Mike Aiken – “Save The Whales” | RedCowHills

Mike Aiken “Save The Whales” off the Captains & Cowboys CD. April 22, 2013 on Northwind Records. Produced by Dan Baird, Ben Strano, Mike Aiken. Video produced/directed by Andrew Piland, Hawksilver Productions. To buy or find out more visit: http://MikeAikenMusic.com

I’ve always loved this Country Joe McDonald tune and I was blown away by Tammy Rogers’ (Steel Drivers) skill as she introduced the new genre of “hippy, gypsy, chantey” fiddle playing — (as coined by producer Dan Baird). Mike Grando laid down a smokin’ groove and the band just rocked.

When you spend time sailing in whaling waters like New England, Nova Scotia and the Azores, you can’t help but appreciate the majesty of these gentle giants. This song captures a subtle mix of the romance of the sea and the reality of modern day slaughter.

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