"Sagewing Magic flute
and merry voices Sing of earth and sky... Four hearts beat as
family One sound fills space/time With love and life - The love
of life, celebrate your vision one world aligned and full of life...
streams of music ride forth upon the strings into the soul - all
spirits dance together - dance to remember the prime mover moves
everything moves through all - through the music, mind and matter
to vibrate with your wings".
-Dale Wayne Jackson 7/16/94
sings about life, love, and nature. Sagewing includes the talents
of Harpist/Vocalist Bobbie Jo Curley, Flautist Suzanne Teng, and
Cellist Harry Gilbert. All four members were trained on a diet
of classical music, as they learned their unique instrument, and
yet are versatile in the pop, folk, and contemporary fields of
music. The genesis of the band centered around concerts for advancing
awareness and respecting and harmonizing with nature.
Sagewing was selected to Celebrate the 1992
Earthwalk at Universal Studios, kicking off a walk by 5,000 people
with a performance of their rendition of 'Earth Day Every Day'.
On the Earthday Creation CD, Sagewing was produced by Nils Jiptner,
Dave Hart, Roger Curley and live recordings by Brian May, who
often hosted the band on his radio show 'Malibu Folk'. Nature
sounds connect the pieces into a journey.... Sagewing has opened
for Iron Butterfly at a benefit Performance at L.A.'s The Roxy,
and performed at the Hollywood Bowl Arts Fair, at numerous Expos
and Earthday Fairs, McCabes, Concerts for the National Park Service,
The Annual Wildflower Show in Malibu, numerous coffee houses,
Posada, Topanga Days, The Amazon, and concerts in many outdoor
parks and wilderness areas, as well as other venues, television
and radio shows in Los Angeles. Through their songs and music,
Sagewing has inspired many people to feel more connected to each
other and to the messages of nature.
The timeless ancient presence of forests is
a gift that through silence and deep meditation can be accessed.
Sagewing is a band that has come to learn, that now is the time
to reestablish the natural link with nature. More specifically:
Feel, in our own lives as humans, the guidance of mother earth.
The music is inspired by this knowledge. The ideology declares
that love is the highest order and it brings us into connection
with ourselves and the earth. The music speaks of an energy that
lies within each one of us. The energy moves us forward just as
a tree grows with grace, beauty, patience, self worth and joy.
When the energy is undisturbed, its flow allows the ways of nature
to thrive. When this happens the rare and endangered species will
again populate the forests and the oceans and skies will become
By planting gardens and growing our own vegetables.
Finding new streams and new water supplies.
Moving toward solar energy and recycling.
By replacing the asphalt and concrete in our
school yards with grass fields, trees and plants.
Learning the language of music and art.
In doing so, we will become less dependent
upon the products that harm our environment and more receptive
to the voice of earth. Only until this happens, will we again
live in peace with nature and with each other.