Ian Tyson was in Victoria, British Columbia in 1933. In the late 50s he made the move to Toronto to work as a musician, and started playing folk clubs and coffee houses. It was here that he met Sylvia Fricker, and the two of them began performing together. By 1962 they were living in New York City, where they came to the attention of Albert Grossman. He became their manager, and secured them a recording contract with Vanguard Records.
Their 1962 debut album was a blend of folk traditionals, spirituals and blues. The vocals were shared between the two of them, often joining together in harmony, with a single acoustic guitar and upright bass providing the accompaniment. It was moderately successful, and the next year saw them perform at the Newport Folk Festival.
|> Four Strong Winds (1964)
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