John Einarson -- Book LaunchSaturday Sep 17 2011 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
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 & Sylviaís 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 Tysonís 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 TVís The Life & Times of Randy Bachman and hosting several CBC radio series. John lives in Winnipeg where he teaches a popular course on rock Ďní 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.