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Earth Harmony’s Music — Eclectic Folk

Earth Harmony performs a mix of contemporary and traditional folk styles as well as original tunes that include such themes as social justice, peace-making, finding one’s place in the world, the joys [and challenges] of parenting, the lighter side of aging, exploring life’s spiritual connections and finding humor in everyday life.

For example, listen to these original tunes: Sandcastles, Orphan Train and Henry Berg. Or check out I Will Feed Your Sheep and The Peaceable City. We also have folk songs galore for little folks and their families. Listen here to Colonel Kernel and Lipid Blues.

Over the past 10 years, Earth Harmony has indeed been on A Joy of a Journey. In this demo set of recordings, we wanted to share a few of the songs that have carried us through those years – some are recorded live, some are homemade, some have been professionally mastered. During our time together, these songs have been interpreted, arranged and performed – sometimes celebrated – by various iterations of this eclectic folk group.All songs were written by Christina Nordstrom.

Click here to hear the A Joy of a Journey songs. We hope you enjoy them – please feel free to share them!

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Meet Earth Harmony — Eclectic Folks

Guitarist, lead singer and songwriter, Christina Nordstrom, is a self-taught folk musician with a talent for creating and performing original contemporary folk songs that speak to life’s lessons learned—or yet-to-be learned. A health educator by day, she has also crafted songs that promote a variety of health and wellness topics for children and families.

Ric Bailey brings a wealth of musical knowledge and experience to the group, providing back-up vocals and helping to develop the musical arrangements. He plays the 12-string guitar, 5-string banjo and a wide variety of percussion instruments. He is often seen Sunday afternoons at Brewer’s Fountain on the Boston Common providing music for Common Cathedral, an out-door worship service supported by Ecclesia Ministries for people who are “unhoused.”

Michelle Glidden brings a special talent for arranging and singing beautiful harmonies for the group’s original tunes and covers. She also plays guitar and a variety of rhythm instruments. And for Michelle, music is not just an avocation; by day she is a music therapist working with special needs infants and toddlers and their families.

Ted Mello on upright bass has been a member of several popular New England-based traditional roots and bluegrass bands. He has played several festival tours with “Shady Creek,” and also performs with other local bands. A seasoned performer, Ted also provides back-up vocals and helps craft the group’s musical arrangements.

Earth Harmony - Special Programs

In addition to performing in a variety of venues and events, original special topic programs include:
  • Promises for Yesterday and Today is a program that translates the “good news” into song to make the familiar stories and themes of the Christian tradition easily accessible to present-day audiences. Designed as a worship service, Promises of Yesterday and Today can also be effective as part of a special fellowship event or church gathering. The program incorporates the scriptures that have inspired the songs together with prayers and suggested readings to be offered both by clergy and church laity. Promises of Yesterday and Today may be tailored to focus on a certain theme, such as “peace-making,” “forgiveness,” “thanks-giving” or “social justice.”

  • Kids’ Songs a la carte is a special musical health education program that teaches health and safety information—songs about eating more healthfully, being more active, making good choices, washing hands to stay healthy, diversity, living peacefully in the world, and even the “Heimlich” Maneuver!

  • 7 Messages for [parents to share with] Children is an innovative and entertaining approach to introducing parents, grandparents and other caregivers to simple, successful techniques they can use to help children develop self-confidence and resiliency – and have some fun in the process!

  • The Things that Make for Peace is a presentation designed to be offered as a special children’s message during a worship service. It can also be used in a youth program and by families to inspire discussion on what it means to be a peacemaker. Using a scripted dialogue together with an engaging presentation that includes a song that illustrates the lesson, this program provides ideas about what “the things that make for peace” might be. It is intended to encourage children and families to answer the question, “What can we do in our homes and in our family, at school, in our places of work or in the community to be peacemakers?

Earth Harmony has performed for:

Greater Boston Area churches including worship services and “Rally Day” events

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs of South Shore Community Action Council
Marshfield and Duxbury Public Schools

UCC Pilgrim Association’s Annual Mission Rallies

Friendship Home “Follies” and Friendship Club

South Shore Natural Science Center’s Corn Festival

The Marshfield Fair Edaville Rail Road

Holly Hills Organic Farm Whole Foods     Market’s Children’s Day Events

“America’s Home Town Celebration" at the Plymouth Waterfront

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Women’s Health Program

Local Area Coffee Houses     Cranberry Hospice “Festival of Trees”

AHEC Community Partners Diversity Trainings     Fall River Council on Aging

Society for Professional Health Educators

Jordan Hospital Cardiac Care Program,     Family Education Program

Fundraising Events for Human Service Organizations

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