MUSIC FOR THE MOUNTAINS 2: BENEFIT CONCERT AND CD RELEASE SHOW

Music for the Mountains 2 is a whole-house benefit concert (and compilation CD release show) to raise money and awareness to help fight mountaintop removal coal mining. The concert takes place on SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013 at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.

Featured performers for the concert include:

TEDO STONE (from Atlanta)
MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN
THE KENTUCKY STRUTS
THE HIDERS
10 STRING SYMPHONY (from Nashville)
MA CROW & THE LADY SLIPPERS
KENTUCKY TIMBRE
JANET PRESSLEY
JAKE SPEED & THE FREDDIES
RED CEDARS
CHRIS PORTER & THE POLLIES (from Birmingham)
WONKY TONK
MARGARET DARLING
TEX SCHRAMM & THE RADIO KING COWBOYS
TERMINAL UNION
HICKORY ROBOT
THE MITCHELLS
RABBIT HASH STRING BAND
BILLY TWO SHOES
BLUE CABOOSE

A companion compilation CD will also be released the night of the show. The CD features 23 songs specially written, recorded, or donated for the project. NONE OF THE SONGS ON THE CD ARE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE.

Featured artists on the album include:

UNCLE MIKE CARR
THE TILLERS
THE BEAR
MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN
RABBIT HASH STRING BAND
RED CEDARS
THE KENTUCKY STRUTS
JAKE SPEED & THE FREDDIES
10 STRING SYMPHONY
TEX SCHRAMM & THE RADIO KING COWBOYS
MA CROW & THE LADY SLIPPERS
WONKY TONK
JEFF SCOTT ROBERSON
JANET PRESSLEY
THE MITCHELLS
BILLY TWO SHOES
SUSAN PEPPER
PORTER & THE POLLIES
MARGARET DARLING
JEAN DOWELL WITH MIKE OBERST
KENTUCKY TIMBRE
TERMINAL UNION

The night will also feature speakers, information tables, and interactive exhibits.

The album and the concert call attention to (and raise funds to fight against) mountaintop removal, a form of mining in which explosives are used to blast the tops off of mountains so that coal companies can access strips of coal, which eventually gets converted into energy for everyone’s households. Mountaintop removal is employed in the hills of Kentucky, West Virginia and east Tennessee. It permanently destroys the landscape, and it pollutes the environment, including the drinking water for the local residents.

To date more than 500 Appalachian mountains have been dynamited and nearly 2,000 miles of rivers and streams have been choked by mountaintop removal coal mining. The Appalachians are the only mountain range in the country where this practice is allowed.

All proceeds from both the album and the concert will be split 50/50 between Ohio Citizen Action and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, our two most local non-profit organizations fighting against MTR.

The first Music for the Mountains concert and CD (in 2011) raised over $15,000 for this cause. Come out on October 12th and help us try to surpass this amount this time around.

$15.00 - $20.00

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MUSIC FOR THE MOUNTAINS 2: BENEFIT CONCERT AND CD RELEASE SHOW

Saturday, October 12 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Southgate House Revival