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CT Troubadour named top
Mystic River Press Sept 18, 2003
|Songwriter and Connecticut State Troubadour Bill Pere
of Mystic, was named Independent Artist of the Year for 2003 at the
national Independent Music Conference held August 27-31 in Philadelphia.
The award was announced at the Immies ceremony, (an Independent
Music equivalent of the mainstream Grammys) and was presented by
Philadelphia radio personality Melissa St.. Jude and IMC Executive
Director Noel Ramos.Cited in the presentation were Pere's 25 years of
service as Director of the Connecticut Songwriters
Bill Pere on the cover of
|Association, his dedication to education
through music, and his philanthropy as Founder and Executive Director of
Local United Network to Combat Hunger, which produces benefit concerts
and drama events.
The exact text of the award reads "In recognition of the musician or
industry professional whose philanthropy, promotion, dedication and talent has
done the most to advance the cause of Independent Music scene and its
ideals in 2003."
The Independent Music Conference brings together
independent artists and music professionals from across the country to
help develop and support the growth of new music and new artists not
affiliated with major labels.
Originally Published September 18 2003, The Mystic Times