Songs for the Mountaintop
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
$15.00 Compact Disc
George Ella performs an original song on this collection of songs by Kentucky musicians singing out against mountaintop removal mining and for a better future in the mountains. The CD contains 12 original songs in the bluegrass, folk and traditional music styles, all speaking to our love of the earth and homeplace, and protesting those who would destroy that.
Listen to George Ella sing Just a Mountain.
"Songs for the Mountaintop clearly demonstrates how deeply the artists of Appalachia care about their homeland and culture. 'Protest' has been a part of folkmusic since long before Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. This album carries on a great tradition that I am proud to be a part of." -- Michael Jonathan, host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
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George Ella (with long hair holding banner) during a college anti-war march, in 1970.
George Ella (third from left) and the other members of Public Outcry singing on the steps of the Capitol on I Love Mountains Day, 2009.