Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band

Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band

By: Schneider, Jason

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Providing the first comprehensive history of Canada's songwriting legacy, this guide traces a distinctly Canadian musical identity from the 1930s to the end of the 1970s. The discussion shows how Canadian musicians have always struggled to create work that reflects their own environment while simultaneously connecting with mass audiences in other countries, particularly the United States. While nearly all songwriters who successfully crossed this divide did so by immersing themselves in the American and British forms of blues, folk, country, and rock 'n' roll, this guide reveals that Canadian sensibilities were never far beneath the surface. Canadian innovators featured include The Band, Ian & Sylvia, Hank Snow, Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, and superstars Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Lively anecdotes and interviews round out the history, but the emphasis is always on the essential music--how and where it originated and its impact on the artists' subsequent work and the wider musical world.

Title: Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band

Author: Schneider, Jason

Categories: Other,

Publisher: ECW Press: 2009-07-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 1550228749

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781550228748

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9781550228748

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