More specifically, the pair, along with fellow Kentuckian Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket as producer, have produced Dear Companion, a heartfelt, wonderfully performed album of songs in part aimed to draw people's attention to the issue of Mountaintop Removal coalmining (MTR). What's that? Per Wikipedia, it's a process that "involves blasting with explosives to remove up to 400 vertical feet (120 m) of mountain to expose underlying coal seams. Excess rock and soil laden with toxic mining byproducts are often dumped into nearby valleys, in what are called 'holler fills' or 'valley fills.'"Appalachian Voices, a group aiming to end MTR and find a solution that will benefit all parties.
It's an interesting move and makes sense coming from such musicians as Sollee and Moore. Sollee is a much-praised, versatile musician known for playing cello and his prior work both as a solo artist and with Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet; Moore was on the receiving end of much praise recently for his 2008 Sub Pop solo album Stray Age.
Just look and see.