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Six String Nation

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The road to a definition of Canadian identity is strewn with the carcasses of countless academics, artists, intellectuals and politicians. Broadcaster Jowi Taylor decided to venture into this territory with an unusual vehicle: a guitar. Not as some quaint singer-songwriter but as a mad visionary traveller with an absolutely unique instrument slung over his shoulder. The ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre (first published April 27th 2009)
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Karen Beck
Mar 31, 2012 Karen Beck rated it it was amazing
This amazing book discusses the details of one man's project to capture the essence of Canada in a guitar. It contains amusing stories and wonderful photographs of the pieces that make up the remarkable "voyageur".
I was fortunate to meet Jowi Taylor and have my picture taken with this incredible piece of Canadian history.
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Mar 27, 2011 Tara Brabazon rated it really liked it
This is a brilliant book based on an evocative project to build a guitar composed of objects, elements and materials from every province of Canada. The narrative is strong and the pictures are powerful.
Patrick
May 04, 2010 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Proof positive that a small idea can become a great thing. Beautiful photographs combined with the story of a Canadian coast to coast to coast project that evokes a warm glow from a really wide range of people. It isn't often that Canadians come together around something so, well... , Canadian
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