Canadian singer-songwriter Sylvia Tyson (and friend of Bob Dylan) found her earliest musical inspiration in rhythm and blues songs played on late night radio from Detroit. When her sister brought home books from the library on folk music, Sylvia’s fascination with her sister’s reading material would change her world forever—and perhaps a few others’ in the process. When handsome cowboy Ian Tyson came into the picture, the two got together and made music—both on and off the record. Along came Woodstock, changing tastes, and the birth of the Great Speckled Bird. Watch the video to learn more about the influential songstress.
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