BOOK OF THE WEEK: OH CANADA! WHAT A FEELING

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 12.32.17 PMA cursory glance at any top record chart will tell you that Canadians have earned their place on the global music scene. From Drake to members of Arcade Fire, musicians from the Great White North continue to inspire listeners and make a name for this vast nation.

Oh Canada! What A Feeling, the musical, honours the huge stars like Neil Young, Rush, Bryan Adams and the Guess Who who put our country on the map, and shines a light on homegrown favourites like Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot and Hank Snow. The rockumentary recently wrapped up a two week stint at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, and is now heading on the road to a whole host of cities from the Rockies to the red soils of P.E.I (this land is made for you and me).

Audiences of the musical and aficionados of Canadian music alike will no doubt covet this upcoming book by Quarry Press that takes readers behind the scenes of the musical itself, as well as chronicles Canadian Hit Songs since 1900 (115 years worth!), Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees since 1978 and Juno Award winners since 1971.

A great keepsake for that flannel-wearing, vinyl collecting, proud Canadian in your life, Oh Canada! What a Feeling will hit shelves just in time for Christmas.

Quarry Press (distributed by Georgetown Publications)

9781894997683

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musical Revue

October 6, 2015

Hardcover, $29.95

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