Land of the Columbine
'I've played the CD over and over since I got it. Gave the 2nd CD that I ordered to a friend, and he says it's the best CD in his entire collection. Some songs move me so much that I get tears in my eyes every single time I hear them. The songs are beautiful in so many aspects--the melodies, lyrics, harmonies, instruments, everything is just right. Y'all have such a gift, and your music has been very calming to me in this period of huge transitions in my life. Thank you so much.' 'I received your CD Land of the Columbine and I find myself playing it over and over. I am ordering another copy for one of my friends. Your music is so peaceful and I like to listen to it before I start my bible study. It makes me feel close to God. My sister and I take a trip once a year to Wyoming just the two of us and this music reminds me of how beautiful the mountains are and how majestic God is. He has blessed with your music' Land of the Columbine Review in March 2005 Issue of Cowboys and Indians Magazine: "When I came to the Colorado High Country in 1989, I had no idea what a profound effect that landscape would have on my life and my songwriting," says Michael Moon. "The songs on Land of the Columbine are largely inspired by our lives in that beautiful place." Moon met his wife and singing partner, Dawn, while they had summer jobs at a guest ranch in Colorado, and they've spent the last decade working, raising their family and performing in the region. Life on the ranch - Michael currently works on the 60,000-acre Matador Ranch in Northern Montana - has given the pair an intimate connection with the cowboys and wide open spaces and changes of the seasons that they sing about. Michael wrote all but two of the songs on the album, from the title track ("Aspen grove a half a mile wide, slip on your boots let's go for a ride. When the leaves start to turn it can come any time, high in the land of the columbine.") to the final "Horse Sweat and Saddle Leather" ("But nobody's makin' me stay here, I'm living' the life that I please. You can see it in the eyes of those with whom I ride, we don't settle for just dreamin' dreams.") Fans of Moon's Live at the Murphy-Larson Place will feel right at home in Land of the Columbine. Ben Minton Visit The Moon's on their website for more information about their music and their lives. They'd love to hear from you.