JOHN EINARSON is a widely-respected educator, music historian and writer. He is the author of biographies of Neil Young, Randy Bachman, the Guess Who, Steppenwolf, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield among others as well as several books on local music history. John has written for Mojo, Goldmine, Uncut, Discoveries, and Record Collector and is a frequent contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC radio. He wrote the Juno-nominated Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life and served as writer/consultant for A&E/Biography Channel’s Neil Young Biography episode and CBC’s The Life & Times of Randy Bachman. As a former consultant for the Manitoba Department of Education, John has written or contributed to several textbooks and teachers’ guides. For the Association of Manitoba Archivists he developed the edu-kit Brother Can You Spare A Dime and created an online interactive educational component for the University of Manitoba’s Archives and Special Collections on Canada and War. John has been nominated for a national teaching award for bringing history to life in the classroom and received two awards for teaching excellence from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education. After a 30-year career as an educator John retired from teaching in June 2008 and is pursuing various writing and music projects. He continues to organize a popular annual rock ‘n’ roll revue at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School involving over one hundred students.