*******STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED! My amazing friends, we are so close to the goal, with 5 days to go- I'm announcing a stretch goal of 7,000 dollars. If we can get to this goal, I will be printing vinyl copies of the record!!! This is a lifelong dream, and your help getting there is SO appreciated!!*********
STMy name is Anna Coogan. I am a singer, guitarist, composer, teacher, producer, and teen mentor. I am releasing my first album in four years, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28, 2017.
In the last four years, I have taught approximately 2,200 voice lessons, toured Europe three times, scored two silent films, produced three albums, spent hundreds of hours writing and playing with my bandmate Willie, and rediscovered my years of classical voice training. I’ve been a sideman for the first time ever, for Johnny Dowd and Mary Lorson. I’ve built some bridges. I’ve burned a few. This record encompasses all of these things.
The Lonely Cry of Space and Time is the result of a long and spirited collaboration with drummer Willie B and talented engineer Matthew Saccuccimorano. Both of these guys are my neighbors. Willie plays synthesizers with his feet while he drums, and pushed me hard in the last few years to dig way deeper. Matthew has incredible ears and a three-legged dog. Each of us put our heart and soul into this record. It's mostly Willie on drums and synths, and myself on guitars and vocals, but we had the good fortune to be joined by Hank Roberts, JD Foster, and Brooks Miner on a few tracks.
Q. Cassetti, one of the most truly generous people I have ever known, did the art and full lyric booklet.
I have put every ounce of energy and cent that I have (and quite a few cents that I do not have) into this project. I am turning to you - friends, family, fans, strangers alike - to help me get it out into the world.
All funds raised will support the printing, distribution, and promotion of this record. Because Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, I have set my goal on the lower side of what this project has/will cost. If we get above the goal, I'll be printing vinyl!
Want a particular package that you don't see here? A bunch of T-shirts, AC branded underwear? Want one of my corgis? Write me and we will work something out! I'm open!
Singing opera for the first time in a decade at the Ithaca International Film Festival.
Risks and challenges
I find airplanes extremely risky, although data shows they are not. To that end, the fact I don't think this project is risky could be wrong. Many a strong musician has been overwhelmed with the business side of things. Many a setback has occurred. However, I have been preparing for this release for most of a year and I intend to stick to the schedule. Things that involve scheduling or creativity (house concert, writing a song) may take a bit.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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