WED, FEB 10, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore Fight Mountaintop Removal


Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore are fighting Mountaintop Removal, a radical form or strip mining that has destroyed nearly one million acres of central Appalachia, join their fight by purchasing their new record, Dear Companion. Dear Companion is a collaboration between three Kentucky musicians; the songs were written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, produced by and featuring Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Recorded in the first half of 2009 in their home state, Dear Companion explores their ties to the place they love and aims to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal coal mining (MTR) and its impact on the people and heritage of central Appalachia. All record royaltie from Dear Companion will benefit Appalachian Voices, an organization devoted to ending MTR and finding a better way forward. And if you pre-order the record by February 16th, you’ll receive it for just $10—you’ll also instantly have access to a stream of the entire record, so you won’t have to wait to listen. We’ll also toss in a couple stickers and a button because of strong feelings for you.

Pre-order Dear Companion here

Download a free track from the record here

Posted by Sam Sawyer