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Activism

George Ella performed an original song “Love Your Mother, Save the Mountains” at The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky (June 2011). Watch the video:


George Ella wrote an op-ed piece in outrage at Kentucky's suit to stop the EPA's enforcement of the Clean Water Act and make Kentucky a "sanctuary" for the coal industry.

George Ella and her husband Steve performing music at a local peace and justice event:

Peace is the Way

speaker Listen to George Ella sing her song
Peace is the Way.


Coal Country

Look for George Ella's essay "Blood and Coal" in Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining, the companion book to the powerful documentary film.

Also, read an essay by George Ella, written as part of the "This I Dream" campaign on the Authors and Illustrators for Children website.





Songs for the Mountaintop

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.

speaker 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

For more information about Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and this CD, go to the KFTC website.


Centre Peace March

George Ella (with long hair holding banner) during a college anti-war march, in 1970.

Public Outcry sings at the Capitol

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.

It All Connects

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