Who: Hi, my name's Julia Mark! I'm a singer-songwriter and pianist.
What: Since releasing my EP, "Question Mark" in 2016 I've been dreaming up my first full-length album. This dream has materialized in the form of "Gemini", a compilation of 12 original songs.
Where: I live in Boston, MA and this album features several amazing, local musicians. There are talented folks playing bass, drums, cello, and guitar, and singing harmonious vocals. Tracking for the album has taken place at the studio of producer/engineer John Escobar in Watertown, MA
Why: In the recent past, I was extremely hesitant to share my music. The idea of performing on stage was nerve-wracking, as was releasing recordings and collaborating with other musicians. After graduating college in 2013, I realized I had to make a choice: would I continue to play my songs to myself in a room, or would I expand my musicianship and my “comfort zone”? Thanks to the enthusiastic support of friends, family, fellow musicians, and audience members, I worked through my fears and have grown greatly as an artist and individual. Now I am so grateful to be part of the music scene in Boston and beyond. I love to perform my songs both solo and alongside other musicians. This project is a manifestation of how far I’ve progressed since those early, doubt-filled days.
When: Tracking for the album is nearly complete! The album will be released in late November or early December.
How: Thanks to the amazing folks at Club Passim and the Iguana Fund, I was able to start my fundraising journey. There are, however, other costs that need to be covered, and your support is vital to this project’s success. There are many ways to help, from donating to sharing the link on social media or telling someone new about Julia Mark Music!
Where is my money going?
This fundraiser is for pre- and post-production costs, including recording, mixing, and mastering. One of the fees charged by the Kickstarter platform is a 5% cut, so I am factoring that into the final goal.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at email@example.com!
Photo/Video: Roger Metcalf
Hair & Makeup: Maya Landi
Risks and challenges
We're on track to finish recording in September, and the release show is scheduled. That being said, there is always the risk of extenuating circumstances causing a delay in the release of the final product. As my song "See You On The Moon" suggests, the Internet could break, which would really slow things down. I promise to keep you all updated on progress as the album completes each stage of production!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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