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Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti

Would you like to do some good for others while enjoying some good family tunes? Many Hands fits the bill. This nationally-released and critically acclaimed CD, now available in Whole Foods Markets, was produced by Dog on Fleas' Dean Jones, and it includes new songs by Pete Seeger, Dan Zanes, They Might Be Giants, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Elizabeth Mitchell, Randy Kaplan, Recess Monkey and many other top family music artists. All profits from this release will benefit the Haitian People's Support Project and their long-standing work to help the people of Haiti.

After the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital, family musician Dean Jones (Dog on Fleas) found himself feeling helpless and desperately wanting to help the people of Haiti. Having close friends in Haiti and feeling a deep love and respect for the music from the region, Jones felt the need to create something that could help the ongoing rebuilding effort.

The idea for Many Hands came to him in the middle of the night and the very next day several of his fellow family musicians signed on. Almost all of the tracks on the album are previously unreleased, most of them recorded especially for this release. The gathering of artists featured here is a strong assortment of the unique and special talents creating and performing for today's all ages audiences, from the legendary Pete Seeger to family hip-hop star Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. In addition, everyone involved in the process of getting this album out into the world from replication to distribution has also either drastically discounted or donated their services.

Pick up the CD in our stores and go to the ManyHandsCD website to learn about CD release shows around the country. If you happen to be in the Northampton, MA area this weekend, check out the family benefit concert for Haiti at the Pines Theater on Sunday, September 26th.

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