Arkansas folk musician Shawn James knew that visiting a wolf sanctuary would be a special experience, but he had no idea just how much of a hair-raising experience that visit would turn out to be.

The temperatures were freezing that day, so they knew they would only get one take. James’ friend, photographer Anna Hutchinson, was with them that day, and she set up her DSLR camera and Zoom recorder outside among the evergreens as the snow fell softly.

James and his mandolin player decided to perform a cover of the A. A. Bondy song “American Hearts.”

James strums a few bars on the guitar and then starts singing the song’s opening lyrics, “We were raised by wolves, and we are still wild, and we howl when the trouble winds blow…”

He doesn’t get much further before the pack of wolves that have been pacing in the background of the shot begin to howl right along with James. It’s a pretty incredible moment, and the musicians can’t help crack a smile as the howling and occasional bark almost overtakes their performance.

They do manage to finish the tune, and then open their mouths themselves, and howl like the wild animals that pace in the snow behind them.

Responses to "Folk Singer Records Song In Wolf Sanctuary, Wolves Howl Along"

  1. Bravo . . . ....

  2. Lell says:

    Lovely voice, perfect setting....

  3. Amazing!

  4. Anonymous says:

    At my home this happened playing Nawang Ketchong Tibetan flute music .

  5. Morgana says:

    Majestic, fascinating wolves making the "vocals" from a distance behind, I love it, what can I say I LOVE IT!

  6. halfmonk says:


  7. WOW!!!!!!! That was amazing!!!!!����������❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ That made my heart sing!!!! Thank you!!!!������������❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love and Light from Sweden����❤️❤️❤️

  8. Unknown says:

    A few years ago you posted a look at a barren area where wolves were reintroduced and the spectacular results of a living abundant forest. Please post it again. Every time I see a hunting post, I would love to see it followed by this! Thank you for your great work.

  9. Unknown says: sobbed listening to this... AwoooOooooOOO

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just awesone

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