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The Albums

Joy to the Burg 2020

Harrisburg area artists are back with a dynamic follow-up to the original album. Joy to the Burg 2020 features 18 local artists, 11 returning acts and 7 newcomers, all with the goal of supporting our neighbors facing homelessness during this difficult time in our country and community. The cause is more vital than ever as people on the street need our support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many more are in danger of being on the street. Once again, the artists on Joy to the Burg 2020 display their tremendous talent and range of styles. 

Joy to the Burg 2020 Track List


On behalf of Christian Churches United and the Joy to the Burg team, I want to extend a special thank you to the hundreds of people whose contributions made Joy to the Burg 2020 possible. I want to start by thanking the 18 local musical groups and solo performers who enthusiastically provided the music which makes this album special (listed on back cover). Next, I want to thank my fellow members of the Working Group, who were essential in organizing every aspect of the project. They include: Steve Schwartz, CCU Director of Development, John Scarpato, Retired from CCU, Judy Baumgardner, Education Consultant and retired HS Principal and Albert Abruzzese, Retired VP Sales/Marketing, G&W. 

Our Executive Advisory Council provided strategic guidance and counsel throughout the project. Council members included: John “Ski” Sygelski, President, HACC, John Dame,, Deb Port, Pastor, The Journey, Harrisburg, Dave Lehman, McNees Wallace & Nurick (retired), Dave La Torre, La Torre Communications, Mack Granderson, Pastor, Crossroads Christian Ministries, Lisa Stokes, B.R.P. Entertainment, Chad Barger,, Speaker and Coach, Glenn Hamilton, The River 97.3, Sara Bozich,, Tania Srouji, President, Events by Eye Candy, and Darrel Reinford, Executive Director, CCU. 

We are very grateful for the following sponsors... Our five RUDOLPH Sponsors were invaluable partners in the project contributing time, funds and expertise: The Rotary Club of Harrisburg, ABC27, Karns Quality Foods, McNees Wallace Nurick and Jerkami Communications Group. Our DASHER sponsor is the Nedra Schilling Foundation, DANCER sponsor is Capital Blue Cross and our DONNER sponsors are Select Medical Corporation, L.B. Smith Estate Foundation, Highmark, The Bill and Beverlee Lehr Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Market Square Presbyterian Church and Enginuity. We also want to thank Kari Hultman of Step One Design, Inc. for her graphic design services, Lamar Advertising for donating billboards, LaTorre Communications for promotional assistance, and Chloe Mack, Messiah University intern, for managing our website and social media presence. 

Many recording studios and engineers were vital to the audio and video recording processes, and we especially thank Joe Trojak (Progressive), Derek Euston (Green Room), Marty Malinics (Stain Can Studio), John Scarpato (Grace Berakhah), Ron DiSilvestro (Forge) and Jerry Kambic (Jerkami) for their valuable technical efforts. And finally – we want to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for all those who provide professional and volunteer support to people facing homelessness in our community.

- Sheldon Jones, Project Organizer

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