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Dana’s New Music Video: Salmon Come Home

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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/

Dana’s New Album: The Great Salish Sea

The Great Salish Sea Album Cover

Dana’s New Album: The Great Salish Sea

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.

A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger & Dana

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.