Original Music – Fundraiser

A FUNDRAISER THAT’LL LEAVE YOU SINGING!

There’s a group of talented individuals that help make up Workshop13. Some are artists, and musicians, while others have business and organizational skills. To have a successful cultural center it takes people with different backgrounds who work countless hours volunteering their time, who are passionate about the arts, and whose only reward is to hopefully see their efforts resulting in a stronger community.

For a non-profit business, fundraising is a major component. We wanted to create a fundraiser that encompasses the arts – music, writing, videography – and touches the heart. That’s why we are so excited about this fundraiser as it demonstrates the tremendous talents of so many.  The musicians from the Workshop13’s Grand Hall have produced an amazing CD filled with original works!  We’re sure these tracks will bring back memories that’ll make you smile and perhaps shed a tear.

Each song can be downloaded for free but we encourage you to make a donation while on our site to show appreciation for the talented artists who created these treasures. Remember all donations are tax deductible and will help us to continue providing cultural arts to our community

 

MUSIC

Hats Off

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Written by Billy Simons & Damien Goudreau
Performed by: Damien Goudreau

Hats Off was written 10 years ago to commemorate all of the men and women that have served our country. It’s about taking your hat off at a ballgame to honor the commitments and sacrifices that have been made to uphold and protect our freedom. In recent years, several high profile protests involving the national anthem have taken place. However, this song was not written in response to these protests nor was it intended to be polarizing or controversial. Simply put, this song was written to say thank you to all of those that have served and to encourage people to stand and take their hats off during the playing of the national anthem.

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32A

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Those of you who frequent our Open Mics will surely recognize the soothing voice on the song 32A as none other than Bill Cole. Bill and his friends were actually the very first ticketed concert held in the Grand Hall. He and his wife Chris live on 32A. This song starts and ends referencing the demise of the towns that made up the Quabbin Reservoir. It’s a reminder of all the people who had to leave their homes and communities to make room for the reservoir. Deb Deschamps accompanies Bill on this song

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Where It All Began

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Where It All Began is a song about all the small towns like Ware who struggle to better themselves. Most of us who grew up in Ware will especially relate to this song as we use images from years gone by. The lesson we’ve learned witnessing the growth over the years is “nothing is free, you’ll pay for it eventually in one way or the other”. You’ll recognize the amazing vocals performed by our very own Deb Deschamps, and Charlie Lask – they are both a perfect example of the level of talent we have here in Ware!

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VIDEOS

32A

Where It All Began