Daniel Lanois is one of the most respected and sought-after producers in the music industry. He has won eight Grammy Awards and is also well known for his own music. He is currently in the band Black Dub.
The Ottawa River is the dividing line between Ontario and Quebec, or between English- and French-speaking Canada. When I was a child, as far as the eye could see, the river was often covered by miles and miles of floating logs making their way to the paper mill. That heavy sulfur smell in the air was taken for granted. The riverside road was flanked by log mountains, long-nosed cranes pouring their mysterious solution—one step closer to paper pulp.