"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Cody Canada & The Departed is a project from Oklahoma musician Cody Canada, former lead singer of the band Cross Canadian Ragweed. After 15 years with the Ragweed, Canada formed a new band called The Departed, an amalgamation of many former band members and touring mates of Canada's through out the years. The band's debut album, This Is Indian Land, was released in the spring of 2011 and features a selection of the band's favorite songs written by Oklahoma-based musicians.
One particular quote from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Dave Alvin pretty accurately sums up his musical mindset, "There are two types of folk music: quiet folk music and loud folk music. I play both." The guitarist and vocalist has been a staple in the folk, Americana and roots music scenes since he began his career in 1980. The real strength of his music, however, is a reluctance to be pigeonholed into one particular style. Elements of country, rockabilly and garage rock can be found in Alvin's songs, making him equally powerful in both a stripped-down, acoustic format or a solo-heavy blues rock jam. His songs have been used in many popular television shows like The Sopranos and The Wire, and in 2000, Alvin won a Grammy award for his LP Public Domain.