ARBORETUM FESTIVAL + NAC Presents
The Never Ending Present:
The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip
Author Michael Barclay in conversation with Paul Wells of Maclean’s Magazine.
Join us an inspiring and deeply insightful look at one of english Canada’s most revered and enigmatic songwriters and band. In the first print biography of the Tragically Hip, celebrated music journalist Michael Barclay talked to dozens of the band's peers and friends about not just the Hip's music but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band's role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie's role in reconciliation. Barclay wrote extensively about the Hip's final tour for Maclean's magazine, and is one of the co-authors of legendary Canadian pop music compendium Have Not Been the Same.
FREE / RSVP
Friday, April 20 – 6pm
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, City Room
Doors at 5:30pm
Duration: 1 hour + Q&A to follow
2 musical performances of one song each, before and after the talk
Books will be available for sale and signing.