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E A R T H
2019 aCO-USTICa eCO-LOGICa
“Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed over 4.5 billion years ago.
Earth's gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite.”
Environmental stability has always been a prominent subject of my music.
Ecological balance is frequently a theme in my songs and a cause I’ve long supported in various ways.
I’ve played “No Nukes” concerts and festivals, as well as benefits for Greenpeace, Wild Basin,
and American Rivers; and I proudly sang at Earth Day celebrations in three states.
This album came about after a wave of muse-inspired songwriting and recording.
One of those muses—my friend Rebecca Jim—asked me to write a song for Tar Creek,
an environmental clean-up site near her home in Miami, Oklahoma.
That was followed by an instrumental called SCENIC MOUNTAIN SUITE,
named for a mountain and state park in Big Spring, Texas.
I wrote the title song for E A R T H, while visualizing this collection of environmental songs,
and it has grown to include some worthy stalwarts from my earlier catalogue...
NUCLEAR ARMS, SONG OF THE BIG BEND and GONE ARE THE GRIZZLIES.
The zenith of six months of work and inspiration, was a new song called ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE
co-written by Leslie Stricklan, a woman of many talents.
On a sunny December Texas day, Leslie and I sang songs on our screened back porch.
One that came to me and wouldn’t go away, was NATURE'S WAY,
an early '70's environmental song by the band SPIRIT.
Well, it was obviously "Nature's way of telling" me I should record
an updated acoustic version of this classic;
so, with Leslie’s help on bongos, it was done!
It’s my fervent hope that this modest bunch of environmental songs
will open the eyes and hearts of many people on E A R T H,
and help bring about the kind of change that can save us and
make a better world for future generations of all connected living species on Earth.
BC Cummings, Charles Ditto, George Coyne and Jim at Parrot Tracks, 2018.
Debi Witt Jones, Jim, and Alicia Gill at Parrot Tracks, 2018.
Rebecca Jim, Tar Creekkeeper and Executive Director, Local Environmental Action Demanded (L.E.A.D.) Agency, Inc.
Leslie at Parrot Tracks, 2018.
Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova, 2019
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