The true author of these songs is the Great Spirit/Holy Ghost. These songs existed before they were sung or even written down. Though I hold the copyright, the true author is not visible, but present everywhere. In some cases, the spirits of those who have passed out of this world, at least from what we can see, may have helped to fashion the songs. Some original American cultures believed that the ghost of our ancestors and the so-called "dead" are all around us, watching and intervening in our spirits during our time in this dimension. -James K. Baker
Where is the money from sales going?
Sacred Springs River Home album was recorded from February to May of 2018. Profits from the sale of the album was then offered to the San Marcos River Foundation (SMRF), and the board voted to accept any profits and the provide non-monetary support in the way of publicity. The Riverheads are grateful for the non-financial support and encouragement of the San Marcos River Foundation which, together with the Texas State University Meadows Center, has been instrumental in maintaining the health of the San Marcos River for decades. Recently the SMRF has been active in land acquisition and easements in the sensitive areas above the springs. Because of the cost of land transfers, the SMRF is currently in debt and is in need of funds. This album is a fund-raiser to help partially retire those debts.
The "pipeline songs" are fund-raisers for the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association legal fund to move the Kinder Morgan Permian Pipeline and all proceeds from sales will be donated to this fund.
What are other goals of this project?
Other goals of this project are to raise awareness among the general public that the beautiful, clear water springs and rivers that we have in the Central Texas region are not there only because God put them there. People and organizations work very hard to clean them, maintain them, and protect them from being abused and destroyed, either from lack of attention, greed, or as an unintended consequence of growth. With the pressures of tremendous growth in Central Texas it takes tremendous work and gracious gifts by others to keep this little bit of Eden from becoming yet another shopping experience. There is a large group of people who appreciate the diversity of wild life in the river, even this urban river, and who do not want it turned into a small replica of the San Antonio River, which we regard as a "dead river". We don't want our river and springs to be killed by economic pressures and disregard for Sister Nature.
What is the San Marco River Foundation?
The San Marcos River Foundation and the Wimberley Watershed Association are a few of many groups in Central Texas who organize to basically keep our planet and sister Nature from being destroyed.
Our This is the debut album for The Riverheads. We are optimistic that people will respond and buy both digital downloads and hard copy CD's of the music. If we can sell enough to show there is an interest, then James Baker's wife may let him do another record (we hope!)
I am work for the press/media. How do I get get the password to the "For the media" page?
You can call 512-353-8658 (office) and leave a message that you are a journalist representing the media. Or you can call Diana Baker at 504-782-8455. She is a former journalist and speaks your language.