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C.W. Mundy to Host Release Party And Raffle Painting for Charity

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Road TripNashville, TN -- In true artistic style, C.W. Mundy, has officially added recording artist to his resume as his debut CD, Road Trip, released this past Tuesday, August 2, on his own Moon Surf Records. On Tuesday, August 9th, a CD release party will be held at Richland Fine Art gallery in Nashville, TN, where several of his pieces will be on exhibit through the month of August, as well. Beginning at 5pm, art patrons and music enthusiasts are welcome to attend the reception, and at 6:30pm, Mundy will be joined by several musicians, including Scott and Alice Vestal, Randy Kohrs, and more, to perform a few selections from the recording.

Two separate raffles are being held, with all proceeds going to the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) organization, which benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Reception attendees may purchase tickets for one raffle at the party only to win copies of Road Trip and t-shirts designed by Mundy. The other raffle is for a framed, original 9x12 oil painting valued at $4500, and tickets may be bought for $15 apiece from now until August 9th via the painter's website, www.cwmundy.com and www.MoonSurfRecords.com, as well as at the party. View a picture of the painting to be won on the sites, as well. The winner need not be present to win

"Road Trip has been a dream of mine for the past 10 years," CW enthusiastically explains of the multi-genre CD, which truly is the culmination of his vast musical experiences and influences, ranging from jazz and blues to bluegrass to what can possibly be described as lite-island techno. "My life is wrapped around creativity. I'm not happy unless I'm creating."

"Road to Damascus", the lead-off track on Road Trip and first single available, is a progressive bluegrass instrumental that, from the first notes of the intro, warns the listener to buckle up as this will be one exciting ride. The other instrumental, "Not Gonna Settle For Less" shows Mundy’s trips to France did more than inspire his painting as this swing tune clearly has some Grappelli and Reinhardt influence in the mix. "I Cried Love", reminiscent of an Alison Krauss recording, is a tribute to both Mundy’s faith and marriage, featuring the velvety vocals of Alice Vestal. "Mid-day in Manaus", also with Alice Vestal on vocals, is an unexpected detour into the Brazilian city’s market, with a techno beat and local culture-laden lyrics.

To purchase a CD copy of Road Trip, visit www.cdbaby.com/cwmundy. To purchase MP3's, visit www.nimbitmusic.com/cwmundy.

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