The Folk/Jazz Chanteuse follows up her acclaimed debut album, Life Is Sweet, with a new collection of re-imagined songs on Wonderland.
Wonder: (noun)...a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful...(verb)...to be curious to know something, desire
After the positive response to my first album, Life Is Sweet, I thought a lot about how I had reached that point. I had been in a place where I could only dream of making an album, at home with my two beautiful young children, too busy to think of much else. But then I began to wonder and I started to imagine what it could be. My curiosity took hold, questions pouring out of me to everyone I met a long the way...and eventually it happened. It was the dreaming and the wondering that had led me there.
Most songs are about love: being in it, losing it, wondering about it. After Life Is Sweet, I found myself inexplicably drawn to songs that lived in that place of wonder, curiosity, and dreaming. Songs like Loverman and Dream A Little Dream Of Me. It was as if you could ask these deep questions in your song, and somehow find an answer.
The music I make has a little bit of everything that I listen to and love in it. It's eclectic in the choice of material and in the way I interpret the songs emotionally. It's eclectic, too, in that I arrange my material using elements of jazz, folk, country, and pop, with my voice lending itself to that combination.
On my next album, Wonderland, I plan to take this approach even further. The record will have many of the same musicians who were on my first...but this time we will have more strings: everything from violin to mandolin, and of course, my favorite instrument, cello.
Why $14,600? Independently produced CD's are usually made with a much higher budget, often in the $20K plus range. I can do it for $14,600! All of your contributions will go toward funding the musicians, studio time, engineering, mastering, and manufacturing of this CD.
My favorite thing about making music is collaborating with other people: the musicians, primarily, but also the photographers, engineers, and graphic designers I work with. All of these people bring so much to the table and inspire me. This is a group effort. And now you can be a part of this next collaboration, too!
Please note: per the Kickstarter rules, if our goal is not met within the allotted time frame, all funds will be returned to the contributors. Remember, any amount you give is deeply appreciated and helps tremendously!
Alice image by Laura Makabresku.
Special thanks to Philip Worman, Mark Hanlon, Roddy Cunningham and Lisa Villamil.
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Oct 10, 2011 - Nov 12, 2011 (33 days)
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Thank you for being a part of the adventure!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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JUST ADDED! Digital Download of "Life Is Sweet" delivered to you right after this campaign ends!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Advance copy of Wonderland, mailed to you before it drops with a personal thank you note!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The above reward, plus a signed copy of Life Is Sweet sent to you in November.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 3 copies of Life Is Sweet, to give to your friends and family... just in time for The Holidays! AND a copy of Wonderland!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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CREATIVE CONSULTATION and both CD's. Let me help you with your next recording project! Includes one hour-long initial consultation by phone, plus another hour-long follow-up call.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Both CD's, Limited Edition Poster by Sabine Elser from The Freight & Salvage CD Release Concert, two VIP tickets to the CD RELEASE CONCERT and special invitation to the CD RELEASE VIP AFTER PARTY!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Both CD's, Limited Edition Poster by Sabine Elser from The Freight & Salvage, two VIP tickets to the CD Release concert/after party...and an invitation to THE WONDERLAND DINNER PARTY at our home in Berkeley.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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HOUSE CONCERT. A performance at your party or event! Hotel and travel accommodations required if not in The Bay Area.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You are now an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on this project! Receive producer credit and get updates during the process, get 10 copies of Wonderland, two VIP tickets to the CD RELEASE CONCERT and special invitation to the CD RELEASE VIP AFTER PARTY!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012