The MIke Bernos Band – With These Hands – CD Album ::: Harvest of Hope Foundation

The Harvest of Hope Foundaiton would like to invite you to a very special musical charity fundraising concert in support of the Harvest of Hope Foundation and our countries Migrant Farmworkers.

The Mike Bernos Band from Jacksonville will play and introduce their new CD “With These Hands” at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s Craig Hall,  1100 Stockton Street, Feburary 18th, 2010 from 6:30 –
8:30 pm.

Suggested donation: $10

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Phil Kellerman, Foundaiton President, met Mike last year at the Harvest of Hope Fest in Saint Augustine.  Mike has worked with migrant farmworkers in the past and has a huge heart for our country’s field workers.   After the Fest, I heard him play and told him that on behalf of the foundation I wanted to support the production of “With These Hands.”   He is returning the favor by playing for the foundation.  He is going to bring a fantastic group of musicians and the music will be a mix of soft rock and acoustic tinged with some New Orleans blues.  Two of the songs including the title song “With These Hands” are about migrant farmworkers.

The evening will begin with a social hour starting at 6:30 with refreshments available.  The Mike Bernos Band will play at 7:15.  The CD will be made available for purchase and 6.00 from the sale of each 10.00 CD will go to the Harvest of Hope Foundation.

Since 1997, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed more than $787,000 in emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country.

From all of us at the Harvest of Hope Foundation, we hope to see you at this special event to support the mirgrant and seasonal farmworks our nation’s fields.

On the CD, With These Hands, Bernos assembled a talented group of Jacksonville musicians that included Kenny (keyboards) and Teri (vocalist) Levine, Linda Minke, violinist Rebecca Zapen, and trumpeter, Chris Norton.

At the With These Hands, CD release party, scheduled for November 19 at the Thomas Cultural Center in Gainesville, Bernos has gathered some of Jacksonville’s most noted musicians to accompany him for his nine-song performance consisting of all original music that features reggae and acoustic rock. In addition to Kenny and Teri Levine of KTG Entertainment, he will have percussionist Sam Rodriguez of the Latin trio bearing his name, noted guitarist Mark Denison, bassist Lawrence Buckner, who plays with Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame, and cellist Nathanael Edwards.

“I went for a long time without writing,” Bernos said, “But that doesn’t mean nothing is happening within, because the soul forgets nothing. Unless you”re dead, you going to have a story to tell eventually.”

Bernos said that the songs featured on With These hands, emerged from a life transition that he explored using the elegiac tones of a cello to accompany his tenor.

For more about The Mike Bernos Band, visit them online at www.themikebernosband.com.

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