Ryan Montbleau Band to donate $1 of each ticket to charity in 2008

Throughout 2008, the Ryan Montbleau Band will be contributing 50 cents from each ticket to Rock The Earth, and also contributing 50 cents from each ticket to HeadCount's "Cents for Sense" campaign until the 2008 presidential election.

Rock The Earth works with artists ranging from Ani DiFranco to Ozzy Osbourne to The Allman Brothers Band who are concerned with the fate of our public lands, air and water, and acts as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. Ryan Montbleau Band's support of HeadCount will ensure that a voter registration team can attend many of their shows throughout the next 9 months. Ryan and the guys are very are proud to join other artists and events who are participating in Cents for Sense or been financial supporters of HeadCount-- a list that includes artists as varied as the Disco Biscuits, Foo Fighters, Megadeth and Dave Matthews Band. Ryan Montbleau Band and their team believe strongly that artist's have a special responsibility use their voice to inspire their fans to actively take part in the world around them, rather than being passive observers and consumers of culture. As a prominent emerging artist-- one not at the same level as well-known artists like Jack Johnson-- Ryan Montbleau Band hopes to set an example for other developing bands, demonstrating that they, too, can make a difference and play a part in creating a stronger, more involved community. Their participation in Rock The Earth and HeadCount follows up their support of The Rex Foundation in the Fall of 2007, which raised more than $3400 for the charitable giving arm of the Grateful Dead organization.Ryan Montbleau Band will continue their relentless touring—now in support of their October, 2007 release Patience on Friday—throughout 2008. The quintet followed up their 2nd annual U.S. Virgin Islands Tour and a handful of Ryan Montbleau solo shows at Sundance Film Festival with a benefit show for New Orleans relief efforts in the home town of Boston. Then, a brief ten day hiatus, they played sold out shows in New York and New Jersey last week. Ryan Montbleau Band will continue into early April with another 20+ dates throughout the Northeast, then it is off to the Midwest, Tex-Arkana, and New Orleans for Jazz Fest, before coming home for some Northeast festivals in May. For more information and a complete list of dates, please visit www.ryanmontbleauband.com
Tour dates:
Feb 22 @ The Asylum: Portland, ME
Feb 23 @ Sugarloaf Mtn: Carrabassett Valley, ME
Feb 28 @ Sully's Pub: Hartford, CT
Feb 29 @ Revolution Hall: Troy, NY
Mar 1 @ Tupelo Music Hall: Londonderry, NH
Mar 8 @ Rusty Nail: Stowe, VT
Mar 14 @ Donegal Saloon: Kearney, NJ
Mar 15 @ Paul's Tavern: Lake Como, NJ
Mar 21 @ Club Passim: Cambridge, MA
Mar 22 @ Fairfield Theatre: Fairfield, CT
Mar 27 @ Stone Church: Newmarket, NH
Mar 28 @ Higher Ground: Burlington, VT
Mar 29 @ Wormtown Winter Music Carnival: Southbridge, MA
Apr 4 @ Pearl Street Night Club: Northampton, MA
Apr 5 @ Bearsville Theatre: Woodstock, NY
Apr 6 @ High Fidelity: Rochester, NY
Apr 9 @ The Ark: Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 10 @ The Photography Room: Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 12 @ Beat Kitchen: Chicago, IL
May 16 @ Spring Gulch Folk Festival: New Holland, PA
May 23 @ Sterling Strange Folkfest: Sterling, NY
May 24 @ Strange Creek Festival: Greenfield, MA
Jun 6 @ Sully's Pub: Hartford, CT
Jun 7 @ Boston Harbor Cruise: Boston, MA
Jul 3-4 @ High Sierra Music Festival: Quincey, CA
Jul 17 @ Esker Point Beach: Groton, CT
Jul 19 @ Mauch Chunk Opera House: Jim Thorpe, PA