This song was written by one of my favorite living songwriters, Samuel Lockridge in 2012. The haunting melody and stark poetry gripped me immediately, and I’ve been singing it ever since.
Here’s a new video featuring our dear friend Peia, shot live in the Siskiyou mountains of Oregon. Peia will be bringing her songs and stories to New York next month for Changing Tides, a fundraiser for our underwater relatives and the Salish Sea.
Big broad snowflakes drifted around us as we meandered through the woods and scrambled up a steep hill to the tiny clearing where the Wolf Kids nature school lives and breathes.
O’er the Land, O’er the Sea is a song I wrote several years ago while living in a little cabin in Southern Oregon. After many years of travels and study, I finally rooted down, creating a home for myself and finding my kin. This song was inspired by the feeling of finally coming home after a long journey, and by the beautiful way of life I witnessed in the community surrounding me.
By the candle light of a cool summer evening, a trio of singers gathered by the seaside to sing an old Irish folk tune in a sailboat anchored in the far islands of the Salish Sea.
In every corner of the world, people of all ages and backgrounds are bursting at the seams with love, frustration, hope and fear. There is an energetic pressure that is building in the hearts and minds of folks who are ready for a sweeping and fundamental shift in the way humanity exists and progresses.
The wheel turns as we reap the last of the autumn harvest. A chapter closes in this story of life-long devotion to song, and I commence communion with the muses once more. Here in a cabin in the woods, stirred only by the hum of a hummingbird, drinking at my window….at last time to steady, digest and rest.