- Aug 11, 2010
From the wayback machine. RIP Mr. TysonA Canadian icon, Ian Tyson, left the planet Thursday morning at 89 years old. I've loved his high-wailing Canadian tenor since I first heard it in the summer of 1962. I was at a street dance in Orillia and the music was provided by a bluegrass band, The York County Boys. Part way through the night, Big John McManaman, the banjer player, said that he was gonna have a couple of friends come up and sing a couple of tunes with the band. That was my introduction to the music of Ian & Sylvia.
One of my favourite Ian Tyson songs is Summer Wages. I have been intending to learn it for years, but here goes. Thanks for the venue Del.
I wish I still owned a cowboy hat to wear for this song.
Summer Wages - Ian Tyson