Plaza Family Band Releases New Album

I was proud to again assist the Plaza Family Band with the design of their newest CD, "Wee Jamboree".  This project, like last year's "Playground Hootenanny" release, is a fundraiser for Plaza Presbyterian Weekday School, the wonderful preschool attended by the children of these outstanding professional musicians.  Individually, they have impressive careers, and together as the Plaza Family Band, they have created another wonderful collection of well composed, well crafted and well performed traditional tunes.

 

For this second CD, I adapted the illustration created for "Playground Hootenanny" by artist (and parent) Raed Al-Rawi

The album was dedicated to my late sister, Cindy Sutton McInnes, a beloved teacher at the school who lost her young life to brain cancer this summer.  We were honored to have five of these generous and talented musicians perform breathtakingly beautiful music at her memorial service in August. [article about Cindy]

 

Plaza Family Band

As I might have mentioned before, our preschool rocks!  But really, it does.

There is an amazingly talented bunch of parents congregated there, including a number of professional musicians.  Pushing swings on the playground together this fall, they concocted the notion of recording a childrens music CD together as a fundraiser for the preschool.  Within a few short months, the Plaza Family Band was formed and "Playground Hootenanny" was released.

Not being the slightest bit musical myself, my contribution to the all-volunteer effort included CD design (using a beautiful illustration by Plaza Dad Raed Al-Rawi) and promotion --  band website with blog feature, social media (customized twitter profile, facebook fan page), and public relations.

The Plaza Family Band has been getting a great response -- a jam-packed release party at the Pizza Peel last month, several write-ups in local papers and a performance scheduled for a new live local TV program, "Charlotte Today".   But, of course! The music is terrific and the story is even better.

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