May 15, 2014

Earth: Dana Lyon's Newsletter / Schedule

From: Dana Lyons <dana@cowswithguns.com>
Date: Tue, May 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM
Subject: Dana's New Music Video: Salmon Come Home

Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour:
Tacoma, Bellingham, Olympia, Port Angeles, Everett
Salmon Come Home Music Video
 
Great Salish Sea Available Now on iTunes

Seattle CD Release Concert May 10

Live Internet Interview May 11 
    
Dana Warms Up
for Bill McKibben May 16
   

Upcoming Shows
May 10:
Seattle, WA

May 15:
Mount Vernon, WA

May 16:
Bellingham, WA

May 20:
Tacoma, WA

May 22:
Bellingham, WA

May 23:
Olympia, WA

May 29:
Yakima, WA

June 6:
Port Angeles, WA

June  7:
Everett, WA

June 14:
Olympia, WA

August 28:
Tacoma, WA

September 13:
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, ID

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Howdy Friends and Family,

Watch "Salmon Come Home" Chuitna River Mine version 

Watch "Salmon Come Home" Pebble Mine version

Salmon Come Home Music Video
I am happy to announce the release of my new music video "Salmon Come Home," directed by Gary Washington, with Alaskan wildlife and scenic footage by Daniel Zatz. "Salmon Come Home" was written to raise awareness about two proposed mines in Alaska: the Chuitna River Mine & the Pebble Mine.

The proposed Chuitna River Mine (60 miles west of Anchorage across the Cook Inlet in Tyonek, Alaska) would dig up thirteen miles of a salmon river, 300 feet down, thus destroying the salmon habitat there which provides salmon for the Athabaskan People living in the region and for the commercial fishing industry. The Pebble Mine (Bristol Bay) would create a gold and copper mine in the spawning grounds of the largest remaining salmon run on Earth, also destroying the salmon run for the Native Peoples and fishing industry.

I am releasing two versions of the video, one for the Chuitna campaign, and one for the Pebble Mine campaign. Both versions contain the same video and music, with different introductions and endings.

Watch "Salmon Come Home" Chuitna River Mine version 

Watch "Salmon Come Home" Pebble Mine version  


The Great Salish Sea Now Available on iTunes
Dana's latest album, The Great Salish Sea, is now available on both CD and as a download on iTunes (and also on CD Baby).

Listen to The Great Salish Sea

Purchase The Great Salish Sea on iTunes $9.99

Purchase The Great Salish Sea CD $15

Seattle Great Salish Sea CD Release Concert May 10
I will be performing a CD release concert organized by the Seattle Folklore Society at the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 7:30pm on May 10 (more details below).

Live Interview on the Internet May 11
With Sylvia Richardson of Vancouver, British Columbia
10:30AM Vancouver, BC time
Sylvia will play a number of my songs and we'll discuss the stories behind them.  Sylvia always does an inspiring and thought-provoking interview.
Dana Warms Up for Bill McKibben May 16
I have the honor of warming up for Bill McKibben in Bellingham on May 16. In my opinion, Bill is the foremost voice in America about climate change. Don't miss his talk at the Chuckanut Radio Hour at Whatcom Community College (more details below).

Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour
Matt Krogh (ForestEthics) and I will be conducting a "Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour" to raise awareness about the proposal to radically increase the number of trains carrying explosive oil through the heart of towns and cities throughout the Pacific Northwest. This is the same oil that exploded in Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec killing 47 people, and more recently, in the train that derailed and caught fire in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Matt will give an informational talk/power point presentation and I will sing some songs. Both Matt and I will discuss what we can do to defeat these proposals. Shows are currently scheduled in Tacoma, Bellingham, Olympia, Everett and Port Angeles. More to come! (See details below.)

The Associated Press, Paul Chiasson

Hope to see you at one of the shows,

Dana

CONCERT DETAILS
NOTE: For shows with details to be announced (TBA), please check Dana's website calendar. He will update it as details become available. http://cowswithguns.com/shows/
May 10, 2014 (Saturday)
Seattle, WA

Seattle Folklore Society Great Salish Sea CD Release Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center (brick building)
6532 Phinney Avenue N.
Cost: $16 general admission; $2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors; kids half price
Tickets: www.seafolklore.org/reserve.html or 206-528-8523
See Dana's website for more info about location and parking:
http://www.cowswithguns.com/shows/seattle-folklore-society-cd-release-the-great-salish-sea/
Seattle Folkore Society: www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html
May 15, 2014 (Thursday)
Mount Vernon, WA
Sustainability Fair
Time: 12:30pm
Skagit Valley College
Multipurpose Room, Campus Center
2405 East College Way
Free concert as part of the annual Sustainability Fair May 14 & 15 at the college, 8:30am-3:00pm. The theme this year is "Small Sustainable Solutions." Hands-on activities and everyday actions, local farm and community vendors, panel presentations and discussions, food from local farms in Cardinal Cafe, music & entertainment.
May 16, 2014 (Friday)
Bellingham, WA
Chuckanut Radio Hour with Bill McKibben
Time: 6:30pm Dana performs
7:00pm Bill McKibben, in my opinion the most important voice on climate change in the US, speaks about his new book Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road
Cost: $5
Purchase tickets at Village Books or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/590232
Sponsored by Village Books
May 20, 2014 (Tuesday)
Tacoma, WA

Crude Awakening: Oil Train Tour with Matt Krogh (concert by Dana, info and talk by Matt Krogh of ForestEthics)
Time: 7:00pm
Wingman Brewers
509-1/2 Puyallup Avenue
Come learn about the proposed oil export trains, filled with explosive North Dakota oil (the kind that blew up in Quebec, North Dakota and Alabama last year, killing 47 people) which the oil industry wants to ship through our towns so they can export it through the Salish Sea. Come learn how our region is organizing to stop these oil trains and how you can help. And enjoy some tunes while you're at it. 
Cost: $10 donation
May 22, 2014 (Thursday)
Bellingham, WA

Crude Awakening: Oil Train Tour with Matt Krogh (concert by Dana, info and talk by Matt Krogh of Forest Ethics)
Time: 7:00pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth Street
Come learn about the proposed oil export trains, filled with explosive North Dakota oil (the kind that blew up in Quebec, North Dakota and Alabama last year, killing 47 people) which the oil industry wants to ship through our towns so they can export it through the Salish Sea. Come learn how our region is organizing to stop these oil trains and how you can help. And enjoy some tunes while you're at it. 
Cost: $10 suggested donation
May 23, 2014 (Friday)
Olympia, WA

Crude Awakening: Oil Train Tour with Matt Krogh (concert by Dana, info and talk by Matt Krogh of Forest Ethics)
Time: 7:00pm
Traditions Cafe
300 - 5th Avenue SW
Come learn about the proposed oil export trains, filled with explosive North Dakota oil (the kind that blew up in Quebec, North Dakota and Alabama last year, killing 47 people) which the oil industry wants to ship through our towns so they can export it through the Salish Sea. Come learn how our region is organizing to stop these oil trains and how you can help. And enjoy some tunes while you're at it. 
Cost: $10 suggested donation
May 29, 2014 (Thursday)
Yakima, WA

Children's Concert
Time: 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yakima
225 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Info: Kara at 509-388-6233
May 29, 2014 (Thursday)
Yakima, WA

Great Salish Sea CD Release Concert
Time: 7:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yakima
225 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Info: Kara at 509-388-6233

June 6, 2014 (Friday)
Port Angeles, WA

Great Salish Sea CD Release Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Elwha Klallam Heritage Center
401 East 1st Street
Matt Krogh will also be speaking as part of The Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour
Cost: $10 suggested donation
June 7, 2014 (Saturday)
Everett, WA

Crude Awakening: Oil Train Tour with Matt Krogh (concert by Dana, info and talk by Matt Krogh of Forest Ethics)
Time: 7:00pm
Firewheel Community Coffeehouse
2727 Colby Avenue
Come learn about the proposed oil export trains, filled with explosive North Dakota oil (the kind that blew up in Quebec, North Dakota and Alabama last year, killing 47 people) which the oil industry wants to ship through our towns so they can export it through the Salish Sea. Come learn how our region is organizing to stop these oil trains and how you can help. And enjoy some tunes while you're at it.

June 14, 2014 (Saturday)
Olympia, WA

PS I Love You Puget Sound Festival
Time: 3:30-4:15pm (festival runs 11am to 10pm)
Percival Landing Park Sound Stage
405 Columbia Street NW
(If it rains, will be held next door at the Olympia Center)
September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, ID
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in the largest wilderness in the lower 48 states, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, along the wild and scenic Lochsa River (Wilderness Gateway Campground, mile marker 122 on Highway 12).
Details: TBA
Info: Brett Haverstick, Education & Outreach Director, 208-882-9755
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