GCC's Seven Campuses Host Drew Landry: Singer, Songwriter and Environmentalist

Batavia, New York — All seven campuses of Genesee Community College will welcome the talents of singer, songwriter and environmental activist, Drew Landry, the week of September 13-17, 2011. Drew Landry is a gritty Cajun honky-tonk singer/songwriter whose music brings awareness to environmental issues such as the catastrophic BP oil spill as well as other environmental and pollution issues.

Batavia, New York — All seven campuses of Genesee Community College will welcome the talents of singer, songwriter and environmental activist, Drew Landry, the week of September 13-17, 2011. Drew Landry is a gritty Cajun honky-tonk singer/songwriter whose music brings awareness to environmental issues such as the catastrophic BP oil spill as well as other environmental and pollution issues. All seven performances throughout the week are free and open to the public.

Drew Landry is a down-to-earth artist that captures the lives, emotions, stories, pain, and glory of the people of Louisiana. The theme of his songs range from the sacredness of the family farm, family turmoil, to the heart wrenching impact and injustice of the BP oil spill on the people, culture, economy and ecosystem, including the treasured wetlands of Louisiana. He has worked tirelessly to make sure that the government, citizens of the United States, and the rest of the world, are aware of the problems that continue to this date because of the BP oil spill and the issues of pollution in general.

Landry has been an important voice for Gulf Coast citizens and those that came to the Gulf Coast to help with the cleanup effort with his congressional performance of "BP Blues." After his testimony during the BP spill, "BP Blues" went viral and Warner Bros and Landry produced an iTunes single of "BP Blues." The proceeds go to saveourgulf.org for the health of The Gulf, its fishermen, cleanup workers, and coastal citizens impacted by the spill. Drew dedicated a year of his life in communities along the Gulf Coast and worked to put on a memorial concert for those who lost their lives in the Deepwater Explosion.

Drew Landry will perform at the following locations and times:
•Tuesday, September 13; 12 noon - 2 p.m. – Arcade Campus Center, 25 Edward Street
•Wednesday, September 14; 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. – Albion Campus Center, 456 West Avenue
•Wednesday, September 14; 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. – Dansville Campus Center, 9221 Robert Hart Drive
•Thursday, September 15; 12 noon - 2 p.m. - Medina Campus Center, 11470 Maple Ridge Road
•Friday, September 16; 2 p.m.- The Stage of WNY, 23 Main Street, Warsaw, NY
•Saturday, September 17; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lima Campus Center, 7285 Gale Road
•Sunday, September 18; 12 noon-1:30 p.m.- Batavia Campus, One College Road

For further information please contact Lori Mould at lmould.ptk@gmail.com .

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