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NASHVILLE AND KAWAI TEAM UP
To Benefit Flood Victims

Nashville, TN • September, 2010 – Many people from all walks of life were adversely affected by the historic springtime flood this year in Nashville, TN. Legendary Christian music songwriters and Kawai artists Bob and Jayne Farrell were among those hardest hit. Over five feet of flood waters inundated their home and studio, wiping out virtually everything in its path.

Among the items lost was the Farrell’s prized white Kawai grand piano which they had owned since the 1970’s. Many of the Farrell’s award-winning songs were penned on that very instrument and its loss was particularly heart-breaking to the duo.

Amy Grant

On July 28th, a team of prominent musicians, including Amy Grant, came together in a benefit concert for the Farrells. Kawai Artist and inspirational speaker, Kim Deardorff, offered words of support on behalf of Kawai America and its local dealer, Shuffs Music. In cooperation with benefit concert committee, Kawai and Shuffs announced plans help the Farrells to acquire a new instrument once they return to their home and studio.

“The benefit concert was a tremendous success”, stated prominent Nashville songwriter and committee member Deby Dearman. “We are very proud of how our community of musicians, singers and songwriters has reached out to assist and support the Farrells in their time of great need. We are also very appreciative of the efforts of Kawai and Shuffs Music in helping the Farrells ultimately replace their prized Kawai grand piano.” Persons interested in making donations or providing other assistance are urged to visit the official “Save Farrell and Farrell” page on Facebook.

Click here to view a video of the destruction and recovery process.

About Farrell and Farrell…
The husband and wife duo of Farrell and Farrell recorded albums from 1977 to 1991, and was a pioneering force in the emerging Contemporary Christian music genre. Their music ministry took them all over the world, including several trips behind the Iron Curtain. After retiring from touring, Bob Farrell turned to songwriting full time and has penned music for many prominent Christian and Pop music artists including Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Sandi Patty. For more information, visit www.farrellandfarrell.com.

Bob & Jayne Farrell
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