Full Moon Music recently released a new album by Eagle River native Jason Moon, titled “The Wolf I Fed.”

Moon, who produced the 2019 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Album of the Year, “Women at War: Warrior Songs Vol. 2,” does not often release his own material.

“My work helping veterans leaves me little time to pursue my own music,” Moon said. “Every five years or so I try to carve out a little time for my own creative endeavors.”

On the title of the album, Moon said he had begun to think about the growth and maturity he had known both personally as well as in his career.

“The Native American story, that there are two wolves living inside each of us fighting for control, just struck a chord with me — the good and the bad fighting inside me for control over my destiny. Which one will win? The one I feed the most,” Moon said.

“The ‘bad wolf’ opens the album with envy and greed followed by a review of how I applied those principles to my youth,” he said. “The album closes with a reflection on the little things that make it all worthwhile, closing with the ‘good wolf’ — love.”

Moon brought in some of his accomplished musical friends to support the album. It was recorded at Grammy-nominated Surround In Sound Studio in Wauwatosa by Jonathan Leubner, who pulled double duty as both studio engineer and bass guitarist.

John and Susan Nicholson of the WAMI award-winning band, Frogwater, joined Tom Haines on drums to fill out the studio-backing band. Special guests came from around the state to take part, including harmonica player David Miller from Milwaukee, and Madison songwriters Kyle Rightly and the late Snuffy Smith who co-wrote songs for the album. Rightly also provided lead guitar, horns and vocals.

Moon leaned heavily on the Fox Valley area for his guest musicians. WAMI-winning radio personality Len Nelson joined in on accordion, and Thacia Northey, also from the Fox Valley region, contributed vocals and ukulele, Rick Maki played vibraphone, Mike “Geppy” Gephart played bass, and Robin Cardell and Oshkosh Rhythm Institute added hand drums.

Moon also pulled from the next generation of musicians, with his 6-year-old daughter, Penny June Moon, as well as Opal and Flynn Nicholson earning their first official vocal recording credits.

“The Wolf I Fed” is a community effort that was funded by 58 individual backers on Kickstarter. A tour of the Midwest with select dates in July is in the works.

Moon is a veteran of the Iraq War, and the founder of the nonprofit Warrior Songs, that brings healing to military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder through music and the creative arts. Based in Chandler, Ariz., his folk/ Americana musical style has been compared to the likes of John Prine, Jim Croce and Greg Brown.

The album was released Feb. 28 and is available everywhere digital music is sold. Physical copies as well as digital copies with bonus material are available at fullmoonmusic.org.