A soulful marriage of piano-folk, vintage jazz and 21st-century cabaret with rich, fervent vocals and delicately arranged piano.
UPDATE: WE MADE IT!!!!!!! I AM SO OVERWHELMED AND OVERJOYED!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL!!!
For those who still want to support, we have 14 hours on the clock. Any pledges that go beyond the initial goal will fund the following:
1. CD Manufacturing
2. Album Art
3. Album Promotion (I would LOVE to release a music video with the album!!)
Hello dear people! I am ecstatic about the fact that you are here on my kickstarter page, giving my project a chance. Please take a few moments to read my story, watch the video and peruse the right-hand column to find out what you could get in exchange for what you give!
Important note: If I don't reach my funding goal, no money will ever be charged to you. Your $5, $25 or $250 won't end up paying for my groceries just because I didn't meet the number I need to get in the studio. But that's a worst case scenario! Let's do this.
I wrote my first song when I was 11, and promptly decided it would be my life’s work. I didn’t know then what the future had in store for me, but I knew that whether I was waiting tables or performing brain surgery, I would also be writing songs. I’ve spent the past 15 years learning about music, writing music, performing ... and it’s been incredible. In 2008, while studying at Berklee College of Music, I released my debut album “Between You and Me.” As cliched as it sounds, it felt like a dream come true, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends, family and faithful listeners. But, the story doesn’t stop there. I have continued to write and perform, playing up and down the West Coast since graduating from Berklee in 2010, and I have a heap of new songs that I want to share with the world!
So here I am, just past the “quarter of a century” mark, and my life’s work IS music. I don’t make the big bucks writing hit songs for famous artists or touring the world with my band. I teach music, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am full-time faculty in the Vocal Music Department at Oakland School for the Arts and I LOVE my job. In all honesty, finding the time and energy to put into my music has been a challenge, but the 11-year-old in me keeps pushing. The time has come for me to get back in the studio and breathe life into the best songs of the past four years. Here is where I am at in the process: Excitement, drive, passion, stamina—check. New songs ready to record—check. Stellar musicians to play on the album—check. Amazing recording studio in Sonoma’s beautiful wine country (Praire Sun Studio -- guess who else records here? TOM WAITS!) and fantastic engineer—check, check. Funding to make this thing happen… well, that’s where you come in.
Your contribution to this project, no matter
the amount, gets me closer to making my second full-length record. I have
studio time booked at the start of 2012 and aim to release in the spring, but I
can’t even begin laying down the tracks until I’ve reached my funding goal. Consider becoming a part of this project! By backing me, you are joining a community of folks who believe in the importance of supporting original music and independent artists.
GIVE AND TAKE
Give a little, and get something in return! Check out the list of rewards to your right, offered for all backers. No good deed goes unnoticed and unrewarded!
I want you to know what exactly your money would be going toward, so you can really envision, feel and (eventually!) hear the impact you have.
$3000: tracking 12 songs -- payment for engineer and studio use
$2000: mixing and mastering
$2000: payment for studio musicians -- some of the Bay Area's finest!
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Spread the word! It would mean so much to me if you would share the link to my campaign page, and if possible, include a personal note!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,000 goal
seconds to go
Dec 20, 2011 - Jan 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A personal shout-out on Facebook or through email and an mp3 of your favorite Lisa Forkish songEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Digital download of album upon releaseEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Signed hard-copy of the albumEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $40 or more
6 backers Limited (4 of 10 left)
One voice, piano, songwriting or music theory lesson with yours truly! No expiration date and redeemable any time! You can gift it to a friend or relative too :)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Signed hard-copy of the album plus high-res poster of album cover artEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Signed hard-copy of album plus limited edition lyric insertEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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7 backers Limited (13 of 20 left)
Everything at $75 reward level plus an invitation for you and a guest to attend exclusive album release partyEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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6 backers Limited (2 of 8 left)
A four-lesson package deal: choose voice, piano, songwriting or music theory, or mix and match and learn all four! No expiration, redeemable anytime!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $200 or more
A custom arrangement for your choir or a cappella group! You choose the song! I have eight years vocal/choral arranging experience and a couple of award noms to my credit :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Everything at $75 reward level plus a special thank-you in the album liner notesEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (8 of 8 left)
Everything at $75 reward level plus a YouTube song dedicationEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
Everything at $75 reward level plus a song written just for YOU. Dedicate it to a loved one for a birthday or anniversary, give it as a wedding gift for a friend or family member... or just have it for yourself!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Everything at $75 reward level plus a private performance in your home, office or event space (limited to backers in Northern California or Eugene/Portland area, unless willing to cover travel costs. Must have flexibility regarding dates)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Everything at $75 reward level plus special thank you in the liner notes AND a private house concertEstimated delivery: Aug 2012