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Tuesday May 05, 2009

Ahhh, Spring! And a girl’s fancy turns to…….Road Trip!! Kathy’s highly successful “Moving Mountains” Tour rolls on into 2009 in support of her latest release, “COAL”. Many of the April-May concerts are combined with her multi-media educational program, “My Coal Journey”, in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, which sponsors the presentations on campuses and in theaters to reach and engage their local communities. Look for tour dates in the Northeast, Maryland, West Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and several stops in Tennessee. Check out the schedule on the “Tour” page at www.mattea.com .

And speaking of speaking…. Kathy has been invited to address several divergent groups in the coming months: her now annual “Finding Your Path” talk in Nashville with visiting students from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, the keynote address for the Pennsylvania Arts Presenters conference, held this year in Pittsburgh, and the commencement address for students, faculty, and alumni of the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, scene of some exciting research into geothermal energy capture and use. (Not to mention that Dr. Mattea will finally get to wear her “PhD Outfit” when she gives the address!)

For those of you who may live in the Nashville area, or might be planning a trip there this Spring, Kathy’s May 15 show at the legendary Station Inn bluegrass club is a virtual sellout already! Due to the influx of several hundred of her colleagues from The Climate Project conference that weekend, only a few seats and standing room tickets are available that night, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Station Inn folks have graciously offered up a second night that week, Wednesday May 13, so that music-loving locals and tourists alike will have another opportunity to catch Kathy and her smokin’ acoustic band in an intimate and laid-back setting. Doors open at 7 pm-