Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jay Nash Returns To 'Rock For The River' July 4th and 5th

Singer-songwriter Jay Nash, whose latest album, 'The Things You Think You Need', is now available on iTunes, returns to his roots in upstate New York at the annual Rock For The River event he founded. Nash has invited many other spirited performers to join him, including Chris Pierce, Eliza Moore, Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Chris Seefried, Garrison Starr, Joey Ryan, Meiko and Monica Behan and Deron Johnson.

The 5th annual Rock For The River event to benefit conservation of the Upper St. Lawrence River, in association with the Save The River organization (a Riverkeeper advocacy group), will happen this July 4th and 5th at historic performing arts center The Clayton Opera House in Clayton, NY, on the St. Lawrence River about 80 miles north of Syracuse. Advance tickets are available via Save The River at: striver@savetheriver.org

Nash promotes sustainable living by example. One thousand advance copies of his latest album, 'The Things You Think You Need', were released as special limited edition green versions in recycled, undyed cardboard sleeves. The album's initial release was digital, the most eco-friendly format, and reached an impressive #22 on the iTunes chart on its first day, the only true independent release in the top 25 that week.

Nash, who once studied environmental engineering, said, "It's great that after five years, Rock For The River is expanding into a multi-day event with more and more artists participating. I didn't have to work hard to get everyone to rally around this cause...we all believe music can help raise awareness and act as a catalyst for change."

The St. Lawrence River is #4 on American Rivers' 2008 "Most Endangered Rivers" list. If Jay Nash has his way, that could change soon.

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