Albert Wade Hemsworth (23 October 1916 – 19 January 2002) was a Canadian folk singer and songwriter. Although he was not a prolific composer, having written only about 20 songs during his entire career, several of his songs — most notably "The Wild Goose", "The Black Fly Song" and "The Log Driver's Waltz" — are among the most enduring classics in the history of Canadian folk music.
Hemsworth was born and grew up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and learned to play guitar and banjo in his youth. He subsequently studied painting at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1939, and then spent World War II serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was stationed for a time in Newfoundland, and it was there that he first discovered traditional music.
After the war, he worked as a surveyor in the wilderness areas of Northern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador, the job which provided Hemsworth with theЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- The Songs of Wade Hemsworth [альбом]
- Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods [1955, альбом]
|The Black Fly Song||
|The Log Drivers Waltz||