Announcement of Artistry
Wow, this month has flown by, as has this kickstarter campaign! Today started the 10 day count down and I feel so lucky and grateful to have 97% of the goal raised. I'm starting to look further down the road, now that I know the recording will definitely be happening. I'm now hoping to raise an extra thousand, which would cover the costs of printing a case full of cds, complete with artwork and lyrics. The extra money would make it possible to organize a long tour to all the cities I love. In a dream world, I could afford to bring along some of my incredibly talented musician friends so that the cd releases in each city could be full of magical orchestrations and harmonies.
I am immensely excited to announce that I will be collaborating with Anna Bald, one of my favorite artists and closest friends, to create the album art. We spent yesterday morning scheming over designs. I seem to be caught up on the color scheme of Montana. The richest of golds, wistful blues and deep grays. With Anna's expertise in fine arts and graphic design, and our combined ability to cackle, I know it's going to be a beautiful result. If I can afford it, or we raise enough money here, I would love to make t-shirts of these amazing designs.
On the music side of things, Dave and I have been fine tuning the song list for the album. There are a few surprises, old gems that we've lassoed and pulled out of the past. It will be fascinating to re-sing them in a new context, with a full band.
Everything around me seems to be humming with anticipation and excitement. Feels so good.