Canadian blues matriarch Dalannah takes an optimistic, introspective, and encouraging Look Ahead with her new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of the land’ to ensure we walk consciously and conscientiously in regard to Mother Earth and all living things,” Dalannah says. “The current climate in regards to Mother Earth is a sign that we must be aware of the damage we are causing; waters are receding and flooding, ancient icebergs are melting. We have entered a crucial time in our relationship to Mother Earth, and it is our responsibility to be active in ‘changing the tide.’ We cannot be idle in our daily practices. I encourage everyone to act with consideration and be an example of the positive and good way to respect the environment and all living things. We must carry the torch of respect for Mother Earth. As Chief Dan George says, ‘We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.’ ”
The song is the latest to come from her fifth and most recent studio album Looking Back. “I am very fortunate at this time in life as I usually get a message from spirit that it is time to do a CD,” Dalannah shares. “All my albums have come from a waking moment where something comes through me … There has always been an underlying theme for my recordings. For Looking Back, I woke up one morning and knew I still had something to say musically at this crucial time. The more I thought about it, I knew that it was — and is — the undeniable fact that we need to take a good look at how we walk on Mother Earth … A good look at how we ‘be.’ ”
Born of African-Canadian and Cherokee heritage, Dalannah Gail Bowen’s indisputable prowess as a prolific singer, songwriter, actress, playwright, storyteller, event producer, social activist, International Memphis Blues Awards semi-finalist and Blues Hall of Fame Master Blues Artist has secured her standing as a fixture of the blues, rock and soul music-making scene for over 40 years. An in-demand vocalist, she has performed alongside or opened for the likes of Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, The Monkees and The Guess Who during her time with all-female group The Feminine Touch.