The band Rogue Valley is on a project to put out four albums in a year – one for each of the seasons. The song “Red River of the North” is about trying to hold back a flooding river. What is your most extreme encounter with nature? Have you ever sandbagged a river so it wouldn’t flood? Have you ever been caught out in a tornado or a snowstorm? What was the experience like? Also, how could Rogue Valley’s art be used to bring people together? How is the concept of scale addressed in this piece? Some of the artists don’t directly address scale, but it is still present in their work.

What season do you think “Red River of the North” is about? What are some other things that happen in that season? Write you own song or poem about that season.