Folk music has frequently been associated with political action, whether in the interests of worker rights, world peace or environmental stewardship. Nearly four decades ago, a group of anti-nuclear activists held a concert in Vancouver to raise funds for a trip to Amchitka, Alaska in an attempt to prevent nuclear testing planned for that island. On stage were Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, whose careers were just beginning to take off, and Phil Ochs, a promising young performer who did not live out the next decade.
After all these years, Greenpeace has decided that it’s time to release the recordings of the concert. The organization announced earlier this week that a double-CD set will be available on November 10. The album will be exclusive to Greenpeace and the proceeds will support the work of the organization.Read More Add a Comment