AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION: THE STORY OF FRASER AND DEBOLT

The late 60s and early 70s were an exciting time in Canadian folk music. The festival scene was burgeoning across the country. Artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell were producing albums that would become legendary – while musicians on the fringes were experimenting with vibrant, genre-bending sounds that drew the energy of rock music into the traditional folk idiom.

This is the story of one of the ones who got away. Fraser and DeBolt produced two albums filled with unique and daring psychedelic folk during the early 70s. They had a devoted fan following, but never found mainstream success. Although Allan Fraser and Daisy DeBolt remain a footnote in Canadian music history, their first album, in particular, still resonates today with record connoisseurs and contemporary folk musicians.

Inside the Music, CBC Radio One and 2

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