Thirty two years in the making and is flying on the coattails of an EP, this album is the next step towards a lifelong dream.
Alright...just over a year ago, I decided that Roller Derby was too dangerous (I suffered a pinched sciatic nerve). So I hung up my skates, surrendered my Jammer position, and decided to chase a "safer" hobby: singer/songwriter.
In the last year I've finished over 20 songs. Six of them have been released on an EP I finished in October of last year but I am itching and have found others wanting to hear more of my music recorded (you can hear the EP at www.reneeruthmusic.com and purchase it on iTunes!). All this has brought me to Kickstarter.
Here in Lynchburg, to record a 13 song album, with orchestration, band parts, and studio recording, production and engineering time, it is going to cost anywhere in the neighborhood of $11,000-$17,000. I am only asking for $11,000 here, but am hoping that there is enough interest that I could not only finish this album, but fund a release party and the duplication (having the CD's pressed, which is another $200-500). Each song is estimated at costing $750 total, and I would love to have the wiggle room to make sure these songs are completed to perfection.
The hope is to start recording this summer and have the project completed by fall. I already have the band members, a production manager and the studio lined up, I just need the funds! So that is where YOU come in! There are donation options to the right and each have something from me with deepest gratitude. The largest donation ($5,000) will not only get a personal song written for you, THANKING YOU, but it will also be a hidden track on the final copy of the EP AND will be credited to you at all upcoming shows! For those who are willing to support even $25, there are gifts to thank you for you time and consideration in this venture.
This project is only going to happen if it is fully funded by June 7th. That means, if you back me before then and I don't meet my goal, all donations are null and void. Of course, I'm hoping that isn't the case! :) If you are interested in donating anonymously, you will have to create an alias as kickstarter has not provided a way for full anonymity yet.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to read this, and consider my dream. I hope one day I get to share more of my music with you and maybe even meet some of you at future shows!!
Renee Ruth Peckham
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A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to not only read about my dream, but support it! Thank you.
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Autographed copy of the final Album
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Autographed copy of the final album with a personal note to whomever you wish and a signed headshot from any of the Duck Duck Collective Photoshoot pictures (seen on www.reneeruthmusic.com)
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All the above plus a signed copy of the Original EP released in November 2010 and lyrics to all the songs on both albums.
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All the above and a house concert in any city that I have booked a show.
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All the above and a bootlegged version of any song from my album recorded and sent to you with accolades given specifically to you.
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All the above AND A song written, arranged, recorded and mastered FOR YOU onto the final album as a "hidden track," with credit given to YOU on the final album.
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