Music is a language that transcends boundaries. In this unique collection of songs and stories, musician and activist Earle Peach shows us how we too can understand, and maybe even speak, the language of song.
Questions to the Moon guides the reader through Earle’s musical life, and describes how music drives his social activism and his deep belief that “everyone has the right to create beauty.” Each section begins with a story by the author, followed by a group of songs that elaborate on the theme.
Accordionist and activist Geoff Berner says of this collection:
Here in this book you hold the beautiful evidence of a career devoted to healing, and devoted to healing through music, most of all …. Open this book! Learn the songs! Enjoy it, and most of all take inspiration from it to make healing beauty of your own.”
140 pp; 6×9
9780920999158 (softcover), $20.
9780920999134 (pdf), $10. To order the pdf, contact the publisher.
Co-op Radio’s RedEye show interviewing Earle about his new book.
Listen to Earle and Barbara Jackson (Songtree) singing together.
Earle Peach is a musician blessed to be living on unceded land belong to the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. He sings and plays a bunch of instruments with varying degrees of skill, directs choirs, plays with musical groups, and does other things that musicians do. He also volunteers for stuff he thinks is important, grows a garden, and rides his bike when possible. .