The independent band Alma Desnuda (Naked Soul) has a mission to inspire others, build community and create abundance on a global level. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 8, 2011.
About this project
You have arrived at Alma Desnuda's "$55K in 55 days" Kickstarter project! As a thank you for visiting, we would like to offer you a free download of “By the Tree."
Update 8/8: Woah Nelly! We got some huge boosts on our last day and we're in the final hour. Can you help us reach $55K? Almost there! See below- you get all those songs when you pledge!
Update 7/27: $15,000! We reached our next milestone and sent out another song, "Two Days Three Nights". If you want the music in your library now, please pledge today! It's good to be back in California from our cross country tour. It's the home stretch. 12 days, $40K and not one doubt!
Update 7/11: We reached $10,000 and released "Grandma's Day" to our backers! (As a kickstarter backer of $15 or more, you get access to listen to and download unreleased tracks off the new album). Up next is Two Days Three Nights at $15,000.
Update 7/10: Added tour dates in Sacramento and Reno. SEE TOUR DATES BELOW.. Find us on the road and get access to a PRE-RELEASE sampler CD!!
ABOUT THE 55K in 55 DAYS PROJECT
We are Alma Desnuda. That is Spanish for "Naked Soul".
We are four best friends living our passion - making music and living in a way that is congruent with our truest, most genuine sense of self. We call this "living with a naked soul."
For the past three years, we have achieved notable success as an independent band, touring nationally, internationally and inspiring countless people with our music and message. And we are just getting started…
We have just produced an album, Riders, that we are positive will bring Alma Desnuda to the masses. Recorded at the legendary Ameraycan Studios in Hollywood, CA where platinum albums from the likes of Dave Matthews Band and the Black Eyed Peas adorn the walls, and mastered by world renown mastering engineer Bernie Grundman (The Doors, Outkast), Riders is a reflection of our passion and dedication to living our dream.
In our travels here in the US and abroad, we have found that people desire music that makes them FEEL. In their experience, mainstream music does not provide music with soul and meaning. The moment they hear us, they experience passion, feeling, and meaning and want to support what we are doing. Through this method, we have built a substantial grassroots following, and we are calling on you today to support the funding of our breakthrough album.
Your donation today will fund:
- Album Recording Costs - studio rental and sound engineer payment, producer fee, mastering costs of Riders, vocal coaching
-Album Production Costs – CD duplication, artwork, graphic design, shipping, photography
-Marketing Infrastructure – viral marketing agents, marketing and branding materials
We made sure to do this album the right way, by investing in a quality product and a well thought out strategy to bring Riders to the masses. We have the mastered tracks in hand, a full team working at this very moment to get Riders the attention it deserves, and the album is about to go to print.
BUT, our whole plan will not work without your support! The crucial piece missing in our road to success is funding. Without it, Riders will not get to people that deserve it. We now turn to our grassroots community to help us fund our dream and bring healing music to the world.
Rest assured that we will continue to work non-stop to spread our music and message because we believe in it and we know that there is an incredible demand for music that has MEANING and that makes people FEEL CONNECTED. Your pledge today will make that possible.
As an independent band, your support keeps our mission alive. Thank you for believing in our mission, for supporting our dream, and helping us to fund our album. We’re the riders and we'll see you on the road.
Upcoming Tour Dates
July 20 ~ 6:30pm - Maria Maria Restaurant - Danville, CA
July 21 ~ 6pm - Nights on the Green - Windsor, CA
July 22 ~ 7pm ~ Leukemia & Lymphoma Benefit - Sacramento, CA
July 23 ~ 8:30pm ~ Marilyn's on K - Sacramento, CA
July 24 ~ 4-7pm Silo's - Napa, CA
July 28 thru 31 ~ Wanderlust - Squaw Valley
August 5 - 7 ~ Private Event - Grass Valley, CA
August 12 ~ 8:30pm - Slim's ~ San Francisco, CA ***ALBUM RELEASE PARTY ***
August 17 ~ Maria Maria Restaurant - Danville, CA
August 19 ~ Private Event - Santa Cruz, CA
August 24 - 26 ~ Salt Lake Community College - Salt Lake City ,UT
Sept 21 ~ Maria
Maria Restaurant - Danville, CA
Sept 24 - Bay Vibes Music Festival ~ San Francisco, CA
Special thanks to our promotional partner~ Bay Vibes (www.bayvibessf.com)
The next person to donate $200 will get the $100 Merchandise Bundle plus four authentic Mardis Gras masks worn by Alma D in New Orleans. These things are the real deal! Tony likes the feathers.
The first 25 people who pledge get an official LIVESTRONG bracelet!
Special thanks to Lance Armstrong and the Livestrong Foundation for the donation!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $2 or more
Get a limited edition Alma Desnuda sticker.
Pledge $15 or more
Get the complete Riders digital album the day before release date
Pledge $25 or more
Get the Riders digital pre-release plus we'll mail you a physical copy.
Pledge $50 or more
Get the Riders digital pre-release plus we'll mail you a SIGNED physical copy
Pledge $75 or more
Digital pre-release plus signed physical copy of Riders + Signed limited edition Riders poster
Pledge $100 or more
Riders limited edition merchandise bundle (Digital pre-release + Signed physical copy of Riders + Riders t-shirt + Signed limited edition Riders poster + one-of-a-kind Alma Desnuda artisan bracelet)
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer All gone!
Get the $100 reward package + 4 authentic Mardi Gras masks from New Orleans (own a unique piece of Alma Desnuda history)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3UleQQ1gdw <-- Copy/paste to see video!
Pledge $250 or more
Backstage passes to an Alma Desnuda show + Riders limited edition merchandise bundle
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Personalized commemorative Riders plaque + Riders limited edition merchandise bundle
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Cameo appearance in Alma Desnuda's next music video + Riders limited edition merchandise bundle
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
Alma Desnuda will write you a personalized song + Personalized commemorative Riders plaque + Riders limited edition merchandise bundle
Pledge $3,500 or more
0 backers Limited (13 left of 13)
Sponsorship Reward: Forever you can know exactly where you made your mark on the album. After you pledge, we will send you the entire album to listen to, then you choose which song you'd like to sponsor.
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
Alma Desnuda will play a private performance for you and an intimate group of your friends and family OR your charity of choice + Personalized commemorative Riders plaque + Riders limited edition merchandise bundle
Alma Desnuda will promote your company or charity of choice (contact info@almaDmusic.com for details)
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