“Dear Companion is a collaboration between three Kentucky musicians: the songs are written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, produced by and featuring Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket). Recorded in the first half of 2009 in their home state, Dear Companion explores their ties to the place they love and aims to draw attention to the problem of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impact on the people and heritage of central Appalachia. A portion of the proceeds from Dear Companion will benefit Appalachian Voices, an organization devoted to ending mountaintop removal and finding a better way forward.”

Love In Stereo got the chance to catch up with Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore on their stop in Nashville, TN at Grimey’s. It was an honor to chat with these two guys and, being from the south, it was inspiring to both see and hear their love for home spill out in conversation and in song.

The Interview

Song: My Wealth Comes To Me

Song: Something, Somewhere, Sometime

For more videos of their performance click here.

Find out more about Grimey’s, our favorite record store – here
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – Dear Companion.com
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining – here

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  1. Bella:

    UNREAL. Suck it, Loretta Lynn.

    5:26 pm on March 3rd, 2010
  2. Todd:

    Exactly! This is real music. I just bought the album of iTunes after watching. The whole thing rules.

    7:35 pm on March 3rd, 2010
  3. Phillip the Magnificent:

    What excellent videos! I missed this event and jealousy rages through my veins. Whoever it was that interviewed them is no longer my friend.

    8:33 pm on March 3rd, 2010
  4. Patrick:

    awesome! nice job guys and love the intro.

    1:02 pm on March 4th, 2010

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