The CD is beautiful. A fresh and lovely collection of songs made sweetly exotic
by their being sung in the Haida tongue. Makes me wish I spoke Haida!
Terri-Lynn’s bold move of working with Bruce Ruddell has added an exciting new dimension to Haida songs, while maintaining their integrity. It is a pleasure to listen to, and is inspiring.
New songs in traditional Haida styles, beautifully sung and supported by world-music
sounds and textures. A great gift from the West Coast!
BILL HENDERSON OF CHILLIWACK
There is something very primal that goes deeper than the beautiful melodic chants
that Terri-Lynn soulfully commits to. ...Terri-Lynn brings the past to the present,
and Bruce Ruddell has collaborated and helped to create a “classic”, musical
bridge, from one culture to another.
Until now, I had only ever heard Haida songs sung straight up. I was wowed with this album featuring Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson’s voice sitting beautifully in a setting of percussion, piano, guitar and strings. The result is stunning. The instrumentation is perfect, always knowing its place and never overpowering Terri-Lynn’s gorgeous voice – which throughout this album is in turn playful, warm and seductive. Highly recommended.
JOHN MANN OF SPIRIT OF THE WEST