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Whispering pines: the northern roots of American music from Hank Snow to the Band

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The first comprehensive history of Canada's immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell. Examining both well-known and lesser-known artists, Whispering Pines shows how a distinctly Canadian musical identity was created from the 1930s to the 1970s. Anecdotes explaining the personal and creative connections that many of the artists share comprise a large aspect of the storytelling, along with first-person interviews and extensive research.
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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.

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subject_facet Music -- Canada -- History and criticism
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Popular music -- Canada -- History and criticism
title_display Whispering pines : the northern roots of American music from Hank Snow to the Band
title_full 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 / Jason Schneider
title_short Whispering pines :
title_sub the northern roots of American music from Hank Snow to the Band
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History and criticism
Popular music