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Susan Ruth RobkinBy Susan Ruth Robkin
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Susan Ruth RobkinBy Susan Ruth Robkin
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About

*Quick note RE: Incentives. Some folks wish to remain anonymous -- and don't want their names posted on Twitter, Facebook and on my website, so I'm going to wait until the end of the 30 days when I can email people individually about their incentives and ask if they prefer my posting a public thanks, or not. Cheers.

Who am I?

Well, hello there. I’m Susan. I’m a performing songwriter, born in Seattle, WA, and living in Nashville, TN.

Since I started making music in 1996, I’ve made three independently released albums, 

Horse of a Different Color

How to Say Goodbye

and Surfacing to Breathe

I've received some pretty cool awards, e.g. “Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year” from the Seattle Area Music Awards, Album of the Year – XM Radio (Los Angeles); and managed to keep creating ever since.

The past few years, I’ve written a lot of songs with and for other artists, and haven’t focused much on my own music. With your help, that’s about to change.

I’d like to confirm the rumor – it’s true, being a professional songwriter doesn’t exactly line the coffers. If anyone tells you they’re in the creative arts to get rich, they’re craaaaaaazy! I’m a songwriter because I can’t imagine not being a songwriter. I make music because it’s wholly who I am. And I couldn’t be more thankful to Kickstarter for providing a way for me to form a partnership with all of you to try and make my aspirations a reality. Thank you for taking the time to look at my project. I know together we can make some great music!

Songs From Previous Albums:

Running (lyrics: Susan Ruth music: Susan Ruth/Jess Gaedtke/Josh Gaedtke)

Everything You/Everything Me  (Susan Ruth/Josh Gaedtke)

Breathe Her Air Again (lyric: Susan Ruth music: Susan Ruth/Jess Gaedtke)

Pretty Girl (Susan Ruth)

Why does this project matter?

Easy answer: I’ve been making some form of art my entire life, but it’s been nearly a decade since I’ve made an album. Not only do I miss the process, but also, when I perform out, I’m continually asked for my newer material, of which I have no record.

Deeper answer: I’m compelled to make music, and it’s been pulling at me for so long to get back in and make this happen. It’s an incredibly rewarding, exciting and emotional process, and if it weren’t for Kickstarter, I’d not even have the chance to move forward. Given the opportunity, I know I’ll create something that we’ll both love.

The “truth” of the matter: When people hear my songs, I want them to feel like they are hearing their own songs; their own stories. A television writer once wrote into his script: “An artist’s job is to captivate you for however long we’ve asked for your attention. If we stumble into truth, we get lucky and [we] don’t get to decide what truth is.” So, I’m seeking my truth and possibly yours, too.

What does my immediate goal encompass?

  • Recording, engineering, mixing, mastering, designing and pressing a full-length album, All I Ever Wanted Was Everything
  • Making a music video for one of the songs for promotional purposes
  • Doing a small regional tour/promotion of the record
  • The breakdown: $35k to record, engineer, mix, master, design and press album; $5k to film, edit and print music video; $1k to tour regional with one additional band member, $4k to Kickstarter and Amazon for their 10% fee.
In the studio
In the studio

I know people take their music in snap shots these days, putting out single songs and such, but I still believe in the idea that a record is just that, a record of an event of creating a story. It’s the big picture; a beginning, middle and an end. A filmmaker friend of mine is shooting the video with me so its cost will be a small portion of the necessary means. This Kickstarter project is really all about the album and its promotion.

Jim Kimball is my album's co-producer and lead engineer. Why?

First reason: He hears what I hear in music. He likes space the way I like space. I have worked with Jim on several of my demos (produced songs I, or my co-writers and I, have written to be offered to other artists), and he gets my voicing of the stories I want to tell. It’s pretty special when you meet someone that understands and shares your vision. Jim is that guy. I’m incredibly blessed to have found him.

Jim Kimball wearing one of his many hats
Jim Kimball wearing one of his many hats

Second reason: Jim is a producer, engineer, guitarist, composer and the owner of Hot Closet Studios. He has toured and recorded with an extensive roster of who’s-who in the music industry, including Reba McEntire (with whom he currently tours), Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Carol King, David Wilcox and many more. Jim is the ultimate pro, and that’s why I want him as my co-producer and engineer.

The Band:

We have incredible musicians in Nashville. Mind-bogglingly good musicians. The people Jim has assembled are wildly talented artists in their own right and masters of their instruments. I’ve worked with all of them before on aforementioned demos. They're all smart, fast and, no matter whatever I ask of them musically, they exceed every expectation, which makes them a blast to work with. Some of the crew include: Tommy Harden (drums), Jeff King (electric guitar), Jason Webb (keys), Spady Brannan (bass), Jim Kimball (acoustic guitar and engineer), Joey Turner (engineer) and Sarah Emily Parish (assistant engineer). I’ll post more pictures of them when this all gets rolling!

(L to R) Tommy, Jeff, Sarah, me, Jason, Spady, Jim
(L to R) Tommy, Jeff, Sarah, me, Jason, Spady, Jim

Here's a little teaser video of us tracking "Your Last Goodbye," with me doing the temporary "guide" vocals that help the band know where they are in the song. I'll replace the guide with the "real" vocals afterward.

When will the album come out?

If all goes well, no later than the end of May 2013, but at the latest, June 2013. And the video will be shot in June/July.

Going over charts
Going over charts

When will reciprocity transpire?

My Kickstarter will run for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, if I’m successful in the mission, Kickstarter will give me all the information I need to reciprocate your generosity. Anything that is mailed will be mailed, and in cases where my physical presence is necessary, it is dependent on when I am coming through your town. I travel a lot for writing, so we should be able to work out timely meetings. If it’s a Skype connection, then it’s when our schedules align and I’m really flexible with that kind of stuff.

I thought it would be cool to do some paintings for my Kickstarter partners. Here are a couple of examples of my work:

The Light Bearers 48" x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas
The Light Bearers 48" x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas

What if you don’t make your goal?

Part of being an artist is having the faith that you’ll be able to continue what you do against all odds. I always say you have to be a little dumb, a little crazy and a lot full of sheer determination to do anything in the creative arts. That being said, if I don’t make my Kickstarter goal, I'll have to find out how much my organs are worth. But, I hope I get to make all these plans a reality. I'm moving forward as if that's the case, because I have to believe it’s a possibility that other people will be excited about this project – friends, fans, family, future fans, and all fabulous folks alike.

What if you exceed your goal?

I will definitely video myself doing a hugely vivacious Happy Dance and post it here, on my Facebook and Twitter page and on my website. And then, I will get more touring on the books and add, if possible, a backing instrument or two (an acoustic guitar player and a Cajon). If I greatly exceed my goal, I’ll use some of the money to make another video. In this day and age, the more YouTube propagation I can get the better!

If I greatly, greatly exceed my goal, I would love to do a small regional radio promotional campaign in the college, indie or commercial AAA market. Those are tiered depending on how many stations and such but commercial radio campaigns for my genre of music can be anywhere from $15k -50K.

I’d also like to fly to New York City for some meetings and to go to Los Angeles to do some showcases. Basically, any and everything would go to more performing and promoting music. In L.A., I could seek out whichever coffee shop is closest to where music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas likes to get her coffee, and strike up a nonchalant, specifically subtle conversation about an album called All I Ever Wanted Was Everything and its songs and placement possibilities for all her shows.

This video is live concert footage from my performance at Summer Nights at the Pier, in Seattle, Washington. The song "Sad Boy," was on my last record, Surfacing to Breathe.

Fabulous Prizes!

Your generosity is not only greatly appreciated, but it will be richly rewarded! I’ve tried to think of fun, interesting and wonderful things to offer you in thanks. I’m really excited to make you an incredible record and I hope the extras will make you aflutter to open your email, go to your mailbox and turn up your stereo.

Susan explainin' a song
Susan explainin' a song

FAQ

How do I pledge for multiple packages?
If you would like multiple rewards, you need to create two different Kickstarter accounts (two different email accounts but you won’t need separate payment accounts) and back them separately. Sorry it’s not easier but hopefully you will be undaunted by the challenge.

How do I ask for something specific and  how do you get my address to send it all?
Kickstarter will give me a form at the end of the 30 days with the info I’ll need to send you stuff or make connections with you to plan an event/Skype and such.

I’m an international backer. Do I have to add extra for shipping costs?
If definitely helps.

Amazon asked for my Social Security Number. Why?  

Kickstarter can only use Amazon Payments because it's an all-or-nothing pledge system and isn't supported by other payments processors.  It sounds like you may have accidentally signed up for an Amazon Payments Business Account, which is what creators use to collect funds for their project. This is not necessary to pledge to a project. If you try to log in to their regular Amazon account, you should be able to pledge without verifying a SSN. Here are the steps to pledge on Kickstarter, for your convenience.

1. Go to the project page.
2. Hit the green 'Back this project' button
3. Enter in a dollar amount
4. Select the reward you'd like
5. Scroll down to the green 'Continue to next step' button and click it
6. Click the green 'Continue to Amazon' button
7. You'll now be at the Amazon sign-in page. Enter your email address that you use for your Amazon account as well as your password and click the yellow sign in button. (Or, if you don't have an account, you'll need to create one by clicking "No, I am a new user.")
8. Make sure the credit card you'd like to use is selected and click the yellow Continue button.
9. Verify the info on the next page and then hit the yellow 'Confirm' button.

I’d like to be an Anonymous Backer. Is that possible?
You’re welcome to be a backer under an alias name, however right now Kickstarter doesn’t have an “anonymous backer” option.

I’ve got additional questions…
Please contact me with any questions. Between Kickstarter and myself, I know all your questions will be answered.

Promise Me Something chart
Promise Me Something chart

Fancy Photo, Video, Art & Music Credits - Used with permission:

  • Hunter Armistead Photography: 0:00, 2:19, 3:07, 3:23, 7:41, and the B&W photo in bio and photo on main Kickstarter page.
  • Jan Sanders Photography: 1:04, 1:10, 3:15
  • Bootsy Holler Photography: 1:15, 1:20, 2:14 and Who Am I photo on main Kickstarter page
  • The paintings in the main Kickstarter video: "The Clown," "In The Round" show poster and "You Are Here" - Susan Ruth Robkin
  • Other paintings: "Dream Like Substance," "The Light Bearers" and "Autumn Defenses" Susan Ruth Robkin
  • "Happy" - written by Susan Ruth Robkin & Bruce Wallace
  • "Take Me Home" (worktape) - song written by Susan Ruth Robkin & David Myhre
  • Super special thanks to: Chris Clack for helping me create the awesome Kickstarter introductions video!!
  • Special thanks to: Jim Kimball for live footage of "Your Last Goodbye" (written by Susan Ruth Robkin & Don Pedigo) being recorded for the album
  • Live performance footage: Summer Nights at the Pier - "Sad Boy" Lyrics: Susan Robkin, Music: Susan Robkin, Lizzy Daymont, David Loy
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"Autumn Defenses" 74" x 52" Mixed Media on Canvas
"Autumn Defenses" 74" x 52" Mixed Media on Canvas

Risks and challenges

Time and money are always my biggest challenges. I'm great at balancing all the necessary tasks, and usually work through a 12 - 13 hour workday. At least I enjoy my work, so it makes time fly. I haven't figured out how to make a 48 hour day, but if I could, I would. That and a teleportation device.

Right now, I’m also trying to whittle down the songs for the album. I feel fortunate to have a good selection from which to choose, but only 14 can make the cut. And in the immortal words of parents everywhere, I love all of my “children” equally.

I'm excited for the fulfillment portion of this project (almost as much as the album itself) because I will get to interact with a lot of you personally, and also because I'm looking forward to sharing another part of my creative self with you through my paintings. The only challenge I see with that would be if so many of you partnered with me, I'll be painting for many days straight. I think that's a very good challenge to have.

Thank you for listening, for watching, for reading and most especially, thank you for helping the independent spirit thrive in this community. I appreciate it, not just for me, but for all of us.

Much Love and Joy
Susan

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    • I will sing Happy Birthday to you and two other persons on your behalf for the next two years (I’ll even do it in Spanish or French)
    • Do you have something unique to offer the world but are stuck in a creative rut? I’ll spend three hours on Skype (can be non-consecutive) or at a coffee shop/bar (consecutive) helping you think outside the box!
    • The Immortal Portal – you e-mail me an image of you, your loved one, your lost home or your favorite four-legger and I’ll do my abstract-y best to capture it in my artistic style
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    • A love or friendship poem for you or your loved one – just give me the shiny finer points of the “Whom” and I’ll string some pretty words together for you

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    NEW YORK ONLY:
    "Living Room" Live Performance in your home, office or business (redeemed when scheduling gets me in your town)

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    Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Your own personal copy of the video • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook

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    CHICAGO ONLY: "Living Room" Live Performance in your home, office or business (redeemed when scheduling gets me in your town) AND Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Your own personal copy of the video • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook

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    LOS ANGELES ONLY: "Living Room" Live Performance in your home, office or business (redeemed when scheduling gets me in your town) AND Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Your own personal copy of the video • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook

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    An original, unstretched for easy shipping (30" x 40") acrylic Susan Ruth painting. I'm an abstract painter but we'll discuss colors and such so the piece will fit your tastes.

    AND Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Your own personal copy of the video • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook

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    "Living Room" Live Performance in your home, office or business (redeemed when scheduling gets me in your town) AND Digital download of new album • An original, un-stretched 20” x 20” painting by me • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Your own personal copy of the video • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook

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    Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your own personal copy of the video • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook • Copy of all future albums (digital format/hard copy) and videos • Access to all of my shows, forever • Your pick of two more options from any of the previous lists! [Note: Estimated delivery times: hard copy (CD) of new album in May, video in June.]

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    Digital download of new album • Actual album (in CD form/artwork, etc.) • Each of my previous albums on CD • Your own personal copy of the video • Your name in the liner notes of the CD • Your name in “Thanks” section on website, Twitter, Facebook • Access to all of my shows, forever • Special meet-n-greet backstage when I have control over that kind of thing • “Executive Producer” credit on the new album • Your pick of three more options from any of the previous lists
    • Hang out for the day talking about how cool you are. We could window shop, read books, paint, thumb wrestle, go to the movies, between us we can figure out something. It'll have to be when I'm in your town or your in mine. • Your own personalized video of me thanking you profusely and singing an acoustic (piano or guitar) version of some of my songs and/or my favorite cover songs • My secret Happy Salad recipe, handwritten with artwork, including the closely guarded secret dressing recipe! [Note: Estimated delivery times: hard copy (CD) of new album in May, video in June.]

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