Prominent Kentucky musicians, authors explore mountaintop removal
RELEASED: February 26, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—A group of prominent and accomplished Kentucky authors, songwriters and musicians have collaborated to form Public Outcry and will explore mountaintop removal mining in words, music and images on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre on Centre College's campus. This event is free to the public.
Public Outcry is made up of: Silas House, Jason Howard, Jessie Lynne Keltner, Kate Larken, George Ella Lyon and Anne Shelby. From various parts of Kentucky, these artists have joined forces to inform the public about mountaintop removal mining. Their collective mission is to educate people inside and outside the state about the effects; their goal is to inform citizens enough to be able to convince the government to enforce mountaintop removal mining regulations.
The members of Public Outcry had been performing as a group of individual artists and as two groups—"The Doolittles" and "The Cosmic Mamaws"—who combined efforts from time-to-time. As they worked together to educate the public about mountaintop removal mining, they decided to give their group the name "Public Outcry" to reflect how they felt about the issue.
Public Outcry: Biographies
—Jason Howard is a writer and musician living in London, Ky. He is a frequent contributor to "Kentucky Living," "Paste" and "Equal Justice Magazine." An accomplished musician and songwriter, Howard tries to play every instrument he can get his hands on.
"The Cosmic Mamaws"
—Jessie Lynne Keltner is a songwriter and musician who has performed throughout Appalachia. Her voice and songs ring with the rich, ancient tones of her ancestors. Raised in Southeastern Kentucky, she currently lives in London.
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