Jenna Greene is a singer-songwriter blending ethereal Celtic vocals with joyful world folk rhythms and uplifting lyrics.
Hello Beautiful People!
For the past year, I have been working on my second album Wild Earth Child.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this project with you!
For me, music holds powerful magic. As I create these songs, it is my intention to weave the energies of hope and healing (for listeners and for our planet), to inspire the following of dreams and the finding of wonder in every moment.
The overall theme of this new album is returning to Nature, finding simplicity in Her ways and reveling in the ecstatic dance of life that connects all. Because this album is about oneness and celebration, I chose mostly up-tempo, rhythmic songs, “branching out” of my beloved Celtic style. On this album you will not only experience Celtic rhythms but also Middle-Eastern, Spanish and African woven through joyful melodies and uplifting lyrics.
Mythic themes are an important part of my song writing. As you listen to these songs, you will drift into realms of faerie enchantresses and fiery goddesses. You will draw inspiration from the muses and even a fly with a phoenix!
I am happy to announce that about 60% of the recording is done. I have been working with some amazingly talented New England folk musician and the incredible Grammy award-winning David Correia of Celebration Sound is joining me again as my engineer and co-producer.
I am so grateful for the kind and generous supporters that have helped me to get this far but I still have a long way to go. I am asking for your support today so I can continue to share this music.
This is where your donation money will go:
Studio and Engineer Costs - I need to record 4 more vocals and mix at least 10 songs. The mixing is where instrumental tracks are weeded out and the volume is adjusted for each and every sound. This is the most time-consuming and, therefore, the most expensive part of production.
Other Production Costs - I am licensing a rhythm track from a very special musician.
Pressing and Packaging - Lastly, the mastered CD is sent to be pressed (professionally copied) and packaged. I will use environmentally-friendly packaging which will cost an extra couple hundred dollars. It is important to me that every part of my process be gentle to the earth.
Shipping - I'm estimating my shipping costs for sending CDs to sponsors, promoters and reviewers will be around $500.
If you would like to hear or purchase my first album "Crossroads," check out the "Twig Level" or go to: www.greeneladymusic.com/music/
Tracks include: MUSE ~ CHAPEL OF THE WOOD ~ ENCHANTRESS ~ BRIGID ~ PHOENIX ~ GREEN MAN ~ AFFIRMATION
Special Guest Musicians:
HannaH and Andy "Bongo Bliss" Ardenski of HannaH's Field - groovin' percussion, crazy clicky things and yummy trail mix
Steve Burke (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band) - arranger, keyboards, guitar, exotic Indian sounds and table thumping when necessary
Bob Coletta (Windharp) - arranger, guitars, 2nd harp and endless patience
Douglas Greene (my beloved hubby and co-producer) - bodhran, percussion and sasquatches
Chris Lussier - fast, flawless fluting and primal percussive growling
Rob McClung - arranger, keyboards, too many stringed instruments to count, the kitchen sink
Francisco Rodriguez - arranger, keyboards and pure, ethereal magic
Special Thanks to Artist Mary Southard, CSJ for the kind use of her images:
"Women Singing Earth" and "Women's Wisdom Dancing" www.MarySouthardArt.org
Special Thanks to Artist Susan Schroder for my beautiful Wild Earth Child album cover art. www.SusanSchroder.com
If you are interested in hearing or purchasing my first album "Crossroads," please see the "twig level" sponsorship!
Thank you for reading this and THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Aug 25, 2011 - Oct 11, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Flower Level - You will receive an MP3 of the unreleased song Enchantress. This song is inspired by the enchantresses of Celtic faerie lore and the fiery relationship between Nimue and Merlin. (The song will come to you via e-mail as soon as the campaign is done.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Seed Level - You will receive a full album download of Wild Earth Child.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $20 or more
Root Level - You will receive a copy of the Wild Earth Child CD signed to you personally.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
Twig Level - You will receive a copy of my Crossroads CD and a copy of the Wild Earth Child CD, both signed to you personally.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
Branch Level A - You will receive 2 copies of the Wild Earth Child CD plus a 15 minute rune reading via Skype. The runes are an ancient system of nature wisdom that can guide more positivity into your life. Or.....Branch Level B - You will receive 1 Crossroads CD and 1 Wild Earth Child CD plus a 15 minute rune reading via Skype. (Please specify your choice of CDs.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $75 or more
Leaf Level - You will receive a copy of the Wild Earth Child CD signed to you personally and a 60-minute Affirmation Consultation via Skype. We will take an area of your life that is causing you stress and create a positive affirmation chant to help you find inner peace. I will teach you tips and tricks for making this a daily, meditational practice.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Tree Level - You will receive 4 copies of the Wild Earth Child CD and your name in the album credits. Please note: You can have a CD credit given to your group, your business, your blog or your podcast. Also, you can sponsor in someone's else's name. So if your best friend is a huge fan, you can put their name in the credits as a special surprise.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $250 or more
Dragon Level - You will receive 6 copies of the Wild Earth Child CD, your name in the credits AND a super-secret CD of album demos and works-in-progress. (Again, please note: You can have the CD credit given to your group, your business, your blog, your podcast, your friend, your child, or even your pet!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $400 or more
Acorn of Knowledge Level - I will do a Manifesting Through Music workshop for your group. (Maximum of 10 people.) This is an interactive, stress-relieving, fun, two-hour workshop. Your group must be within 50 miles of Providence or available via Skype. Each member will receive a signed copy of my Wild Earth Child CD. Here is more info: www.greeneladymusic.com/workshops/Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Phoenix Level - You will receive 6 copies of the Wild Earth Child CD, your name in the credits, a super-secret CD of album demos and A SONG WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR YOU about the subject of your choice. Please keep in mind that I write positive songs so I'm not going to write a mean song about your ex or your monster-in-law! Just sayin' :)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $750 or more
Muse Level - All the Phoenix Level gifts plus a LIVE HOUSE CONCERT (the location must be within 100 miles of Providence, RI.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
God / Goddess of Music Party - You will receive 10 copies of the CD for you and your friends, your name in the CD credits, a super-secret CD of demos, a LIVE HOUSE CONCERT (the location must be within 100 miles of Providence, RI) and a WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE for you and 9 friends. And you will be a deity of music forever in my heart! (Workshop info here: http://www.greeneladymusic.com/workshops/)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
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Green Lady Level - ONLY ONE SPECIAL PERSON will receive all the gifts at the Phoenix Level AND adopt these four beautiful, ORIGINAL GREEN LADY SCULPTURES (also called tree spirits, dryads or entwives.) You can see photos and all details here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2266374211649.123793.1017335401 Your name will be listed in my album credits as "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" and you will be among the first 5 people to hear the album in its entirety. You will also be thanked at every live show I do in 2012. PLEASE NOTE: I can ship the sculptures within the continental U.S. for an additional $200. They will require special shipping and insurance, as they are fragile. If you live within 100 miles of Providence, Rhode Island I can hand-deliver them to you.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $5,500 or more
You get my hand in marriage (Sorry Doug!) Okay, just kidding...but I am serious about this level having the BIGGEST GIFTS. If you pledge $5500, you will bring this project to fruition with fiery force! You will get 10 CDs, a workshop of your choice DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU via Skype (or in person if you live within 100 miles of Providence, RI), the super-secret demo CD, a song written just for you or someone you love, your name will be listed in my album credits as "SUPER HERO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" and you will be among the first 5 people to hear the album in its entirety. You will also be thanked at every live show I do in 2012. I will thank you profusely and I will probably cry and giggle and cry some more.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012