Before folk music was anything more than a category in the minds of a
few academics, there was one popular music form that attempted to create
an authentic Canadian music. From the 30’s through at least the 60’s a
group of country music artists created a body of work with local, regional,
and, to some degree, national content. Mac Beatty, Wilf Carter, Stompin’
Tom Connors and a score of others wrote a lost chapter in Canadian
music before country meant Nashville.