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Artists For Charity - Guitarists 4 The Kids

Over 18 International recording and performing artists come together to raise awareness of underprivileged children in need with Artists For Charity - Guitarists 4 The Kids.

Over 18 International recording and performing artists come together to raise awareness of underprivileged children in need with Artists For Charity - Guitarists 4 The Kids.

ALL net proceeds raised are donated to World Vision - a leader in child sponsorship and emergency aid.
World Vision was founded in 1950 by Dr. Bob Pirece to help orphans in the Korean war.   Over 55 years later and with the loving support of thousands of volunteers and donors, World Vision is now established world-wide assisting underprivileged children and families by providing necessary nutrition, medicine, shelter, education, counselling and child sponsorship programs to help in replacing poverty with equality.

Read more about World Vision here:

Canada - http://www.worldvision.ca
USA - http://www.worldvision.com
International - http://www.wvi.org/wvi/donation/donation.htm


About the CD
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Over 79 minutes of music brought to you by some of the worlds most well respected and talented guitarists and artists.  Featuring both instrumental and vocal tracks, displaying a wide range of musical styles including Funk Rock, Jazz Fusion, Punk, Blues, Flamenco, and Experimental / Ambient.

The CD also includes a couple rare bootleg's and previously unreleased songs, to offer something fresh and different for the eclectic music collector.


The Artists include:
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The opening track is a free spirited funk rock jam, "Guitarists 4 The Kids", featuring 8 guitarists trading off 1st take solo's.  

The track features:

Tommy Merry:   http://www.TommyMerry.com
Joy Basu:   http://www.JoyBasu.com
Dave Martone:   http://www.DaveMartone.com
Dan Palladino:   http://www.Riddleworks.com
Michael Vick:   http://www.TheMichaelVickTrip.com
Mattias "IA" Eklundh:   http://www.FreakGuitar.com
Terry Lauderdale:   http://www.TerryLauderdale.com
Bumblefoot:   http://www.Bumblefoot.com
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Stevie Salas:  

Hand picked by George Clinton as the guitarist for Clinton's albums, and writing, producing, recording and performing on over 75 major releases around the world including artists Rod Stewart, Bootsy Collins, Was (Not Was), Terrance Trent D'arby, Micheal Hutchance (INXS), Bill  Laswell, Jeff Healy, Sammy Hagar, Bernard Fowler, Ronnie Wood and performing aside artists Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger, Stevie has had a long career as a solo artist with his band Colorcode and is known to be one of the worlds funkiest players and singers in the world of guitar.    

http://www.StevieSalas.com
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DramaGods:

Children are the future and making sure they have all the best options to
grow healthy physically and mentally is important -- no matter what socio or
economic background they come from.

Every child deserves support, love and the basic necessities of life so they
can prosper.  This is the sentiment of "So'K." by Dramagods.

Hailing from Los Angeles, DramaGods release, "Love," is a powerful blend of
authentic, pure rock and modern pop sensibilities.

The band includes:

Nuno Bettencourt/Vocals, Guitars, & Bass;
Stephen Ferlazzo/Keyboards & Backup Vocals;
Kevin Figueiredo/Drums;
Joe Pessia/Bass, Guitars, and Mandolin.

http://www.myspace.com/DramaGods or http://www.DramaGods.com
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The Toy Dolls:

The Grand Daddy of Punk rock music, Michael "Olga" Algar leads his band. The Toy Dolls into new grounds of punk music with his intricate and energetic guitar work and unique song arrangements.  This is not punk music, this is "Toy Doll Music"

http://www.TheToyDolls.com
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Ottmar Liebert:

Invented the Nouveau Flamenco genre with the album of the same name in 1990. Dislikes genres, loves music. New album entitled "One Guitar" features solo guitar pieces and will be available in the Summer of 2006.

http://www.OttmarLiebert.com
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Johannes Linstead:

From winning two "Best World Album" awards, to having three top-ten charting albums, to top radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of best selling guitarists in the nouveau flamenco genre.

http://www.JohannesLinstead.com
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Alice Stuart:

Alice Stuart is back after putting her career on the shelf for many years to raise her children.  She was a trailblazer in the 1960s and 1970s playing a variety of musical styles and making 3 albums for major record companies. Since her return, she has won numerous awards from the Seattle Weekly (Best Blues Band in 2004 and 2006 and Best Guitarist for 2005) as well as being awarded Best Songwriter by the Washington Blues Society 2003 through 2006 and Best New/Reformed Band in 2006.

http://www.AliceStuart.com
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Steve Lukather:

Having performed on over 1,500 records in his session career (including Larry Carleton, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Jeff Beck, Van Halen, Dianna Ross, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Miles Davis, among many many others), touring the world over with Toto and other international artists, writing and producing commercial hits, Luke's song is from a rare bootleg with his side band "El Grupo" which displays his jazz fusion style in a live atmosphere, where he's at his best!

http://www.SteveLukather.net
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Bumblefoot:

Bumblefoot (aka Ron Thal) is a recording artist and international touring artist from NYC with seven albums released since 1995. Fronting the band as lead singer/guitarist, the music is hard rock, bordering on quirky and experimental.

 http://www.Bumblefoot.com
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Mattias "IA" Eklundh:

A truly freaky guitarist hailing from Sweden, Mattias "IA" Eklundh leads his band Freak Kitchen into new grounds with an  articulate and adventurous guitar style, blended with harddriving and  often humourous rock grooves.  Mattias offers everyone, in this solo effort, a special unreleased song: "Zoo Me"

 http://www.FreakGuitar.com
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Neil Zaza:

Neil Zaza is a World-renowned instrumental guitarist with a record company and studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with performing to capacity crowds in Asia and Europe, Zaza holds an annual instrumental melodic-rock Christmas show in Cleveland which features a full symphony orchestra. His latest album, When Gravity Fails, features Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Michael Anthony, Peter Frampton, Steve Smith, Edgar Winter and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish.)

 http://www.NeilZaza.com
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Pierre Bensusan:

While his name is synonymous with the guitar, Pierre Bensusan is the Cirque du Soleil of the Soul.  This award winning guitarist is also a composer, warm & engaging performer and improvisational vocalist.

 http://www.PierreBensusan.com
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Robert Fripp:

Throughout his career, guitarist Robert Fripp has continually pushed the boundaries of pop music, as well as pursuing many avant-garde and experimental musical ideas. Fripp began playing professionally with the League of Gentlemen in the mid-'60s, which soon evolved into King Crimson, one of the worlds most respected progressive rock bands of its era.

Side projects away from King Crimson included two albums with Brian Eno which featured the musicians experimenting with avant-garde techniques, including Fripp's "Frippertronics." Frippertronics is a unique creation of layed guitars, producing harmonically rich and picturesque soundscapes. It became a familiar sound on his records.
On this record Robert presents one of his latest Frippertronics entitled, "At The End Of Time"

http://www.dgmlive.com

More info on this cause, music samples and CD availability can be found at:
http://www.ArtistsForCharity.com

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