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Ian Tyson

Half of the early-'60s folk group Ian & Sylvia, Ian Tyson retreated from performing and recording after the duo disbanded in the mid-'70s to become a rancher in the foothills of southern Alberta, Canada. He quietly returned to music-making in the 1980s, releasing a series of albums that focused on detailed songs about the concerns of the working cowboy. Tyson was born in Victoria, British Columbia. As a child he was involved in rodeo, not music -- he didn't learn to play the guitar until he was recovering from rodeo-related injuries. In the late '50s, he began performing as a folksinger. In 1961, he met singer/songwriter Sylvia Fricker and the two musicians began performing together; they also married three years later. Ian & Sylvia and their band, Great Speckled Bird, became popular on the folk scene and released their self-titled debut album in 1962. In 1963, they released Four Strong Winds; the title track, written by Tyson, became a folk standard. Ian & Sylvia successfully recorded together through the mid-'70s. The duo also began hosting a television show, Nashville North, which became The Ian Tyson Show when the couple split up in the middle of the decade.

After Ian & Sylvia's breakup, Tyson recorded Ol' Eon. He temporarily retired from recording in 1979 to work his ranch, but returned with Old Corrals and Sagebrush in 1983. In 1984, he toured with Ricky Skaggs and also released an eponymous album. Tyson released a third album, Cowboyography, two years later, and in 1991 he released another popular Canadian album, And Stood There Amazed, which contained the hits "Springtime in Alberta" and "Black Nights." Subsequent releases include 1994's Eighteen Inches of Rain, 1996's All the Good 'Uns, and 1999's Lost Herd. Tyson released Live at Longview in 2002, followed by Songs from the Gravel Road in 2005. Straining to sing over an excessively loud and bass-heavy soundboard mix at an Ontario country music festival in 2006 and exposure to a virus in 2007 resulted in irreversible scarring to Tyson's vocal cords, giving his performing voice a self-described gravelly quality and similarity to Mark Knopfler's, as fully displayed on Tyson's From Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories album, released by Stony Plain in 2008. ~ Sandra Brennan & Michael McCall, Rovi
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deniceheberl i n e
thank you for making him known. I like the oldes.
I listen to so many of Ian's songs..the lyrics so perfect! I hope very much to catch a show this year! Finding tickets might be the challenge!
jkm464
I have loved Someday Soon since the first time I heard it. It was cut by Judy Collins, but I went on a hunt to get a hold Ian's original. It got me through Vietnam.
What a voice! Feel lucky to have seen him live (with Sylvia) back in the 60's
Ian is even more amazing now that his voice has been repaired. He is certainly accepted in the U.S. His appearances sell out in two days or so.
tobyjp
stormyknight 9 2
I had the privilege of seeing Ian Tyson live at East Longview Hall a few years ago. If you've never seen him in that setting, you've missed one of the greatest music experiences of this generation.
Makes me think of the best times of my life when was on the OW
lynnkinsey3
It reminds me of being in Colorado and Kansas good times good times no joke I
Actually have Ben there growing up lol it just makes me want to cry :")
Makes me remeber my. Time on the yp. Ranch
We are playing this beautiful song at my brother's funeral. Ian sings the songs of our west with such skill and musical ability that he takes your breath away. Thanks Ian for the memories made more lovely because your songs
I like so many of his songs -- Four Strong Winds is the only song I've ever been able to play on a guitar -- but Summer Wages is just the best, in so many ways.
Ian and Sylvia picked me up when I was hitchhiking cross country with my guitar and damn little else. WAY back, but great people. I have been a fan since the first album they did in the 60's. He still is my favorite.
drjoss
Ian Tyson is the best singer/song writer that Canada has produced. As a Canadian I am proud of him and enjoy him every chance I get.
tfellhauer4
All his songs definately have an essence of true been there and done that.
iris729
Ian is one of my favorite artists of all time. I was born in Alberta, but I never heard him or saw him in person until I was living in Montana years later. I remember a concert in Bozeman, MT, in the Student Union Ballroom at Montana State University. The hall was packed that night in late August. Well, the air conditioning crapped out, and it was insufferably hot and humid in there. But Ian and his band kept playing, and not a single person left the stifling hall. We stood there amazed.
One of my husband's favorites is Steeldust Line.
nutritionwor k s _ c a s s i e
Ian Tyson is my husbands favorite Ballad singer for long driving trips
I just put down the Ian Tyson THE LONG TRAIL My life in the West memoir. He really has "been there done that". I am glad I could have been to a number of his concerts and stopped in Longview, Alberta to visit the Navajo Mug. Here's to you, Ol' Eon.
It doesn't get any better this. Ian Tyson is the real thing. His phrasology is great!
circlezak
Elko is cooler with an Ian Tyson song!
he's a good one
dr.joe.mitch e l l
Some of the best lyrics and music I know. Wonderful. Down to earth and hits the soul. Love your music. Joe
He will be performing at our Fundraiser the 3rd weekend in August 2010 in Dubois Wyoming...go to www.needsofd u b o i s . c o m for ticket info!!! We can't wait!!! Also performing that weekend is Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Brothers.
sastiebel
The greatest unsung song writer of our times. Viz: "These friends of mine" or anything on "I outgrew the wagon." Have you checked out the chord progressions of "Red Velvet" with the key change?
james159
Is this old cow poke dead?
We think Ian Tyson is awesome. Saw him tonight in BEND OREGON! "He's Still Got It", this darling older groopie said. She had every album ready for his signature. Bummer they were all sold out!

Ian Tyson was a favorite discovery for us on our honeymoon in Eastern Oregon on our way back from Jacksonhole 8 years ago. We had stopped in Vale OR and went into a quaint ole' tack shop and saw his cd on the counter for sale. Couple of punk kids did nt know how great his music was until we peeled off
Go to Longview AB
He's is a great person and i had no problem give alot money to his fund raisers for a child he knew. Thank Pandora Love you Ian Tyson
Ian tyson is amazing for sure..i sumtimes wish i was boren a 100 years ago.
Love Ian Tyson`s music,he always seemed to have so many wonderful songs for his fans,it is to bad he was not real well excepted in the U.S.,sure has enough talent to rank with the best..Thanks Pandora
I met Mr. Tyson at a little concert in Northern Michigan a few years back. He's as real and true as his music. I've been a fan since the release of Old Corrals and Sagebrush 25 years ago. Nice to have some GOOD western music left. I feel he's terribly under-apprec i a t e d in the US. Maybe that's not such a bad thing though. - Chris Randall, Ellsworth, MI
Mellow. Nice.

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