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Rich Baumann / Press

“Folk Musician Rich Baumann heard the story from Kim Groshek and was so charmed he wrote a song You Came Through," which was included ion the soundtrack. Baumann was at Tuesday's premier and entertained the crowd with that song and a few others. getting the audience to sing along.”

Janet Ortegan - The Sheboygan Press

“Madison singer-songwriter and Sheboygan native Rich Baumann received a Runner Up award in the Song of the Year competition with his new song, “Battlefield.” The song is about a World War II soldier who proudly goes to war, returns after his tour but never really comes home. The poignant lyrics can be applied to almost any veteran of war, which makes it a timeless classic. ..judges that includes Grammy Award winners and individuals from Rolling Stone and ABC television. Baumann received the following comments on his song: “‘Battlefield’ did extremely well in the contest as it received the Runner Up placement in the contest. The Runner Up placement shows that the song received extremely high scores and was found to be competitive with the winning songs. Only the top writers receive this placement.””

“On Thursday, he (Rich Baumann) brought his entertainment and the gift of a guitar to the still-recovering community of Oakville. Mayor Benita Grooms said Baumann's music was exactly what the community needed.”

“ March 11, 2009 www.richbaumann.com Baumann Elected Vice President of Madison Songwriters Group MADISON, WI..---- Last night at its board of directors meeting Madison singer/song writer Rich Baumann was unanimously elected to serve as Vice President of the Board of The Madison Songwriters Group. Baumann’s primary goal for his term is building new membership for the organization. Baumann, a long time member of the Madison area music community, is the founder of the Million Closets Project to collect and deliver musical instruments to schools and individuals in areas of the Gulf Coast who lost instruments in Hurricane Katrina. To contact Baumann and learn more about his music, go to www.richbaumann.com. ”

free press

“Wilson met Peter Spring and Rich Baumann, two of the key players in what turned out to be a highly orchestrated effort to find the right recipient for the instrument and then to get it to New Orleans.”

“Rich Baumann is a folksinger, songwriter, storyteller and teacher. He preformed for school children at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. Baumann is currently touring Gulf Coast areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The tour is called ÒThe Million Closets Project.Ó He provides musical instruments to Gulf Coast schools to replace those damaged by the hurricane. This week he made a donation to schools in Boothville-Venice. Baumann partners with Madison ChildrenÕs Museum for the project. Baumann will give a second performance Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Children's Museum.”

Margaret Croft - The News-Star

“WHEN RICH Baumann was playing music for change on State Street two decades ago, he probably never dreamed he'd be responsible for getting an $8,000 cello into the hands of a gifted young musician in New Orleans, then jamming with the kid, who had a smile brighter than a Louisiana sunrise.”