Profiles of Connecticut
PROFILES OF CONNECTICUT - by Bill Pere American History comes alive with this collection of songs about important people and events in Connecticut history. Connecticut played a pivotal role in our nation's birth and growth, and this look at figures like Nathan Hale, Eli Whitney, P.T. Barnum, Roger Sherman, Mary Brewster, Anna Warner Bailey, and many more informs and educated while it entertains. The talent of three national award winning artists combines to blend modern and traditional folk influences. Connecticut State Troubadours Bill Pere and Tom Callinan collaborated on two tracks \'The Tides that Bind\', about the Mystic River, and \'USS Connecticut\', honoring the men and women who build and sail our nation's submarines. National Immie-Award winner Kay Pere is featured with three tracks about women in Connecticut history, and about a rare flower that grows along the shoreline. Bill Pere joins with the LUNCH Ensemble to present seven more original songs which take us from the American Revolution to Operation Desert Storm. These songs will appeal to teachers, students, and anyone who appreciates the power of folk music to bring history to life. 12 Tracks, 41 minutes, Lyric Sheet Included. BILL PERE - background highlights -- Internationally published author on the craft and business of Songwriting. -- Featured Presenter and Performer at national music conferences -- The national IMC 2003 Independent Artist of the Year -- Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts -- President, Connecticut Songwriters Association -- Founder and Executive Director, LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for hunger relief programs in Connecticut through benefit concerts -- 14 CD\'s of original songs recorded and released -- Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy -- 22 original theater plays produced -- Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series -- International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band -- Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music -- 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce -- 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative -- Song \'The Wish\' selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger -- Editor, Connecticut Songsmith -- Member Music Educators National Conference -- Author \'Songcrafters Coloring Book\' -- Published articles in numerous music industry publications including \'Songwriters Market\' -- 1981 and 1991 Connecticut Songwriter of the Year -- Two-time recipient, CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through Music -- First recipient of the CSA Renaissance Award for multiple music achievements, presented by Pete Seeger, 1995 -- Presenter of award-winning Music Technology programs for teachers and students.