'Echo In the Canyon' A New Documentary On LA's Laurel Canyon Music Scene



"When I first came out to L.A. [in 1968], my friend [photographer] Joel Bernstein found an old book in a flea market that said: Ask anyone in America where the craziest people live and they’ll tell you California. Ask anyone in California where the craziest people live and they’ll say Los Angeles. Ask anyone in Los Angeles where the craziest people live and they’ll tell you Hollywood. Ask anyone in Hollywood where the craziest people live and they’ll say Laurel Canyon. And ask anyone in Laurel Canyon where the craziest people live and they’ll say Lookout Mountain. So I bought a house on Lookout Mountain." —Joni Mitchell


In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world. Now a new documentary, Echo In The Canyon tells that story.


If you have ever listened to music, this is a must watch doc.


This documentary (from Jakob Dylan) explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene in Los Angeles and the birth of the California sound.


From 1965 to 1967 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.


With candid conversations and performances from 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 last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones this is a rock and roll origin story.


Echo In the Canyon is directed by filmmaker Andrew Slater and will be in select theaters starting on May 24th.  Take a look at the trailer:


To read more about Laurel Canyon and it's musical history, you must check out this great piece that Vanity Fair Magazine published a few years ago.  You can read it HERE.


Or you can pick up this book, Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood, which is a great read...although a little dry at times.


We can't wait to see Echo In the Canyon....and if you are California Dreamin' you are gonna ❤️this as much as we are.  See ya at the movies. xoxo

'Echo In the Canyon' A New Documentary On LA's Laurel Canyon Music Scene  'Echo In the Canyon' A New Documentary On LA's Laurel Canyon Music Scene Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on April 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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