Wyland – Blues Planet
Posted on: Monday, Nov 21, 2011
Review to follow. Sample track available for download see below.
On Nov 22nd, marine life artist Wyland will release Blues Planet, the debut album by Wyland Blues Planet Band, an all-star group of musicians that includes the legendary Taj Mahal, Rod Piazza and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s Roger Lewis. It’s Wyland’s hope that this great project will help to bring even more awareness to the importance of environmental conservation on a global level, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
· Marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s – and is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries.
· This record includes words and music by Wyland and musical performances from more than thirty of today’s pre-eminent artists, such as:
§ Blues Great Taj Mahal
§ Blues Master Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers
§ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s Roger Lewis
§ New Orleans Clarinetist Dr. Michael White
§ Hawaii’s Willie K
§ Steve Turre of NBC’s Saturday Night Live
§ Delfeayo Marsalis
· Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach – and has put millions of dollars into helping the environment
· A portion of all proceeds will benefit restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico
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