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100% of profits from digital downloads of "Dirty Oil" via iTunes will benefit National Wildlife Federation® efforts to help Gulf wildlife, waters, and communities recover from the BP oil spill disaster.
 



Blues Planet - Wyland Blues Planet Band



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Recorded in May 2011 in New Orleans at the famed Piety Street Recording following the one-year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster, Blues Planet I, II, and III explores a new genre of “Global Blues” that spotlights environmental artist Wyland’s passion for conservation through the blues sounds of Memphis, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Delta.
 



Blues Planet II - Wyland Blues Planet Band


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  • This was an eclectic group of people who felt the sudden impact of the Gulf spill needed to be heard or dead.

    - Willie K

  • To put something together with Wyland, who is doing fabulous work for our environment, with inspired musicians was a unique experience.

    - Taj Mahal

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Announcing Blues Planet

A Collection of Global Blues Music for Our Environment

Recorded in May 2011 in New Orleans at the famed Piety Street Recording following the one-year the anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster, Blues Planet explores a new genre of “Global Blues” that spotlights environmental artist Wyland’s passion for conservation through the blues sounds of Memphis, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Delta.

100% of profits from digital downloads of "Dirty Oil" via iTunes will benefit National Wildlife Federation® efforts to help Gulf wildlife, waters, and communities recover from the BP oil spill disaster.

 

All editions of the three-volume CD set are now available at wylandstore.com!  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

Plus, liner notes, biographies, extended interviews, and latest news

 

The Story

The Mississippi River Delta is home to one of the most diverse and abundant ecosystems in the world and a thriving culture spanning generations. The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill disaster impacted the lives of thousands of people and the ecological balance of the region. See first hand the impact and stories from the region — and artist Wyland’s efforts to interpret the disaster and its aftermath through this powerful assemblage of song and story.

A chronology of the Gulf Oil Spill disaster:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill

The latest:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bp-oil-spill

Blues Planet Review from Jazziz Magazine, Summer 2012

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Wyland Records was founded by marine life artist Wyland to inspire conservation through music. The label builds on the Wyland tradition of using the arts to encourage people from all walks of life to make a difference.

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