During the COVID lockdown we missed not only our families and friends but also our colleagues in the events business and all the musicians, singers and audio engineers in our beloved musical family. But we are so thankful to have collaborated remotely on a few pandemic-safe projects during those difficult times.
We had the privilege of arranging Woody Guthrie’s classic for today’s world. We were asked to produce (from afar) a group of musicians that represent the depth and breadth of this land. So, “from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,” in order of appearance:
Kelsee Vandervall (cello), Jose “Pepe” Jimenez (percussion), Andrea Young (violin), Nima Rezai (Chapman Stick), Rika (violin), David Hamburger (lap steel), Rob Barics (tenor sax), Vaneese Thomas (vocalist), Terangi “Te” Benioni (Hawaiian log and skin drums), Dwayne Dopsie (accordion), and featuring spoken word by Kondwani Russell.
This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Arranged & produced by Paul Guzzone
Additional orchestration by Irwin Fisch