I am happy to announce the release of my new music video “Salmon Come Home,” directed by Gary Washington, with Alaskan wildlife and scenic footage by Daniel Zatz. “Salmon Come Home” was written to raise awareness about two proposed mines in Alaska: the Chuitna River Mine & the Pebble Mine.
Watch “Salmon Come Home” Chuitna River Mine version
Watch “Salmon Come Home” Pebble Mine version
The proposed Chuitna River Mine (60 miles west of Anchorage across the Cook Inlet in Tyonek, Alaska) would dig up thirteen miles of a salmon river, 300 feet down, thus destroying the salmon habitat there which provides salmon for the Athabaskan People living in the region and for the commercial fishing industry. The Pebble Mine (Bristol Bay) would create a gold and copper mine in the spawning grounds of the largest remaining salmon run on Earth, also destroying the salmon run for the Native Peoples and fishing industry.
I am releasing two versions of the video, one for the Chuitna campaign, and one for the Pebble Mine campaign. Both versions contain the same video and music, with different introductions and endings.
Purchase “Salmon Come Home” song on CD or download on iTunes: http://www.cowswithguns.com/product/albums/the-great-salish-sea-autographed-cd/
Part 2 of Dana’s Whatcom Watch article is out in the March issue. Dana tells stories of tours throughout his career and the upcoming Great Salish Sea CD Release Tour. Read Part 2 of the article here: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/php/WW_open.php?id=1683
Read Part 1 here: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/php/WW_open.php?id=1666
Dana tells stories of tours throughout his career and the upcoming Great Salish Sea CD Release Tour. Read article here: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/php/WW_open.php?id=1666
When I was a child growing up near the Hudson River in upstate New York, Pete Seeger and the crew of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organized our entire region to clean up the Hudson. Thousands of classes of elementary school students sailed on the Clearwater and helped. By the time I was in high school you could swim in it. Pete Seeger was one of the great human beings, one of the great generous world citizens. To my knowledge, he answered all his mail, including letters from teenagers like myself. He listened to every cassette tape of music submitted to him, on his walkman while he ice-skated in winter. Pete Seeger changed the world. And he also changed me. Thanks Pete.