National Treasure #37: Kathryn Dawn Lang

A Prairie-bred teenager who idolized both Patsy Cline and Anne Murray, and went on to sing cowboy punk, or torch-and-twang.

A lesbian, vegetarian, animal-rights activist who has somehow made that work in Nashville.

Her stage name is, of course, k.d. lang, and she’s as individual as they come.

She’s also a mezzo-soprano with pipes that can lift the roof, as shown by her biggest hits.

Constant Craving

Crying, in a duet with Roy Orbison


This is one of a series on Canadian national treasures – my sesquicentennial project. They reflect people (living and dead), places and things that I think are worth celebrating about our country, and are done in no order of precedence.

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2 Responses to National Treasure #37: Kathryn Dawn Lang

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    Amen again.
    Jim T

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