Bart Koehler, director of the Southeast Alaska
Conservation Council and a co-founder of Earth First!, always took
time out from fighting for environmental issues to sing about them.
Now he and his Coyote Angels band have released a CD featuring
songs about the wild life of the West. Some, dedicated to green
greats such as Aldo Leopold, Edward Abbey and John Muir, tackle
hunters who machine-gun wolves from airplanes in Alaska, the
tensions between ranchers and environmentalists in Wyoming and our
near-extinction of buffalo on the Plains. But the album also
includes lighthearted and funny tunes, as well as songs like Soul
of Yellowstone and Roll on Tuolumne that simply celebrate beautiful
places in the West. Wyoming writer Chip Rawlins plays the lead
guitar, Koehler wrote most every song and everybody howls. Contact
Bart Koehler to buy a CD or tape at Coyote Raven Music, P.O. Box
21106, Juneau, AK 99802 (907/780-4964).