New lineup, new sound, new album– a new chapter for "new acoustic folk" string-band Annalivia.
Annalivia is a folk-fusion string-band from the Boston area with strong backgrounds in traditional Celtic and American musical styles. The band has been in business for a few years and has recently undergone a lineup change, with talented fiddler Mariel Vandersteel joining the now 4-piece band. We are revamping our sound, bringing it back home to our American roots, while still allowing our multitude of influences to be present. Each band member brings impeccable musicianship, thorough training in his/her instrument, stellar arranging abilities, and overall stylistic versatility. This project will be our third album to date, and will consist of original songs and tunes as well as traditional material. Twin fiddles, driving guitar, flat–picking, mandolin, and textured vocals are what can be expected– with some surprise guest artists in the mix. The album will be produced by fiddler/singer extraordinaire Jake Armerding, and recorded by Matt Malikowski at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Even though we have set the goal at $4,000, we actually need at least $8500 to make this album. The $8500 will cover studio time, mixing and mastering, graphic design, manufacturing and duplication costs, posters, and producer and guest artist fees. It won't cover radio publicity which is a significant cost, especially since we are planning an aggressive radio publicity campaign both nationally and internationally. The $4,000 will help us on our way, however we really need to exceed our goal in order to meet our expenses.
When you pledge, you get to pick an amount and a reward bracket. Please take the time to peruse the rewards on your right– there are a lot of fun offerings and something for everybody's budget. If we don't reach our goal, your credit cards will not be charged and no rewards will be sent out and the album might not get made– we wouldn't want that to happen! So let's work together and spread the word– every little bit counts.
This is an exciting year for us, and we have big plans in the works for this band, including national and international tours and eventually management and a label.
Thank you so much for helping us to keep music at the forefront in our communities and our lives, and for your support of our project. Here's to taking folk music to the next level!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 27, 2012 - Mar 27, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Annalivia will email you three tracks from the new CD before it is released.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
A "no frills" copy of the new CD.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
A copy of the new CD signed by the band + a signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $60 or more
Signed copies of new CD and our most recent CD "Barrier Falls" + a signed poster.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $125 or more
A one hour lesson on the instrument(s) of your choice or music-business coaching session + signed copies of the new CD and "Barrier Falls".Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
A song or tune written, arranged, and recorded for you + a signed copy of the new CD.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
A house concert (or concert series) in New England (a group or organization can go in on this)– date to be negotiated.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $900 or more
Two hours on the town with the band: drinks or coffee and a chat with the band in a local Boston joint + signed copies of both CDs. Time and place to be negotiated.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
A house concert (or concert series) in New England (a group can go in on this) + signed copies of both CDs + your name in the liner notes of the CD.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
A house concert (or concert series) in New England + signed copies of both CDs + your name in the liner notes of the CD + 8 one-hour lessons on the instrument(s) of your choice or music-business coaching sessions.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012