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Indie Rocker Kristen Ford and Kristen Ford Band head back into the studio for a 2013 recording- Produced by Jesse "Qwill" Ciamartaro.

Hello! Welcome!

Who is Kristen Ford? I am Kristen Ford. I write songs, sing and play guitar in the Kristen Ford Band. Since coming out with my first record in 2008, I've played well over 500 shows, had 5 releases (2 full length albums) toured the world and produced events for the queers, zombies, other bands and the masses who demand live music. I play "Indie Rock" and have dreams to tour constantly and to continue to deliver great music. This is what we sound like live www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5n5rJs9lFU

I've played with some great artists, such as Naia Kete, Sonya Kitchell, Matthew Santos, Seth Glier, Allison Weiss, Ian McFeron, Erin Mckeown and many more in clubs like Brighton Music Hall, Middle East Downstairs, Saxon Pub, Hard Rock Cafe and The Empty Bottle.

My last full length album, "The Grindstone" was made possible in very large part by Kickstarter. Since that time, I've backed a slew of other folks' projects. I suppose it's collectively like loaning your friend, your friends band, or someone you support, a small sum of money, so that they can do something great.  Plus today music is available for free download or stream all over the internet. If I can raise enough funds on Kickstarter to pay for the recording and manufacturing process, I will be happy to give away my product once it's done. Just think of it as paying up front instead of on the back end. Here is some of my music available for free download today kristenfordband.bandcamp.com

What's the funding for?

I'm recording a new album with the full band in a top of the line studio. The project will be produced by Jesse Ciarmataro, http://qwillmusic.com/ mixed and mastered professionally, international digital distribution and pressed into 1,000 discs ready for trouble.

A new snazzy music video will be made for the single off the new EP by Scott Foley, director of The February Sun Music Video vimeo.com/37501235

Is that all? Actually, no. A generous grant from the Iguana Music Fund www.clubpassim.org/about-fund has provided me with $1,800 to support this project, with intention to hire a publicist to promote the record and a college radio promoter to help get my music playing all over the country, just as fast as I can tour over there to play in person.

If we can raise more than the goal, extra funds will be put into promotion for the album, tour support and funds for mailings and outreach to press.

Thank You! Thank You! Please share this campaign with your friends and family and hope to see you out there on the road, or coming out of your stereo sometime soon- with a brand new sound.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

A risk is having trouble with the mixing, mastering and release of the record once we've finished recording.

To overcome this I'll use my experience with producing prior records to set timelines and finish the project by deadlines. I'll also make sure I'm seeking out the right team when it comes to release and promotion of the record.

Another risk is the album takes extra time to be finished. Have no fear- I'll keep the backers up to date and we won't stop until an amazing new record is in the world.

FAQ

  • The familiar crew of the KFB will be playing on the album- Brendan Burns (guitar), Kara Kulpa (violin), Kirsten Lamb (upright bass) Ariel Bernstein (drums).

    In addition some songs may require electronic programming (MAKE, BEATS)
    A brass section
    String parts
    Piano
    Gang Vocals
    Field Recordings.

    The plan is to get the creative ball rolling in the studio and see where it takes us.

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    House show #1 Attend an intimate performance at my home (Boston area only) be treated to a Pizza dinner a short opening set from Kristen Ford and feature set from Tom Bianchi plus a physical CD.

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    Cooking class with kfo. Come hang and learn the art of burrito rollin, beverage mixology and more. Also includes 2 physical CDs and tour poster. Boston area- or when I come to your area on tour

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    Band jam session. Drums, bass, guitar, ukulele's will be provided. An evening jam session with Kristen and a posse. Pick up an instrument of your choice- no experience necessary and no judgement. Just fun!

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    Co-writing session with Kristen Ford. A 2-3 hour session to flush out an idea, write and track a demo of a song. Put both our names on it! (non Boston area may need to wait up to 1 year)

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    Total music career package. Your copy of all of my CDs, Filthy Nasty, Alone Together, The Grindstone, Airplane EP, The Activity Book and mix tape, the new album plus some unreleased EPs from when I was just starting out. Plus an exclusive recording for kickstarter backers at this level.

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    You will have my one and only sunburst Guild Acoustic-Electric guitar which is featured on the recording of Alone, Together, The Grindstone and Airplane EP. Plus it was played at Fenway Park for the national anthem, has traveled with me internationally and been played on hundreds of shows. Has wear and tear and some cracks, but plays well and features original tweed hard case and Fishman pickup. Can autograph upon request- also rewards from executive producer level.

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    One year free admission to Kristen Ford shows, plus my entire catalog, a phone call on your birthday and special thank you on the album liner notes, plus a large dinosaur drawing, framed.

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    I will get a tattoo of your choice on my arm (non offensive and non religious images only) Plus rewards from $5,000 level.

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