Murray McLauchlan will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
ORILLA, Ont. (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian singer-songwriter and folk legend Murray McLauchlan will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“I am honored to join my respected friends Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and so many others in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame,” said McLauchlan.
Marking the first return to in-person induction ceremonies since the pandemic began, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is partnering with the Mariposa Folk Festival this year to pay tribute to McLauchlan on Saturday, July 9 on the Festival’s Main Stage.
Born in Scotland but transplanted to Toronto at a young age, McLauchlan was drawn to Toronto’s folk scene, centered around The Riverboat in Yorkville, where he crossed paths with other singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot.
McLauchlan signed with True North Records in 1971 for the release of his first studio album street song, which reached the Top 40 in Canada.
His first gold album came out 5 years later with Boulevardwhich included the hit single “On the Boulevard”.
During his career he would record over 35 hit singles including Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore and Try Walkin’ Away.
More recently, he released his hit albums of 2012 human writings and love can’t tell the time and last year, released hourglasswho has made numerous top ten lists in Canada.
Murray McLauchlan will be honored by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame at the Mariposa Folk Festival 2022 on Saturday, July 9.