Echo in the Canyon

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  82 min.
Release Date: June 7, 2019 (limited)
Netflix: October 21, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.62
based on 36 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Roger McGuinn, Michelle Phillips, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, Lou Adler, Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beck , Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, Jade Castrinos


Echo in the Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-'60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Director: Andrew Slater
Studio: filmswelike
Producer(s): Andrew Slater, Eric Barrett
Screenplay: Andrew Slater, Eric Barrett
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  • 5 stars "Delightful flashbacks into my world of musical heroes and historical rifts and melodies ~"
  • 5 stars "Echo in the Canyon is a great trip back down memory lane and a sad realization how far California and the current music scene in America has fallen. It is probably fair to say that looking back some 40 to 50 years that was America's finest hour. It may very well be that America's best days are indeed behind us and is even more so certain this is the case for California."
  • 5 stars "Loved this film. Almost stood up in the aisle and danced a couple times then thought, wait!'re at the movies... It was too short. Wasn't ready for it end."