Radio Chronicles

Radio Chronicles – Saving Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Proposed budget cuts throughout California have included closing 70 state parks. Concerned citizens have gathered together to help save Mt. Tamalpais State Park. Hence, the Mt. Tam Jam, a benefit concert to raise funds for one of California’s beleaguered state park. The Radio Chronicles highlights the upcoming “Mt. Tam Jam” (www.tamjam.org), a benefit for Mt. Tamalpais State Park, to offset recent California State Park cutbacks. Hear stories from Michael Nash, “Mt. Tam Jam” Executive Producer, as well as legendary music treasure and super human being—Taj Mahal (www.tajblues.com). “Mt. Tam Jam” includes performances by New Orleans funk masters, Galactic ( www.galacticfunk.com), quirky and eclectic all-rockers Cake ( www.cakemusic.com), Blues, roots and world music icon, Taj Mahal, Nashville soul powerhouse Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, as well as Marin’s own fiery Danny Click and the HellYeahs. This first ever benefit concert for Mt. Tamalpais (with more expected to follow annually), aims to raise resources sorely needed for the mountain: ranger and maintenance personnel, equipment for trail and bridge restoration as well as improved search and rescue response. Held high atop the mountain in a natural amphitheatre that seats 4,000, with stunning views of San Francisco Bay, “Mt. Tam Jam” is some good deed doing for a special place in the neighbourhood. The nonprofit, Tamalpais Conservation Club (www.tamalpais.org), has been entrusted with guardianship of Mt. Tam since 1912.  The Tamalpais Conservation Club are working with Mt. Tam Jam folk to help make this first ever benefit concert for Mt. Tam a success.

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