I’m honored to be touring with labor singer and all-around wonderful person Anne Feeney this July in Washington and Oregon. In addition to songs, jokes, and stories, we’ll be talking about how the Labor and Environmental movements can find common ground and work together.
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.
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.
I’m happy to release my new album The Great Salish Sea. Produced by Casey Neill and recorded at Secret Society Studios in Portland, Oregon by Jordan Leff, The Great Salish Sea includes performances by many notable Portland artists, including Jenny Conlee (keyboardist for The Decemberists), Chet Lyster (lead guitar for Lucinda Williams and the Eels), and Annalisa Tornfelt (singer & fiddler for Black Prairie).
To order CD or listen to all the songs, click HERE.
To save the video on your computer (it will take several minutes to download):
Mac – Right-click on link and choose “save link as.”
Or hold down “option/alt” key and click on link to start download.
Or hold down “control” key, click on link and choose “save link as.”
PC – Right-click on link and choose “save link as.”
Filming “Label GMO Disco”
I spent the month of September, 2013 filming “Label GMO Disco” (a parody of the Village People’s “YMCA”) to be used as part of an education campaign to help pass Washington State Initiative 522. Initiative 522 promotes our right to know by requiring the labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in foods.