Rise Up and Sing

Hope + change through song

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Special Thanks!

Many wonderful folks have volunteered their time and/or been invaluable resources for us in our songbook work. We want to give our heartfelt thanks to all of you, our amazing singing community, for sharing your gifts in support for us and our work.


Many people have given hours & hours of their time helping us. Please know that this page is a work in progress. To get us started here are just a few of the folks to whom we are especially grateful:

Phyllis Labanowski - www.phyllislabanowski.com www.altartartist.com - "Phyllis was my tutor when I needed to learn Adobe InDesign so I could layout Rise Again. She spent hours patiently teaching me the ins and outs of that very complicated computer design program. I am forever grateful. She is an amazing person and san incredibly talented artist. I urge you to check out her work!" - Annie Patterson

Johanna Halbeison - One of our incredible associate editors. We love you and are so grateful for the hours of time you have dedicated to helping us on our Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbook projects. Your knowledge of music is incredible. Your dedication to folk music and women's music is outstanding. The world is a better place because of you!

Joe Offer - Associate editor extraordinaire, you are an incredibly generous and good guy with an excellent knack for kicking us in the pants when we most need it. We are grateful to you for your dedication to folk music.

Paul Winter / Paul Winter Consort - Thanks to Paul for supporting our work on our If I Had a Hammer songbook. Paul, we are grateful to know you. Thank you for your support, friend!

The Seeger Family - Thank you to Tinya Seeger and the Seeger family. Your support has meant the world to us.

Jan & David Hartsough - Thank you, dear friends, for your support over the years. Thank you both for your effots in war tax resistance. You both have made a difference in the world and in our lives. (Check out David's talk about his book Waging Peace). More about their peace work here.

Hal Leonard, Inc - Our trusty publishers! To everyone at Hal Leonard who helped us with our Rise Again project, we love you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This company has been very wonderful to work with. One of the best group of folks in the music publishing biz - and the world's largest source for music publications. Please support them! https://www.halleonard.com/

AFM Local 1000 Traveling Musician's Union - Power to the people! We are proud members of AFM Local 1000. If you are interested we urge you to check our union out. It's a great community of folks.

Family and Friends: We want to thank you all...so many people have helped us; we have made so many important connections during the editing, creations of our songbooks. If you want us to list your website here please let us know! rasongbook@gmail.com