from all walks of life. As the tributes pour in, she says the artist deserves every accolade. 

"You can't make a big enough deal about him. He changed the world," she says.