Jars of Clay: From Live 8 to 1000 Wells

Published: 2005-07-11
Grammy award-winning band, Jars of Clay wowed the millions in the audience at Live 8 in Philadelphia, and shed some light on their Blood; Water Mission which is a non-profit project the band formed in early 2002 as an outreach to those in Africa. The project has been to build, rebuild, and repair 1000 wells in urban and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. 42 wells have been constructed to date which have brought clean water to more than 34,000 people.

Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Sarah McLachlan, and Will Smith were some of the musicians on hand with Jars of Clay at Live 8. Lead singer Dan Haseltine said of the event, ""Performing during the Live 8 concert in Philly was incredible. There is a great deal of purpose in just doing our best to communicate, through performance, during a regular concert... at Live 8 it felt even more important. We were joining with such a diverse group of artists and activists who may not agree on much else. But that day, we stood in agreement that poverty should not be something overlooked, and we should all do what we can to eliminate it from this planet. I hope it doesnt take another 20 years to be reminded that we should all care about justice and generosity."

Visit Jars of Clay's website at www.jarsofclay.com for more information on the band.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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