Sylvia Tyson, the seven times Juno-nominated and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee will perform at Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre on Thursday, August 10.
Tyson was half of the popular folk duo Ian & Sylvia with Ian Tyson. The two met after a friend of Tyson's heard her sing at a party and let Ian know about her. Tyson had been performing in Toronto clubs as a solo artist, but after he and Sylvia met, they decided to work together as a duo. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, she and Ian Tyson also fronted the country rock band Great Speckled Bird.
Sylvia wrote her first and best-known song, You Were on My Mind, in 1962. It was recorded by Ian & Sylvia in 1964. The song has been covered extensively, and became a hit single in the mid-1960s for the San Francisco-based folk-rock band We Five and also for the British pop singer Crispian St. Peters.
Sylvia has continued a solo career since her divorce from Ian in 1975. She released two albums and established her own record label, on which she released two albums: Satin on Stone and Sugar for Sugar.
Sylvia will be performing at Meaford Hall on August 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by contacting the box office.
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