Who is Alicia Mathewson?
I am Alicia, a singer/songwriter, recording artist, educator, and musical alchemist. This project has 3 phases:
1. The creation and release of 12 Rebirth, a new album from Alicia Mathewson
2. The expansion and promotion of 12 Rebirth and the music of Alicia through more marketing, a rebrand and a World Tour.
3. The birth of Queen City Records, sharing Alicia's music as well as other artists, amplifying the vibration of love, peace, truth right-conduct and non-violence.
12 Rebirth is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the fields of musical creation, spiritual awakening, and service to others. It is the vehicle of my destiny. It is the moment when I finally realize we are all here to become our best self and in doing so serve others at the highest level.
Alicia's Official Bio
Alicia Mathewson is a transformational singer/songwriter, meditation guide and healer. She has been called a “sit-down comedian with angels flying out of her mouth” and has released 4 albums of songs and chants including the tracks “May I Be At Peace”, “Asato Ma” and “Freedom is an Inside Job.” She has performed and presented at numerous festivals, gatherings and retreats, including Yoga Reaches Out New England, Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod and Wanderlust, VT.
Her 5th album and most powerful recording to date will be released on May 17 of 2019, holding a vibration that will help all awaken into their own balanced and true power, as a part of the birthing of the Golden Age. Owner and Master Teacher of Sounding Still Wellness, she is a certified SQ Wellness Practitioner and Teacher of the Rising Star Healing System, serving over 300 clients throughout the world. Alicia leads meditation and chanting practices for individuals, groups and communities and intentionally raises the vibration of herself and others through meditation, mantra and story-telling. For more info visit www.aliciamathewson.com
What's the plan for 12 Rebirth, the album?
I have gathered an incredibly talented and professional group of artists and creators to help me bring this record and vision to life. Allison Leyton-Brown is producing with Bryan Pugh as engineer. We are recording at the beautiful Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY, a fun and synchronistic happening that connects me to the powerful energy of the Summer of Love. We have excellent studio musicians playing Piano, Bass, Drums and Cello and I am thrilled to have Mark Erelli playing guitar (and maybe singing?) If you don't know who Mark Erelli is, find out. He is not just an amazing musician and songwriter but also an excellent human.
We will be recording 12 tracks, mostly songs that are like my good old fashioned folk songs you remember from the 2012: Isn't it Amazing? album. Written with simple, authentic energy, the songs are human and deeply spiritual all at once. They tell stories of loss and resilience, hope and fear. They tell stories of connection and doubt, as well as joy and bliss. They are the full spectrum of who we are and who we can be. They come in the package that is Alicia - the folk singing, secret rock star, totally open flower child of the eighties.
The official release date is May 17, 2019.
So, why Queen City Records?
Because as cool as I am, there is so much more! Who wants to only listen to a blond woman with a guitar (and a kickass band). Not me. I want to hear music from Spain and Northern Kentucky, Brooklyn and San Diego, Montreal and Maine, Ethiopia and London. I want to hear different genres from Hip hop to classical to country to indie/alternative. I want to offer a platform for all artists who have an important vibration and I don't want them to feel like they have to do it alone.
And so, Queen City Records is born. An Amplifier, An Amplifier of love, peace, truth, right-conduct, and non-violence. An amplifier of musical and creative artists who want to serve themselves and Humanity through the unique vibration of their song and sound.
Our Vision is to have 12 artists by 2022 and produce music festivals throughout the world that help share this vibration in service of the local communities we arrive in and the planet as a whole.
We need you. We cherish you. We thank you for feeling this vibration - it's vision, it's joy, it's power and it's true desire to be about ALL. It's not about any one Being. it's about ALL BEINGS.
Why now? Why release on May 17, 2019?
A huge part of my story is the story of my mom, Ellen Cuddy Mathewson. I was born in 1971 in Melrose, MA to Ellen and Hub (as well as my two big bros & sister, arriving a little later). In 1972, they moved to Cape Cod and my Dad still lives in the house I grew up in - That's Pretty Awesome!
In 1998, right after I moved to NYC to live my dream of writing musical theater and the next big Broadway Hit, Ellen, my mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I remember sitting at the round wooden table in the kitchen during spring break next to my sister, as our mom told us she would be having a full mastectomy in just a few days. It was the kind of cancer they find late and is not picked up by mammogram. It was also the kind of cancer that the hormones she was given to treat other things, actually helped it grow (but that's another story).
The good news is Ellen was a powerful and deeply spiritual being and despite the fact that the medical prognosis was "six months to live", she was blessed with the combination of the best western care one could have received at that time, along with a deep spiritual faith. This faith and awareness led her to work with a health coach and become a Reiki Master. Because of her own strength and the care around her, Ellen lived for 9 years until 2007. For most of this time, she lived incredibly well and travelled the world, eating amazing food, hearing amazing music, seeing amazing theater, and celebrating the people and places she loved most. Her motto was Rejoice Regardless. And she did.
I was blessed to witness this journey as her daughter and it was the greatest awakening in this lifetime. This story, this love, this vibration of Rejoice Regardless is in the music and in the vision of Queen City Records.
Ellen loved food, music, connection, Spirit, her friends & family and laughing loudly. All of the release parties will include this and then some! Join us on May 17 in NYC - the exact 12 year anniversary of Ellen's passing and celebrate the Vibration of Her Spirit. ($111)
Where and When is Alicia Playing live?
Join us at the Harwich Cultural Center on Cape Cod, MA on June 1 for an all love, all local Party and concert. ($55)
Boston on June 15 ($99)
Cincinnati on July 26 ($88)
LA on October 5 ($99)
Can't make any of those dates? Choose the House Concert reward and bring me right into your home. ($555)
Local and Global. Love is Everywhere.
Queen City Records is committed to both local and global service. To create this album and QCR, I am collaborating and being supported by multiple Cape Cod artists and entrepreneurs. Living on Cape Cod for the last 7 years and collaborating with organizations like Love Live Local has helped me see how important it is to participate in a local community as an artist and a business owner. The design of my logo and rebrand of all my websites is being done by Two Crows Creative, founded by Tracy O'Neill. Joe Navas is taking all my promo photos. Local artists and business owner, Joan Gilbreth is designing my album cover and creating the special limited edition Album Cover art work reward ($777).
In 2017, I met Vivienne Gerard who lives in Cincinnati, OH. since then I have been blessed to connect deeply with her, her family and the community she has helped grow in Cincinnati and throughout the world. To learn more about how we met and the unique and powerful vibration she holds, Listen to her podcast #83 of Gaia's Love called Synchronicities. She is helping me create the reward It's about Gaia Sound Healing ($888).
I am also committed to supporting SQ Foundation, founded by Derek and Linda O'Neill, a global consciousness that supports children and communities throughout the world.
We need you. It's not about me. It's about Gaia (Earth).
This is big. This is joyful. This is going to be so much fun! Please join me and help the amplification of love, peace, truth, right-conduct and non-violence arise and awaken in every heart and every village throughout our entire beautiful planet. Thank you.
Budget - Our Goal is $44,000 and we are open to receiving $60,000 and beyond
12: Rebirth Album and World Tour
Artist/Creator Fee $ 7,000.00
Album Producer $ 4,000.00
Mixer/Enginner $ 3,000.00
Mastering $ 1,000.00
Coaching/Training $ 10,000.00
PR/Marketing/Design $ 10,000.00
Merchandise $ 5,000.00
Musicians $ 4,000.00
Studio Time $ 2,800.00
Travel $ 3,000.00
Recording Workshop $ 1,000.00
Studio Technology $ 5,000.00
Kickstarter fees $ 4,400.00
TOTAL: $ 60,000.00
Risks and challenges
There are always risks when starting a new company or recording a new record. Considering I live in New England and am recording in March in Woodstock, NY, I worry about the weather forecast. What if a snow storm shifts everything and arrival times go haywire. Seriously. The weather, people. We just have no control. That's all I'm saying.
I have never pressed on Vinyl before or made World Tour T-shirts, so I am sure there will be a bit of a learning curve there. I have surrounded myself and this project with many people, however, who HAVE done this before and so feel supported in the knowledge that I don't have to do anything alone.
On a general note, I find risk exciting and I have never been more energized by any project in my life. What I love about Queen City Records and the release of 12 Rebirth is it's not just about me. It's really about creating music and community to serve the collective in a sustained and longterm way. When I stay focused on the collective vision, the risks never feel as scary.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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