Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide are recording a new e.p. called Bear Hope
Here's what you'll get if we hit $2000:EVERYONE: A digital download of Kelsey Rottiers' debut E.P. recorded while at the Contemporary Music Center on Martha's Vineyard. We're really proud of this E.P. and we're excited to share a bit of where we've come from.
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After promoting and touring our full-length album around Michigan, we (Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide) are heading back into the studio with our friends The Rough & Tumble (www.theroughandtumble.bandcamp.com) to start a new project: Bear Hope. In 2011, we started finding out about the global plague of sex trafficking, and it's been on our hearts ever since. The result is a collection of songs that speak to all aspects of slavery in our world, and we are so excited to have a chance to record a 5-7 song EP (Extended Play) in Nashville, May 6th through 12th, with Bear Hope as the title track. We want this EP to serve as a way to stand up to the monster that is human trafficking, to give a rallying song for everyone who is doing something about it, to say, with fists in the air: we won't stand for this anymore!
Here's where YOU come in! Our studio time is already covered (thanks to our awesome friend), but we need YOUR help to hit the finishing line on this project. The goal is $1500, which will cover gas expenses for traveling to Nashville (from Michigan), pay the studio musicians, and get the CDs printed! None of the money you pledge will get to us unless the project is over (21 days after launch date) and we've met our goal ($1500), so keep spreading the word and checking the page to see if we've met the goal and we'll keep sending you updates about our progress.
To get a feel for who we are and see what local press is saying about us, watch this promo video!
We love you, and thank you for your prayers and support!
love, Kelsey and the team
Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide
Extended Play - Longer than a Single, shorter than a full CD. Mostly 4-5 songs Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_ep_stand_for_in_music#ixzz1s8INYzQo
"The CIA estimates between 40-50,000 people each year, or about one person every ten minutes (Hylands, 2001). These numbers do not include intra-national trafficking. A 2001 study (Estes and Wiener) states that 250,000 children are sexually exploited in the USA annually. There are 100,000 teens trafficked in the USA between the ages of nine and nineteen (FBI)." - A Quote from the Women At Risk International FAQ packet.
I've probably recorded about six times, but two of those recording experiences have been in a friend's house on a cheap system (I was still happy for the chance to use it). So this will be the fourth professionally recorded Album and the second of it's caliber.
"The Team" is in reference to the friends who've graciously offered to help me out. Namely, Jason Kotarski, Booking Agent and friend, Aaron McWilliams, Music Broker, Ashley Norsworthy, Editor and Confident (sometimes Counselor), James Pray, Husband and Graphic Artist (all around supporter), and various other volunteers, musicians and contacts who help to make things happen! Everybody, meet The Team. Team, meet Everybody.
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