For Immediate Release:
NC Music Love Army: regional music luminaries take aim at regressive legislation through songs of protest
In solidarity with the Moral Monday peaceful protest movement (http://bit.ly/1aqLSXr), a new alliance, The North Carolina Music Love Army, has emerged. Composed of many notable North Carolina-based musicians, the NCMLA was founded in late June of 2013 by artists Caitlin Cary (of Raleigh) and Jon Lindsay (of Charlotte). The two have assembled an all-star roster to create a recording compilation of original protest songs contributed by its members, with a forthcoming large-scale concert announcement to follow. All proceeds from NCMLA activity will go to the NAACP, Progress NC, and Planned Parenthood, which are at the forefront of the Moral Monday movement.
Tracking for an EP-length compilation takes place in Raleigh on Sunday, July 7th, at Greg Elkins’ Pershing Hill Sound studios. Solo artist and producer Jon Lindsay will serve as Producer and Music Director of the compilation; Cary, a veteran activist, solo artist and original member of Whiskeytown and The Small Ponds is the project’s Managing Administrative Director. In addition to leadership roles, Cary and Lindsay will also contribute material and perform on the project.
The list of participants continues to grow, but the following artists already have committed to the project: Django Haskins/The Old Ceremony; Snuzz; Eddie Walker; BJ Barham/American Aquarium; Shirlette Ammons (Twilight for Gladys Bentley), Hiss Golden Messenger; Onward, Soldiers; Sara Bell; Lynn Blakey; Birds and Arrows; Reese McHenry; Michael Rank/Stag; Jon Shain; Jeffrey Dean Foster; Scott Phillips/Goner; Stu Mclamb/The Love Language; Greg Elkins; Jesse Huebner; Skillet Gilmore; Matt Douglas; Mark Connor; Amigo and Jennyanykind
A mass rehearsal for the recording session’s artists will take place on Saturday, July 6th from 3-6pm at The Pinhook in Durham, NC. The event is open to the public and Press/media (including broadcast) are welcome at this event and will have all access.
Filmmaking members of the NCMLA community will be capturing all activity for a documentary; details to follow.
For interviews, appearances, resource donation, further information, or to be involved contact: NCMusicLoveArmy@gmail.com, or Caitlin Cary:919-389-9760.
Early demos that helped inspire the movement:
Django Haskins demo: http://tinyurl.com/o6ltojl
Jon Lindsay demo: http://tinyurl.com/pxuxxub