Songwriters might find their idols in Tom Waits or Neil Young or Leonard Cohen or Randy Newman. Guitarists might love Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix or Mark Knopfler. If us music industry peeps had a hero, particularly us Canadian music industry folks, then Bernie Finkelstein is one of our A-listers.
Founder of True North Records (Canada’s oldest independent label), manager of Bruce Cockburn and others, founding member of CIRPA and the gang who brought us FACTOR, CanCon, and a number of other music industry institutions we rely on today, Bernie is a pioneer, a stalwart, a steward…and more than anything, a character. We know he can tell a good story, and we cannot wait to get our hands on his new book, which hits the stores on April 17. We at Six Shooter have a giant crush on this man, and you will too after you read “True North.”