CD compilation to benefit Ride to the End

The featured story in the Freekly this week — if you couldn’t tell by the cover — concerns a compilation CD of Fayetteville musicians and a couple of the creative personalities behind the project.
Keeping with that theme, there’s another CD compilation that may interest residents: “Peace From The Hills.” This 23-track recording of local musical acts and poets was created to help benefit Ride to the End, a group of veterans and activists who are riding bicycles around the U.S. “until the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan ends.”
According to Ride to the End’s website — — “We operate as a speaking bureau, but use anything and everything in our creative capacity to challenge the narrative of war our government is currently feeding us through our media.”
“Peace From The Hills” will be debuted from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Arsaga’s on Crossover in Fayetteville. Some of the artists on the CD will perform and the release party is free to attend, though I’m sure donations would be welcomed along with purchases of the compilation.
Bertha Gutierrez created the cover for the CD. Musicians appearing on the CD include Strange Heroes, Candy Lee, Still on the Hill, Nick Masullo, Laura Kelly, Geoff Oelsner, Dan Dean, Emily Kaitz and Kenyon “The DAWN” Lowe. Poets who appear on the compilation are Stephen Coger, Dave Malm, Moshe Newmark, Doug Shields, Clayton Scott, Mohja Kahf and former Army sergeant Jacob George, one of the primary influences behind Ride to the End.

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