Oceans Are TalkingSpring 2011 Music
The Ocean Foundation has created a CD and concert series to raise awareness of critical issues surrounding the health of the world's oceans. Collaborator and singer/songwriter, Sam Lardner is folksy, fun, skilled, and approachable as he encourages listeners to take a positive action to protect the planet's precious resources and inhabitants.
The lyrics are sculpted to teach, not preach; each song's musical style is an authentic complement as the pacing changes beautifully to address a range of topics - cleverly slowing down to request boats go slowly in manatee playgrounds, a bouncy beat croons about contaminated clams, an island beat rejoices about the benefits of recycling, hip hop highlights swim with schools of James Taylor, Elvis Costello and more. The message and the melodies improve with each listening.