October 2, 2013

In search of the Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage
by Stan Rogers & Matt James

The song Northwest Passage, by Canadian folk music artist Stan Rogers, describes a road trip he took across the country. As he crosses rivers and mountains, he remembers the great explorers who went before him. The chorus pays tribute to arctic explorer John Franklin, who perished while searching for the Northwest Passage.

Inspired by the song, artist Matt James tells the story of the Franklin expedition, with spectacular landscapes, maps, and portraits of past Canadian explorers. From the dark blues and blacks of the Franklin scenes to the bright oranges and greens of Rogers' journey, this is a magnificent tribute to the land of Canada and the music of Stan Rogers.

Highly recommended.

Listen to Stan Rogers sing "Northwest Passage": http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Stan-Rogers

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