I've been invited to participate in Rock & Roll Against Dirty Coal benefiting the great work Ohio Citizen Action does to encourage citizens and lawmakers to make environmentally sound decisions. Their boots are literally on the ground fighting the good fight every day. My participation includes me personally raising $250 toward the larger team goal. As an incentive to help the cause (I hope?), I'll send anyone that donates any amount a link to the first track of my new album. I'd also be happy to come over and play some of the new songs live for you sometime, or play piano at your fancy cocktail party or while you space out on the couch. It's all up to you! >>>>My Grandma Bryant met my Grandpa Bryant after seeing him for the first time walking down the sidewalk in Hazard, Kentucky, after a long shift in a coal mine. She noticed that when he took his goggles off, the only part of his body not covered in coal dust were his eyes; apparently all she needed. That was a time and a place and it was necessary because that's the technology they had to work with back then (you burn this stuff, it heats up some water, and the train kept a rolling all night long) Technology has moved far forward from coal. Climate change is a real thing despite what our embarrassing President says. It's embarrassing to know that we continue to chop the tops off of beautiful mountains and gut em' so we can continue to burn that stuff until we can't burn anymore because everyone died because no one could figure out how to help transition coal companies to clean energy companies. I still have family members in the coal industry and I understand that's what some folks do to survive in certain places. I don't judge them at all, and hope they/we/us can help others understand the bigger picture. So basically: 1. You donate money to my page. 2. I will be grateful. 3. You come to the karaoke challenge on August 4th and watch me sing: 'Creep' by Radiohead and 'Cult of Personality' by Living Colour. 4. Ohio Citizen Action continues to do kick ass work in the name of all things environment. Cool?