Composers & Musicians
By Elspeth Cameron
With Gail Kreutzer
A Tale of Two Divas tells the story of two Canadian singers who began as soloists in church choirs, but eventually moved on to spectacular careers. Soprano Jean Forsyth and contralto Edith Miller knew each other well. They met when nineteen-year-old Edith studied vocal music ... Read more
The story of an unassuming kid from rural Canada who worked his way to the top of the world of glitz and glamour. He’s hunched back in the 30th row of the massive Staples Center, far from the cardboard cut-outs indicating where Britney Spears, Will Smith, U2, and Céline Dion ... Read more
Part one of the definitive biography of Rock ’n’ Roll’s kings of the North … now in paperback!
Includes two full-color photo inserts, with 16 pages of the early days of the band on tour and in the studio.
With extensive, firsthand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, ... Read more
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In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, ... Read more
By Meg Remy
Never forget /
to connect the dots /
This book is an attempt to connect a couple.
In Begin by Telling, experimental pop sensation Meg Remy (U. S. Girls) spins a web out from her body to myriad corners of American hyper-culture. Through illustrated lyric essays depicting visceral ... Read more
By Astrid Young
Neil Young is known around the world as one of Canada's greatest musical artists. His vast, diverse songbook and long, influential career have made him a unique figure in the history of rock. In his adopted United States, Young provokes audiences to adoration and fury in about ... Read more
For 15 years, Tom Stephen had the unique distinction of being both drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band. The dual role was fraught with conflicts of interest. One minute, he was leading the debauched life of a rock musician; the next, he was disciplining the band for ... Read more
By Mark Pytlik
The first major biography of one of the most important musicians of the last decade, Björk: Wow and Flutter is an exhaustive and revealing look at the life, music, and philosophy of one of modern music's most compelling innovators. Contains a detailed songbook and over 30 exclusive ... Read more
The Bunchofuckingoofs were born in 1984. They were a punk band. An art collective. A bicycle gang. They were anti-establishment, anti-consumerism, and lived totally D. I.Y. They played music, made their own clothes, and lived commune-style at Fort Goof. Their name even made ... Read more
Don Messer was more than a household name in Canada — he was part of family life, the background music in Canadian kitchens — first on radio, and then on television. Private and unassuming, Don was everyman, and yet someone singular and special: a devoted family man, a rigid ... Read more