Welcome to the website for my animal rights and social justice music, including my albums, Songs for Animals, People and the Earth and For the Animals. Through these songs, I want to share with you my experience of the profound beauty, sensitivity, and intelligence of animals, especially the farm animals that people use for food and clothing. I’ve created this music because I want to do everything I can to make this world a kinder, more compassionate home for animals and to support the movement for animal rights.
I believe in the power of music to touch people’s hearts and minds and to empower us to change in a positive direction. Social justice movements need songs, to share our message, strengthen our sense of community and inspire people to take action.
In my songs, I seek to celebrate the beauty but not turn away from the pain, to lift the spirit but never deny difficult realities. These songs are not background music; that’s not my style. But if you’re someone who’s looking for songs with a message, songs about justice and freedom and compassion and nonviolence and standing up for what you believe in, then you’ve come to the right place.
You can listen to the songs for free on this website. If you like what you hear, please share links to the songs or buy the albums or individual tracks on this website or from places like Apple Music, Amazon Music and others. Please also check out our Facebook page, Daniel Redwood Songs. If something in these songs touches your heart, or makes you think, or lifts you toward positive action on behalf of animals, people and the Earth, nothing would make me happier. That’s what the songs are for.
Peace and blessings to you and to all beings.
Just Like Us is an anthem for the animals, who value their lives as much as we value ours. When we look into their eyes, we see our companions on this Earth, our fellow beings to whom we can open our hearts.
This video of Just Like Us features photos taken by Beth Lily Redwood at animal sanctuaries.
Songs for Animals, People & the Earth
Through these songs, I want to share my experience of the profound beauty, sensitivity, intelligence and friendliness of animals, especially the farm animals people use for food and clothing. I’ve created this music because I want to do everything I can to make this world a kinder, more compassionate home for animals.
My wife Beth and I went vegan in 2005 after seeing a film that included footage taken inside slaughterhouses and at sanctuaries where rescued animals are able to live their lives in peace and dignity. To continue our education in truth and compassion, in the years since then we have visited many sanctuaries including Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, United Poultry Concerns, Veganville Animal Sanctuary and Wildwood Farm Sanctuary.
I grew up in a musical family. My first guitar was a surprise present from my parents on his 15th birthday and I’ve been playing and singing ever since. Within a few years, I began writing songs, inspired by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary. For me, songwriting has always been a way to speak from the heart and support causes I believe in.