October 12th, 2012 at 7:00pm
This fall is the 91st anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, America's largest labor uprising.
Blair Pathways, a not-for-profit organization, is releasing a music compilation that helps to tell the story of that uprising. Musicians from the CD will be performing at the release- opening will be a national award-winning fiddle player- Jamie Laval, followed by NYC-based metro-billy band 2/3 Goat. The CD will be for sale, with benefits going to efforts to save Blair Mountain, now under threat if strip-mining.
Blair Pathways is a unique music project designed to lead the listener through the events of the Southern West Virginia Coal Wars, including the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, and create an understanding of the labor movements that came before and after this crucial event.
Firestorm Cafe & Books is located in the heart of Asheville, across the street from the downtown post office.
Bike racks can be found on Coxe Avenue across the street and one block to the south.
City buses stop at the Transit Center on Coxe Avenue between 6:30am and 10pm (Mon-Fri) or 8am and 10pm (Sat).
Street and deck parking are available nearby for our friends with internal combustion engines.
Firestorm Cafe & Books
48 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801