Hello all! This winter I have been developing a presentation on the history of the Mine Wars. The show is a mix of talk, song and slideshow. I sing and play a mix of music from the CD and other songs and poems I came across in my research for Blair [...]
Arch Coal is attempting to renew a permit to mine Blair Mountain, WV in the heart of the Battlefield!
In order to protest and possibly stop the renewal of this mine permit, it’s important for folks like you to send letters to the WV Department of Environmental Protection. You can read more about what’s [...]
This is a great review of the Blair Pathways CD that we just received from songwriter/rabble-rouser David Rovics:
“This is the best compilation CD I’ve heard in years. What a fantastic collection of songs and instrumentals that powerfully evoke the epic conflict in the West Virginia mines as well as the rich cultural [...]
It has been a powerful fall, with the passing of anti-MTR activist Larry Gibson, and his subsequent memorial. For those of you who haven’t heard of Larry, he was a persistent and emotive force in the fight to end mountain-top removal and coal extraction in Appalachia. He motivated countless people [...]
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Release of the Blair Pathways CD: A Musical Exploration of America’s Largest Labor Uprising
This fall marks the 92nd Anniversary of the March to Blair Mountain in West Virginia, a coal-field uprising of over 10,000. Rivaled only in scope [...]
This is the July update from Blair Pathways!
The time for the CD release is at hand! Here are some exciting updates from the Month of June!
CD Now Available for Pre-Order!: Things have been moving quickly along, and we will soon have our first batch of CDs printed! Physical copies will be [...]
Here are samples of 10 tracks that will be appearing on the Blair Pathways CD! The musicians featured in order of samples are 1) Brett Ratliff, 2) Tim Eriksen and Riley Baugus, 3) Bernice Jones, 4) Sam Gleaves, Myra Morrison and Jordan Engel, 5) Morgan O’Kane, 6) Robert Jones, 7) Bare Bones, eight) Sam Gleaves [...]
Hello Blair Pathways fans,
This has been a busy and productive month for our project! With your donations, we have been able to move forward in paying our musicians for recording costs and are looking forward to printing the CD later this summer! Here are some updates about how things are going:
New Music!: We [...]
At the end of this month we reached our fundraising goal on Kickstarter! Thank you for all of your support. We’re working hard to insure the CD’s release in a few months, and we couldn’t be accomplishing this without your help!
Below are some initial sketches for the CD we’ll be printing through discmakers. [...]
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