I'm excited to be making my third album and to build upon the successes of the last. Your pre-order will help me fund the recording!
"A major talent lying in wait.... Her world-weary ruminations exude wisdom far outpacing her years on this planet" - My Old Kentucky Blog
Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page and taking the time to learn more about my music. - Lauren
My last album, Once I Was A Bird, was a breakthrough for me as I gained recognition on a national level as a result of some really nice praise from the likes of American Songwriter, My Old Kentucky Blog, Relix, Magnet, The Boston Globe and a whole lot of others. To read those reviews, CLICK HERE.
In addition to the media breaks, there were many career highlights that came along such as being invited to perform at Bonnaroo and by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons to be one of three artists to perform on the first Communion Tour of the United States. That was an amazing experience with so many highlights including the opportunity to do a live concert webcast from Bob Weir's TRI Studios. To watch a video of "Once I Was A Bird" from the webcast, CLICK HERE.
And even as I write this, I am taking a break from recording, and on my way to do a short tour that will include a performance at Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter, NY. The past 18 months have been full of great moments of discovery that have helped to set the stage for even greater opportunities that will come with the release of my next album.
For those of you who may be discovering me and my music for the first time, I would like for you to hear Once I Was Bird, and invite you to download it for free via NoiseTrade. Just CLICK HERE.
I am already in the process of recording my 3rd album and hoping that this Kickstarter campaign will raise enough money so that I can complete the recording on a timely basis. I can’t even begin to tell you what this album represents to me musically as it is such a big step forward artistically.
We’re taking an entirely different approach with this album in the way that it is recorded. The emphasis is on a full band sound and we are achieving that in the studio by having all the players record their parts together live. The chemistry of everyone playing together translates really beautifully on the record and we are creating a sound that is new to my recordings.
My producer, Andy Zenczak, calls the music “Laurel Canyon folk meets the Byrds meets Jerry Garcia in the Haight Ashbury days.” It definitely has an edginess to it and a more defined indie sound that plays off of that vintage vibe.
I’ve set a goal of $7,500.00 for my Kickstarter campaign and that money will be used for studio costs, recording, mixing, mastering, producer, engineer and musicians. I would like to raise more than that and if we do then I will be updating this page with how that money will be used to market and promote the music.
I know that many of you are friends and family and long time listeners and I really want to thank you for your support – past and present. It will make me very happy if this Kickstarter campaign makes all of you feel like you are part of the creative process of making an album. I am grateful for your support and I am looking forward to sharing new songs and music with you!
"Blood Lust (featuring Jackie Greene)" - Recorded Live at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
"Endless Sea" from Once I Was a Bird.
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Jul 10, 2012 - Aug 9, 2012 (30 days)
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THE “FOREVER” PLEDGE. Thank you! You know this means a lot to me. You will receive a Thank You email that includes a couple of downloads of songs from my new album.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE “AS SOON AS I CAN” PLEDGE. You’ll get a digital download of my new album just as soon as as my producer, Andy, says I can send it to you! Plus a special thank you email!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE ‘FIRST CLASS” PLEDGE. I’m going to send you a signed copy of my brand new CD by First Class U.S. Mail, plus the digital download version just as soon as my producer, Andy, says that I can. And, of course, a personal thank you note. (Please add $5 for shipping outside the U.S. – I know who you are my friends in Europe!)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE ‘LAUREN SHERA CATALOG” PLEDGE. All three of My CD’s! That’s right. You probably thought that I had only two. But, before, "Once I Was A Bird," there was "In My Bones." You’ll get both of those plus the new album (signed, of course). And, everything else in the “FIRST CLASS” Pledge. (Please add $10 for shipping outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE “KNITTY GRITTY” PLEDGE. I have to say, this is what it is all about! Not only will you receive everything in The “Lauren Shera Catalog” Pledge, you will also get a one-of-a-kind hand knitted (by me) surprise. I can’t tell you what it is but it will be cozy and there will be no two alike. Folky, quirky charm awaits you! (Please add $10 for shipping outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE ‘TOTAL THREAD” PACKAGE. This package includes the “Knitty Gritty Package" PLUS a beautiful silk-screened tee shirt, printed locally on super-soft, organic cotton. The shirts were designed by my friend Stacie Willoughby who is a phenomenal artist from Santa Cruz, CA. So you’ll have a tee-shirt, a hand knitted folky surprise, the Lauren Shera catalog of CDs, a thank you note, and a digital download as soon as it becomes available! (Please add $10 for shipping outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE “HAND WRITTEN LYRICS” PACKAGE. I will personally make a beautiful booklet of hand written lyrics to every song on my new album. Each one will be uniquely crafted. Can you imagine if you had hand written lyrics to Ladies of the Canyon? And, of course, you’ll get everything else in the “Total Thread” pledge.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE "PLUS TWO" PLEDGE. You will receive 2 spots on the guest list at a show of your choosing (as long as I am headlining) plus a backstage Meet and Greet before the show! You will also get all those goodies in the "Hand Written Lyrics" pledge.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE “VIDEO THANK YOU” PLEDGE. For this pledge I’m going to sit down in front of a video camera and sing you a sweet song, to thank you for your support. Then I am going to post the video on YouTube so the whole world can see it. OF COURSE, you will also receive every thing in the “Plus Two” pledge.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The “STORYTELLER” PLEDGE. Tell me a story about yourself or someone you know, and I will write a special song just for you. I’ve done this before as a birthday present and it was so much fun! It makes a great gift for someone near and dear to your heart. Not only will you receive a timeless musical treasure, but you will also get everything in the “Video Thank You” package.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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THE “KICKSTARTER HOUSE CONCERT” PLEDGE. Seems that every one doing a Kickstarter campaign offers this one and here’s mine! I’ll come to your house and play a concert for you and all of your friends PLUS I’ll include ten copies of each of my CD’s and, of course, I will sign those for all of your friends. We’ll try to work this in to my tour routing, but, if there are travel costs involved then I’ll have to ask that you cover those and also accommodations. You’ll also receive everything in the “Storyteller” Pledge. Think about it- I can sing you your custom song IN YOUR HOUSE! Plus you can share those hand-written lyrics with your guests while showing off your special-knit goods!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012