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Dana’s Press Photos
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Dana Lyons

Dana Lyons

(photo by Ailisa Newhall)

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Album Covers & Misc Photos

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Cracks in the Heartland

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Cow Tse Tongue


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Walking the Tracks


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Three Legged Coyote


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Salish Sea Tour: Orcas


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Coal Train Tour


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Salish Sea Tour


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Cows With Guns

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Ride the Lawn

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Show Handbills (4-up in Letter-Size paper)

The Great Salish Sea (Color)



The Great Salish Sea (Grayscale)



Album Reviews

Ride the Lawn

“Ought-to-be household name Dana Lyons returns with another finely crafted disc of sly social commentary, but while the front cover suggests a set of rib-ticklers—he’s riding a lawnmower like a bronco—it’s the pensive expression Dana wears while astride a tamed Deere on the back cover that more reflects the mood….He returns again and again to environmental issues, with heartfelt pleas on behalf of endangered species and tourist-trampled landscapes, delivered in carefully wrought songs filled with sights, sounds and smells.”

–Tom Petersen, Victory Review, September 2004

Circle the World

“Few people on earth top Jane Goodall for having both an important message and the scientific and moral authority to command attention and assent; few musical stars write or sing or live with the committed passion of Dana Lyons. Circle the World is a startling pairing, and a powerful CD. Goodall shares six stories from her life’s work with chimpanzees and ecological preservation in Africa that have, as their moral, the lesson that as the jungle and the chimps go, so go we all. She sees the planet’s fate in the frightened eyes of baby chimps, and African children; in the bewilderment of animals in zoos, and our human elders. These visions are shared by Dana Lyons, who intersperses the stories with solo, acoustic performances that hammer out danger, hammer out a warning. He is working in the same vein that was heard on much of his recent album, Ride the Lawn: urgent warnings to kick the bad habits that destroy each other and ourselves. Production and packaging are first rate, and of course the Jane Goodall Institute benefits.”

–Tom Petersen, Victory Review, June 2005

Dana Lyons: Worldwide Touring and Recording Artist

Singer of the worldwide smash hit COWS WITH GUNS:

  • #1 For The Year on Dr. Demento
  • #2 on Australian Country Charts
  • 10 months on Seattle’s Top 40
  • 6 months on Ireland’s Top 40


“Internationally known, Bellingham based ‘warrior troubadour’, Dana Lyons, carries on the legacy of artist/activists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.”
— Margaret Jakubcin, North Olympic Library System

“One of the finest performers I’ve ever seen.”
—Dean Evenson, Co-Founder, Soundings of the Planet

“Leader of a moo-vement…Catapulted to cult status.”
The Portland Oregonian

“Play it once and watch the phones explode.”
—Bob Rivers, Twisted Tunes, KZOK, Seattle

“A current-day Pete Seeger…”
The Bellingham Weekly

“An out-of-control Johnny Cash.”
—The Western Front, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

“Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons.”
—Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Quotes About Dana’s Performances

“Your performances, as always, were incredible: simultaneously entertaining, hilarious, and educational. I appreciate the way your music conveys important messages in a fun and lighthearted manner and I am positive that the kids will never forget your catchy songs.”

– Hans Cole, Deputy Director, Roots & Shoots USA, Jane Goodall Institute

“Whether he’s singing about prophetic RVs, revolutionary cows, or the power of wild places, Dana is a master at mixing playful humor with social and environmental activism. His voice is beautiful, his songs are funny, relevant, and thought provoking.

– Backbone Concert Series, Vashon Island

“I saw Dana perform last night to an small audience that spanned three years old to eighty-five. He absolutely captivated everyone. Small girls, chins on hands, watched without moving. Teenaged boys stopped showing off. Older women clapped their hands. Every face had a smile. When it came to the sing-alongs, even the stuffiest old guys bellowed out the words. This is fun music but with serious messages about how we live.”

– Ronald Mayo, Lopez Island, WA

“Dana’s musical talent combined with his witty lyrics and delightful presence make his performances memorable and highly enjoyable.”

– Dorle Sholz, Shorebird Festival, Homer, AK

“I was absolutely blown away by Dana….His music is such a splendid blend of rock, folk, humour, environmentalism, political critique, and more tongue-in-cheek humour!”

– Sean Lymworth, Peacezilla Productions, Vancouver, Canada

“Dana Lyons, perhaps best known for his 1996 hilarity “Cows With Guns,” is a remarkable talent….Lyons’ like hasn’t been experienced since Tom Lehrer held forth exclusively in the 60s….Lyons’ talent, his travels around the world, his deep commitment to the environment…and a highly giving manner have produced more than a major entertainer. He’s one helluva human being.”

– Bob Sanders, Whatcom Independent, Bellingham, WA