Friday, October 26, 2012

North Country: Clyde Joy and "Echoes From the Hills"

By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor

Here's Clyde Joy singing "Echoes from the Hills" as recorded by Al Hawkes at Event Records, Westbrook, Maine, 1957.  Joy, who built the Circle 9 Ranch in New Hampshire, pioneered the New England country sound and continued to perform at the annual Deerfield Fair until three years before his death at age 92.  Our next installment of North Country will pick up the story of Event Records and its impact on a regional musical style.