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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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