5 songs of spring from some Canadian roots music icons
Welcome to the first full day of spring, everyone!
Phew! We made it!
The vernal equinox happened at around 5:30 ET yesterday afternoon, and we are now officially at the part of the year where the days are longer than the nights.
If you’re feeling a renewed sense of optimism with the melting of the snow and the promise of warmer temperatures up ahead, well, you’re not the only one.
Spring has served as a muse for many a songwriter, often as a metaphor for better times ahead.
Here are five iconic Canadian artists with their songs of spring, both literal and metaphorical.
David Francey – Red-Winged Blackbird
Digging Roots – “Spring to Come”
Connie Kaldor – “Spring on the Prairies”
Ian Tyson – “Springtime”
Hank Snow – “Blossoms in the Springtime”