National Music Centre welcomes music historian and long-time Amplify contributor, David McPherson, for a special program in celebration of his latest book release, 101 Fascinating Canadian Music Facts. Join us for an interactive program filled with captivating music trivia as we celebrate Canada's vibrant music stories.
About David McPherson:
David McPherson is a Waterloo, Ontario-based author, freelance writer, and communications consultant. Ever since attending his first rock concert in 1989 (The Who) and buying his first LP (Freeze Frame by The J. Geils Band), music has become “the elixir of his life.” With an ever-growing vintage vinyl collection, it’s a joy to discover new music; he loves sharing these discoveries with his wife and two children. After watching his first show [The Old 97s] at the Horseshoe Tavern more than twenty years ago, he was in love with this iconic venue. David’s first book: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History was published in 2017 by Dundurn Press. Massey Hall was published in November 2021 to coincide with the reopening of this iconic and revitalized Hall in downtown Toronto.
A regular contributor to Amplify, Words + Music, and GRAMMY.com, over the years his writing has appeared in countless publications including: AZURE, Zoomer!, Sharp, the Globe & Mail, No Depression, Paste, American Songwriter, Bluegrass Unlimited, Exclaim! and Canadian Musician. As president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications, David helps clients get the words right. Clients have included: Westmount Golf & Country Club, Osler Bluff Ski Club and TELUS International.