Thursday, September 6, 2007

Call for Musicians!!!!!!

This is a call for musicians!!!!!!!!!

Jen Osha and Sam McCreery are putting out a CD and are looking for songs about the Coal River Valley and the effects of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. The final product will have roughly 12-15 songs and 5-7 interviews as well as an interactive map. This is the first part of larger cultural mapping project based around the Coal River Mountain area in Boone and Raleigh Counties in southern West Virginia. This project will spread awareness of MTR and show people that there is a rich culture in this area.

We are looking for songs that are place based around the Coal River Mountain area. We would like to connect the songs directly to the map.

Some song topics we are looking for:

-overloaded coal trucks

-community empowerment

-streams and rivers being affected

-King Coal politics

-Ed Wiley’s walk from Charleston, WV to Washington D.C.

-Ed Wiley’s month in New York City

-Stover Cemetery

-Wildlife impact

-connecting MTR to other environmental/social struggles

We are also looking for suggestions for the CD’s title.

Tell your friends!!!

We would like all song submissions with a copy of the lyrics in by December 30th. You can send them to:

Sam McCreery

200 Cherry St

Morgantown, WV


E-mail any questions or concerns to

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