Todd Alan Band
& Engineered by Todd Alan and George Hertzel
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Heal The Earth
One World/One Voice
Ah Ho (little one)
We Can Unite
Changes Copyright 2006 Todd Alan Studios. All rights reserved
Music by Todd Alan except: Ah Ho (little one) by Holly Cagle
and Todd Alan
electric banjo, acoustic and
electric guitars, dobro, bass, percussion/drums, vocals
(Bongo Bob)drums and percussion
Vocals: Gina Kruzel,
Lyra Neff, Charlene Suggs, David Lane, Chris Packard, Sunshine Lane,
Jillian Moon, Leah Miller, Bob Smutak.
Miller: zills and dancing jingles on Today
Moon: Flute on Wisteria and Ah
Todd Alan and George Hertzel and Recorded at Todd Alan Studios
A Call for Good Changes on the Planet
thing happened in the mainstream media a few years back.
Mainstream news reporters started talking about global warming.
There were specials on environmental crisis and organic food
production. We realized that public perception was shifting and
more people were caring about life on this planet on a core
level. Inspired by this awakening, Todd felt it was
finally the time when people would be receptive to new music
reminding them that the Earth needs healing from careless,
shortsighted human activity. And how do we spread this message
without depressing everyone and paralzing their ability to act?
That's about the time the banjo spoke up.
personal response was to write music of hope and celebration:
"The electric banjo has opened up a whole new world for me.
I feel as if I've been playing it all my life. I did study
some traditional banjo styles but quickly developed my own style of
playing influenced by my 30+ year history with guitar. I felt a
deep love for the sound of the banjo. and first learned some
traditional styles of playing. But when I received my first
electric banjo, it was like being gifted a magic wand."
dedicated the instrument to the global warming cause before even
playing the first note. I knew this instrument would open up a
whole new world for me and it has. It was an incredibly magic
time discovering my newfound instrument. Many of the songs on
this new album were written on the banjo and I hope to front with it
for any future touring. The electric banjo is not a sound most
people might think it is - it takes the bright "happiness"
of the banjo and gives it a mysterious depth that is not possible on
an acoustic banjo. It's an instrument that can cross-over from
folk to rock to meditative and beyond . . . I hope you like the sound
as much as I do."
Music Today and Thoughts on Life
music has always focused on healing and love for the planet.
Earth Changes continues in this tradition while celebrating the
divine forces at work in the universe. Themes range from
reincarnation to deep-in-the-woods bonfire drumming calling us
together to create a better world. Some songs are traditional
folk/rock Todd Alan styling with interwoven vocal harmonies and
offbeat percussive primitive rhythms.
The rock banjo
stylings grace the CD with a unique progressive rock/folk/country
blended sound. More mainstream audiences can also identify with
these upbeat grooves that sing of a new way and new time for all
people. All in all, it's an album for the Earth Spirituality
community that can also be shared with a public awakening to the fact
that it's time to change the way we live.
Along with the
release of Earth Changes, Todd Alan Studios is re-releasing Carry Me
Home and Earth Magick in updated CD format. Visit
www.todd-alan.net for ordering information and MP3 samples as well as
some free full-song downloads.