November 25, 2015

Press Release 11.15.2015

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For Immediate Release  11.15.2015
Michael Raskovsky
PowerSound Productions

Dripping Springs, TX:  PowerSound Productions announces the release of eleven songs in the key of hope.  Hope For Christmas is an eclectic full-length album of holiday songs with a single, urgent goal:  eliminate Parkinson’s Disease in our lifetime.  All of the money raised—100%—will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s research worldwide.

Building on the momentum of a 2014 EP, producer Michael Raskovsky has reached across the country and his years of radio and industry friendships to pull together a diverse group of talented musicians.  The result is an album that is as rich and varied as a Christmas banquet.  From Texas blues to gritty rock, down-home country to an old school Eastern European folk song Hope For Christmas is designed to become a regular in your Christmas rotation.

Hope For Christmas grew out of Mr Raskovsky’s friendship with musician and former research engineer, George Hill.  Diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Hill went into a studio to record some songs before his voice was lost forever.  A 3-song EP merely whetted the appetites of Hill and Raskovsky.  Having produced several Christmas CDs for a Pittsburgh radio station, Raskovsky knew how to match classic and unknown Christmas songs with new and distinctive voices.  (One of the talents he first discovered was a 10-year old Christina Aguilara.)  Hope For Christmas follows the same formula, pairing seasoned pros like Bill Kirchen and Hill’s son Geoffrey with talented newcomers Emmie Chambers and Bre Jarvis (whom Raskovsky discovered at a farmer’s market).

The album is available as both a download on iTunes and a limited edition CD at www.HopeForChristmas.net

In 2014 the world was saddened to learn that Parkinson’s had forever silenced Linda Ronstadt.  In 2015, hope has a voice.  Hope For Christmas is the one Christmas present that dares to imagine a future Christmas without Parkinson’s. 

Contact:  Michael Raskovsky
mikey@hopeforchristmas.net