Starting on July 22, Jim James (aka Yim Yames), Daniel Martin Moore and Ben Sollee will begin a brief tour to “raise public awareness of the devastating practice of Mountaintop Removal coal mining throughout Appalachia.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit Appalachian Voices, “an organization devoted to ending mountaintop removal coal mining together with diverse environmental problems impacting the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.” The thee perfumers have released a statement, explaining, “The people and the land of Appalachia are too important to us as a nation to be sacrificed for something as short-sighted as Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining. Our cultural stake in the region, from its music to its log cabins, is an indispensable part of our history and identity as Americans. People all over the world know our country music, our dances and our stories and they call them American. They are the fruit of Appalachia.” Tickets for the Appalachian Voices Tour will go on sale, this Friday, May 21st.

Appalachian Voices Tour Dates

July 22 Lexington, KY The Opera House
July 23 Knoxville, TN The Bijou
July 25 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage
July 26 Marlinton, WV Pocahontas Opera House
July 28 Charlottesville, VA The Jefferson Theater
July 29 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater
July 30 New York, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
July 31 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival (Jim James solo)
August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival (Daniel Martin Moore & Ben Sollee)