Monday, March 14th was the taping of a special two hour Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour with Emmylou Harris, Mari-Lynn Evans, and John Adams from the NRDC. Host Michael Jonathon made possible these two episodes both featuring musicians and interview segments with John Adams, co-founder of the National Resources Defense Council, and Mari-Lynn Evans, producer of the movie Coal Country, and mini-series “The Appalachians”.
Also participating in the music was Molly Andrews, Darrell Scott, poet Niki Finny, and Madison Glover. This show called for an end to the horrific practice of mountain top removal coal mining. Emmylou Harris, Michael Jonathon, John Adams, and Mari-Lynn Evans all talked about the issue, and made sure to mention that this is not a war against coal, or coal miners, but put together in order to call for an end to the destruction of Appalachian mountains, and streams.
The night was very successful, and the Lexington Opera House was sold out. The entire two programs were shot in HD, and will be broadcast in conjunction with Woodsongs. It will also be presented as a PBS pledge program.