Solar Music Festival

Singer-Songwriter and Environmental Activist Tracy Lyons to Perform at the 9th Annual Taos Solar Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico – The ‘Solar Capital Of The World’ – on June 29 & 30

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Mythic Records) – Singer-songwriter, environmental activist and National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) advocate Tracy Lyons will perform at the 9th annual Taos Solar Music Festival later this month. Tracy’s sets – featuring her full band – are Friday, June 29 at 5:30PM on the Solar Stage (just prior to Paula Cole) and Saturday, June 30 at 1PM on the Main Stage. The Festival runs through July 1 and also features diverse artists including Los Lobos, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ottmar Liebert and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. It marks Lyons’ second appearance at the event; she first performed there in 2005. For information and tickets, log on to http://www.solarmusicfest.com.

Taos, New Mexico has a rich legacy of environmental consciousness and support for renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles, and is known by official proclamation as the “Solar Capital of the World.” The acclaimed Taos Solar Music Festival, which takes place at Kit Carson Park in the downtown area, is one of the first, and now longest running, “green” events anywhere. The 3-day annual sun celebration happens in conjunction with the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), probably the oldest continuously operating solar organization in the U.S., and KTAO, the world’s most powerful solar-powered radio station. Once again, NMSEA will present the Solar Village on the Festival grounds, with exhibits, events and activities that are free and open to the public.

Southern California-based music artist Tracy Lyons has her own longstanding commitment to environmental activism. She was inspired to write her powerful single, “Save Me,” because of health issues she faces related to mercury and lead toxicity. “Save Me” is available for audio download on iTunes.com, with all proceeds benefiting the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. At the Taos Solar Music Festival, NRDC will be on site to promote their new youth-skewed initiative and call to action, http://www.itsyournature.org.

The gripping videoclip for “Save Me” – which has been viewed over 33,000 times – can be accessed online at NRDC.org, as well as on the Apple’s QuickTime Music Guide and Earthday Network’s online portal http://www.earthday.net. The song was first featured on Lyons’ latest album I Will, and is a heartfelt anthem and wake-up call for people to heal themselves and the earth through a new consciousness of sustainable thought, practices and action.

I Will was released in 2006 on Mythic Records with distribution through Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). Other highlights include “Don’t You Know,” “Not You” and “Yes.” It follows up her acclaimed 2001 debut album Surrender, about which Billboard magazine wrote, “singer/tunesmith Tracy Lyons proves that she has a knack for wrapping strong words in a velvet glove.”

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