The Rheostatics and the Group of Seven

I have been wanting to write about the artists known as the Group of Seven on my blog for some time now, and just haven’t had a chance to really sink my teeth into it. I was able to pick up a fantastic book on the group while in Vancouver, BC a couple of weeks ago.

I found a link to this great piece from CBC’s The National documenting one of Canada’s great rock bands – Rheostatics – and the making of the album Music Inspired by the Group of Seven, which was  commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany its Group of Seven retrospective show. I would have loved to have seen the live show! Here is hoping someone puts it out on DVD. I’d go more in depth on why these two sets of artists are a great fit, but the piece does a great job of doing just that.

Part one:

And the rest:

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