down the years from
the fabulous Sixties, brilliant and
unforgettable classic pop melodies
form an uplifting compendium of song
alongside interviews with the artistes
who made them happen; introduced
by the renowned Jakob Dylan and
dedicated to the memory of the late,
great, Tom Petty, a stunning collection
of music relives its Echo In The
IMAGINE A MUSICAL CORNUCOPIA of classic pop melodies from the glittering
Sixties, the era that inspired generations to come. There you have it; an exceptional,
infectious and uplifting music trip back to an extraordinary time with the renowned
musician Jakob Dylan as he pays homage to the Californian folk-rock scene from
Laurel Canyon in the magnificently evocative Echo In The Canyon.
Among those who called Laurel Canyon home were Frank Zappa, Brian Wilson, Carole
King, and Peter Tork of the Monkees; alongside movie cowboy star Tom Mix and
horror movie star Boris Karloff. The Bohemians, the music-makers and the film
stars made Laurel Canyon a special place to be.
infectious and uplifting
music trip back to an
in the magnificently
Echo In The Canyon.
Music fans would not
want to miss this...
distinctive California sound emits a power that is world-changing. "Beautiful
music gets inside you," says Roger McGuinn, showing his home movie footage of
The Byrds' first trip to London as Jakob looks at music from the years 1965
Jakob plays an important part as he performs alongside Beck, Cat Power, Norah
Jones, Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple and his interviews include such stars
from the era as Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Graham Nash and Jackson
Most poignant, of course, is the last-ever interview with the late, great, American
singer-songwriter Tom Petty, who sadly passed away in October, 2017. I like
to think of Tom and George (Harrison) making music in the sky...
Laurel Canyon was a place where people came to make music that, says Jakob,
is classic and timeless. The film Model Shop made by Columbian Pictures
in 1968 was an inspiration to those who lived in the decade in which it was
great to be young; to enjoy colourful, innovative fashion and wonderfully creative
Take an intimate look at the roots of the musical scene in Los Angeles' Laurel
Canyon, featuring the work of such iconic groups as The Byrds, Beach Boys, The
Mamas & The Papas and Canadian band Buffalo Springfield. Drop in on casual conversations
that are being heard for the first time ever.
Michelle Philips talks of her life in The Mamas & The Papas and Ringo tells
of a visit to the home of the Monkees' Mickey Dolenz. While Tom Petty describes
California as a "legendary paradise", other talented musicians, including Stephen
Stills (Buffalo Springfield) and Neil Young, share their memories.
Full of warm and insightful anecdotes, Echo In The Canyon showcases electrifying
performances from legendary bands and their contemporaries while brilliantly
presenting an outstanding snapshot of a pivotal moment in time when bands co-operated
to produce these amazing contributions to musical history.
Director Andrew Slater follows renowned musician Jakob Dylan as they celebrate
the explosion of popular music that came out of Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s
on a carefully-crafted, witty and revealing journey of discovery that evokes
a time and a place heady with the promise of musical originality.
Echo In The Canyon is a tribute to the sounds of the Sixties in America,
a phenomenon that still resonates today with artists such as Beck, Cat Power
and Regina Spektor. Folk went electric and the California sound was created
with an unforgettable landmark that scorched a page in the history of American
Popular music. Laurel Canyon became a "hotbed of creativity".
Described as a "gloriously sunny music documentary" and a "star-studded hit
of musical nostalgia", Echo In The Canyon sees an influential and remarkable
line-up of music talent celebrating the impact of the Sixties' Californian folk-rock
scene on music. No way would music fans want to miss this.
Starring Jakob Dylan (also Executive Producer) Echo In The Canyon also
features: Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, David Crosby,
Roger McGuinn, Lou Adler, John Sebastian, Jackson Browne, Fiona Apple, Beck,
Regina Spektor, Graham Nash, Cat Power, Michelle Philips, Norah Jones and Jade
Castrinos. Echo In The Canyon Band: Dan Rothchild, Geoff Pearlman, Jordan
Summers, Fernando Perdomo, Justine Bennet, Erik Paparozzi and Matt Tecu.
Original Recordings Produced by filmmaker and former CEO of Capital Records
Andrew Slater; Original Recordings Recorded and Mixed by Dave Way; Director
of Photography: Pat Darrin, Kyle Kibboe, Garry Waller, Brett Turnbull, Vance
Burberry and Mark Williams; Written by Andrew Slater and Eric Barrett; Produced
by Andrew Slater and Eric Barrett; and Directed by Andrew Slater.
* Experience the most influential time in
American music through the artists who lived it in Echo In The Canyon,
released on Digital in the UK on Monday 8 June 2020.
Tracks: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), Performed
by The Byrds | Wild Mountain Thyme, Performed by The Byrds | I Want
To Hold Your Hand, Performed by The Beatles | I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better,
Performed by The Byrds | Bells of Rhymney, Performed by Jakob Dylan |
It Won't Be Wrong, Performed by Fiona Apple and Jakob Dylan | California
Girls, Performed by The Beach Boys | Sloop John B, Performed by The
Beach Boys | In My Room, Performed by Fiona Apple and Jakob Dylan |
You Still Believe In Me, Performed by The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds,
Performed by The Beach Boys | I Just Wasn't Made For These Times, Performed
by Jakob Dylan and Neil Young | Dedicated To The One I Love, Performed
by The Mamas & The Papas | California Dreaming, Performed by The Mamas
& The Papas | Monday, Monday, Performed by Jakob Dylan, Jade Castinos,
Beck and Regina Spektor | Boys and Girls Together, Performed by The Mamas
& The Papas | Go Where You Wanna Go, Performed by Jakob Dylan and Jade
Castrinos | You're Gonna Lose That Girl, Performed by The Beatles | If
I Needed Someone, Performed by The Beatles | Bells Of Rhymney, Performed
by Roger McGuinn | You Showed Me, Performed by Jakob Dylan and Cat Power
| For What It's Worth, Performed by Buffalo Springfield | Mr Soul,
Performed by Buffalo Springfield | Bluebird Revisited, Performed by Stephen
Stills | Questions, Performed by Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills and Jakob
Dylan | Black Queen, Performed by Stephen Stills | The In-Crowd,
Performed by Ramsey Lewis Trio | Never My Love, Performed by Jakob Dylan,
Norah Jones and Cat Power | Somebody Groovy, Performed by The Mamas &
The Papas | I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better, Performed by The Byrds | Ding
Dong, Performed by Roger McGuinn | Goin' Back, Performed by Jakob
Dylan and Beck | Triad, Performed by The Byrds | Expecting To Fly,
Performed by Buffalo Springfield | What's Happening, Performed by Jakob
Dylan and Neil Young.
"An exceptional, infectious and uplifting music trip back to an extraordinary
time…. in the magnificently evocative Echo In The Canyon. Music fans
would not want to miss this" *****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"The delight of Echo In The Canyon is the delicious details its subjects
impart" New York Times
"A richly evocative and entertaining anecdotal overview of the 1960s Laurel
Canyon Music Scene" Variety
"Leaves you with a peace, love understanding high and a desire to break out
the vinyl for more of the same" Los Angeles Times