“No More Pipeline Blues” was issued via Twin Cities music vets Larry Long and Rock the Cause for Earth Day.
By Chris Riemenschneider // Star Tribune April 22, 2021
If an A-team of Native American women activists and Twin Cities music mainstays Larry Long and Rock the Cause aren’t enough to bring attention to the Stop Line 3 protests in Minnesota on Earth Day, then how about a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and another Grammy-winning veteran rock act?
Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls each contributed vocals to a new single released Thursday to raise money and awareness for Stop Line 3 causes. Titled “No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong),” the song and video were posted online for Earth Day via the Indigenous environmental justice organization Honor the Earth and St. Paul’s nonprofit record label Rock the Cause.
Rolling Stone premiered “No More Pipeline Blues” with a video and short documentary that spotlight the reasons behind it. Twin Cities folk musician and educator Larry Long wrote the lyrics and produced the music, recruiting a cavalcade of environmental activists along the way that includes Winona LaDuke, Waubanewquay, the Day Sisters, Mumu Fresh, Pura Fe, Soni Moreno, Jennifer Kreisberg and even U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.