Collie Ryan privately pressed three albums in the early seventies,
Taking Your Turn Round The Corner of Day, Indian Harvest and The Giving Tree.
The records were funded in part by Collie's friends at the New Age Farms carrot and fresh juice company in Lompoc, California and her mesmerizing music remained largely a secret until "Cricket", one of the tracks from
Indian Harvest, surfaced on the Numero Group's stellar 2006 compilation
Ladies From the Canyon.
Collie's music is almost solely based around her cosmic and birdlike voice and nylon guitar picking, and her lyrics reflect her lifelong study of theosophy and naturalist living. Even today Collie lives largely outside of what would be considered "regular" society, residing in a converted 1930's school bus in the middle of a Texas desert and painting mandalas on hub cabs, while continuing to produce her very special and personal music.
Sebastian Speaks, in association with Douglas McGowan of Yoga Records, is proud to present this compilation The Hour is Now, culling tracks from her first three lps and presented in a sleeve featuring new front and back paintings by Collie. The tracks have been completely re-mastered from the original source tapes by J.D. Emmanuel of Wizards fame.