Band Together NC and Mended Heart Records Finalize Lineup for Compilation CD
RALEIGH, N.C. and ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for select charities through events that showcase and support musical talent, and Mended Heart Records, an Asheville-based recording label, have announced the final 14-band lineup that will be featured on a compilation CD, the proceeds of which will go to benefit Band Together and its 2011 selected charity, Alliance Medical Ministry.
The participating acts on this initial compilation CD represent the rich diversity of North Carolina's talent-rich musical scene. The CD will include exclusive music from Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Mantras, Now You See Them, The Archrivals, The Ocean, Vertigo Jazz Project, Moses Atwood (w/ Michael Libramento), Dopapod, Agent 23, Taste, Uncle Mountain, Josh Blake's Juke Box, Woody Wood and Brushfire Stankgrass.
“Unlike most compilations, where tracks are chosen and pulled from unrelated releases, these artists will all be recording in the same studio for the same cause,” said Matt Williams, founder of Mended Heart Records. “This is a very unique project, and we look forward to continuing this for years to come.”
This past year, Mended Heart Records’ founder Matt Williams was so inspired by his personal experience playing with Holy Ghost Tent Revival as a special guest at the 2010 Band Together live event, that he decided the organization was a perfect fit for the label's charitable work. In September 2010, Band Together and Mended Heart Records announced their new partnership.
“With the lineup now complete, we’re looking forward to promoting the CD and generating sales that will go directly to help a great cause,” said Danny Rosin, co-founder and president of Band Together NC. “The bands are really putting a lot into their recordings, and we feel thankful to everyone who has so generously donated their time and talents to make this venture a success for everyone involved.”
Mended Heart is planning to offer pre-sale for the CD, with an announcement due out before the end of 2010.
For more information, visit Band Together, Mended Heart Records and The Eagle Room (MHR’s affiliate recording studio) on Facebook. For behind-the-scenes video, visit the project’s YouTube page.
About Band Together NC
Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders and volunteers from across the Triangle. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has helped raise more than $1 million for philanthropic organizations through one mission: using music to raise funds and awareness for local charities. Band Together is run entirely by volunteer efforts. For more information, please visit www.bandtogethernc.org.
About Mended Heart Records
Mended Heart Records (MHR) is a project-based collective that operates as an independent label. Based in the talent mecca of Asheville, N.C., Mended Heart brings artists and bands together for collaborative recording sessions and events. Our label focuses on presenting clients with opportunities to explore, refine, and share original music. Sound recordings made for the label are added to the MHR Catalog and promoted for licensing opportunities. Pending placements, royalties earned by the selections will be shared between the label and the recording artist on a percentage basis. Artists will always retain copyrights to their compositions and lyrics. For more information, visit www.MendedHeartRecords.com.