Ian Tamblyn has been a musician since 1972. He has released 38 albums and cds of his work as well as acting as producer for many other artists. He has written too many songs (and has given up on counting them), fourteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks. His most recent play is called Bridge to the Past and he is involved in a production Up to Low at Ottawa’s Arts Court. He was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding and creative work in the Canadian Arctic. He has been awarded the Estelle Klein and Helen Verger Awards for his contributions to Canadian folk music; he has a honourary doctorate from Lakehead University, a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University and was voted English Songwriter of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2013 he won the Ontario Folk Award for best political song, “Take the Mountain Down and CD-38, entitled Walking in the Footsteps, celebrates the Group of Seven.