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Rachel Bissex: News

What's been happening... - January 19, 2008

!. We've reissued the Remembering Rachel tribute CD.
2. The Occasional Concerts
3. The White Light Fund: donations accepted.
4. Rachel's CDs are still available.

1.Remembering Rachel was nearly sold out and we, her family, made the decision to republish the CD. It is so beautiful and the proceeds will continue to go to the college fund for Rachel's two children.
2. Mary and Karl and Lynne Goodson have created a house concert series, Occasional Concerts. We're in Central Vermont. Rachel's friends are performing for us as they pass through the area. To date we've had Freebo, Jim Photoglo,Johnsmith. David LaMotte, Stephanie Corby, Michelle and Scott Dalziel, The Dreamsicles, Storyhill...more to come!
3. We've created the White Light Fund in honor of Rachel. The fund will be used to provide development opportunities to singer-songwriters who are pursuing music as a career. We envision scholarships to NERFA or Folk Alliance conferences. Rachel was a mentor to many and the networking and learning about the business side of music is incredibly important. Dontations can be made to the fund by going to the "buy" section and being sure to include the White Light Fund in the memo section.
4. Rachel's CDs continute to be available. White Light was re-issued. They are on
Feel free to contact Mary at

So many thank yous! - June 12, 2006

It's been just a year since Rembering Rachel: the songs of Rachel Bissex was announced at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Nearly all of the 2000 cds are gone and the college fund for Rachel's kids is being put to good use. Rachel's family is so grateful to all of you who have participated through your donations of music, time, and money. We hope you are enjoying the incredible tribute cd and that you'll continue to remember Rachel through her music.

For now, the tribute cd remains available through, at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and various other locations.

You all have done a wonderful thing.

In gratitude, Mary Trerice-Bissex

What happened to the Guestbook? - June 10, 2006

Sadly, the spammers found us and since we are no longer checking the site on a daily basis we've turned off the guestbook to avoid inappropriate and disrespectful postings.

Rachel's family and friends have so appreciated the stories and thoughts so many of you have shared in the past year. We'd love to continue hearing from you. Comments can be sent to

Sales by music stores encouraged - August 27, 2005

Music stores are encouraged to contact Mary at directly to arrange terms and shipments.

We are done--Come get them! - July 17, 2005

The Remembering Rachel CDs have been received. Presales have all been mailed.

Copies are being sold on CDBaby. You can order your copies today by clicking on "Buy"

Consignment sales are being handled directly by Mary Trerice-Bissex (

Who is kbmt? - April 12, 2005

Some of you have asked for assurance that money contributed will reach the kids and want to know who the cast of characters are. Valid questions.

kbmt is Karl Bissex, one of Rachel's brothers, and Mary Trerice, his wife. Mary is on the steering committee. All of this is passing in front of Stephen Goldberg, Rachel's husband and Vic gets reports on what has been collected. We are also keeping Emma and Matt informed so that they are comfortable that their interests are being protected.

We are using PayPal to enable use of credit cards. The money flows out of PayPal to the Rachel Bissex Scholarship account in the Merchant's Bank in Burlington, controlled by Karl and Jonas Goldberg (Steve's son).

I know it all works as it is supposed to because I bought the first pre-release CD, made the first donation, and watched the transactions being processed. I feel very comfortable working with Rachel's whole family. They are conservative solid people.

For those who simply want to contribute by check, make checks payable to: Bissex College Fund #01827674

Mail to:

Bissex College Fund
Merchants Bank
164 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

The steering committee consists of:
Victor Heyman
Micah Solomon
Tom Prasada Rao
Cary Cooper
Michael Bowers
Ellen Bukstel
Mary Trerice-Bissex

Make A Donation - April 9, 2005

To make a donation to the Rachel Bissex Memorial College Fund, please click the BUY link.

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