I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. (I blame my parents - both classically trained musicians). Seriously though... I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing. Music is, and always has been, one of the most important things to me. Music makes me a better person and I’ve spent my entire life pursuing it.
"I love making music because, aside from my family, music is my life. It always has been. It is the most basic expression of myself and if I weren’t able to do so a huge part of my life force would fade away." - Gretchen Rhodes
Over the course of my career, I’ve been blessed to get to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry. For the last 15 years I’ve been appearing with Mick Fleetwood as the lead vocalist in his Island Rumors Band. Currently, you can catch me as I crisscross the country touring with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers (it’s a word - trust me) Dave Mason and Steve Cropper.
My record with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper
When I’m not sharing the stage with Mick, Dave or Steve, you might find me performing with Steven Tyler. I’ve also performed alongside Kenny Chesney on his ‘Life on a Rock’ album and starred in his ‘Wild Child’ video. Previously, you may have caught me in one of my many appearances with Willie K… or maybe with Alice Cooper. Or with George Clinton. Or with Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers.
"The thing about Gretchen is that she had this voice that you could hear in a room. When she’d sing, people would turn around to see who it was… and she could keep folks there all night, just listening to her songs. I know: my friends and I used to go down to this beach bar a lot and listen to her play… to sit on a stool and play music because you love it, because you have songs to sing, that’s the mark of a music person. Gretchen has always had that! She is as good as they come, has a voice that’ll stop you – and no matter what happens, she’s going to be making music, because that’s who she is." - Kenny Chesney
My Wild Child video
Today I’m not coming to you as a member of someone else’s band - but as me - Gretchen.
After years of learning the ropes by working with all of these amazing artists - I’m ready to take what I’ve learned and record my own album. That’s where you all come in! I don’t have a record label, so I need your help. Making an album - albeit a short one - is expensive… and I need to to fund everything associated with it. Things like studio time, musicians, engineers, mastering, production, promotion all need to be paid for and the costs add up quickly.
I could never do this on my own, but together we can make this album a reality. I have an incredible amount of talent on-board to help us make the album and am excited for you to hear the finished product !
I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your love and support. Without you none of this would be possible or even matter. I love you all and truly value every single person that contributes, shares this campaign or even just wishes me luck.
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Risks and challenges
I don’t anticipate too many risks or challenges for this project. The music for the album has already been written - so it’s just a matter of getting into the studio and recording. I believe the largest risk to the project is the ever-changing, and sometimes surprising, tour schedules of the rock legends that will be performing on this album with me.
While I can’t control their schedules or added shows - I can promise to keep you all up-to-date with changes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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