Musicians United
to
Sustain the Environment

(M.U.S.E.)

 

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M.U.S.E. is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Walkin' Jim Stoltz and Craig Wagner.  It's group of mostly professional touring musicians who are concerned about the health of our planet. Many of them draw their inspiration from the land, and feel the need to give something back toward protecting it. They've banded together to release powerful collections of music. The profits from the M.U.S.E. compilation recordings goes toward grants to small, cutting-edge conservation organizations that can get a lot done with limited amounts of funding. By supporting M.U.S.E. you are also supporting important environmental projects all across America.

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One Land, One Heart

 "One Land, One Heart" was the first CD produced my M.U.S.E.. It's a cohesive compilation album of 16 environmentally inspired tunes from a wide spectrum of nationally known soloists and groups. The albumOne_Land_One_Heart_cover_large.jpg is a diverse brew of folk, blues, jazz and haunting instrumentals.

 Craig Wagner --- Genesis
Magpie --- We Belong to the Earth
Susan Grace --- Stand Up For Love
Dakota Sid Clifford --- We Want the Whole Thing Back
Karen Goldberg --- Earth Day Song
David Elias ---- The Blue Planet
Alice Di Micele --- Chinook Blues
John McCutcheon --- Leviathan
Lydia Adams Davis --- Song of Life
Peter & Lou Berryman --- Here's to Mother Nature
Joanne Rand --- Bearing Witness
Dana Lyons --- The Tree
Joyce Rouse --- We Are One
Walkin' Jim Stoltz --- Oh, What A Life
Libby Roderick --- Low to the Ground
Paul Winter --- Antelope Dreams of Her African Cousins

"...This is probably the best various artists compilation of specifically ecologically-oriented music I've encountered......it is a real accomplishment when an album of music all about environmental themes can produce a sense of holism and hope. The aptly titled One Land , One Heart accomplishes just that, evoking the beauty of the American land, sadness at environmental destruction, but also true hope for the future, a celebration of the spirit that sings or lies latent within all of us. This music recognizes that ultimately it is not an us vs. them struggle, but a collective human journey toward wholeness that we need to undertake.... Both lyrically and musically, these selections are intelligent, genuine, rooted in real connections with the earth."   ---- From a review in Talking Leaves (Winter '99 edition) by Chris Roth

 
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Eye of the Hunter

    "Eye of the Hunter" is the second compilation CD released by M.U.S.E., a joint project with Predator Conservation Alliance. This collection celebrates wolves, mountain lions, bears, coyotes and other North American predators through 16 songs. Styles range from Folk, New Age, Jazz, Folk Rock, and Pop flowing together to weave a rich listening experience unique to this recording.
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Paul Winter -- North Fork Wolves In The Midnight Rain
Kate Bennett -- WolfSong
Jez Lowe -- The Big Fear
Casey Neill -- Pine Marten Swagger
Susan Grace -- Lone Lion Runs
Magpie -- Amarok
Paul Todd -- Where Are the Wolves
Keith Hammer -- Ursus Arctos Horribilis
Country Joe McDonald -- Coyote
Katherine Archer -- Prey
Dakota Sid Clifford -- Greenfire
Paul Todd -- Land of the Grizzly/Morrison's Jig (lyrics by Keith Hammer)
Leah Wolfsong -- We Walk With You
Larry Long -- Grizzly Bear
Walkin' Jim Stoltz -- Eye of the Hunter


 
 
 
 Songs for the Earth - A Tribute to Rachel Carson
 "Songs for the Earth - A Tribute to Rachel Carson" is the third compilation CD by M.U.S.E., a joint venture with the Rachel Carson Council . This fine collection of songs honors the life of one of America's greatest heroines, Rachel Carson . Inspiration of the modern day environmental movement, Rachel Carson inspired awareness of pesticide issues through her wonderful books and words. The cd booklet offers a compelling look at Rachel Carson, and the songs are a great celebration of her life and work.
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Pete Seeger - My Dirty Stream
Walkin' Jim Stoltz - Song for Rachel
Steve Schuch - Where Will We Go?
Kat Eggleston - Go to the Water
Bill Oliver - Queen Invicta
Tom Vincent - Ballad of the Osprey
Betty and the Baby Boomers - Back Bay
Casey Neill - Hallowed be thy Ground
Dean Stevens - Salmon River
Cindy Kallet - Roll to the River
Tom Paxton - When it's Gone, it's Gone
Magpie - Rachel
Tish Hinojosa - Something in the Rain
Gordon Bok - Herring Croon
Emma's Revolution - Silent Spring
Bob Zentz - Far Horizon
Josh White Jr. - Gentle Warrior
and the Voice of Rachel Carson
 
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