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ECHO IN THE CANYON celebrates the explosion of popular music that emerged from L.A.’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric. The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas gave birth to the California Sound, coalescing in the Canyon to collaboratively evolve the music of their beloved predecessors—deeply imprinting their celebrated harmonies and progressive poetry into an influential sphere of American music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan leading candid conversations; performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne; and contemporary musicians influenced by the era, including Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

“The reality is that no amount of words can truly give you the experience of this film. Music is the essence here, and you just can’t help but get carried away in the songs.” —Andy Howell, Film Threat

“Rich with revealing observations and engaging anecdotes, Slater’s documentary skirts the nostalgia trap by entertainingly connecting with an impressive lineup of contemporary singer-songwriters referencing the influential '60s pop style with their own releases.” —Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

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