Dark Hollow 1:090:00/1:09
Rest in Peace 3:420:00/3:42
The Crossing 2:590:00/2:59
Brothers & Sisters 2:330:00/2:33
Wayward Son 3:300:00/3:30
Old Dogs 3:270:00/3:27
Fire on the Mountain 2:580:00/2:58
Wildwood Echoes 3:000:00/3:00
Roll on the Breeze 3:280:00/3:28
Three Dog Night 3:320:00/3:32
Walk With Giants 3:280:00/3:28
REST IN PEACE - official video featuring the temperate rainforests of Frankland Rivers takayna, lutruwita (Tarkine, Tasmania) and Gadigal land (Sydney CBD).
MEN FROM EARTH
Roots / Alt Country
Earth Music, Mountain Music, Dirt Music. “Rivers that sing, trees that grin, songs that ride on the wind. Men From Earth took folk to the mountain and conjured a Wildwood dream.”
Four generations of players, honest heartfelt lyric, sound and vocal harmony in the tradition of the classic string bands and artists. Whether they hail from bluegrass, folk or rock the common thread is always a deep respect and commitment to the craft of song, lyric and story. Wildwood Echoes LP, CD and Digital album are available at the online store.
"Imagine the raw power of these gritty folksongs blasting from a festival pa. Imagine the sonic gut-punch of these foot-stomping blues. Men from Earth make songs that can, should, must! – be played loud and live. No bells and whistles here, no smooth edges..." Rob Hirst - Midnight Oil
Pictured above left to right - Robert Patey-Downes, Scott Bird, Tom Beasley, Luke Wright.
Photo by Wendy McDougall
The Men From Earth project was imagined and created as a vehicle to record and realise a collection of songs which had been written and assembled over many years by singer / songwriter and founding member of Pale Riders, Scott Bird.
It was conceived as an environmental arts project by Riversong Music and was inspired by the wild places on the North West Coast of lutruwita (Tasmania).
The songs were captured live to tape by engineer/producer Andrew Beck at the legendary Alberts Studio in Sydney. The players who were assembled to record these songs were Scott Bird, Tom Beasley, Luke Wright, Robert Patey-Downes and James Gillard. The supporting imagery was created by photographer Wendy McDougall and creative director Trudi Bird. Wildwood Echoes was the last recorded album to come out of Alberts Studio 1 and the team at Riversong Music are eternally grateful to Philip Mortlock for his support and belief in the project.
Wildwood Echoes was released by MGM in 2015 and the band toured nationally in support of the release and the project was completed and disbanded in 2017. The players moved on to other musical ventures which include the Brad Cox Band and Charlie and Jenson.
Environmental Art projects are slated for release in 2024 using tracks from Wildwood Echoes and some of the music was featured on the documentary ‘Forest Defenders’ which was released in 2020.
"When you listen to this album it feels like you can hear the creek running, feel the breeze coming off the mountain, whispering through the trees. You feel like you can touch the soul of the man who sings these great songs, played by a band that really sounds like a band should, tight and in empathy with one another. To me this is an important album in a day when so much is disposable and cheap. It's the real thing folks!"
John Brewster – The Angels
REST IN PEACE a cappella - lyric video featuring the temperate rainforest of Frankland River in takayna, lutruwita.