Putnam County Environmental Council, Inc. released River Roads, a unique collection of original songs about the past, present, and future of Florida’s waterways.
“Fifteen Florida voices each presenting their perspective on Florida’s rivers and lakes make this a very special compilation,” says Karen Ahlers, project coordinator. The album includes many of the state’s best known and loved folk musicians.
Many of the seventeen songs on River Roads have won statewide awards and several have never before been recorded and are not available anywhere else. This distinctive collection of original music was graciously donated by Florida singer/songwriters to support PCEC’s work to protect the fragile water resources we all share. This benefit CD was made possible by the generosity of Eclipse Recording Studio in St. Augustine.
“Some humorous, some profound, the songs on this album evoke the deepest sense of connection to the earth and our inescapable reliance on water, our most precious resource,” says Joyce King, board member of Audubon of Florida and president of Santa Fe Audubon Society.
WUFT won a Murrow Award for its Audio News Documentary Environmental Education Through Song, a program about PCEC's River Roads CD. To listen to the program go to: http://www.wuft.org/news/2011/12/23/river-cd-aims-to-educate-public-about-history-and-plight-of-florida-waterways/.
Bob Patterson / Lullaby of the Rivers
Frank Thomas / Swamp Critters
Dale Crider / Apalachicola Doin’ Time
Whitey Markle / Poor Ole Ocklawaha (Whitey Markle and the Swamprooters)
Paul Garfinkel / Well Runs Dry Elisabeth Williamson / Land of Flowers (Gatorbone Trio)
Al Scortino / River Road and Human Hands (Ashley Gang)
Bobby Hicks / Suwannee Flows Deep in Our Hearts
Janet Rucker / More Water (Patchwork) Al Poindexter / St. Johns River Houseboat
Bert Hodge / Rodman Dam (Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards)
Sam Wimberly / On the Banks of the Old St. Johns (with Reed Franklin)
Chuck Hardwicke / All Aboard and Ocklawaha Mist (Chuck Hardwicke & the Hartline)
Billy Odom / Save the St. Johns
Amy Carol Webb / Rivers Roll On