Recently, Reverb founder and Guster guitarist Adam Gardner testified to Congress in opposition to proposed bills to weaken the Lacey Act.

The Lacey Act bars import and trade of illegally logged wood and the illegal trade in wildlife. Learn more.

A number of prominent musicians have come forward to support keeping the Lacey Act strong to protect rainforests, American jobs, and human rights.

How can you help? CLICK HERE to urge your representative to do the right thing.

The Musician Pledge states:

Widespread illegal logging is placing at risk the wood we treasure in our musical instruments, and thus the future of music as we know it. As musicians dedicated to our art and to protecting the earth’s natural resources, we call on everyone involved in the sourcing, crafting and production of musical instruments to join us in our commitment to eliminate all trade in illegally logged timber and forest products. We will not buy a new instrument without asking where the wood comes from and if it was harvested legally and sustainably.

We support the Lacey Act and other laws that prohibit trade in illegally sourced wood and we oppose the efforts currently underway to weaken the Lacey Act.  We urge lawmakers, suppliers and craftsmen to ensure that our art has a positive impact on the environment rather than contributing to forest destruction. We call on our fellow musicians to do the same.

Please lend your voice to help protect rainforests from illegal logging.

Musicians who have signed the pledge include:

Mick Jagger   Sting
Dave Matthews Band   Jack Johnson
Willie Nelson   Maroon 5
Jason Mraz   My Morning Jacket
Linkin Park   David Crosby
Lenny Kravitz   Barenaked Ladies
Sarah McLachlan   Simon Le Bon
Bryan Adams   Brandi Carlile
Deborah Harry   Sara Bareilles
Lily Allen   Brad Corrigan (Dispatch)
Bonnie Raitt   Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel)
Guster   Of A Revolution (O.A.R.)
Bob Weir   The Cab
Ryan Dobrowski & Israel Nebeker (Blind Pilot)   Jack Antonoff (fun.)
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Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)   Jools Holland
Brett Dennen   Lana Del Ray




For more information, see the recent coverage in:

The New York Times

USA Today

The Huffington Post

NRDC Switchboard


Roll Call

Opinion piece from Stefan Lessard of the Dave Matthews Band