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Christmas by the Lake Volume XII CD Release Party
The Bluebird Foundation announces their Christmas by the Lake Volume XII album at a CD release event. “Christmas by the Lake” started 13 years ago when regional promoter and businessman Tracy Lundeen wanted to create a showcase of area talent doing holiday music and to donate the proceeds to charities. The CD features many traditional holiday favorites as well as a number of original tunes written by the performers.
Over the years the project has benefited the Boys and Girls Club, Northern Lights Foundation, and is now the major fundraiser for the Lundeen family’s Bluebird Foundation. The Bluebird Foundation was founded five years ago to support regional high school aged youth in the performing arts with grants and scholarships. To date, nearly $30,000 has been awarded.
School groups from Hermantown, Denfeld, East and Northwestern High School all contributed to the CD as well as regional professional musicians Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys, Lake City Smokin’ Section and many others. This year’s two CD set also features a remake of the legendary Merv Griffen song “Christmas City” arranged and performed by Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys and the winner of the Bentleyville song contest Tim Jacobson performing “Turn On the Lights.”
Dane Schmidt, Kim Olson and Will Caesar, three native Duluthians who have gone on to acclaim in the national recording industry, have also contributed music to this year’s CD.