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Song of the Lakes is releasing a brand new CD and is giving Traverse City a FREE sneak peek of the music on December 11 at 8 pm at Horizon Books in Traverse City. “Paddle-to-the-Sea” will be their first CD release in 10 years and its sixth recording in total. www.SongOfTheLakes.com
The recording is available at Horizon Books, atwww.SongOfTheLakes.com, most major online music stores as well as in other local music outlets.
There will also be a CD signing event at Horizon Books on December 19 between 2-4 pm.
This musical yarn is based on the popular 20th century masterpiece book by Holling Clancy Holling (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company) of an adventurous little paddle-man who makes his winding way through the Great Lakes to the salt water sea. Inspired by this tale, the band gathered some years back to trace Paddle’s journey in song and music. It begins at the headwaters of Lake Superior, twisting and dancing along, carrying stories of people along the way in his battered little wooden canoe touching the hearts of everyone he meets with joy and wonder.
“Our band initially bonded by our mutual desire to celebrate the majesty of our precious Great Lakes,” says Michael Sullivan. “This is a project that we hope will grab the families that have read the book and those that will be inspired to do so from listening to the music. The songs are emotional, fun, funny, exciting, beautiful, and interesting. Like someone told us that listened to it,,,it’s classic Song of the Lakes.”
“This story of journey and transformation is for the young and old alike,” says Lisa Johansson. “It brings home the message that the band have brought forth since its inception some 30 years ago — the Great Lakes are precious as a spiritual, cultural, and economical resource for all of us that surrounds them.”