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Take Me Home, A Sampler of American Artists for Peace

by Various Artists

Jesse Colin Young and 12 other artists perform their own peace songs in a variety of Americana /roots styles, plus award-winning "Take Me Home" video. 100% of the net proceeds support Veterans for Peace in their efforts to bring the troops home now.
Genre: Folk: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dennis McGregor - Caught in Your War
4:02 album only
2. Joe Paquin - Pray for Peace
4:03 album only
3. Country Joe McDonald - Support the Troops
3:56 album only
4. Tired Willie - War No More
2:46 album only
5. Sherry Austin - Don't Lie to Me
4:19 album only
6. Joe Craven - Setting Son
5:08 album only
7. Bob Brozman - Sans Humanité
4:35 album only
8. Keith Greeninger - Arsenal of Doves
4:02 album only
9. Jesse Colin Young - The Peace Song
4:34 album only
10. Lisa Atkinson - You Can Dance
2:01 album only
11. Scott McClatchy - A Little Irish Grace
2:54 album only
12. Jim Stringer - The Last War
3:51 album only
13. Geoffrey Rutledge - Take Me Home
5:14 album only


Album Notes

As a part of Arden's Garden Productions' ongoing efforts to wage peace, we are proud to release this compilation CD featuring tracks from 13 artists performing their own peace songs in a variety of roots styles. 100% of the net proceeds associated with this project support Veterans for Peace in their efforts to bring the troops home from Iraq now. We believe the diversity of viewpoints represented here, all expressing the need for peace, represent a true voice of people everywhere. It is our fervent hope to spread the message of peace, galvanize folks to action, and keep a steady influx of funds flowing into Veterans for Peace, all while providing you with an opportunity to hear some really great music. This is an enhanced CD - the award-winning “Take Me Home” video can be viewed on both PC and Mac. Visit cinematographer Mark Howard's website,


please visit these fine artist's websites:

Dennis McGregor –
Joe Paquin –
Country Joe McDonald –
Tired Willie -
Sherry Austin –
Joe Craven –
Bob Brozman –
Keith Greeninger –
Jesse Colin Young -
Lisa Atkinson –
Scott McClatchy -
Jim Stringer -
Geoffrey Rutledge –



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Kelsey Kehoe

Absolutely Wonderful!!
This CD has a wonderful mixture of songs from all different genres within the Americana movement and all of them demonstrate anti-war and protest-movement ideals. If only all music artists today would use their vocal powers and write songs like these that can actually make a difference if only small and can defintly get people thinking more about peace for this planet! My heart goes out to all the artists and Arden's Garden for all of their hard work in creating this wonderful treasure.


Wonderful Music on a very disturbing subject!
The video part of the CD was extremely moving. I cried the first few times that I viewed it. Many thanks to the talented artists who worked on it.


Thoughts of Peace
The songs were so varied, it is difficult to catagorize it. My favorite is Arsenal of Doves, but so many others could be my favorites.

Val Licon

Food for thought, nourishment for the soul
The music of the artists moves us to reflect on these difficult and painful events. Their energy, compassion, and concern helf to soften the hurt. It's music that is good for the soul.


Powerful songs, voices, carrying the message that is so needed....again....sadly....those of us that remember the efforts of the people that fought against the Viet Nam War...this is a reminder. The men and women fighting for peace, the Veterans, the ones that know more than any, the terrible cost of a war waged by corruption and big corporations, can hopefully gain strength from this fine effort by Arden and all involved. Superb music and message.

Ann Wagener

It really tells what is in our hearts of these brave men.
This is a great CD to listen to. Lots of Love and heart goes into each song. The variety of artist are so deverse and talented. The things I think about the various wars, these song writers put into words, & sing it so clear.


This CD represents a well-thought-out idea and good craftsmanship towards a very necessary end. As a Vietnam-era vet, I'm glad to see such artists taking a stand on the Iraq war - yet another war that lines the pockets of a tiny few, wastes valuable resources and has made no measurable contribution to improving our society and our world.

Nancie Paquin

Take Me Home
A remarkable CD. Poignant songs from talented and compassionate artists. Add this one to your collection and listen to it again and again.

Mark Whittington, San Jose Mercury News

Geoffrey Rutledge, Keith Greeninger strike deepest chord
CD showcases "peace songs" by Jesse Colin Young, Country Joe McDonald, but Geoffrey Rutledge, Keith Greeninger strike deepest chord.

by Mark Whittington,
San Jose Mercury News, March 23, 2006

I wanted to love "Take Me Home," a new CD sampler of "peace songs.'' But it was making me uncomfortable, and I couldn't figure out why.

Then, I had one of those eureka moments. I'd tricked myself into believing I'd never have to hear songs like this again. Not just the preachy protest songs, but haunting tunes like Geoffrey Rutledge's "Take Me Home'' or Keith Greeninger's "Arsenal of Doves,'' which just rip your soul apart no matter what your political stripe.

The CD was produced by KPIG deejay Arden Eaton and benefits Veterans for Peace. It's got a new version of Jesse Colin Young singing "Peace Song'' and Country Joe McDonald, who's traded his fist-to-the-head Vietnam rant "Fixin' to Die'' for the more ironic statement of "Support Our Troops.''

Personally, I find most protest songs too preachy. True, the best move you like these new ones from Greeninger and Rutledge. My all-time top five are Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On,'' Bob Dylan's "Masters of War,'' John Lennon's "Imagine,'' Edwin Starr's "War'' and the Clash's "Rock the Casbah.'' But you could make a case for Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Rage Against the Machine or Connor Oberst. What are your favorites?

Stuart Thornton, Monterey County Weekly

It's A Collection of Community Voices
Stuart Thornton,
Monterey County Weekly,
March 23, 2006.

Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven has only written a couple of songs with lyrics. The string and percussion instrument virtuoso, who recently ended a 17-year run as a member of the David Grisman Quintet ... was compelled to write ... “Setting Son,” as a contribution to {the} pro-peace compilation CD, Take Me Home.
The finished product represents a wide range of attitudes about peace and war. Dennis McGregor’s “Caught in Your War” radiates optimism over folky instrumentation, while McDonald is defiant on “Support the Troops,” which sounds a bit like a classic Neil Young number. Craven’s “Setting Son” is an eclectic percussion-heavy piece played on found items, including an old army helmet, and invented instruments like the neck of a bass guitar attached to a jeep’s gas can.
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