After a ten year wait, Canada’s Kenny Butterill released his third self-produced album “Troubadour Tales” last month. The first single is “Gaia Blues” which features special guest Donovan Leitch on harmonica.
“Gaia Blues” is a new anthem song about the perils of ignoring the warnings of Mother Earth (Gaia). “I really love this important ‘green’ song of Kenny’s dealing with such an urgent matter. It was a great to play with him” said Donovan.
Butterill added “It was humbling and a great thrill to play with Donovan“, “Since this is a siren song about such a serious, crucial issue, I had most of my album guests sing on the last verse, like a “We Are the World” choir, adding their powerful voices to the importance of the song’s message.”
With climate change in the forefront of the world’s consciousness, it is now known that Donovan wrote the first songs about saving the Earth’s ecosystem back in the early 1970s, with his song “Slow Down World (Major Problem Ahead)” being one of many. “This was another reason it was awesome to have Donovan play on this ‘Gaia Blues’ song” said Butterill. A portion of the income from the Gaia Blues song will be contributed to climate change organizations.
This past week Donovan also helped launch the largest Climate Change March in history in the USA for a Huffington Post World Wide Stream Live in New York City on September 19th. The march coincided with The Global Conference on Climate Control which took place this week at the United Nations.
Besides Donovan, Butterill’s “Troubadour Tales” album features over twenty world-class guests including Cindy Cashdollar, Redd Volkaert, Ray Bonneville, Zoe Muth, Audrey Auld, John Lee Sanders, Linda McRae, Jim Lewin, David Grier, Rob Ikes, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell and Washboard Hank.
Butterill will resume touring in Ontario Canada this Fall and then throughout 2015 in North America and Europe.
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Listen or download Gaia Blues or Kenny Butterill’s Troubadour Tales album at Airplay Direct.
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