Echo in the Canyon

Director:  Andrew Slater

Nominated in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival Music Movies Competition

Echo in The Canyon celebrates the explosion of what is referred to as the “California Sound” — popular music from the mid-60s that was born in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon. 

It was the era that folk music went electric and folk rock was born, when a new generation of musicians — including The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas – put their indelible stamp on America’s popular music scene.

It all began in 1965, when Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for recording artists.

Featuring American singer and songwriter Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene, revealing never-before-heard personal details behind the recordings and those who made them popular, and explaining how that music continues to inspire today.  

The film contains candid conversations and performances with many iconic performers from the period, as well as with contemporary musicians they influenced.


Released in 2018
82 minutes
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