One of Canada's most celebrated folk and country singers, Murray McLauchlan has managed to become a hero in his homeland without making much of an impression in the United States, though he's certainly earned the respect of many of his peers in both America and Canada. Literate but unpretentious, personal but not cloying, McLauchlan's music has a rough-hewn charm that speaks by turns with wit and passionate sincerity, and he's as comfortable with discussing social issues as he is with broken hearts and opening a bottle on Saturday night. McLauchlan was born on June 30, 1948 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He immigrated with his family to Canada at the age of five, settling in Toronto, and went on to study art at Toronto's Central Technical School, where his instructors included the acclaimed landscape artist Doris McCarthy. While ...
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