A debut album of original and traditional Scottish fiddle music
UPDATE: I've reached my Kickstarter goal of $7,500 but I still need your donations! This means my album is guaranteed to be funded. Your incredible generosity and the unstoppable momentum of this project have convinced me that if I can raise at least $12,000, I can make the album even better than I had hoped. I still need your help to make this the best recording possible! Thank you for your enormous generosity and your continued support.
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I can't tell you how excited I am about this project.
My album, Flourish, will be a culmination of everything I've worked towards over the past 14 years of lessons, fiddle camps, and late-night sessions. It will also launch me into the next phase of my career as a fiddle player. I'm lucky enough to be working with some of my best friends and biggest heros—Hanneke Cassel, Corey DiMario, Neil Pearlman, and Eric McDonald—and I need your help in order to make it all come together.
Flourish will cost a little over $12,000 to produce in total and I'm asking you to help out by contributing $7,500. All of the funds will go directly towards paying the amazing musicians and engineers I'll be working with, for recording time at Dimension Sound Studios, to mix and master the album, for fabulous album artwork by Adam Agee, and for duplication of the album.
Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING program. Your credit card will only be charged if I raise the full $7500. Otherwise, I get nothing. The real power of Kickstarter is that every donation counts. With enough people involved, we can make this a reality without anyone having to give more than they feel comfortable with. Please share this with your friends, family, and anyone you know who supports the arts and independent music!
Thank you for reading and for your continued support.
YES, PLEASE! I set my goal low in order to assure that I would at least raise part of the album's cost. In total, the album will cost upwards of $10,000 so I still need more funding in order to complete production of the album as soon as possible. If we raise a couple thousand beyond that, I can begin to think about promotion of the album as well. Let's keep the momentum up!
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Jul 30, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012 (30 days)
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Every dollar helps!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Download of 1 track from FlourishEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Download of 2 "bonus" tracks.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A signed copy of Flourish just for you!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A copy of Flourish, PLUS the two "bonus" tracks.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A teaching CD of 10 classic Scottish and Cape Breton tunes recorded fast for listening and slow for learning, plus rewards #4 and #3.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A hand-illustrated cookbook with some of Katie's most successful baked goods recipes. PLUS, rewards #4 and #3.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A one-hour fiddle lesson via Skype with Katie, plus rewards #4 and #6!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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A box of homemade baked goods, plus rewards #7 and #4!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Two spots on the guest list for one of Katie's upcoming shows, plus two signed copies of Flourish for you and a friend!Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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A tune written just for you, plus three signed copies of Flourish for you to keep and share!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A fiddle workshop (in New England) for up to 12 string students! Plus, a copy of the album for each student.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A concert at your house, school, or office (in New England) for you and all your friends! PLUS, hand-delivered baked goods, and five copies of Flourish.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013