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Guest artist: Melissa Crabtree

Water Canyon Launch the canoe at Mineral Bottom, northwest of Moab, Utah, in Canyonlands National Park. The Green River runs through Stillwater Canyon on this remarkable flat-water journey. It takes at least six days to paddle to Water Canyon, which … Continue reading

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Guest artists: Paul Rudy and Heidi Svoboda

Harvest Moon Click to listen: Kinan (Mayan for “solar winds”) is a forthcoming collaborative CD (no. 6 in my 2012 Stories series) with gong artist Heidi Svoboda. The collaboration between Heidi and me brings together her celestial gong sounds, which … Continue reading

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The second HOLY WATERS homemade video fest

As the dog days of summer come to a close, I am soothed by these renditions of “Cool Water,” the country-western song written by Bob Nolan in 1936 and made a hit by the Sons of the Pioneers in 1947-48. … Continue reading

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Wordless in water

The New York City-based modern dance duo Eiko & Koma have worked with many raw elements–sand and leaves, earth and naked human flesh, water and…water. Water has been one of the most important and frequent elements in our work. For … Continue reading

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Philip Larkin’s “Water”

“Water” by Philip Larkin If I were called To construct a religion I should make use of water. Going to church Would entail a fording To dry, different clothes; My liturgy would employ Images of sousing, A furious devout drench, … Continue reading

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Guest artists: The Water Back Project

“Water Back” is a song. It’s also a grassroots project in collaboration with the Green Bus Tour aimed at getting artists involved in spreading the word about the dire need for us all, individually and as a species, to protect our … Continue reading

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The first HOLY WATERS homemade video fest

I love to sing “Down to the River to Pray,” the old gospel song that was popularized in the Coen Brothers’ movie O Brother Where Art Thou? (as sung by Alison Krauss). Apparently I’m not the only one. Here’s my curated … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Paul Rudy

Miracles fell like drops of healing sound… Click here to play soundtrack: an excerpt from Paul Rudy’s “Miracles Fell Like Drops of Healing Rain.” It has a million languages and even more dialects. From the sound of ice cracking on … Continue reading

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Guest artists: Wind Spirit Drum

Hey Lopa “Hey Lopa” is a traditional Lenape rowing song that was sung as we traveled down the streams and rivers of the upper Northeast. Hey means “hello,” and lopa loma means “rowing.” The repetition is an echo–those rowing in … Continue reading

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Guest artists: Vanessa Paloma and Gloria Abella Ballen

La Serena / The Mermaid This famous song of the Ladino [medieval Judeo-Spanish] repertoire is reminiscent of the mystic stories of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. The wonderful Siren in the window, who has the secret to love, is the answer … Continue reading

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