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Ian & Sylvia were Canadian folksingers, largely active from the mid-60s to the mid-70s. Ian Tyson was born in B.C., tried his hand at rodeo, but turned to music after an injury. He retired to a ranch, bought in part with the royalties from Four Strong Winds. He is still active in music. Sylvia Fricker began singing with him in the 60s and did so for about 10 years. They started out doing mostly Canadian folk, tried their hand at some of their own, did some blues-y stuff. Best of the Vanguard years has a good representation.


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  • IamFlood

    Real underrated group here. Nashville is a fantastic album and their harmonies rival that of heaven.

    14 Feb 9:30pm Reply
  • joerags

    oh mary anne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • joerags

    oh mary anne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • joerags

    oh mary anne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
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    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • IamFlood

    Fuck yeah! Ian & Sylvia!

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Neonroad

    I saw Ian Tyson at a Folk Music Festival.. he was, by far, the best act there.

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • IdaSlappder

    I have several of their albums on of course my turntable died!! Guess I'll have to get a new one and/or get their stuff on CD!

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • tenhousecats

    first big-name concert i ever went to, in buffalo, around '64, i think.... still love them

    4 Nov 2007 Reply
  • youarecrime

    when i listen to them it's usually not on my computer...

    17 Sep 2007 Reply
  • meanmrmustard

    Wow, they must not be very popular if I listened to them the most last week with only 13 plays.

    27 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Cankerio

    I get older but they still sound as good as ever.

    3 Jul 2007 Reply
  • MoonlitSea

    Four Strong Winds is purely Canadian song.

    13 May 2007 Reply

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