About Watercourse Media:
About Us Watercourse Media is in part a re-issue label for some of the best titles from Rising Sun Records, a pioneering record company established in 1980. Rising Sun’s first album, entitled Breathe, went on to sell over 60,000 copies, with international distribution and airplay on hundreds of radio stations around the country. It was among the first New Age albums on in-flight programming. Watercourse Media also features newer solo albums by Sky Canyon, Marc Allen and Robert Powell. We hope you enjoy the music!
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SKY CANYON has been a musician since he was eight years old, and is a recognized talent on vibraphone, drums, and percussion. He has been a recording artist, composer and producer for over 40 years in jazz, rock, country, orchestral and ambient/world music. He is co-artist and composer on Breathe, Petals, and Summer Suite, plus one solo album, Immersion. Sky was President and Publisher of New World Library from 1979-85, building the company from a startup to international success and recognition with a number of best selling titles, including Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization. In 1980 he started and was President of Rising Sun Records, growing it to international distribution and licensing in just a few years. Sky is also a business coach to entrepreneurs, small companies and creative artists, with a focus on management, startups, financial and strategic planning, marketing, product development and publishing. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife of 32 years.
ABOUT OUR ARTISTS/FOUNDERS:
MARC ALLEN has had a multi-faceted career. He studied music as a child, and began composing at age 16. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota in 1968, with a degree in Theatre Arts and English Literature. He worked as an actor and composer, then spent most of his twenties studying yoga, Eastern philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism. In 1977, he co-founded New World Library with Shakti Gawain. Since 1986, he has guided the company as President and Publisher, producing best sellers including Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. He has written several books, including Visionary Business: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Success and A Visionary Life. He is a co-artist and composer on Breathe and Petals, plus three solo albums, Quiet Moments, Awakening, and Solo Flight. He lives in Novato, California, with his wife and two children.
ROBERT POWELL plays a variety of stringed instruments and is known internationally for his distinctive approach to the pedal steel guitar. As a musician, songwriter and producer Robert has worked with many diverse artists from around the world as well as having composed soundtracks for film, television and multi-media. His past projects include work with Ustad Salamat Ali Kahn, Sachiko, and Titos Sompa. Through his work with Amnesty International he has produced and recorded with many artists including Peter Gabriel, John Lee Hooker and Jackson Browne. Robert currently performs with a variety of San Francisco based bands and produces artists in his home recording studio. He lives in Fairfax, California with his wife.
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