The Green Train
 
From:  John Flynn



Date: Aug 18, 2008 9:06 PM
Subject: The Green Train - 2009
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"The first thing I remember knowin’/Is a lonesome whistle blowin’.
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The opening line from the 40-year-old classic "Mama Tried" helped establish Merle Haggard’s love of trains, and he’s using the locomotive as a symbol for environmental change with the spring 2009 launch of The Green Train.


John Flynn, Merle Haggard,
Vince Gill,
Willie Nelson,
Kris Kristofferson, the
Dave Matthews Band,
Jewel, and even
Cher are among the artists who’ve agreed to participate in the tour, which will use a train to cover 28 states in six weeks, encouraging Americans to make smart choices for the future of the planet.


Beginning with an April concert in Portland, Ore., The Green Train, with at least 20 cars, will launch nine concerts in major venues and 21 performances in smaller acoustic settings as it crosses the U.S. for a final stop in Washington, D.C. The endeavor backs up its environmental message with action: The train will run on biodiesel fuel and solar energy.


"People do really want to make a difference," Bob Wolf, who’s assisting Merle with the Green Train, says. "They just need to know how. The Hag and I came up with an old-fashioned way to deliver a new and simple message: a World’s Fair-themed train carrying exhibits and simple solutions to living green in a modern world.
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John with Bob Wolf, Co-Producer of The Green Train


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