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 the contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his last film interview). Running time: 82 minutes. Rated PG-13.
“Sensational! It’s irresistible in every way.” – Deadline
“The delight of ‘Echo in the Canyon’ is in the delicious details its subjects impart.” – New York Times
“For rock ‘n’ rollers of all ages, it’s mandatory viewing.” – San Francisco Chronicle