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Friday 20th April 2012

Rusty Varenkamp to produce Canopy Red album

THE MODERN rockers from Tallahassee, Florida, Canopy Red will have their latest album 'Wake Up' released in the US on 5th June. The project is produced by Dove Award winning Rusty Varenkamp (Michael W Smith, Sanctus Real), and follows up their 2009 self-titled EP. Canopy Red's digital single "Here To Stay" reached number 21 on Billboard's Christian Rock Chart in 2011. The band's frontman Forrest Krazit spoke about their collaboration with Varenkamp, "It was totally a God thing with Rusty where he was surfing the internet, our name caught his eye, he started listening to our stuff and felt for some reason he could help us out. It started out as a trip to his studio to record and co-write a couple of songs, but it turned out God led us to work together on a full record. Rusty is a genius at coming up with melodies. We wound up co-writing 10 songs with him - and he was very reassuring in not only the musical direction of our band, but our lifelong calling as well." CR

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