Director Andrew Slater’s documentary Echo in the Canyon starts off with Jakob Dylan asking Tom Petty who to properly pronounce the Rickenbacker guitar. It’s an amusing opener, as Petty strums a bit before jokingly tells the viewer that the rest will cost too much. Actually, Echo in the Canyon is a priceless and value added look at the merging of folk and rock, a blend that was honed and crafted up in the hills of Laurel Canyon, California. Petty, who passed in 2017, was a fan of that era, and he is just one of the many reasons to check out the documentary.
Beck, Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Jade are among the confirmed artists performing at the Echo In The Canyon Concert. Taking place October 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the genesis of the Southern California folk-rock scene (it started with The Byrds album Mr. Tambourine Man).