TITLE: Sweet Mother Earth
DATE: March 2017
LOCATION: Chalet Studios
Drums … Al Cross
Acoustic Bass … Dennis Pendrith
Mandolin … Graham Young
Fiddle … Brooke Stewart
Harmony Vocals … Jayme Lynn Reed, Bob Burrows
Lead Vocal … Bob Burrows
SONGWRITER: Bob Burrows
Recording Engineer: Justin Meli, Dave Chester
Mixing Engineer: Josh Bowman
Producer: Bob Burrows
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Mike Raines
Sweet Mother Earth was written to say something positive about environmental issues … to encourage people to do something positive for the planet in their lives.
And to suggest that something like that was indeed possible … that we could still make a difference if we put our minds to it, though I don’t know if I really believe that given our past conduct and attitude … nothing is out of the question.
Strangely in the adventure of making this song I experienced some revelations.
About the nature of reality, the nature of the universe.
Many, like myself when I started to write this song, often use the term Mother Earth metaphorically … “as if” the Earth was our mother … when in the course of writing I came to realize as many indigenous people understood, that Earth is in fact my mother, the mother who bore all life on her being with help from the Sun.
With some important assistance and essential cooperation from Father Sun.
We were joined on this recording by country singer Jayme Lynn Reed on vocals and Brooke Stewart of Port Hope ON sitting in with us on fiddle.