Sara Thomsen | Fertile Ground

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Fertile Ground

by Sara Thomsen

Uplifting, inspiring, honest and breathtaking folk that will take you back to the revival of the 60's and 70's and remind you how powerful folk can be.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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1. Darkness Cover Me
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2. Dry Weary Land
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3. Oh You Dance
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4. Is It For Freedom?
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5. Propriety
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6. What Brings You Here?
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7. Knock On The Door
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8. Come Be In My Heart
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9. The North Wind Doth Blow
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10. Little One
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11. Hearts and Hands
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12. Oh Spirit Guide Me
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13. May the Gentle Rain
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14. Bright Morning Star Arisin'
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Note: Sara Thomsen's song "Is It For Freedom" is also on her more recent CD "Somewhere to Begin," an album of songs for justice and social change.

Sara Thomsen is a singer, songwriter with a soulful voice, thoughtful lyrics and heartfelt melodies. Her music has grown organically from a life lived close to the earth and to the community around her. Her performance style is easygoing, full of humor and depth, welcoming the audiences full engagement. Sara's music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener.

Sara has produced five recordings of her original music: Somewhere to Begin (2014), Everything Changes (2008), By Breath (2003), Fertile Ground (1999) and Arise (1995). She is the winner of the Minnesota Folk Festival's New Folk Songwriting Contest for her songs "Irene Marguerite" and "Keepin' The Peace," off her By Breath recording. Sara's song "Is it for Freedom," on Somewhere to Begin and Fertile Ground, brought her a top ten finalist award in the national "Bringing Music to Life Contest" created by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) and the Public Domain Foundation to recognize songs of sociopolitical concern. It has since been published in Sing Out! magazine and aired nationally on Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now" program.

Sara grew up with a family that loved to sing. From listening to lullabies to singing in choirs, her life has been filled with music. In addition to her solo work, Sara has been involved with multimedia performances with other artists including dancers, poets, painters, and other musicians. She is the founder and director of the Echoes of Peace Choir, a non-audition community choir in Duluth, MN and the artistic director of Three Altos.

Sara is a staunch supporter of struggles for human dignity and ecological sustainability. Slowing down enough to see and hear the vibrant wonder of the commonplace is her work and play. All this can be felt in her music. Whether it is a song welcoming a newborn, protesting a policy, depicting night falling or describing a loved one, her music is alive and pulsing.

"Thomsen remains one of Northern Minnesota's best kept secrets."
The Reader, Duluth

"Thomsen is known for her sumptuous vocals and elegant folk style as well as her activism."
The RipSaw News, Duluth

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Robert

Wonderfull
Very heartfelt soothing music that is performed with sincere motive and skill.
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James Nguyen

A hidden treasure
Sara's gentle voice carries a powerful message, in which substance fills the void our society is suffering from today. It's a voice that can melt your heart and solidify your spirit at the same time. Sara is indeed a hidden diamond in the world filled of rusts. Sara reminds me of the legendary and great artist Joan Baez. At least they share the same disire for peace, human dignity, and everything that separate us from machines.
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Suraj Vijayan

outstanding!
Really great meaningful, thought provoking songs. Sara's voice is sheer magic..
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Ekkehard Schaffner

Outstanding CD
Apart from the beautiful compilation:"Is it for freedom"should become the battle hymn for all those fighting for humanity,dignity and basic rights.That an American is presenting this message with beautifully interwoven lyrics and music,is reason for hope in a world where so much evil is spread by...America.-Thanks,and hats off to you,Sara Thomsen!
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jane

I love this CD . . .
I love this CD, and can't get enough of Is It Freedom and Little One. This is the kind of music that gets better and better the more you listen.
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Karen Salsbery


This is an excellent CD from start to finish!
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Dorrit Thomsen


Having heard "Is it for freedom" many times on "Democracy Now," I decided to buy the CD. I was delighted by how exceptional each song is. In fact, I now play it where I work - at a health food store - and many customers ask who's singing because they want to get a copy, too.
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Dorrit Thomsen

....Exceptional!
Having heard "Is it for freedom" many times on "Democracy Now," I decided to buy the CD. I was delighted by how exceptional each song is. In fact, I now play it where I work - at a health food store - and many customers ask who's singing because they want to get a copy, too.
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Bewildered


A wonderful album of gentle spirit. "Is it for Freedom?" is a song that every person who thinks of themself as a U.S. citizen should hear. It is beauty and truth, and it breaks my heart that so many have forgotten how to care.
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Bewildered


A wonderful album of gentle spirit. "Is it for Freedom?" is a song that every person who thinks of themself as a U.S. citizen should hear. It is beauty and truth, and it breaks my heart that so many have forgotten how to care.
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