PRESS RELEASE and RADIO ONE SHEET
THE DREAM: UNIVERSAL FORMAT; FOLK; AAA; FULL SYMPHONY; TALK SHOWS
Folksinger Michael Johnathon continues to push bound- aries with his latest album, The Dream. At a time when the world is facing great tragedy and violence, the album is being released to radio in time for the International Day of Peace on September 21st.
The title track is a song about the earth at peace. It started as a simple song, but quickly became one of the largest folk music recording events in history. The Dream features a 61-piece symphony orchestra, a band of Grammy win- ning musicians plus children’s choirs in four lan- guages: English, French, Spanish and Russian.
“As I thought about it, the universal need for Peace in this world had to sound as grand as the universe itself.”
More than just a radio release, Johnathon is providing The Dream with lesson plans to teachers and home school families, free of charge. The lesson plans are written for middle, high and college level students and designed to encourage a deep conversation about the earth, events, their life and what they see happening around them. Music is a powerful tool that often helps individuals express feelings they otherwise could not. The goal of these classroom lessons is to use music to provide students with an outlet for their emotions.
“I think we are all tired of the fighting,” says Michael from his log cabin home in Kentucky. “Recording The Dream is one of the most difficult, gut wrenching projects I ever got involved with. I hope it will create a conversation about peace at a time of such anger.”