Uplifting music for an uplifting cause this holiday season
Proceeds of CD sales going to Farmers Helping Farmers
Bryson Guptill, a singer/songwriter based in Charlottetown, is partnering with Farmers Helping Farmers this holiday season to provide support for farm families in Kenya. Between now and Christmas, Guptill is donating the proceeds from 100 of his Island-produced CDs to Farmers Helping Farmers.
The CDs will be on sale starting this Friday at the Bluefield High School Christmas Craft Fair. The Fair opens Friday evening and continues to 5:00 pm on Saturday.
The CD project is Bryson Guptill’s latest musical endeavor. His song, “Soldier’s Hymn”, debuted on November 11th at “In Remembrance”, a tribute concert featuring the Confederation Singers at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Guptill is a member of the choir and a former senior staff member of Veterans Affairs Canada.
“We are fortunate here in Canada to have such ready access to healthy food”, says Guptill. “I am so impressed with the practical work being done by Farmers Helping Farmers to help Kenyan farmers become self-reliant and self-sustaining”.
Farmers Helping Farmers, based on P.E.I., is celebrating 35 years of working with Kenyan farmers. During that time, they have raised more than $10 million to help farmers, and their families, become self-sufficient.
Bryson Guptill’s CD, “Rise Little Mermaid”, features songs written and performed by Guptill. The CD was produced at The Sound Mill in Emyvale, by Jon Matthews. Playing on the CD with Guptill are local musicians Alan Dowling, Deryl Gallant, Ian Toms, Sean Kemp, Sean Ferris, Chris Gauthier and many others.
The CDs are also available for purchase online, through the Farmers Helping Farmers website www.farmershelpingfarmers.ca. Click on the “DONATE” button and then select the $20 donation for the CD.
An official launch for “Rise Little Mermaid” will be held later this fall in Charlottetown.
Have a listen to“One Little Note” from the CD.
Bryson Guptill, (902)314-6899