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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 beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers 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, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones.

  • On June 25 at 9:00 PM, we will be joined by Local singer-songwriters Jacob Moon and Adam Ostrosser who will play a few songs by some of the artists featured in “Echo in the Canyon’. Jacob Moon has been a fixture on the Hamilton scene for the last 24 years and has released 11 albums under his name. He was recently chosen by Rush to contribute a song to one of their latest records.
  • Adam Ostrosser is also a veteran performer and recording artist who has played with nearly everyone on the local scene. He is deeply imprinted with the music featured in this film and so was a natural choice to open up the screening in song.

Runtime: 82 min    Rating: PG 13    Genre: Documentary