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Ferron ‎– Testimony-1981 - Canadian Folk (vinyl)

Ferron ‎– Testimony-1981 - Canadian Folk (vinyl)

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Ferron ‎– Testimony-1981 - Canadian Folk (vinyl)

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Ferron, born Deborah Foisy on 1 June 1952 (age 64), is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada's most respected songwriters, Ferron first became one of the most influential lyrical songwriters of the women's music circuit, and an important influence on later musicians such as Ani DiFrancoMary Gauthier and the Indigo Girls.From the mid-eighties on, Ferron's songwriting talents have been recognized and appreciated by music critics and broader audiences,with comparisons being made to the writing talents of Van Morrison,Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen.

Early life

Born in Toronto and raised around Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, she learned to play guitar at age 11, and left home at 15. Ferron attended Total Ed, an alternative high school in Vancouver, B.C., graduating in 1973. Of her earliest musical memories, she wrote, "my mother's French Canadian family played music. I heard guitars and banjo and accordion and scrub board and my grandfather clogging. I put it meant fun, meant love and laughter. I started writing songs when I was 10, never saved them after some kids at school found them and teased me about it. I wrote songs and remembered them and when I forgot them I felt they were not important anymore. The next time I saved a song I was 18. It was 1970." It was with that first saved song that she made her professional debut in 1975, playing the song "Who Loses" at a benefit for the Women's Press Gang, a Vancouver-based feminist publishing house.

In 1971, Foisy changed her name to Ferron when one of her friends had a dream in which she was called Ferron. 

Label:Stony Plain Recording Co. ‎– SPL 1036
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 8 slight general marks top cover / ring wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # *87 / *220


A1 Almost Kissed 3:33
A2 Rosalee 3:55
A3 Our Purpose Here 3:57
A4 Who Loses 4:10
A5 Testimony 4:15
B1 Bellybowl 4:59
B2 Satin Blouse 4:31
B3 O Baby 0:40
B4 Misty Mountain 5:00
B5 Ain't Life A Brook 3:25
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