Ian Tyson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Tags: country canadian folk alt-country cowboy Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ian Dawson Tyson, 25 September 1933, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. After the professional and personal break-up of Ian And Sylvia Tyson in the early 70s, Ian Tyson worked on his ranch in Longview, Alberta, Canada. His tributes to working cowboys, Old Corrals And Sagebrush (1983) and Ian Tyson (1984), were made with a similar simplicity to those by the Sons Of The Pioneers. The 1987 release Cowboyography then sold 50, 000 copies in Canada alone. Tyson had a hit with ‘Navajo Rug’ which he wrote with his protégé Tom Russell and it has since been recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. His songs show compassion and understanding for the cowboy’s life, and when they are not his own compositions, they are usually well-chosen cover versions, for example ‘Night Rider’s Lament’ and ‘Gallo Del Cielo’. He also sings ‘Navajo Rug’ and ‘Gallo Del Cielo’ on Tom Russell’s 1992 album Cowboy Real. Tyson has...

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