Jazzy, bluesy, Gospel-y songs from the heart about my scandalous love affair with God.
What do you get when you take a Gospel singing, Jesus loving, song writing, people hugging woman on vacation to India where she develops doubts, starts asking questions and suffers a rather severe bout of spiritual schizophrenia? This CD project!
There, you have to admit you're curious now . . . or at the very least, confused.
I am a Gospel singer, songwriter who loves jazz, blues, hip hop and equal amounts of of Nina Simone and Katy Perry. I've co-written award-winning Gospel songs, enjoyed a best-selling jazz CD, and performed with world class musicians on stages across the country and around the globe. The twelve songs I've written for this project, Somewhere Between, are about the upheaval of my relationship with God since returning home from India where a three-week vacation resulted in my up and down spiritual journey that continues even now. Sigh.
Somewhere Between is an honest expression of my questions, struggles, losses and hopes sung using transparent sometimes, er . . . blunt lyrics over blues, soul, and Gospel-y rhythms. Though Somewhere Between harkens back to the Gospel, funk that ignited the band with which I used to perform, it's unlike anything I've done before in its rawness and intimacy. I'm excited and scared, but I'm feeling rather brave and free . . . I digress.
Your donations toward this project go toward hiring musicians, renting studio space, recording, mixing, mastering, and duplication. There are lots of great things in it for you when you throw a few dollars towards it, too.
No matter what you give, big or little, I really appreciate it. Of the many things that India taught me, perhaps the greatest is the gift of empathy - the beauty of choosing to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Here's me thanking you for walking with me.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 5, 2011.
Aug 21, 2011 - Oct 5, 2011 (45 days)
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A sincere thank you for the bottom of my wandering heart.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My authentic thank you plus a digital download of the title track, Somewhere Between.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My enthusiastic thanks plus a digital download of my amazing CD in its entirety! The whole enchilada, straight to your music library.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My heart-felt thanks, a signed physical copy of my soulful CD, plus the download . . . it's getting good here people. Getting good.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My unadulterated thanks, all of that good stuff above, plus (wait for it . . . ) an upload or pdf of my book! What? Yes!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My genuine thanks, the above goodies, a personal note on the rhythm chart of the title song, and your name in the CD liner notes! Yup. You could totally get that.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My thanks in earnest, all of the above, plus an exclusive kickstarter t-shirt, identifying yourself as one of the select "lost and found" among us!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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This time my thanks is eternal. So, you get that, everything mentioned above, AND the four CDs, yes, the four CDs from my former Gospel, funky, soulful, make you wanna slap your momma band, signed by me, of course. Get ready, people, to get your praise ON!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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My devout thanks, every single thing above, plus a 30-minute conversation via Skpe or phone or carrier pigeon on everything but politics. : ) Ha!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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You get the kind of thanks that is usually reserved for my husband, everything above, and . . . the dazzling blue and black dress that I wore in Russia and can be seen, fleetingly, in the "The Life" video found here: http://www.mtmonline.org/sound-diplomacy-home.html The dress? It's yours.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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You get a teary-eyed thank you and . . . huh? You want me to write you a song? You got it + everything from the $150 pledge. You can't tell me that isn't cool!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A "thank you" sung sweetly in your ear. And, me and a piano guy will come and sing you some songs for an hour and a half, minus travel expenses but + everything from the $150 pledge.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013