Dan Schatz | The Promise of the Sowing

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The Promise of the Sowing

by Dan Schatz

an album dedicated to farmers, fieldhands, and fisherfolk by the Grammy® nominated folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Promise of the Sowing
4:04 album only
2. Gone Gonna Rise Again
3:31 album only
3. Boll Weevil Holler
4:02 album only
4. Eighty Acre Farm
4:05 album only
5. Doney Gal
5:27 album only
6. Something in the Rain
4:40 album only
7. In the Old Days
4:23 album only
8. Poor Man
5:41 album only
9. Ain't No More Cane On the Brazos
3:24 album only
10. Cluck Old Hen
2:20 album only
11. Yea Ho, Little Fish
3:45 album only
12. 1800 and Froze to Death
3:40 album only
13. The Kind Land
5:02 album only
14. One Last Look Behind
4:16 album only
15. Now Is the Cool of the Day
5:22 album only


Album Notes
“There is a sweetness and an elegance to Dan Schatz’s music, a deep reverence for tradition that reminds us why we fell in love with folk music in the first place. A seasoned songwriter himself, here he’s limited his own songs in favor of paying tribute to the musical roots he knows so well; when the roots run deep, the trees stand tall. Listening to the quietly restrained instrumental and vocal skill with which he approaches each song, the unhurried grace and respect he bestows on every person about whom he sings, we are reminded that it truly is a gift to be simple. In this magnificent album, Dan Schatz passes that gift on to us.” - Si Kahn

“Frankly, I like knowing that the groundwork laid by Pete and Woody took seed and carries through generations.” - Cathy Fink

“Producing Dear Jean brought me back to the roots of the music. The Promise of the Sowing is dedicated to the people who give us our food – farmers, fieldhands, and fisherfolk – their local cultures, and the earth that sustains us all.” - Dan Schatz

Dan Schatz is a Grammy nominated folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and author. His work has been described by reviewers as “brilliant” (Autoharpoholic), “blissful and heartfelt” (PopMatters) and “magical” (Sing Out!). He has appeared on PBS and NPR and was recently listed by Indie music blog Fatea Magazine as one of the artists in “the topmost drawers of American folk music.” In addition to his solo albums, he co-produced two major compilations - Singing Through the Hard Times: a Tribute to Utah Phillips, which garnered him a Grammy® nomination in 2010, and the acclaimed 2014 release Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie.



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