COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS AND BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY ANNOUNCE COVER OF “I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE” AS PART OF OUR FIRST 100 DAYS

ALL PROFITS BENEFITING ALL ABOVE ALL, COSECHA, HOOSIER ACTION, PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MOVEMENT, SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES IN NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA AND EUROPE

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free is an amazing gospel tune that the incomparable Nina Simone covered and it became an important song for the civil rights movement in the 60s. A lot of these issues are still relevant today and I wanted to sing a song that had a palpable voice for those issues. I’ll never know what it was like to walk the rocky path that Nina did, but her power and unyielding strength was and is something to aspire to. “Courtney Marie Andrews:

“we figured to make a song that would keep folks’ minds, tongues & fingers in motion. James Baldwin: ‘This is not the land of the free. It is only very unwillingly & sporadically the home of the brave.’” – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Started in conjunction with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days, Our First 100 Days aims to raise funds for organizations supporting causes that are currently under threat by the Trump administration. Today is day 67 in the project, which has raised over $80,000, as well as the second phase in the project.

Sold in a subscription format for a minimum contribution of $30, fans will receive one song per day across the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. Powered by RPM, all profits from Our First 100 Days will benefit organizations that stand in opposition to a Trump presidency: All Above All, Cosecha, Hoosier Action, People’s Climate Movement, and Southerners On New Ground.

Previously announced musicians include How To Dress Well, Toro Y Moi, Whitney, The Range, Mitski, Tim Heidecker, Bully, S. Carey, Angel Olsen, Beach Fossils, PWR BTTM, Jens Lekman, Cherry Glazerr, Strand Of Oaks, Minus The Bear, Into It. Over It., Eluvium, Torres, Holy Sons, Mountain Goats, Rob Crow, Sam Amidon, Wild Nothing, Avey Tare, Bill Fay, Mal Devisa, Peter Silberman, Meat Wave, Twin Peaks, Mountain Man, Nap Eyes, Nothing, and many more.

Pre-order 100 Songs For 100 Days Compilation – http://ourfirst100days.us/listen/

About The Organizations:
All Above All unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage. Our vision is to restore public insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it.

Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We are exposing the repression that our community faces and creating spaces of protection and resistance to defend ourselves and our communities. We are creating spaces of sanctuary and building community teams that can respond quickly to the raids, detentions, and deportation crises.

People’s Climate Movement is seizing the first 100 days of the Trump Administration as our own and putting all of our energy toward stopping Trump and Congress’ attacks on our climate, our communities, and our jobs and advance our vision of new American economy that protects our planet and people.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. We believe that we are bound together by a shared desire for ourselves, each other, and our communities to survive and thrive. We believe that Community Organizing is the best way for us to build collective power and transform the South. Out of this belief we are committed to building freedom movements rooted in southern traditions like community organizing, political education, storytelling, music, breaking bread, resistance, humor, performance, critical thinking, and celebration.

Hoosier Action is a new project focused on building the political power of working families and individuals in the state of Indiana. Hoosier Action emphasizes robust community organizing, where campaigns are built around economic and social issues that impact people and communities across the region. Hoosier Action will work to increase voter participation, lift people out of poverty, and build a new political voice for the residents of Indiana who have been left on the margins.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS TOUR

March 29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
April 2 – Fisherman’s Village Music Festival – Everett, WA
April 4 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
April 5 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
May 7 – DC9 – Washington, DC
May 8 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 9 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
May 12 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
May 26-28 – Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
May 28 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, Canada (w/ The Head and the Heart)
May 29 – Winspear Centre – Edmonton, Canada (w/ The Head and the Heart)
May 30 – O’Brians Event Centre – Sakatoon, Canada (w/ The Head and the Heart)
May 31 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, Canada (w/ The Head and the Heart)
July 7-8 – Bello Winter Music – Bellingen, Australia
August 3-6 – Pickathon 2017 – Happy Valley, OR
August 23 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
August 24 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
August 29 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IE
August 30 – Open House Festival – Belfast, UK
August 31 – Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
August 31-Sept 3 – End Of The Road Festival – Tollard Royal, UK
September 3 – The Lantern – Bristol, UK
September 4 – Bush Hall – London, UK
September 7 – Le Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR
September 8 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
September 9 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
September 12 – Privat Club – Berlin, DE
September 13 – Ideal Bar (VEGA) – Copenhagen, DK

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