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Hi, I'm Roseanne Reid, and I've reached my target to record my debut album 'Trails', being produced by Teddy Thompson, and featuring a duet with Steve Earle
Hi, I'm Roseanne Reid, and I've reached my target to record my debut album 'Trails', being produced by Teddy Thompson, and featuring a duet with Steve Earle
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Roseanne Reid Debut Album

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**UPDATE** 

The target has been reached! To everyone who has pledged so far, and so generously, thank you. Your support really does mean the world to me, and I'm so excited I will now get to share this album with you!

BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET!

This campaign will continue to run until the end of October, and while the initial target has been met, further pledges will allow:

- Additional musicians supporting on the album to give depth and quality to the sound 

- More time and freedom in the studio to record exactly how we want 

- Further post-production time to allow those all important finishing touches 

- Starter funds for promoting the finished product 

 This is also your ONLY chance to grab the rewards on offer, so get them while you can!

Keep sharing, keep pledging :)

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Hello! My name is Roseanne Reid. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently live in Dundee where I spend my time writing songs and obsessing over other people’s dogs.

Growing up, there was always music in my house. While this ranged through punk, pop, and soul, I was drawn above all to folk and country. This genre of music had the songwriting which seemed most authentic to me, and vocals which spoke directly to my heart and bones.

Me, climbing the stairs in search of more country music
Me, climbing the stairs in search of more country music

As a musician my Dad has written and performed professionally most of his adult life. Despite his success, it never crossed my mind growing up that music could be my own career path too. 

It took my Mum teaching me my first guitar chords aged twelve, and a phenomenal performance by Martha Wainwright one dark Edinburgh night at the Usher Hall later the same year, to finally convince me to start writing my own songs. I followed my instincts, and wrote from a place inspired by folk and country, developing an Americana vibe. 

Supporting 'Hurray for the Riff Raff' at Celtic Connections
Supporting 'Hurray for the Riff Raff' at Celtic Connections

At 17, I began performing my songs outside of my bedroom, making my way around the bars and folk clubs of Scotland. During this time I also worked as a cleaner and kitchen porter, often getting my best lyrics standing over a sink, or wrangling a wet mop. Through these jobs, I also met many people who would go on to shape my songwriting.

In 2014, I celebrated by 21st birthday with a trip to Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead in New York. I was blown away by the talent on offer, and felt privileged to spend time writing and performing in such a place. Later that year, Steve welcomed me back in an intern position at the camp, a position I have returned to every year since. 

Steve and Roseanne, 2014
Steve and Roseanne, 2014

It was camp which gave me the courage to keep pushing forward with my music, leading to a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2015, and support slots with acts such as Blue Rose Code, Luka Bloom, Dick Gaughan, Tommy Reilly, The Wynntown Marshals, Lucy Spraggan, Rory Butler, Otis Gibbs, Ed Romanoff, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. 

Folk Awards Official CD feat. 'What I've Done' by Roseanne Reid
Folk Awards Official CD feat. 'What I've Done' by Roseanne Reid

Now I am 24, I’ve found myself in the right place to record the album I have been writing for almost 10 years. 

I am indescribably excited to have Teddy Thompson producing this record – I first saw him in Edinburgh, and have experienced renewed amazement every time I have seen him since. I am sure his attunement to the sound I am striving to achieve will ring out on this album.

Teddy Thompson, who will be producing the album
Teddy Thompson, who will be producing the album

I also have a VERY SPECIAL musician who will duet with me on one of the tracks, which I can now confirm is the legendary Steve Earle himself! 

So, why turn to Kickstarter? Well, recording a quality album is not an easily affordable task, and I want to make this album sound as good as possible, as well as reach as many ears as I can.

Any money you pledge will go towards studio time, talented accompanying musicians, production time and minimal travel costs. 

Your contributions – small, medium, or large – will make this album a reality, and I am truly grateful for any help you can offer. 

Thank you!

 

LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC HERE

[NOTE: Rewards are not cumulative! In order for the majority of the funding to go into the album itself, you can only select one reward per contribution. However, you are welcome to claim multiple rewards with multiple contributions - you can use a different email if Kickstarter gets stroppy!

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Risks and challenges

Most of what I need to record this album is in place, and Teddy is an experienced producer, who I trust to guide me.

The step after the album is recorded will be the trickiest, as I try and attract a label to distribute! However, if this proves to be unsuccessful, I plan to distribute digitally, and self-print a limited physical run of the album for Kickstarter backers, and sale at gigs.

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    Limited Edition Badge

    A limited edition 'Roseanne Reid' pin badge - the perfect accessory for any occasion - and a handwritten thank you note for your support!

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    An old fashioned, hard copy of the album, right in your hands, and signed by me!

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    Edinburgh Pentlands Walk and Secret Gig

    MARCH 24th, 2018, Late afternoon/evening

    The Pentland hills in Edinburgh are one of my favourite places in the world. With this reward I will take you on a wander through the hills, with my dog companion Martha to bark at everyone we pass.

    After the walk, we can hit the local bars, before a special one off gig in a top secret location.

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    Guest List

    Your name (plus a friend's!) on the guest list at any gig where I'm performing, anywhere in the world. I'll also give you a shout-out during the event! (To claim this reward, you'll have to get in touch when the event of your choice is coming up, and it will be a case of first come, first served)

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    Handwritten Lyrics

    I will put my best penmanship into action to write the lyrics for any one of my songs, and send them out to you to treasure forever and always. Doodles optional.

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    Cover Song

    Got a song you've always wanted to hear me sing? Now is your chance! I will cover any track of your choosing, videoed on iPhone, and I will send you the only copy.

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    Studio Visit with Teddy Thompson

    I'll be recording the album in late November/early December in the big apple itself, New York City. If you would like to pop down to the studio for an hour and get in on the action with Teddy Thompson and I, this reward is for you!

    Obviously, this reward is date and location dependent, and travel is not included. If you can't make it down in person, you can claim this reward by setting up a live Facebook call with me in the studio, and join us from the comfort of your pyjamas.

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    Personalised Song

    I'm ready for you (or a topic of your choice) to be my muse. With this reward, I'll be in touch for a quick rundown of what you are looking for, and then I will set to work writing a song exclusively for little old you.

    You will receive a digital download of the tune once it's complete, and it won't be shared by me with anyone else.

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    An Indecent Proposal

    GLASGOW 18/08/18

    Come to my wedding, tuck into the open bar, mingle with my family and friends (takes the pressure off me).

    If my wife asks, you're 'an old friend from school'.

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    Private Performance

    Looking for some entertainment for a special event? Or just looking for something different on a Saturday night?

    With this reward, I will put on an acoustic performance at a venue of your choice, from big stage to living room, between December 2017 and December 2018.

    This reward includes travel in Scotland, but I'd require transport elsewhere.

    I'd also ask you to book in a date with me ASAP to avoid any calendar clashes.

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    The Big Whopper

    Like a Big Mac, but for music.

    Can't choose a reward? Have them all!

    - A limited edition badge and handwritten thank you note

    - Early digital album download

    - Physical album copy

    - Album credits

    - Edinburgh Walk and Secret gig

    - Guest list for 2

    - Handwritten lyrics

    - Cover song

    - Studio visit

    - Personalised song

    - Private performance

    - My eternal affection

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    Last E.P.

    There is one FINAL EVER physical copy of my original E.P. 'Right On Time', and it's yours! A little piece of history, signed by me, for you.

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