Welcome to our newest body of work featuring 12 new Songs Around The World. All music in this series was recorded live outside with a mobile studio and features 220 musicians from 24 different countries. Take a musical journey with us and together let’s create a world where we care more about each other and find more positive solutions to the problems we all face as a human race. No matter how many things in life divide us, they are never as strong as the power of music to bring us together.
In music as in life, the things that make us different make us stronger. All the various instruments, tones, perspectives, and cultures in this recording combine to create a new version of this classic song around the world.
The idea was born a few years ago during breakfast at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. Our friend and drummer, Peter Bunetta, introduced me to Tommy Johnston of the Doobie Brothers and we talked about taking “Listen to the Music” around the world. We started the track with an acoustic guitar demo played to a click track and then added bass from Colombia, tablas and veena from India, and then headed to the Redwood Forest in Northern California to record and film Tommy Johnston live outside. We then recorded and filmed Pat Simmons and John Mcfee playing along to the track in a park in San Diego. The journey then continued throughout North and South America, Europe, The Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This final version features 30 musicians from 12 countries united through their love of music.
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Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
New Orleans, LA, United States
Chicago, IL, United States
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo