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Muir Power To You

by Bill Oliver

[Muir Power to You Bumpersticker] [Bill Oliver, Environmental Troubadour]

Bill Oliver's iconic song, "Muir Power to You" was originally written for a protest / celebration at the Glen Canyon Dam. It is one of a trilogy of John Muir songs written by Bill Oliver, the others being "Me and Stickeen" and "Hooray for Hetch Hetchy."

This is a rousing, high-spirited song praising Muir's life and encouraging listeners to follow in his footsteps. An inspirational, foot-tapping country-folk sound touching on many important events of Muir's life.

This outstanding 4:11 minute song, "Muir Power to You" is featured on the collector's CD, the John Muir Tribute CD released by the John Muir Memorial Association.

The song can also be found on three of Bill's albums:
Audubon Adventures (1986)
Better Things to Do (1987)
Live at Lassen! (1992)


  • Lyrics by Bill Oliver
  • Music video of "Muir Power to You" on YouTube. (2007)
  • Download Quicktime Slide Show - (2007) - Quicktime format (10 MB - Approx. 4 minutes playing time) - Produced by Harold Wood in 2007. Volunteers sought to update this video in modern higher resolution! (requires Quicktime for either Apple or Windows - Free Download
  • Bill Oliver - Songs of our Conservation Heritage (2020) - sponsored by the Sierra Club Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center - Meet eco-musician Bill Oliver and hear a set of his original songs of our Conservation Heritage - featuring John Muir, William O. Douglas, Dave Brower, and ending with his biggest hit, "Have to Have a Habitat."



About Bill Oliver

On Bill Oliver's album, Better Things to Do , Bill writes: "These songs represent a lot of miles, concerts, and campfires. They're dedicated to the Rachel Carsons and John Muirs of our time who are fighting to preserve the diversity and integrity of our unique little planet from the bombs, bulldozers, and boardrooms of blind progress."

Bill also authored another John Muir song, Me and Stickeen , about Muir's adventure with a dog on a glacier, and in 2005, Hooray for Hetch Hetchy.", a recollection of Hetch Hetchy as it was in John Muir's day, and an inspiration for how it could be so again.

Bill Oliver and his friends are available for rollicking eco-concerts to school and community groups anywhere.
Bill Oliver: acoustic-rhythm guitar, harmonica, lead vocals, producer, "drip" jaw-harp;
Lost Gonzo Band:
John Immon: electric guitars
Bob Livingston: bass guitar
Paul Pearcy: drums, percussion, marimbas
Hudson and Frank: vocals

For album and concert information:

Live Oak Recordings
801 W. Gibson,
Austin TX 78704
Phone: 512-447-2240

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