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Christmas By The Lake Volume VII

Annual Holiday CD for Charity to Feature 26 Songs

Duluth, MN……A Christmas by the Lake- Volume VII is scheduled for release Thursday, November 21st.  This year’s CD will feature 26 songs by musicians from throughout the region and will sell for $12 each at area Super One Foods, Pam’s Hallmark in the Miller Hill Mall and on-line at “The response from musicians was incredible this year” said Tracy Lundeen, Executive Producer and President of Lundeen Productions. “We have a great variety of artists ranging from those with national ties to regional musicans that perform professionally, to groups based out of schools and churches. The CD really represents a little bit of everything we have to offer musically.”  

There’s even a little star power on this year’s CD. Last year Lorie Line contributed a song, this year it’s Danny Mangold.  Danny was guitarist and vocalist and founding member of Minneapolis Rock/Soul group The Metro All Stars. After moving to Seattle in the early 80’s, Mangold has worked with The Neville Bros, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Heart and Spin Doctors to name a few. He continues to play and produce music in Seattle for Music Supervisors and in Los Angeles for Disney and Showtime. He has been written up in Billboard, Mix, Guitar World, Guitar Player and Premier Magazine. Lisa Franze, originally from Duluth, has also contributed a song in collaboration with her husband and friends. Her husband, Billy Franze, toured extensively with Johnny Lang and frequently performs with big names in the music industry. Even St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin has contributed to the project.

A Christmas by the Lake proceeds will benefit the Bluebird Foundation. Bluebird was formed in August of this year to be an advocate for regional kids in the arts. The Foundation’s mission statement is: “To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.” has returned this year as a major sponsor of A Christmas by the Lake. is a one stop e-guide for everything after 6PM in the Twin Ports area and provides site visitors with insight into the nightlife scene in Duluth, Superior, and surrounding areas.  “We are thrilled to be part of such a worthy project” said Walt Aplin, co-owner of We are especially excited this year to support the CD with the proceeds going to the Bluebird Foundation.  We share the foundation's passion for those students who are in the arts and face the challenges that unfortunately have arisen in these tough economic times.  By providing both the northland a fabulous offering of Christmas music as well as supporting such a great cause - you can't go wrong!”

For additional information contact: Tracy Lundeen 218-727-1177

Available soon for purchase at all area Super One Food Stores,
Pam's Hallmark in the Miller Hill Mall,
Big Daddy's Burgers
and online by CLICKING HERE!


Christmas by the Lake Volume VII

Oh Holy Night - Lake Effect, UMD

What Shall I Give - Stacy Lynn Stromstad Christianson, Greg Tiburzi

Jesus, What A Wonderful Child - Just Friends

Christmas Shoes - Ken Ahlberg

The Cradle - East High School Chorlaires, Jerome D. Upton, Conductor

Santa Baby - The Edsels

Please Come Home for Christmas - Danny Mangold

Feliz Navidad - Blue Water Big Band

Everyday Christmas - All About Music, Dana C. Copiskey, director

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Lisa Franze, Billy Franze, Craig T. Olson

Christmas in the Trenches - Mark Rubin

A Christmas Love Song - Hermantown High School Vocal Point, Ken Ahlberg,  Director

Christmas Island - Lake City Smokin' Section

Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow - the Downbeats, Pam Jacobson, director

Sing Gloria - Superior Singers, Brian G. MacDonell, director

What Child is This - The Maxi Childs Trio

Silver Bells - Austan Lundeen

O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Sound of Strings Ensemble, Michelle Gribbon, director

The Birthday of A King - The Ripple Effect

The Christmas Candle - Gina Lee

Hallelu - Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Bret Admundson, Director

Bring A Torch, Janette Isabella - Bill & Kate Isles

It's  Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Tom Cawcutt, Sr.

Christmas 1915 - Laurie DeGrio Mattson, Ashley (DeGrio) Sullivan

Ding Dong Merrily on High - Twin Ports Choral Project, Bret Admundson, director

Christmas Even in Cloquet - George and John Zissos