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Songwriter Bonnie Dobson To Be Honoured At Mariposa Festival

The Toronto native wrote many songs over the years, but it is "Morning Dew" that has endured. She moved to the US in the '60s and then to the UK where she resides now. In July, she returns to Mariposa where her career had its start.

Songwriter Bonnie Dobson To Be Honoured At Mariposa Festival

By FYI Staff


Bonnie Dobson, the Canadian folk music songwriter, singer and guitarist, best known in the 1960s for composing “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew,” returns to the Mariposa Folk Festival on July 7 where her song will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

"Morning Dew" has had many cover recordings over the years by the likes of Jeff Beck, Allman Brothers and, more recently, Serena Ryder.

Dobson first performed her anti-nuke protest ballad, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, at the inaugural Mariposa Festival in 1961. In 2013, she performed the song with Robert Plant at the Royal Festival Hall.

More about Dobson and her song's induction here; her original album recording can be purchased here and as a digital download from her current record label here.

 

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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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