Catholic Mom Music Spotlight
ONLINE MAGAZINE ABOUT
CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTISTS
MAKES ITS DEBUT
is the first publication of its kind,
devoted exclusively to the growing contemporary Catholic music scene
WESTBOROUGH, MA - Catholic performing artist Susan Bailey, with the help of
many in the Catholic artist community, has launched an online magazine
devoted exclusively to the burgeoning contemporary Catholic music scene. The
May 2004 issue of GrapeVine can be found at
www.gvonline.net where readers can either read articles online or
download a 22 page full color magazine to print out in MS Word or PDF
"The mission of GrapeVine is twofold," Bailey says.
"Through a collective effort we hope to facilitate a closer and more vibrant
community amongst Catholic artists, inspiring all of us to share our
knowledge, pool our resources, and build lasting and supportive
"At the same time, I long for Catholic music to be made
known to the world. These artists love Jesus and want to share Him with
everyone they meet. There are so many blessings to be experienced by
listening to Catholic music."
Starting up a full color magazine can be a daunting task
financially, but with the Internet and today's computer technology, anything
is possible! As Bailey did not have the financial means to start up a print
publication, she opted instead for an online magazine.
"Thanks to my day job as a graphic artist, an affinity for
computers, and the many wonderful Catholic artists I have met online over
the years who were so supportive and helpful, we were able to pull off a
very viable full color magazine," Bailey says.
Artists and promoters such as Plain Jane, Peter Campbell of
Proud2BCatholic, and Disciple Records artists Crossed Hearts, Trevor
Thomson, Brianna and Aaron Thompson are featured in the debut issue.
Several artists wrote articles and reviewed CDs for the
magazine. Others purchased advertising even though circulation for the
magazine had not yet been established. All three major Catholic publishers
(Oregon Catholic Press, GIA Publications, Inc. and World Library
Publications) added their support through articles, CDs and advertising.
The colorful and professionally designed website,
constructed by Frank Howard, was donated to the magazine.
Visitors have the option of reading articles online and/or
downloading MS Word or PDF files of the magazine, which they are encouraged
to print and distribute freely. They can also subscribe to the website so
has not to miss any important announcements or deadlines. Visitors are
encouraged to comment and to submit story ideas.
Editor and publisher Susan Bailey is a longtime resident of
Massachusetts along with her husband Rich and her two teenaged children,
Stephen and Meredith. A Catholic artist herself, Susan has been performing
locally and regionally for ten years while ministering in song each Sunday
at St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Westborough. She is a trained graphic
artist, having worked for the last 24 years for printers and newspapers.
Currently she works for Rutledge Properties in Wellesley, Massachusetts,
supporting realtors with their print needs, and developing and maintaining
the company website.
Newspapers and magazines interested in
publishing stories about Christian music are encouraged to contact Susan at
[email protected] or by calling her at (508) 898-9330. Very reasonable
arrangements can be worked out for the pickup of stories published in
detailed information on
GrapeVine, please visit the website at
www.gvonline.net. For further information on Susan Bailey, visit her
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