A campaign to save an old bridge becomes a large-scale musical event, inspiring artists and revitalizing a community in the process. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share songs and offer free music downloads of selections that bring home the message, convey the fun and immortalize the spirit of Steel Bridge Songfest, Door County, WI. St. Francis would feel at home in this event that builds even deeper bridges of the heart and spirit.
You’ll want to listen to a sample of writers and artists who volunteer their time, energy and creativity with proceeds and royalties donated to the Steel Bridge Fund held by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Keep scrolling and clicking until you have heard each song.
And if you like what you hear, desire to hear more and count yourself apart of this community-in-the-making cause, click here. Or better consider showing up in person at this fun event on June 10-13, 2010. Check here for a schedule that includes over 150 musicians.
Leavin It All Behind by Todd Carey and Freedy Johnson
Build Us A Bridge by Kim Manning and Landon Capelle
The Real Deal by Tom Schriner-Schmitt
There is An Answer by James Hall
He Walked on The Water by Mo Rose
You are invited to be part of a truly unique sonic event involving the Wisconsin DOT bridge horns, the tug fleet, the Maritime Musuem’s John Purves tug, the Coast Guard and any other ships in port at 12 noon, Saturday, June 12. Read more.
Messages from the Artists
Song: Leavin It All Behind
Comments from Todd:
On May 25th, Todd will release “After the Morning After”. Produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Callait, Angel Taylor), the set showcases his triplethreat singing/songwriting/guitar playing.
Song: Build Us a Bridge
Comment about the song:
This song is about how we are all connected, everyone, and that by recognizing and honoring that connection we can rest assured that we are never alone, and that we can all grow strong, healthy, happy and holy. As Yogi Bhajan said ‘See God in all or see God not at all’.
I found a bridge
Would you meet me there?
Won’t walk alone
Your spirits in the air
Love is the common Ground
Two heartbeats make one sound
Let’s build us a bridge
and stop tearing old one’s down