concerts are done for this year, with writing and recording in the works. Meanwhile, John has an exciting new record just being released.
"Save the Monarch" is a new song performed as a duet with Dar Williams and John Hall. Recorded at Millbrook Sound, with Peter O'Brien on drums and Scott Petito on bass, this stately tune unfolds into a gorgeous bridge featuring Dar's expressive, emotional voice. John and Dar have never recorded together before, and their alternating lines and harmonies show how they listen to each other and phrase together.
When John called Dar to ask if she would sing on this tune, she had just finished doing a workshop on saving the honeybees. These are two performers who have long been involved in environmental activity, in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
For the rest of 2014, 100% of the artist royalties from downloads or CD sales will be donated to the Natural Resources Defense Fund. Starting January 1, 2015, 50% of artist royalties will continue being to donated to NRDC, with the other 50% going to other environmental organizations.
The song will be available soon on Amazon also.
John Hall and Dar Williams are not officially associated with NRDC, their programs or projects. However, they do encourage you to visit the NRDC website and support their important and effective work.