Country-Folk Star Kathy Mattea to Present Moving Mountains to Protect the Environment

Kathy Mattea
Kathy Mattea

 

Kathy Mattea will visit UApresents in Tucson (Arizona) November 7th with her Moving Mountains tour, featuring songs from Coal, her most recent release. Mattea’s early career established her country music credentials, but recently she has focused on a rootsier sound, especially in the bluegrass Coal. That album was inspired by the 2006 Sago coal mine disaster, and by her own family’s history in the mines. Both her parents grew up in coal mining camps, and Coal is rooted in the Appalachian culture of miners and their families.

Mattea’s advocacy against mountaintop removal gave Coal a broader context in the effects of coal mining on the environment. In 2006, Mattea became active in promoting efforts to stop global warming through The Climate Project, an international non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate and former United States Vice President Al Gore.

She has won Grammy awards for Best Female Vocal Performance, and Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Her classic “18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses” was named Single of the Year in the Country Music Awards. But Mattea’s interpretations continue to span many genres.

Buy Kathy Mattea’s recordings

Kathy Mattea

Saturday, November 7, 2009 @ 8pm

Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd on the campus of the UA

Full Price: $40, $30, $20 with Senior, Group and Military discounts

Tickets by phone: (520) 621-3341; TTY: (520) 626-3980

 

UApresents Box Office Locations:

Centennial Hall, M-F, 10am to 6pm

UA Student Union BookStore, M-F, 10am-5:30pm and Saturday, 12pm-4:30pm

UA Visitor’s Center, M-F, 10am-5pm

The “A” Stores at Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall

Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm and Sunday, 11am-6pm

On the Web: www.uapresents.org

Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central

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