Ask the Planet features the joyful voices of the Missoula Coyote Choir, under the direction of songwriter Amy Martin and with support from an impressive list of guest artists including folk music greats Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Erin McKeown, Laura Love, Bill Harley, and Bill Sims, Jr. All songs written by Amy Martin.
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Awards and Recognition
- Creative Child Magazine – Preferred Choice Award
- Selected by a panel of over 100 moms and educators.
- 2009 iParenting Media Best Product Award
- 2009 Parents’ Choice Award
“Ask the Planet is such a beautiful, beautiful thing. Amy Martin’s song writing and her direction of the children’s choir, and children soloists… so moving and inspiring! My favorite album of the year.” ~ Neil Harvey, host and senior producer, Bioneers Radio Show
Ask the Planet is a great educational tool in both formal and non-formal educational settings. Teaching guides are available for each of the original songs; there are Spanish translations for three of them. *Download the Teaching Guides from the AskNature website.*
Lyrics & music © 2007 Amy Martin
℗ 2009 The Biomimicry Institute
Executive Producer: Bryony Schwan & The Biomimicry Institute
Produced by: Allison Miller & Amy Martin
Project Coordination: Cindy Gilbert
All songs written by: Amy Martin
Recording engineer: Michael Bongiorno
Assistant engineer: Jon Miller
Mixed by: Todd Sickafoose at Earycanal
Mastered by: Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Illustrations: Emily Harrington
The Missoula Coyote Choir
The Missoula Coyote Choir is a children’s music ensemble founded by Amy Martin in the summer of 2007. Ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old, the group strives to raise ecological awareness and build community through music. Members appearing on this album are: Winnie Lohof, Rosie Cerquone, Riley Slayden, Pema Baldwin, Megan Cady, Lance Fisher, Kessa Juda-Nelson, Katy Clay, Katie Reagan, Katie Kendall, Josh Hoskinson, Grace Slayden, Dylan Yonce, Cameron Kia Weix, Caleb Anderson, Ari Aagaard-Shively, Abby Krebsbach.
Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Erin McKeown, Laura Love, Bill Harley, and Bill Sims, Jr.