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Six String Nation

January 2010

“The ongoing mission of Le Voyageur and the Six String Nation project is to encourage Canadians to tell the story of Canada from a multitude of perspectives, to know and embrace Canada's diversity as a kind of commonality and to celebrate the power of music.”

InsideToronto.ca, Jan 31, 2010
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Six String Nation

October 2009

“People seem to love Taylor and his patriotic axe.”

Times Colonist, Oct 10, 2009
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Six String Nation

September 2009

“Illustrated with documentary photos and gorgeous portraits of the people that the Voyageur has encountered, Six String Nation chronicles the journey of one special guitar, from conception through construction to the road it still travels across our land.”

Whistler Question, Sep 24, 2009
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Six String Nation

September 2009

“Collectively, these relics sound like the contents of a small and somewhat eccentric museum of Canadiana. And so they are—except that this museum makes sweet music when it’s strummed, because this repository of true-north iconography is an acoustic guitar.’

Georgia Straight, Sep 24, 2009
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Six String Nation

September 2009

“The Voyageur was a true labour of love for this writer, radio host and producer, involving some science, some alchemy, and a whole lot of hard work. Six String Nation, the book chronicling the Voyageur (and Taylor's) journey from an initial idea to a very tangible reality, was published just over two months ago. It paints a vivid picture of Canada through stunning portraiture and insightful interviews with a wide range of people who contributed to the project, or who had the opportunity to try their hand at playing the Voyageur once it was finally finished.”

Pique News Magazine, Sep 23, 2009
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Six String Nation

July 2009

“Our single-minded concept of ‘a real American’ excludes our neighbors to the south, and the north. Many Canadians are more circumspect over just what ‘Canadian-ness’ is. Canadians tend to look more critically at the genocide of ‘first nations’ people, at identity, at sovereign populations and policies. From this tentative nationalism comes Six String Nation, an idea, a book, a website and one composite guitar making its way across Canada.”

New Hampshire Public Radio, Jul 31, 2009
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Six String Nation

July 2009

<p>"Braiding the stories of the guitar, its pieces, and its fans makes for a powerful back story, a kind of magic that is positively galvanizing."

BoingBoing, Jul 30, 2009
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Six String Nation

July 2009

“Jowi Taylor's book, his guitar, and his remarkable quest to bring an object ‘made from hockey sticks and canoe paddles and grain elevators and baseboards and boats and antlers,’ to as many Canadians as possible, to have it played by as many Canadians as possible, are a uniquely Canadian endeavor, a synthesis of all the different ways there are to ‘be Canadian.’”

Boing Boing, Jul 30, 2009
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Six String Nation

June 2009

“Jowi Taylor, a Toronto broadcaster…set out in 1995 to create an object more quintessentially Canadian then hockey, Tim Horton’s doughnuts, insulin, the CN Tower and Lake Louise. Eleven years later, he was able to hold it in his hands – an acoustic guitar made from 64 bits of Canadian history.”

Vancouver Sun, Jun 26, 2009
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Six String Nation

June 2009

“The guitar…has been photographed in the hands of Canadian celebrities, politicians and everyday people from coast to coast, many of whose pictures are included in Taylor’s new account of the guitar’s creation.”

Globe and Mail, Jun 19, 2009
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