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Track List, Description, & Lyrics

  Bill Pere

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Track List

1. The Tides that Bind (Bill Pere and Tom Callinan)
2. The Legend of Mother Bailey
(Kay Pere)  (A tale of Anna Warner Bailey)
3. Marry Me Mary
(Kay Pere)   (A tale of Wm and Mary Brewster)
4. To the Fringed Gentian
(Kay Pere)
5. Connecticut's a Cut Above the Rest
6. We All Rely on Ely (A tale of Eli Whitney)
7. Impresario (A tale of P.T. Barnum)
8. One Life to Give ( A tale of Nathan Hale)
9. A Man Behind the Legend (A tale of John Mason)
10. Connecticut Compromise (A tale of Roger Sherman)
11. USS Connecticut
(Bill Pere and Tom Callinan)
12. Heart of the Storm (For the men and women of Desert Storm)

Lyrics Click Here!



Songs about important people and events in Connecticut history
by Bill Pere, an Official Connecticut state Troubadour


"These songs are a great teaching tool for both music and history. Iuse them in my class and the kids love them -- 6thh grade music teacher from CT


When was the last time learning history was really fun ?

9 Tracks, Lyric Sheet Included !

Includes "Heart of the Storm", and "USS Connecticut" along with tales of

Eli Whitney, Nathan Hale, P.T.Barnum, Roger Sherman, John Mason., and more.

Proceeds from the sale of this CD (and all of Bill's CD's) go to help Hunger Relief and family service agencies, through Local United Network to Combat Hunger (LUNCH).

If you like lyrically rich songs that have meaning and emotion, check out Bill's AMERICANA series of CD's, which includes "Crest of a Wave" (maritime setting), "Cityscape" (urban setting), "Rural Mural" (rural setting) , "High School My School", (high school setting), and "College Collage" (college setting).

You might also like "You'll See a Much Brighter Day is part of Bill spiritual collection, which also includes "New Day Coming Tomorrow"", and "Christmas Eve on the Poor Side of Town"


BILL PERE - background highlights

A national IMC Indie Artist of the Year

• Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts

• President and Executive Director, 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

Multiple songs in the Top Ten for more than 100 consecutive weeks, across various charts on several Internet radio stations

• 15 CD's of original songs recorded and released

• 25 original theater plays produced

• Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series

• International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band

Official judge and critiquer for national and international songwriting and performance competitions

• Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music

• Founder, Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

• Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy

• 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce

• 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative

• Five-time recipient of the CSA Award for Outstanding Community Outreach through Music"

• Author, "Songcrafters Coloring Book -- Songwriting Techniques that Get Results"

• Song "The Wish" selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger

• Editor, Connecticut Songsmith

Member Connecticut Music Educators Association

• Internationally 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



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