Specializes In: Music Appreciation, Rock History, Manitoba Music
John Einarson a musicologist, broadcaster, educator and author of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed music biographies. He has written for Mojo, Uncut, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record
Collector, and Classic Rock and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press. He wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multi-Media Life, served as writer/consultant for A&E/Biography Channel’s Neil YoungBiography episode and wrote CBC TV’s The Life & Times of Randy Bachman. John curated the acclaimed 2010 Manitoba Museum exhibit Shakin’ All Over: The Manitoba Music Experience and organizes the popular Magical Musical History Tour of Winnipeg. He teaches the popular “Off The Record” music history classes Friday evenings at McNally Robinson Booksellers and hosts “My Generation” every Saturday morning from 10 AM to noon on UMFM 101.5.
John is an award-winning high school teacher and former consultant for the Manitoba Department of Education during a 30 year teaching career. During that time he was awarded two teaching excellence awards from the University of Manitoba. John wrote the teaching guides for the Grade 9 and Grade 11 Social Studies curricula as well as the acclaimed archival documents edu-kit Brother Can You Spare A Dime. John is co-author of the prescribed Grade 8 textbook World History as well as contributing to several other textbooks and teaching materials. He has taught credit courses on music history for the Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg as well as for their PACE 55 Plus programs.