Launch of Four Strong Winds: Ian & Sylvia (McClelland & Stewart) featuring a conversation between John Einarson and Ron Robinson.
In Four Strong Winds, John Einarson takes us back to Ian & Sylvia’s early days in Toronto coffeehouses, to their experiences at the heart of the vibrant 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, and beyond, as their personal and musical partnership continued to change and evolve. Based on Ian and Sylvia Tyson’s own personal reflections as well as on the recollections of contemporaries, associates, and admirers, Four Strong Winds is the definitive account of this iconic musical duo and a window on a fascinating period in music history, and the first time that the legendary folk duo has endorsed a biography of their groundbreaking career.
John Einarson is a widely-respected rock music historian and author of more than a dozen books including critically-acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Randy Bachman, Buffalo Springfield and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Several of his books have been ranked among the top ten best music biographies and received award nominations. In addition he has written for Mojo, Uncut, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Classic Rock and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press. John wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life as well as CBC TV’s The Life & Times of Randy Bachman and hosting several CBC radio series. John lives in Winnipeg where he teaches a popular course on rock ‘n’ roll history at the University of Winnipeg.
The former host of the Weekend Morning Show on CBC and an ongoing concern on the stage, Ron Robinson was a founding partner of McNally Robinson Booksellers. He can be heard on CKUW FM 95.9, hosting Pages, radio for readers, on Thursdays from 5-5:30.
“A rockin’, rollin’, rivetin’ read.” (review excerpt from the Winnipeg Free Press.) Hardcover Original Edition, released in Canada in 2000. This moving and fascinating autobiography, wri...