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This couldn't be more timely considering the recent tragedy. Finally... a collection of Coal Mining songs featuring many well known - The Carter Family, Natalie Merchant, Merle Travis, Darrell Scott, Dock Boggs, Jean Ritchie - and many lesser known chroniclers of life in the coalfields. Many of these songs were done by folks who actually dug the black gold. The collection includes 48 songs total and the sale benefits the Lonesome Pine Council on Youth.

An official launch concert featuring Darrell Scott is scheduled for September 23rd at the legendary Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia and this collection will be featured on the Labor Day edition of NPR's All Things Considered.