Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Song About the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

I’m now aware of a trio of songs that pay homage to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. The latest to come to my attention is by The Moss Piglets, which has been described as "the funkiest old time/bluegrass band in Minnesota." Here is their tribute to this "creature long shrouded in lore:"

Now, I may be all wet, but the lead singer sure seems to bear an uncanny resemblance to David Sibley, while the bass player could well be Kenn Kaufman in disguise. But that's just my impression. Others may disagree.

Just for the record, the other two songs are The Lord God Bird by Sufjan Stevens, and Woodpecker Jam by Susan Krebs and the Soaring Sextet.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, John. There's certainly more of the story in The Moss Piglets' tribute, but the ethereal wistfulness of the original NPR recording of "The Lord God Bird" never fails to choke me up (even though most of the lyrics make very little sense).

April 14, 2009 3:30 PM  
Blogger Bobby said...

There is another song by Curt Carter, called the Ghost Bird. it is great! you can contact him @ landforlearning.com.

April 16, 2009 10:57 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thanks, Norma. I'll check it out.

April 16, 2009 3:34 PM  

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