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The Dream Project: Volume 2

by Various Artists

The DREAM Project CD (Volume 2) is a compilation CD comprised of 11 songs all-original music donated by artists who have been affected by suicide and depression or support the movement to help end the stigma that surrounds mental health.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Dream (feat. Gregory "Wolf" Hodges, Fayssoux McLean & Jared Miller)
Raela Marie Villanueva & Friends
3:53 album only
2. Stone's Throw Away (feat. Duane Trucks, A J Ghent & Kevin Scott)
Gregory "Wolf" Hodges
6:13 album only
3. Find Your Own Light (feat. Justin Moses, Mark Fain, Brandon Turner, Sierra Hull & Thomm Jutz)
Fayssoux McLean
3:16 album only
4. She Was Born in April (feat. Gregory "Wolf" Hodges, Will Repholz, Harry Hardin, Andre Bohren & Bill Malchow)
Dave Jordan
7:10 album only
5. Amen (feat. Sean Peterson, Aaron Finlay & Brandon Warren)
Damien Louviere
3:51 album only
6. Uncle (feat. Lang Holloman & Kate Merrill)
Betsy Badwater
4:14 album only
7. Slip (feat. Chris Mule, Aaron Wilkinson, Sam Price & Garland Paul)
Honey Island Swamp Band
3:27 album only
8. Spend the Night (feat. Brett Doussan, Jamie Galloway & Dave Jordan)
Mike Doussan
5:43 album only
9. Hold On and Breathe
Lynn Carey Saylor
3:02 album only
10. Above the Stars (feat. Luna Zepp & Larue Allegretto)
The Road to the Moon
3:44 album only
11. Lydia's Song
The Genesis Party
5:59 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"The Dream" is a poem that Raela Marie Villanueva wrote about her brother "Jr." the week after he took his life March 1997 - he came to her in a dream to say good-bye. Raela met musician Glenn Burnett in 2009 who wrote music to the poem and another called "Sunset". Raela performed The Dream at a fundraiser, sang off-key wearing wings and a wig and vowed never to sing it again. Glenn met singer/songwriter Tiffany Pifer who sang lead and wrote harmony for Raela - they recorded in studio. Raela reached out to her musician friends who all donated their music and The DREAM Project Compilation CD (Volume 1) was released April 2011.

Over the next two years Raela had to perform lead on the song for an event for RISE Phoenix, a cycling tour that raises awareness about suicide prevention and the healing power of art. The tour stopped through Pensacola and Raela was asked to perform, realizing she could sing the lead confidently. Her goal was then to re-record the song singing lead vocals. They performed at Florida Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol March 2013 and at the dedication ceremony for the Survivor Memory Garden in Gainesville, FL November 2014 - her brother should have graduated from the University of Florida close to the garden.

September 2014, Raela made a decision to rewrite the music, making The Dream song her own. With the help of musician Gregory "Wolf" Hodges, the new version was recorded with him playing her brother's guitar, adding Fayssoux Starling Mclean on harmony and Jared Miller on harmony and fiddle. Volume 2 was produced and mastered by Sound Engineers Buddy Strong and Rusty Milner after Raela reached out to musicians who have been affected by suicide and depression, or just want to be a part of the movement to reach out to others.

The mission is to continue to produce more volumes, reaching out to more artists who have been affected, and reaching out to bigger named artists to join the movement, raising awareness and reaching their fan bases through the music. Raela would eventually like to set up a tour to promote the music and speak on college campuses about prevention and share her brother's story.

Who Benefits:
Proceeds from the sales of each volume will benefit different suicide prevention organizations. Volume 1 will benefit UWF Active Minds which is comprised of college students advocating for the mental well-being of other students, and the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition. Proceeds from Volume 2 will benefit the AHERO Foundation (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreational Outdoors), a non-profit dedicated reducing veteran suicide rates by providing a support network through outdoor recreational activities and social events.

Volume One artists:
Raela Marie Villanueva & Friends
Glenn Burnett
Tiffany Pifer
Honey Island Swamp Band
Five Eight
Damien Louviere
Victor Charlie
Brooks Hubbert
Joe Green
60 Cycles of Sound
Dannica Lowery
Tribe Zion
Good Foote
Wake Up the Echo
Galvayne's Groove
Martyr The Unicorn (Rob Dill)

Volume 2 Artists:
Raela Marie Villanueva & Friends
Gregory "Wolf" Hodges
Fayssoux Starling McLean
Dave Jordan
Damien Louviere
Betsy Badwater
Honey Island Swamp Band
Mike & Brett Doussan
Lynn Carey Saylor
Road to the Moon
The Genesis Party

The project is dedicated to Jr. Villanueva, Tyler Knisely, Scott Wesley Meierhenry, Brett Doussan, and Lydia Jade Mahone, and thousands of others who would have stayed if they could.



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