Monday, May 17, 2010

Yim Yames, Ben Sollee, Moore Appalachian Voices Tour


Yim Yames, singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore and genre-bending cellist and vocalist Ben Sollee will embark on a nine date Appalachian Voices Tour in an effort to raise public awareness of the devastating practice of Mountaintop Removal coal mining throughout Appalachia. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit Appalachian Voices, for which the tour was named, an organization devoted to ending mountaintop removal coal mining together with diverse environmental problems impacting the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.

The trio released an album made together earlier this year, Dear Companion, which also sought to generate further awareness of the devastating impact of mountaintop removal mining. See the JamBase review for the album here.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning Friday, May 21st. For links and info, go to A statement on the site reads:

"The people and the land of Appalachia are too important to us as a nation to be sacrificed for something as short-sighted as Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining. Our cultural stake in the region, from its music to its log cabins, is an indispensable part of our history and identity as Americans. People all over the world know our country music, our dances and our stories and they call them American. They are the fruit of Appalachia." - Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore and Yim Yames.

Tour Dates
7/22 Lexington, KY - The Opera House
7/23 Knoxville, TN - The Bijou
7/25 Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
7/26 Marlinton, WV - Pocahontas Opera House
7/28 Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson Theater
7/29 Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theater
7/30 New York, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg (with Special Guest The Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
7/31 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival (Yim Yames Solo)
8/1 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival (Daniel Martin Moore & Ben Sollee)


Jen said...

Hey hey, catching any of these shows??

Jason said...

I'm working that out as we speak! I hope so. You?

Jen said...

I'm definitely catching at least one!! WV is just a hop away, and Woodstock NY is goooorgeous, I'd really really like to go there again. We'll see though, cause now there's all these new August dates!

Eric said...

Is it a safe assumption that Jim will play some MMJ songs?

Jason said...

I'd say so. I think I even read that.