Thursday, November 13, 2008

by Chrille

Murray McLauchlan - Day To Day Dust (1973)





















Murray (Edward) McLauchlan. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, broadcaster, b Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 30 Jun 1948. Brought to Canada at five, McLauchlan was taught to play folk guitar by Jim McCarthy and began his career in Toronto's Yorkville coffeehouses at 17, making his first major appearance at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966. He also studied art, under Doris McCarthy, but chose to concentrate on music. His early 'Child's Song' and 'Old Man's Song' were recorded by the US singer Tom Rush. McLauchlan continued to work in Ontario and Quebec coffeehouses and briefly 1970-1 in New York, until the success of his albums and the popularity of his 'Farmer's Song' resulted in 1973 in the first of regular concert tours across Canada and in appearances in the USA with Neil Young and, beginning in 1974, on his own. With Bruce Cockburn he toured Japan in 1977. For the most part, however, McLauchlan has conducted his career in Canada, giving some 150 concerts a year through the 1980s, singing at folk festivals (eg, at Winnipeg in 1982, 1984, 1988, and 1990), and making a point of performing in small communities as well as the larger cities. He also has appeared in many benefit concerts and telethons.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like this record when it came out and would welcome more from Murray if anyone has any.

Another Canadian singersongwriter from the same era I also loved but whoose records I've found hard to find is Diana Marcovitz.

Thanks again

13 November, 2008 15:05  
Blogger peter said...

I wish I still had Songs from the street...

However, I have only one song of Mr. McLauchan.. from a Gordon Lightfoot tribute..

Beautiful A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot - 11 - Home From The Forest - Murray McLauchlan.mp3
I will upload that album as it contains quite a few good versions of Lightfoot's songs (think about Bruce Cockburn, Cowbiy Junkies, Ron Sexsmith and even the Tragically Hip, the band never made it really big but deserved it anyway...

Thx for this one.. dl'ing right now

Peter

13 November, 2008 17:08  

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