Echo in the Canyon

2019 • 82 minutes
4.6
17 reviews
90%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.
Rating
PG-13
4.6
17 reviews
Helen Wood
January 25, 2020
I lived this scene growing up in SoCal in the '60s and was, and still am, greatly inspired and influenced by the music and culture of the era and location. I think Jakob did a stellar job reporting on the back stories and covering the songs. It makes me sad to see the changes in LA and the world in general in such a short time span of just 40 years or so. It really was a dream.
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Michael Cain
September 7, 2019
An extraordinary film that allows the viewer a brief opportunity to experience what life was like for the musicians who crafted a sound unlike any other. This film is an incredibly enjoyable music history lesson, which affirms that the music created in and around Laurel Canyon during the 60's remains vibrant and alive today. It's impact and influence was monumental, unique, and is still felt today.
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Lorraine marden
September 12, 2019
Movie wasn’t long enough. Ended too soon. I could have watched for a much longer time. Just loved it. Well done! Sooooo many people gathered Once upon a time in rock history, and once upon a time in a movie.
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