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Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti are among two dozen musicians who have contributed songs to Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc compilation LP intended to educate listeners about hydro-fracking,

 

 

This land was his land — so don’t frack it up.

The last-known live recording by Pete Seeger is part of a new album protesting hydraulic fracturing — and the late folk-singing environmentalist rejiggered his famous anthem to highlight the dangers of the controversial drilling method.

Producer Jason Samel is using his talents for the greater good with his latest compilation, Buy this Fracking Album. Specifically, the producer (whose resume includes work with everyone from Willie Nelson to Jane's Addiction) wants to use his music to draw attention to the controversial practice of fracking. 

U.S. history is often told through music, and the protest song has become more mainstream since the days of Pete Seeger.

For Grammy-winning musician Tom Chapin, it appears that the future of of protest music can be found in the environment and the issue of fracking.

 

The following is a conversation with Long Island-based Movement Music Records founder Jason Samel, producer of the four-CD Occupy This Album and its forthcoming follow-up, Buy This Fracking Album, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Michael Franti, DJ Logic and the last-ever recording of folk legend Pete Seeger. Supporters of the anti-fracking and “artivist” movements helped finance the $100,000 production and marketing budget of Buy This Fracking Album at pledgemusic.com/projects/buythisfrackingalbum.

In March of this year, Rolling Stone magazine reported that Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Kristen Graves, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti are among two dozen musicians who have contributed songs to Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc compilation LP intended to educate listeners about hydro-fracking, 

Music has long been a medium used to promote social change, and when a group of well-respected artists band together for a cause, it’s hard not to take notice. One of the latest examples of this kind of activism is Buy This Fracking Album, an effort from artists like John Butler Trio and Bonnie Raitt to raise awareness of the harm of hydro-fracking, a commonly-used means of extracting natural gases from the earth.

 

“My hope is that this album will open the ears of its listeners and help forge a path toward real democracy,” says album producer Jason Samel. “One where environment and its citizens’ well being come before profit.”

Yahoo Music has premiered the first released track of Buy This Fracking Album. Michael Franti's track Earth From Outer Space (acoustic) has been hailed by yahoo as "a beautiful ode to the planet released just in time for the national celebration of the environment on April 22."
 

 

 

 

President of Movement Music Records and producer of 'Buy This Fracking Album', Jason Samel along with lead singer and guitarist for Rusted Root were interviewed on RT TV. 

 

Check out this telling interview about the album, #Fracking, and activism.

 

John Butler Trio, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Franti, Indigo Girls, Marco Benevento, Steve Earle, the late Pete Seeger and more contributed their voices to Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc benefit compilation.

Producer Jason Samel is using his talents for the greater good with his latest compilation, Buy this Fracking Album. Specifically, the producer (whose resume includes work with everyone from Willie Nelson to Jane's Addiction) wants to use his music to draw attention to the controversial practice of fracking. 

On June 23, more than two dozen artists will take a stand against the mining technique fracking by releasing the compilation Buy This Fracking Album. The practice has been chastised for negatively impacting water tables, linked to a massive spike in earthquakes in the Dallas-Forth Worth area in the past year, and raised the ire of numerous environmental groups and activists. Contributors include Pete Seeger, John Butler Trio, Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We have the exclusive premiere of Natalie Merchant's track from the record, which is a live version of her song "Motherland," from the 2001 album of the same name. She enlisted Pernice Brothers for some instrumental and vocal assistance on this warm yet plaintive rendition.