Portland Native Matt Clark, the Executive Director of Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) knows a thing or two about kids and family music. After all, this is the guy that brought forth some musical love for a certain hairstyle rocked by Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto alike (a "Vulcan Haircut" - since STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is out this weekend). Now, Clark has combined his passion for music and nature into a compilation album entitled SONGS FOR JOHNSON CREEK - a benefit album by a host of Portland Kindie artists who have come together to raise money to assist in Salmon restoration for the creek. Check out the tracklisting and stream the music below. The full album is available for just $8 on Bandcamp.
Initially, proceeds from the album will support a JCWC project to install logs and boulders in-stream and excavate side channel habitat to benefit native Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout in Johnson Creek. Once the salmon habitat restoration is fully funded, album proceeds will then go toward the construction of an interpretive boardwalk next to Johnson Creek. The budget for the habitat elements of the project is $86,000 of which JCWC has raised $71,000 to date. Their goal is to raise the remaining $15,000 with this album.
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is The Rock Father™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the parent blogging landscape, Zahn is a regular contributor to Chicago Parent, serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), and has guest blogged as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
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