Great American Taxi Donates Song To Coal Miner Relief Efforts

VINCE AND THE BOYS DO THEIR PART TO HELP WEST VIRGINIA MINERS

Great American Taxi
Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Great American Taxi, whose current album Reckless Habits (JamBase review) is climbing the Americana radio airplay charts, has donated a free download of a song, "Appalachian Soul," culled from its debut album Streets of Gold, to raise awareness of the plight of coal miners and their communities in West Virginia. The track is offered free to radio stations that agree to direct listeners to www.greatamericantaxi.com, which in turn links to West Virginia Council of Churches website, which collects donations for the miners.

GAT frontman Vince Herman, who grew up in West Virginia, comments, "Great American Taxi sends our thoughts out to the families and communities affected by the mining disaster at the upper big branch mine. We hope that their unconquerable Appalachian spirit and families can help them navigate these difficult times. The country and the world share in their grief. We need coal. We need our miners to be safe. We need understanding on all sides of this contentious issue of our national energy policy. We would like to make Taxis' tribute to that Appalachian spirit available as a download here and suggest a donation to the WV council of churches to assist the families of our fallen brothers. Let's all come together and honor the families who have paid that ultimate price for our energy needs and hope that this is the last such disaster we must face."

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[Published on: 4/20/10]

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