FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Dennis Holston
President
Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind
(212) 933-0688

First-ever Compilation CD of Blind Musicians Released by the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division

New York, New York (October 9, 2007): The Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind is proud to announce the release of their first-ever compilation CD entitled Sound In Sight – Volume 1.

Eighteen songs performed by blind artists were selected through an open submission process and carefully reviewed by the Division’s Board of Directors.  Highlights of the genre-spanning collection include Nashville-based songwriter JP Williams’ “Tongue Tied”, Brooklyn folk-pop stylist Brooke Fox’s “Cinematic”, and hip-hop duo Kemistry’s “Let Me See You Move.”

“This album is full of talent from across the nation. With great vocals combined with a wide variety of music, there is something for everyone!” said Dennis Holston, president of the Performing Arts Division.

The album was unveiled at the Division’s General Membership Meeting as part of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) national convention held June 30 to July 6, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The compilation is now available for purchase (visit www.padnfb.org for more information) and the plans for digital download will be announced shortly.

Active since 2000, the Performing Arts Division of the NFB brings together blind and visually impaired people who have a common and professional interest in the entertainment field. The Performing Arts Division (PAD) serves as a promotional and networking resource to help its members achieve their artistic and professional goals by sponsoring performance and project opportunities while raising media awareness for talented blind entertainers of all genres.

The funds raised from the CD purchases will serve to benefit further programs of the Performing Arts Division of the NFB.  To purchase the CD or to learn more about the Performing Arts Division, please visit www.padnfb.org.  For more information about the National Federation of the Blind, visit www.nfb.org.