Fifth Annual Celebration of Wild Idaho Rising Tide


Fifth Annual Celebration of WIRT Flyer

April 2 anniversary concert benefits climate activist collective

Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) is celebrating its March 31 fifth anniversary as a dedicated, regional, climate activist collective that confronts the root causes and perpetrators of climate change through direct actions and locally organized solutions. We invite and welcome everyone to share this milestone at the Fifth Annual Celebration of Wild Idaho Rising Tide, a benefit concert provided by three bands along with WIRT-hosted potluck dinner and desert, beer and wine for purchase, dozens of silent auction items donated by community members and businesses, and a background slide show of WIRT demonstrations and initiatives.  This yearly fundraising party offers some radical revelry for participants supporting relentless, volunteer WIRT activism among and in solidarity with frontline communities of fossil fuel resistance and an international, grassroots network of activists.

WIRT’s amazing members, friends, and allies eagerly anticipate a lively musical and social gathering between 7 pm and 12 midnight on Saturday, April 2, in the 1912 Center Great Room at 412 East Third Street in Moscow, Idaho. For $5 or greater voluntary admission donations, with no one turned away, please join dirty energy resisters for a well-deserved, reinvigorating, wild evening full of shared camaraderie, spirited conversation, exuberant dancing, good food and drink, and live music played by these remarkable visiting and resident songwriters and performers:

* Ivy Ross Ricci is a nationally acclaimed folk musician, yoga instructor, and youth development activist, whose music, infused with joy and humor, seeks liberation for all living things from capitalist constructs currently wreaking global havoc on myriad hearts and homes.  Her songs, practices, and service strategically integrate philosophy, poetry, storytelling, and a radical understanding of human potential.  As co-founder of the Keepers of Wonder movement, Ivy is encouraging artists and youth of all ages to strive to keep the world magical and to counter harmful, mainstream media images and standards of beauty with creative, critical thought and profound self-love and acceptance within a vibrant and caring culture.  Her opening, solo set of original songs employs guitar, ukulele, voice, and thought-provoking lyrics written by Ivy and her husband Joel, who currently caretake Andriette’s Bed Book and Bicycle in Moscow.

Ivy Ross Ricci facebook page

* Henry C and the Willards is Moscow’s blues-based rock and roll band that loves to incite dancing and make people feel good with their original and classic tunes.  An integral part of two previous WIRT annual celebrations, the band features Henry Willard on guitar, dobro, and harmonica, Jeanne McHale on piano and vocals, Doug Park on bass and mandolin, Nels Peterson on drums, and Donna Holmes on percussion and vocals.  Initially formed to play for a September 2012 birthday party, Willards members have performed with Kelley Riley, Charlie Sutton, The Hot Flashes, and other musicians.  For this momentous occasion, they have been practicing the WIRT anthem, The Tide is Rising, originally composed and performed by Roy Zimmerman.

Henry C and the Willards website

* Landrace is a Pullman-based, seven-piece, reggae/ska band of Washington State University jazz students covering dozens of tunes in Spanish and English from Argentina, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.  Band members include Eric Molina on sax and lead vocals, David Ward on drums, Jacob Schuler on trumpet and vocals, King Richard on trombone and vocals, Andrew Dodge on guitar, and Carson Linklater on vocals.  Landrace performs favorites drawn from Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bob Marley, Streetlight Manifesto, The Skatalites, and others.

Landrace facebook page

Do not miss this upcoming opportunity to connect and contribute physically and fiscally toward the passionate climate justice movement in Idaho. Through this convergence, courageous WIRT challengers of the government, corporate, and industrial sources of climate chaos hope to further attract and integrate youth involvement and cross-cultural diversity into activism.  WIRT offers our hearty thanks to core WIRT activist Jeanne McHale, for co-coordinating the multiple entertainment and publicity aspects of this event.  For further information and/or to assist with preparing and staging WIRT’s fifth anniversary party, please visit the WIRT website and facebook pages, contact WIRT via email, phone, or facebook message, and print and post the color Fifth Annual Celebration of WIRT Flyer.  Thanks!

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