Children Of Mercy

CHILDREN OF MERCY BOOK AND COMPILATION BRING STORIES OF INDIE MUSIC TO LIGHT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Sergeant Sparrow Records is lucky to be a part of this great project to raise money for cystic fibrosis called Children of Mercy: Tale and Teachings From The World of Independent Music. The book consists of a collection of stories from people in the world independent music. All royalties and proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the U.S., as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK.

Press Release: Spokane, Wash. (February 3rd, 2010) — A good cause is always worth supporting, so the fact that the Children of Mercy book and CD compilation help out two causes make this project a must-see. Children of Mercy: Tale and Teachings From The World of Independent Music is a collection of stories and essays by several elite members of the indie music world that will not only open the eyes of the outside world to the independent music scene but also raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis.

Along with the compilation CD, the book brings to light stories from the independent music scene while it raises money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that has affected the son of one the contributors, Swedish musician and writer Ola Nyberg. Ron Trembath, creator of the project, persued funding for the book publishing on Kickstarter and obtained over $2900 in pledges to ensure that 100% of the profits and royalities from the book go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the US, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK.

Anna Lynne Williams of the indie folk legends Trespassers William, Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom, and Portland Mercury journalist Ryan Feigh are just some of the artists, producers, label runners, promoters, writers, and listeners from the world of independent music that have contributed their essays on life in the independent music scene. A wide array of topics including, DIY, effects of the internet, performing, break ups, and indie history will be found in this treasure trove of indie music perspectives. The book seeks to open the eyes to the outside world on how tough it can be to be a solely independent musician as well as highlight why it might just be the only true way to be a real artist in the musical world. It also gives advice to those currently living the independent music “dream” or those that are interested in creating music without the fear of losing their soul to the media monster know as the mainstream.

The compilation CD is available for purchase as a digital download or as a physical release from The Beechfields Record Label. Physical CDs include artwork by pop artist Kathie Bayne.  The CD includes tracks by Menhirs Of Er Grah, Lotte Kesner, Couer Machant, Cleeman and Phil The Tremolo King.  Tracks from the album have already been heard on WVVY in Martha’s Vineyard MA, KYRS in Spokane WA, KZUU in Pullman WA, and KJHK in Lawrence KS.

Additional Children of Mercy news can be found at: http://www.childrenofmercybook.blogspot.com/

Children of Mercy Bandcamp: http://childrenofmercy.bandcamp.com/album/children-of-mercy

Also find Children of Mercy on Facebook!

To purchase the compilation CD visit the Beechfields site here.

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