was born in Toronto in 1946 and raised there. My mother was an
artist and my dad was, well, that's a long story. I went to
the University of Toronto at the height of the sixties, then
Rochdale College. I actually have a Rochdale College PhD (it's
another long story).
1971 Marie-Lynn Hammond www.marielynnhammond.com
and I founded Stringband. We toured for the next 15 years (See
Whatever Happened to Stringband?).
Then, in the late 80s, I formulated Bossin's Home Remedy for
Nuclear War. The medicine show toured Canada, the US, Australia
and New Zealand selling some 9000 bottles. Not bad, if I do
say so myself.
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In 1991, I moved to Gabriola Island; in 1992 I got married for awhile; in 1993, Madelyn was born; in 1999, Davy was.
In 1994, I released GABRIOLA V0R1X0. As well, Nettie Wild directed Sulphur Passage, a music video/ mini-documentary set to my song about the Clayoquot forest protests. It won seven international awards and, more importantly, played a significant role in the fight to preserve Clayoquot and other wilderness.
In 2003,The Indispensable Stringband, a retrospective box set of Stringband's music, was released.
In 2005, I recorded The Roses on Annie's Table. That year I met Sima Elizabeth Shefrin. We have been partners ever since, and in 2007 we produced Latkes together.