For Immediate Release: Contact: Abby
October 8, 2008 734.222.9650
Earth Tones 2008
Michigan League of Conservation Voters Brings the Arts and
Environment Together for an Evening of
Political Action and Michigan Music
Ann Arbor, MI -- The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) is excited to announce the details of their upcoming annual Earth Tones event to be held at The Ark in Ann Arbor. A group of talented musicians will be joined on stage with Michigan LCV and special guest State Senator Mark Schauer to highlight the importance of the upcoming elections.
“On the eve of the most important elections of our lifetime, we are pleased to be partnering with incredibly talented musicians to bring attention to Michigan’s majestic natural resources and the need to get out and vote on November 4 to ensure those magical places are protected for generations to come,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Three of the four featured acts come from the Earthwork Music label: Bates and Foote, Rachael Davis and Dominic Suchyta (of Steppin’ In It), and Breathe Owl Breathe. Earthwork Music, led by lifetime Michiganders Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond. This year, Earthwork artist and Earthtones 2008 headliner, Breathe Owl Breathe, was recognized by eMusic as a featured “eMusic Selects” act, a monthly program highlighting excellent indie music in the United States.
The fourth act, Glean Infusion, hails from Grand Rapids and is an independent band that focuses their energy on promoting positive causes, often performing at fundraisers for organizations like Kids Food Basket. They are also dedicated supporters of the growing local art community in Grand Rapids, and their performances often feature on-stage collaborations with Grand Rapids artist, Joe Sherry.
The main acts will be joined by Master of Ceremonies Chris Buhalis, and special guest and local favorite, Joe Reilly.
This group of unique and brilliantly talented musicians will come together at the historic Ann Arbor venue, The Ark. The Ark has been dedicated to the enrichment of the human spirit through the presentation, preservation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music and related arts since 1965.
Tickets for the show are on sale now at http://www.michiganlcv.org for $35; student tickets for $15 are also available at the Michigan Union. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to electing and holding accountable public officials who will champion a healthy and vital Michigan by preserving and protecting our air, land and water.