On July 6, 1994, 14 firefighters were killed in a firestorm on the side of Storm King Mountain in the South Canyon Fire just west of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Storm King Sacrifice was written at the base of that mountain 4 years later.
Please visit the following links about Storm King Sacrifice:
The JavaMusiK Perspective of The South Canyon Fire
Feature story including JavaMusiK: Fallen Firefighters Strike Chord With Musicians
Editorial story featuring JavaMusiK: Former Ottumwan (Oskaloosan) commemorates Colorado tragedy
Cover story featuring JavaMusiK: Van Devender remembers fallen firefighters
"Storm King Firefighters Piano Tribute Soars Back for 10 Year Remembrance"
"Tribute To Fallen Storm King Firefighters in Colorado Released"
"Firefighter Tribute Tops Charts"
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At Melodrift Productions
At Tower Records
JavaMusiK - Piano-Based Instrumentals from Western Slope, CO
Ed lives in Portland Oregon where he teaches, performs and records. Ed has performed with Francis Firebrace-Jones, a Yorti Yorti story teller, with Australian Folk Musician and songwriter Clancey Dunn, Jawighe, Michael Stirling, Jawihge, Randy Graves, Stephen Kent, Dave Crowder and Land of the Blind.
While the didgiridu is usually seen (heard) as an instrument of choice from the Aboriginal cultures of Australia, Ed Drury seems to be at the forefront of bringing the instrument to the forefront of American culture! You only have to listen to his many collaborations with various musicians on his site to witness Ed smashing down the barriers of typical historical reference. Doing so will open your eyes and ears to a wonderful new, yet ancient, powerful dimension of sound that you just cannot get enough of!
Congratulations Ed Drury!