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Mountain Song (Let Them Roll)
23 Jun 2011
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Description

Can you have mountain music without mountains? That sounds like a silly question, but where I live in Central Appalachia, it's not a purely academic question. I wrote this song in response to two threats to my region: mountaintop removal coal mining in some parts of Appalachia, and unbridled commercial development in other areas. Both these practices make lots of money for a few people at the expense of the community and its future.

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coal development mining mountaintop music removal song tourism traditional
Comments (2)
Feral Arts Thu, 23 Jun 2011 8:33pm

Nice! 

Mimi Pickering Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:25pm

great song. Perhaps it will inspire us all in the fight to keep our mountain tops so we can live in the valleys below.