Sacred Ground, A Tribute to Mother Earth (Silverwave Records SD942,
Producer Jim Wilson (Robbie Robertson, Walela) has joined
forces with some of the top stars of Native American music to create all new
recordings of songs that honor Mother Earth.
The album is uneven. There are edgy songs such as “Mountains Song,” “Seeking
Light,” “People of Yesterday,” and “Let Us Dance,” with tribal singing,
captivating vocals, and electronic grooves. The participants that stand out are
Mirabal, Star Nayez with
Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike, and
Shenandoah. The magic dissipates in the new agey pieces by
Bill Miller and Little Wolf Band.