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 Whispering Pines is the first comprehensive history of Canada s immense songwriting legacy from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflec

  • Title: Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to the Band
  • Author: Jason Schneider
  • ISBN: 9781550228748
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Whispering Pines is the first comprehensive history of Canada s immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflects the environment in which they were raised, while simultaneously connecting with a mass audience For most of the 20th century, that audience lay outside Canada, making theWhispering Pines is the first comprehensive history of Canada s immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflects the environment in which they were raised, while simultaneously connecting with a mass audience For most of the 20th century, that audience lay outside Canada, making the challenge that much greater While nearly every songwriter who successfully crossed this divide did so by immersing themselves in the American and British forms of blues, folk, country, and their bastard offspring, rock and roll, traces of Canadian sensibilities were never far beneath the surface of the eventual end product What were these sensibilities, and why did they transfer so well outside Canada With each passing decade, a clear picture eventually emerged of what Canadian songwriters were contributing to popular music, and subsequently passing on to fellow artists, both within Canada and around the world Just as Hank Snow became a giant in country music, Ian Sylvia and Gordon Lightfoot became crucial components of the folk revival In the folk rock boom that followed in the late 60s, songs by The Band and Leonard Cohen were instant standards, while during the 70s singer songwriter movement few artists were revered than Neil Young and Joni Mitchell This is the first thorough exploration of how these, along with other lesser known but no less significant, artists came to establish a distinct Canadian musical identity from the 1930s to the end of the 1970s Anecdotes explaining the personal and creative connections that many of the artists shared comprise a large aspect of the storytelling, along with first person interviews and extensive research The emphasis is on the essential music how and where it originated, and what impact it eventually had on both the artists subsequent work, and the wider musical world.

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  • An excellent compendium of information on Canadian singer-songwriters and influential bands from the 1930s to the 1970s or thereabouts. The amount of new material you find in here may vary depending on how familiar you are with the various artists (Hank Snow, The Band, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc.), but regardless this is a very comprehensive overview of the whole music scene in those days. I hadn't realized just how interconnected the Canadian and American mu [...]


  • While reading histories of rock n roll from the perspective of American or British musicians and music scenes is an everyday occurance,this book goes north and examines rock history Canada style. Well done,an enjoyable walk through a parallel history that many listeners may not be completely aware of. Written in a style that flows comfortably while flitting between styles and times. The biggest compliment for a book about music made me dig up unheard(& not heard in a long time)music because [...]


  • A fine descriptive history of Canadian music. It is always difficult to write about national music industries without simplification. However this book captures the tissue of connectivity between US and Canadian music industries from the 1930s through to the 1970s. The book is absolutely crucial for any research project on The Band in particular. It was a pleasure to read and beautifully written.


  • If your music dates back to the likes of Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Leonard Cohen, then this is the book for you. Career histories of all those artists plus more. A quick, informative, and very entertaining read filled with well written criticism, some gossip, and a great feel for the artists and their times.


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