Sharon Abreu Discography

 

Seeking Sanctuary is Sharon's most recent CD. It contains eleven songs: more info / purchase
Seeking Sanctuary Out of deep pain comes the search for sanctuary, where peace and healing can be found. by Sharon Abreu
Get Together A revival of a classic, and what better time than now? by Chet Powers
Wild, Wild River An ode to the untamed, within and without. by Michael Hurwicz
Calling the Salmon Home Washington State reopened a dam, allowing salmon to return to their spawning place, accompanied by an Indian man playing a flute. by Tony Ultimate
Truth These thoughts continue to help me through challenging times. by Karen Brooks
Empty Pockets The first Taoist love song.  by Michael Hurwicz
Rainbow Race Pete Seeger wrote this song in 1970. He also wrote a famous song that ends "When will they ever learn?" by Pete Seeger
One Self Ananda Mayi Ma was an Indian saint. After her death, she came to Chloe in dreams, before Chloe had any idea who she was. This is one small part of their collaboration. by Ananda Mayi Ma & Chloe Goodchild
Give Yourself to Love Kate may be gone, but her message is timeless. by Kate Wolf
Let It Begin With Me I can’t think of a better solution to the blame game and all the challenges we face. by James Lee Stanley
There’ll Come A Day This song came to Bob as a complete inspiration. We were so inspired by it that we gave it a full orchestra ala The Beatles! by Bob Killian

 

Flow Like the River is Sharon's first CD. It contains thirteen songs:

The Magic's In The Glove upbeat, positive message guitar/vocal
The Marlboro Man Is Dead humorous, light, upbeat anti-smoking message guitar/vocal
The Best Laid Plans humorous, upbeat, corporate downsizing message guitar/vocal
Coincidence romantic, positive, fairly slow piano/vocal
Dust humorous, upbeat guitar/vocal
Teach Your Children cover of Graham Nash song, easy pace, with children's chorus guitar/vocal
Hallowed Ground serious, driven, Brazilian feel, murdered jogger theme piano/vocal
Pedestrian Blues tongue-in-cheek, upbeat but relaxed feel a cappella
License To Litter humorous, upbeat, anti-litter message guitar/vocal
Music Changing slow, melancholy, poetic guitar/vocal with violin
Potential upbeat, take a chance message guitar/vocal
Danny Boy cover of traditional, slow, poignant a cappella
Let My Life Flow Like The River slow, meditative, positive message for life with environmental message
(inspired by the Hudson River)
guitar/vocal

 

Songs for the Redwoods contains seven songs:

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John Ball Remembering and honoring the wisdom of John Ball, a 14th C. priest executed for his efforts
on behalf of English working people. Ball, a priest from Kent, England, and a "social agitator," preached to rouse and encourage rebel peasants in the 1381 Peasants' Rebellion. (See http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mhill/wathistory.htm) Sydney Carter is best known for writing the lyrics to Lord of the Dance. He wrote John Ball in 1981 to commemorate the six hundredth anniversary of the Peasant's Revolt ( also called "Wat Tyler's Rebellion"). John Ball found in Wycliffe's translation of the Bible into English new hope for an egalitarian England. Some modern scholars claim that the few fragments of John Ball's verse that survive are, in fact, the first flowering of political poetry and protest song in English. He is, in a sense, the direct literary ancestor of such modern figures as Woody Guthrie, Allen Ginsberg, Ewan MacColl, and Bob Dylan. Ball was executed for his efforts in behalf of English peasants, and he has since become something of a folk hero. Victorian poet and artist William Morris wrote a story called "The Dream of John Ball" that used Ball as a focal point for Morris's own intense socialism. Another version of Sydney Carter's song may be heard on the CD Lovely in the Dances (Plant Life PLR 032), sung by John Kirkpatrick and Carter himself, recorded in 1981 (See http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/folk/records/lovelyinthedances.html)
by Sydney Carter
She Shanty A shanty of the high shes, for the healing and empowerment of women. by Sharon Abreu
Tom Littletree "Honoring our indigenous people. This was inspired by a newspaper article about a man in Hawaii, a native Hawaiian, who was arrested and referred to in a newspaper as "homeless." He objected, saying that all of Hawaii was his home. That sounded about right to me. I translated the story into territory that I know a little better." mh by Michael Hurwicz
Cuckoo Round A round from Renaissance England, - celebrating the Cuckoo bird, a sign of Spring. This is one of those songs that's easy to start singing, hard to stop. author unknown
Mary & Julia Honoring forest defenders trying to save the Redwoods. This song is about California Redwood Forest activists Redwood Mary and Julia Butterfly Hill. When Julia Butterfly Hill was living for two years in Luna, one of the ancient Redwoods she was trying to save, Redwood Mary was Julia’s feet. Mary would travel around the U.S. and beyond, giving presentations and setting up speaker phone interviews with Julia, who had a cell phone up in the tree with her. (Please read Julia’s book, “The Legacy of Luna”).
Less than 3% of the old growth Redwood Forest remains, due to unsustainable logging as the result of corporate greed and lack of political will to save this natural and national treasure, made so famous in Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land”. The unsustainable logging has also resulted in mudslides that have damaged houses. It has poisoned the soil and ground water, and further threatened already endangered species of fish, like the Coho Salmon. There are about three main logging companies responsible for this clearcutting. Among them is Mendocino Redwood Company, owned by the Fisher family, who also own The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic clothing stores. They want to cut down all the Redwoods and poison the soil with herbicides so they can then plant vineyards and make even more millions of dollars selling wine. You can help by boycotting their stores and writing them to let them know you are boycotting them. There are many disturbing aspects to this story. One is that the State of California sold off this precious State forest – public land - to the corporations. Another is that the Fisher family claimed they would log the land sustainably. They lied. They have clearcut the trees – clearcutting means taking everything. That is as far from sustainable as you can get.
by Sharon Abreu
Change in the Climate Global warming (aka global climate change). A hot rap by Sharon Abreu
Estuary Celebrating the life in estuaries, where fresh and salt water and sea life come together in a community of great diversity. by Sharon Abreu
     
 

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