In 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts, author and historian David McPherson shares 100 tales gathered from his more than 25 years working in the music industry.

Did you know that Serena Ryder played the quietest concert ever from the ocean floor during low tide at Fundy National Park? Or that “I’ll Never Smile Again,” the hit that launched Frank Sinatra’s career, was written by Toronto pianist Ruth Lowe? What about 12-year-old Liberty Silver singing in a reggae band that opened for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden? Did you know that the title of the Tragically Hip’s 1991 album, Road Apples, is not talking about apples?

Music lovers and trivia buffs alike will enjoy perusing this collection of stories — collected from coast to coast — to discover surprising facts and hilarious tales from Canada’s music industry. It’s an easy read, and a great conversation starter when with music friends!

Available from Dundurn Press.

David McPherson is the author of the acclaimed Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, and Massey Hall. He has written for, the Globe and Mail, SOCAN’s Words and MusicNo DepressionAmerican Songwriter, and Acoustic Guitar. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.