The Environmental Protection Information Center proudly presents the 39th Annual EPIC Fall Celebration at the Mateel Community Center on Friday, November 4, 2016. This year EPIC will honor Greg King with the Sempervirens Award and feature some of our favorite local musicians: Joanne Rand, Woven Roots and Object Heavy.
6PM: doors open for cocktail hour with music by Joanne Rand
7PM: Sempervirens Award Ceremony honoring Greg King will be accompanied by a gourmet vegetarian dinner catered by Uniquely Yours.
9PM: Music by Woven Roots and Object Heavy
SEMPERVIRENS AWARD CEREMONY:
Photo by: Mary McKernan
This year, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Headwaters campaign, and the 20 year anniversary of the largest forest protection actions ever, we thought that it would be most appropriate to honor Greg King for dedicating a lifetime of work to environmental activism. Greg discovered Headwaters Grove, named it, and was the impetus for the Campaign to Save Headwaters Forest. He is now the Director at Siskiyou Land Conservancy where he continues his efforts to protect the environment throughout the region.
JOANNE RAND For 30 years visionary songsmith Joanne Rand has brought her “Psychedelic-Folk-Revival” across the United States. Matrix Magazine calls Rand’s stage presence “electrifying,” Portland Southeast Examiner calls her “An unforgettable force of nature,” and the N.Y.Times-owned Santa Rosa PD called Rand’s music “Nothing short of brilliant.” This year Rand released her 14th CD of original songs, Still a Real World, co-produced with Stephen Hart (David Bowie, White Stripes, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and featuring violinist Jenny Sheinman (David Byrne, Ani DiFranco, Norah Jones).
WOVEN ROOTS harmonizes rich roots reggae and dub styles from the deep wilderness of Humboldt county. Inspiration for the powerful lyrics and beats comes from living close to the earth in the beautiful woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. This young group of musical visionaries are on a quest to create original music using nature as a model of how to maintain the continuity of life on earth. Stepping away from the mainstream path of exploitative and destructive technologies of advanced industrial economies, Woven Roots seeks to use music as a vessel to spread a message of love and understanding for our planets finite resources.
OBJECT HEAVY is one of our local bands based out of Arcata, California. Their music draws from the sound of soul music. Inspired by the parameters of Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B and Hip Hop, the band features Two voices which really capture their versatility with lyrics, reminding us of a world in need, a world to love and a place to be free. Their self-titled 1st album features Bill Summers, percussionist of the acclaimed “HeadHunters”. DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you’ll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley with his signature trombone.
You can purchase tickets for this not to be missed event at Wildberries Market Place, Redway Liquor or online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600874
$60 for dinner, awards and music beginning at 6pm or $20 for music only after 9pm.
If you can volunteer or if you have an item that you can donate for our silent auction, we would love to hear from you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 707-822-7711.
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Kimberly, Natalynne, Amber, Tom & Rob