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July 22, 2009

DAWN ad song strikes a chord: Purdy’s "Wash Away"


We’ve had a lot of questions about the beautiful song that accompanies the recent DAWN commercial that kicked off the “Dawn Wildlife Champions” program this summer.

The song is by singer/songwriter Joe Purdy and it was on his “Julie Blue” album that was released in 2004. The song is “Wash Away (Reprise) and you can listen to more of this terrific music on his album on Purdy’s website.

The “Wash Away” tune was also featured on the first season of the hit ABC-TV series “Lost.” Purdy self published all his music through his own label, Joe Purdy Records.

Joe is from Arkansas and after working on a loading dock and as a high school counselor broke into the L.A. music scene with his StompinGrounds in 2003.

Additional Joe Purdy info here

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8 Responses to “DAWN ad song strikes a chord: Purdy’s "Wash Away"”

  1. Carole E Says:

    Thank you, Russ, for posting the link to this song/songwriter. I have forwarded the info to several people who have asked for more info…

  2. Carole E Says:

    Thank you, Russ. Several people have asked about the song/songwriter.

  3. Webcoot Says:

    Glad to help. For what I can tell the ad has touched a lot of people. And the song goes so well with the message. Please check out more of Joe Purdy's wonderful songs and song writing here:

    http://joepurdy.com/music

  4. Claudia Says:

    My 6 year old son burst into tears upon watching the commercial and when I asked how come, he said the song was beautiful and the animals were so lucky to be rescued.

    Thanks for the information :) What wonderful work the center does!

  5. rachelbpzinier Says:

    Thank you so much for this information!

    Every time I hear the song, I rush over to the TV to watch the beautiful commercial. My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but it puts a huge smile on my face.

    Thank you!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Why did you take the QUACK out from the end of the commercial – the silence is deafening. BRING BACK THE QUACK!!!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much for posting this in your blog- I googled "song in Dawn duck commercial" and there you were!

    I LOVE the song!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Absolutley love this beautiful song and the beautiful commercial!

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