The Project

The Mother Country Project is dedicated to celebrating and expanding awareness of songwriter John Stewart’s contribution to American music.

Some may know him from the early Kingston Trio, others from pop songs like “Gold” and “Daydream Believer”, but his best work had little to do with commercial success. John Stewart practically invented the genre now called “Americana”.

He was a pioneer who distilled into words and music what Andrew Wyeth captured in paint and Walker Evans caught in black and white stills.  In a uniquely American landscape, Stewart found glimpses of real people facing change and uncertainty, while holding fast to the ideals of their mother country.

The Mother Country Project, created by fellow songwriter Dave Crossland, seeks to bring Stewart’s music to greater awareness, and ensure its deserved place in America’s cultural narrative.