For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2016
What does a military service dog, a record company, a psychic medium and a spirit have in common? . . . . a dog story like you’ve never heard before.
The Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s new musical project “WAR DOG” is a collaboration between a United States Marine War dog named Sirius, musicians Skip Haynes and Dana Walden, psychic medium and animal communicator Vincent Genna and the spirit of Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley.
The Laurel Canyon Animal Company is the only record label in the world that creates music exclusively about, for and with animals. They are also the only label that employs the services of psychics to involve animals directly in the creative musical process.
Haynes and Walden choose a particular animal or species they would like to work with and then choose an animal communicator they think would fit that project. They ask the communicator “read” the animal and based on the “read”, write and produce the songs. When they heard Sirius’ story, they knew they wanted to be a part of it. They contacted Tammie and the project began.
WAR DOG (their 10th project) has an added dimension in that the spirit of Sirius’ handler Joshua, and his mother Tammie are an intricate part of this musical equation.
The goals of the WAR DOG project are:
1. To help fund American Goldstar Mothers, Inc, the organization that has been providing support for the mothers of fallen soldiers since 1928 and the United States War Dogs Association, the preeminent organization providing aid and resources for active duty and decommissioned war dogs and their handlers and families. The Laurel Canyon Animal Company donates 50% of the net profits of WAR DOG to both organizations.
2. To bring their stories and and the story of war dogs and the people around them to as large a portion of the general public as possible through public interest in the unique story of how this music is created and and who it is created with.
The WAR DOG project has resulted in a trilogy of three intertwining songs.
My Name Is Duke
Based on the fact Sirius (related through Vincent Genna) does NOT like his name – he wants to be called “Duke”.
I’m a Dog of War
This is Sirius’ story – told to us by Tammie Ashley, Joshua’s mother. It’s also the story of all war dogs.
Through the Eyes of Love
(Joshua’s Song) as instructed by the spirit of Sgt. Joshua Ashley.
The Laurel Canyon Animal Company believes that these animals and their handlers who give their lives for our country deserve to have their story told and be supported in any way possible. This is their way of doing that.
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The Laurel Canyon Animal Company