Monday, May 17, 2010

Charlottesville, Virgina’s Trees on Fire lends support to Appalachian Voices via debut album.

Organica takes listeners from the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the buzzing bayous of the bottom-land.



Live Life is the first single from Organica, the debut album by Trees On Fire.




About Trees on Fire and Organica:

Trees on Fire is an eco-band out of Virginia that has taken environmental action through its music. In particular, the band supports two organizations dedicated to preserving our invaluable natural landscapes: Atchafalaya Basinkeeper ( and Appalachian Voices ( These dynamic non-profit groups work every day to keep our mountains from being blasted into stream-clogging rubble and our cypress trees from ending up as mulch.

Trees on Fire will pledge 5% of proceeds of the sale of its debut album Organica to these organizations. Additionally, Trees on Fire has raised awareness and funds for a number of other organizations over its four years in existence, including Sierra Club, Building Goodness Foundation, Climate Ride, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others. The band was voted “Greenest Regional Band” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and had a song featured on Sierra Club’s national website earlier this year.

Organica, takes listeners from the heights of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains to the buzzing swamps and bayous of the bottom-land. Formed in 2005 amidst these ancient hills, Trees on Fire has developed a varied sound that includes reggae, rock, electronic, klezmer, and funk. Organica was produced by Rob Evans (Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds Trio) and Eric Heigle and recorded at Haunted Hollow Studios and Dockside Studios (BB King, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Leon Russell, Sonny Landreth.) The exciting original music captured on the album is only a part of the legacy the group hopes to leave behind.

The Appalachian Voices organization reminds us that the true cost of energy generated by coal acquired from the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining dwarfs the amount we pay each month in our electric bills. Damage to the environment and public health are devastating, permanent, and well documented. Trees on Fire first became aware of and decided to become involved with the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper organization during its first trip to Louisiana which included a jaw-dropping boat tour of the Atchafalaya Basin. Huge eerily hollow cypress stumps told the sad story of logging for lumber and mulch reminding that watchful eyes are still needed to ensure the safety of America’s largest contiguous bottomland hardwood forest.


Trees on Fire - Organica
(Drake Records -
June 1, 2010)


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