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ORGANICALLY GROWN LIVE FROM THE GREEN CARPET AT SUNSET SESSIONS ROCK!

 The Organically Grown team just returned from Michele Clark’s second annual Sunset Sessions Rock!, where we were a proud co-sponsor of the event.

 There was a lot of great music from both emerging artists and rock legends such as Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, who dazzled the women of Organically Grown. Richie played some of his new songs on his solo album set to be released on September 4, as well as some of the classic Bon Jovi hits that he co-wrote, such as “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

 

Also performing at the event were Lit and Everclear, who are co-headlining the Summerland tour, which stops in LA tommorow at the legendary Greek Theater. In addition, the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan was the keynote speaker.

One of the great emerging bands is Cheating Daylight. These young sensations range in age from thirteen to eighteen, and totally lit up the stage. Be sure to catch them on tour this summer!

I was proud to be on the “Creating Change” panel, along with Shireen Janti-Reid from MusiCares, Jesse Billauer from Life Rolls On, lead singer of Pennywise Jim Lindberg from Havoc TV, Bushwalla, Ryan Clark from Liberty Bottles, and legendary record producer Peter Bunetta from Playing for Change.

During the panel, moderator Chris Wrightsman challenged me to see if I could still rap, and I put the doubters to rest. A YouTube video of the panel will be released soon.

I interviewed over 30 bands, with the mission of educating them about the hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticides used in conventional cotton, and how at Organically Grown, we take those toxins out of our products and out of the environment.

We will post these interviews on our YouTube channel in the next few weeks, so stay tuned! The biggest star of them all is Michele Clark…for pulling off an amazing event once again! 

By Bob Stein, co-founder of Organically Grown

PS – Be sure to check out our Facebook page for our full album of Sunset Sessions Rock photos!



Get Naked or Go Organic at Sunset Sessions!

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Organically Grown is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Sunset Sessions, to be held Feb. 16-18 in San Diego. Recording artists, radio program directors (the people who decide what songs are played on the radio), record company executives, and music supervisors (the people who help decide what songs will be placed in films, television, commercials and video games) will convene to listen to performances by both well known and up and coming recording artists. The roster includes Jason Mraz, Lucinda Williams, Everlast, Eve 6, Jimmy Cliff, Wayne Coyne and many new artists.  There are 54 artists playing during three days and nights of music!

At Organically Grown, our greatest challenge is to get the message out as to the devastation caused by conventional cotton production. At Sunset Sessions, we will be asking artists to Get Naked or Go Organic. If they are wearing anything that is not organic, they either have to get naked or put on an organic cotton t-shirt by Organically Grown. It should be a lot of fun, while also getting out our message.

In addition, for the first time at Sunset Sessions, there will be a panel called Creating Change: Socially Spiritually and Environmentally, that I am proud to be a part of. Moderated by Sunset Sessions Manager Chris Wrightsman, the panelists include Conor Gaffney from Café Gratitude & May I Be Frank, Stephen Powers from Agave International, Bushwalla, Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour (and one of the greatest guys in the world), Erica Krusen from MusiCares and Jim Lindberg, the former lead singer from the band Pennywise.

We will keep you posted, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute insanity, great photos, and videos during Sunset Sessions.

By Bob Stein, co-founder of Organically Grown