Under The Oaks
Seven Songs of the California Oak Woodland
These original Native American Flute compositions, performed and produced by eco-musician Jon Sherman, are a celebration of seven bird species found within the natural community of the oak woodlands of California. Though this habitat, in terms of bird richness, is among the most important in North America, it is also one of most threatened. May these songs, which include the authentic vocalizations of Red Tailed Hawk, Acorn Woodpecker, American Robin, Anna's Hummingbird, Bewick's Wren, Canyon Wren and Hermit Thrush, inspire communion with the oak woodland community and its circle of life, represented by the stone circle in the beautiful cover art by Fealing Lin. May they also inspire the peace and healing that time spent under the oaks can bring.
Composed, recorded and produced
by Jon Sherman
Percussion by Miguel Ramirez, Jon Sherman,
Sarah Thomson and Gary Lemos
cover art by Fealing Lin
The native flutes used in this
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Steffan Heydon of
"A one-of-a kind CD that will be appreciated by anyone who has
ever hiked through an oak woodland or contemplated nature
while sitting under a giant oak."
- Acorn Naturalists
"Listening to this musical connection between nature and man,
one is immediately transported to a calmness - similar to what you would feel when relaxing under an oak tree, listening to the chatter of the birds, and the rustling of the leaves. Jon Sherman is a master when it comes to capturing the essence of nature and sharing it's beauty."
Lisa D. Smith - Southwest Blend