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Equaleyes Ushers in Summer with Utah & Colorado Tour

Save a ‘Welcome Home’ and moe. after party in Boise, Idaho, Equaleyes May tour is equal parts Colorado and Utah, with six stops in each state through the end of the month. A three-show run in Utah opens the tour, with the rock, pop, bluegrass and funk then heading to Nederland, Colorado. A run down the Front Range – including a stop in Denver – will lead the band back into the Rocky Mountains, before three southern Colorado shows push the band back into Utah, with two huge back-to-back shows in Moab, Utah.

EqualeyesThe tour sees the band return to its roots, where fans know the jams and the lyrics, where the feel good vibes of Boise, Idaho, are at home in both Utah and Colorado. The smart lyrics and riding guitar work of Jeff Crosby allows the funky rhythm section of bassist Tom Borda and drummer William Prescott to work their magic. Prescott brings a refreshing tap on the kit and Borda is a wizard on the bass, with each solid enough for the other to roam. Daniel Blumenfeld brings an added voice in his keyboard and accordion playing, rounding out what makes for a road trip of sort in each song, a journey with a smile and one arm hanging out the window. Just don’t be surprised when a big bridge leads into big volume and a tap of the distortion pedal.

The band planted its roots in 2006 as a three-piece exploring bluegrass, reggae, pop and rock. Just as they were about to finish the studio album While I’m Alive in 2007, Blumenfeld joined the band and took it up a notch. While still exploring some reggae, the band now prides itself on writing catchy, pop, rock, bluegrass and funk songs, original tunes with bountiful melody and big themes. They craft songs the fans can sing along to and the album takes on nearly ever genre, exploiting each of the musicians’ rich musical talent.

The band is primed for the May run with big ideas of venturing into other states to follow, allowing the rest of the country to hear the electricity that has been building in the Mountain West over the last two years. Equaleyes returns home to Boise, Idaho, on June 4 to play a moe. after party.

TOUR DATES:
05/07 – The White Owl – Logan, UT
05/08 – The Woodshed – Salt Lake City, UT
05/09 – The Downstairs – Park City, UT
05/13 – 1st St. Pub – Nederland, CO
05/14 – Connor O’Neil’s – Boulder, CO
05/15 – Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey – Denver, CO
05/16 – The Summit – Durango, CO
05/21 – Bongo Billy’s – Salida, CO
05/22 – Fly Me to the Moon Saloon – Telluride, CO
05/23 – Woody’s Tavern – MOAB, UT
05/24 – Desert Rocks Music Festival – MOAB, UT
05/26 – Mystic Hot Springs – Monroe, UT
06/04 – Liquid (moe. after party) – Boise, ID

Help protect Utah's spectacular Nine Mile Canyon

ancient paintings in the 9 Mile Canyon- for the Grateful Web

If the Bush administration and a Denver-based natural gas company get their way, Utah's remarkable Nine Mile Canyon may soon be transformed into a massive industrial zone.

We need your immediate action to halt this destructive scheme in its tracks. The deadline for submitting comments on the plan is May 1!

Please go to http://www.savebiogems.org/redrock/takeaction right away and tell the Bureau of Land Management to reject this disastrous proposal, which would put more than 800 new natural gas wells in the Greater Nine Mile Canyon area - home to the greatest concentration of rock art sites in America.

The BLM has just released a study that grossly underestimates the impacts of proposed natural gas development on the region's irreplaceable cultural and natural values.

The plan calls for drilling non-federal wells in Nine Mile Canyon itself, along with dozens if not hundreds of wells in side canyons and other public wildlands now being considered for designation as a national historic district.

Nearly 200 wells would be drilled in the remarkable wilderness-quality lands of the Desolation and Jack canyons.

As a result of existing natural gas drilling in the Nine Mile Canyon region, compressor stations already run nonstop and dozens if not hundreds of heavy trucks hustle up and down the canyon around the clock.

Yet despite the serious threat of expanding these activities into the Desolation and Jack Canyon wildlands, the Bureau of Land Management has failed to propose protection for them as "wilderness study areas."

Please go to http://www.savebiogems.org/redrock/takeaction and urge Bush administration officials to protect the natural and cultural values of Nine Mile Canyon.

Thank you for taking action to safeguard this vital stretch of America's Redrock Wilderness.

Protect Utah's White River Wilderness

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The Bush administration is poised to approve a plan for 60 new gas wells - and a maze of roads and pipelines - in the spectacular White River wilderness in northeastern Utah.

We need your immediate online action to block this attack. The deadline to register your opposition to this destructive proposal is Monday!

Go here to and tell the Bureau of Land Management to study the full potential impacts on the White River wilderness and adjacent wildlands before considering this reckless scheme.

Last year, our BioGems Defenders sent nearly 33,000 messages protesting a BLM analysis that failed to acknowledge the devastating effects of putting new gas wells in this unique western wilderness. The agency's latest study is no better.

If drilled, these wells would be some of the first on lands that the BLM says are worthy of strict wilderness protections.

The towering sandstone cliffs and deep canyons of the White River region - part of our Redrock Wilderness BioGem - are a refuge for deer, elk, antelope, waterfowl and golden eagles. According to the BLM, "The spectacular scenery of the White River provides a dramatic backdrop for the hiker, rafter, canoeist, for fishing enthusiasts who visit this unique area."

Over the past few years, the BLM has approved the construction of roads, pipelines and compressor stations to the north, east and west of the White River wilderness. But it has never examined the cumulative impacts of this development on the region's natural values.

Go here to take action and urge the BLM not to rush headlong into approving this destructive drilling plan.

Thank you for all of your help in protecting Utah's fragile redrock canyonlands.