Appalachian Mountain band Here’s to the Long Haul will be doing two events at the WestCo Cafe today: a workshop about Resistance to Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia at 4:30, and a live performance at 9 pm with Alexander Burnet and Almonds and Elephants.
Here’s to the Long Haul is born of the historic and ongoing movements for justice in Appalachia and beyond. Co-founders Willie Dodson and Joe Overton make up this Appalachian string band. Their traditional arrangements celebrate the culture and life of the mountains while their original songs tell stories of everyday people standing up for what’s right. The band embodies a synthesis of artistic expression and grassroots activism maintaining involvement in campaigns and community projects at home and offering an array of skill-based workshops in addition to musical performances while on the road. Willie and Joe focus much of their work on the strategic implementation of direct action and building alliances between groups with different approaches to making change.
Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: Workshop at 4:30 pm, Show at 9 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe