As you probably know, the Columbia River Gorge has been ablaze for nearly a month, and all we can do is pray for more rain to come. As a native Oregonian who has hiked in the Columbia River Gorge for most of her life, I feel shattered at the destruction of so many of my favorite areas, including Eagle Creek. It feels as if I have lost a close friend.
When a teenager allegedly set fire to the Gorge in early September, I struggled to contain my emotions. Instead, I harnessed them and wrote and recorded EAGLE CREEK ELEGY.
We hope you'll take a moment to listen/watch and share this important message about environmental stewardship.
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In other news, I'm excited to be working on a new album, which will mark a departure from my kindie (indie kids' music) roots. Album No. 2 will be geared toward grown ups, and I can hardly wait to share the new songs I've written with the world! One of my favorites was inspired by a tiny ghost town in eastern Oregon. Picture rusty old cars sitting still for 100 years and a pioneer cemetery. It's a lonely, lovely place.
Once I'm back in the recording studio, I'll turn to Kickstarter and reach out to my wonderful supporters to help make No. 2 a reality. In the meantime you can support my music by purchasing my children's CD, Goldfish Don't Eat Pizza. It's available on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. My music can be streamed on Spotify as well. Goldfish Don't Eat Pizza is also available to check out through Multnomah County Library. You can put it on reserve here: library catalogue.
Thank you for supporting independent music!
Anna Antonia Giedwoyn