A true labor of love, this CD took Derrik over a year to record, singing and playing 95% of it himself. Other special guests include Tom "T-Bone" Wolk on bass and nylon string guitar, Nebulai on didgeridoo, Johnny Yuma and Sean McLoughlin on drums and the Mighty Simba Horns.
Derrik describes this recording as "a celebration of nature and a call to environmental action." Conceived as a concept album, it's a collection of 13 songs that share an environmental theme, recorded with full band arrangements in a variety of world music styles (reggae, afro-pop, samba, salsa, and funk). It includes some older songs from his days as leader of the well-known southern Vermont-based bands Cayenne and Spunk, plus a number of new tunes and features his passionate 5-string electric violin playing throughout. Cover art by Jill Hoy.
To order Touch The Earth by mail send $17 (includes shipping and handling) to:
Worldsoul Records, PO Box 403, Putney, VT 05346