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 contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.
“A combination musical documentary and concert film right up there with the all-time greats.”
“Sensational…it’s irresistible in every way.”
“A resonant tribute to an almost-bygone era.”
“An enjoyable snapshot of a moment in time, and of the way that moment is reflected and refracted in the hands of today’s musicians.”
“A loving tribute through the eyes of Jakob Dylan and friends.”
LA Film Festival - Opening Night
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
DOC NYC - Official Selection