The Manitou Stone

Hi Friends!

A big part of my music is rooted in the rock, soil, and identity of my Western Canadian home. This is why I have put words and music to many historical events and narratives that shape my identity. One of these songs is “The Manitou Stone.”

This song tells the story of this remarkable object that is now in a place of honour in the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. However, when I wrote the song, recorded it, and created the video, the Manitou Stone was still being called the “1866 Meteorite.” I am working on an update to my song given the new developments in the story of this invaluable piece of our history and identity.

The photo here shows how the Manitou Stone is on display today in its own room (still far away from its original location that you can see in my video.) Here is a link to my 2010 video release. Thanks to Gary Koliger who produced the song for me at the legendary Beta Sound Studios. Have a great day, friends. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

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