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Ingrid Ferris & Butterfly Rodeo are recording a new CD. Pre-order it and become a part of an incredible musical adventure!

About this project

HELLO, MY NAME IS INGRID FERRIS 

AND I'M MAKING A RECORD.

My first, full length solo CD of my own originals titled Deep True - with a release date of December 2012. Early editions will be sent to everyone who joins this campaign.

Right now I am deeply involved in the planning, and creative process. I have composed all of the songs for this album and I am already half way finished with arranging each of the pieces! (And more songs just keep coming! I may have to do a double album! :) I am in love with every single song that I am putting on my new CD, that's my criteria, and I think you'll love them too!

THIS RECORDING IS LOCALLY GROWN

some of the instruments being used on the recording
some of the instruments being used on the recording

I have been collaborating for years with most of the musicians who will be recording on this album, and you hear it when we play together, there is fluidity and intuition in our playing together that makes for music that transcends into something far greater then a singular melody could create. I am so extremely blessed to be working with musicians of this caliber! And we all live here in the Pacific Northwest !!!! ( You know, the land of Starbucks, Microsoft, Jimmy Hendrix & Nirvana, and now....ta da! Ingrid Ferris :)

I CAN'T DO THIS RECORDING WITH OUT YOU!   WILL YOU JOIN ME?

By backing this project you will get to be in on the ground floor of the creation of a great CD, and you will help to launch my music out into the air waves! You can say, " I knew her when!" 

For an emerging artist without a label, producing a CD is expensive. Here are some of the areas where your contributions will be used:

- Engineering

- Musicians ( they really deserve every penny they get paid!)

- Mixing

- Mastering

- CD graphics

- CD Duplication 

- Shipping Costs

- Cost of West Coast Tour

IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ME

me with my oboe
me with my oboe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNG6DdyWmA

( Click on link above to watch me perform The Pavane by Gabriel Fuare)

Surprise! I don't just sing, though anyone who hangs out around me for long finds out that that's what I love to do the most! Besides being a trained classical singer, ( with a ton of folk, celtic, jazz, etc. influence!) I am also a classically trained oboist, and have also formally studied jazz and world music! Here's a short video of one of our CD release concerts taken at the now, sadly, defunct Cherry Street Loft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNG6DdyWmA

You can also hear some nice snippits of songs that I've recorded and released with my band Gaelica, a.k.a Butterfly Rodeo. Some of my favorites are:

Woods Girl Ballad ( My brother Rick wrote the lyrics ! Cool huh?)

Chi Min Giamhradh ( I sing it in Scots Gaelic.)

Walk Away ( one of my originals and will be re-recorded for my solo album!)

Lay Me Down ( also one of my originals that I will be re-recording for the solo album!)

www.cdbaby.com/cd/gaelica2

You can read up more on me, my education and back ground as well as the other musicians I am working with by going to:

www.gaelica.us

And I've also begun a Blog dedicated to my experience here, with all of you at Kickstarter as well as the inside scoop on my creative process and my thoughts about life and the world in general. Please join me:

ingridferris@blogspot.com

And finally, if you happen to be on Facebook, ( and who isn't?) please visit my page, and 'Like' it! I will be so happy to have another friend!

http://www.facebook.com/ingridferrisdeeptrue

*And if you like everything you've heard here, please forward this to all of your friends and family, colleagues, and others, so that we can become connected through my music and through this great Kickstarter adventure! Thank you!

BIG THANKS:

To all of you for visiting my page and reading to the end! Thank you! I truly hope that we can collaborate together to make this recording a big success!

To all of my audience from the past and into the future, who give such incredible support and deep appreciation, I am doing this for all of you, because you made it so very clear to me with your smiles, tears and applause, that you want  my singing career to launch.

 My heart felt love & gratitude!

I also want to heap praise and gratitude onto Chuck Oldright for his AMAZING video work! For patiently waiting for the goats to chew so they'd look like they were talking. For riding on the front loader of the tractor to get that perfect shot! Chuck is a pro and I absolutely recommend him. You can find Chuck by going to: www.theturningleaf.net

Thank you to my besties, Catherine and Heidi for being the voices of Coco and Victoria, as well as for being my 'handlers' for the day. And for being genuinely in support of my musical endevours! And to Monna, who sits in the center of goodness in her sweet little kitchen and says a prayer for us all. ( As well as feeds us lunch on a regular basis!) Thank you!!!

About the music on this video:

'Lay Me Down' - written by Ingrid Ferris, arranged by 'Butterfly Rodeo'

'As A Child' - melody by Ingrid Ferris, accompaniment by Giles Sinclair Arendt, lyrics by Joe Illing

And of course to all of my dear friends, and most of all my family, who love me and do all they can in their crazy, demanding lives to give me their support.

  • I love you all !!! May this album take wing and fly !!!  

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    Everything from above, as well as your name as one of my supporters in my liner notes! It could be your name, a nick name or the name of someone else's entirely. You will also receive a 'Deep True' T-shirt! And I will also phone you personally to thank you after the project is completed! And as always, my deep, true gratitude!

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    Everything from above plus! I will write and send you a song! Provide me with a subject, a sentiment, a message, or any ideas you like, and I'll write and record an original song for you! Surprise someone you love with a unique and memorable gift! And my very deep, true gratitude!

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    All of the incredible rewards from above! Wow! My undying deep, true gratitude! Wow! V.I.P. seating as well as back stage passes for you and a guest for an after concert event which will include something sparkling to drink and chocolaty to eat! Plus your photo with me!!!!

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    Really?!?! Oh my gosh!!! You will get everything from above, (including the sparkling drink and chocolaty something to eat, which I think is the best reward of all! ( just sayin')) And you will be named as executive producer on my CD. I would be soo excited to have you on my team!!!! And my forever, undying deepest, truest of gratitude!!!!

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    All of the wonderful goodies already mentioned! Plus a house concert with 'Butterfly Rodeo', or we will perform at your wedding, anniversary, or whatever celebration where you'd love to have some incredible music! This reward is offered to those within 50 miles of Olympia, however, we'd love to talk about how you can send your private jet to pick us up, so please don't let a few logistical challenges get in the way!

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    Are you an angel?!?! You must be!!! Well, here is the crazy, wonderful reward, besides everything above, ( including my favorite, something sparkling to drink, and chocolaty to eat!) You will get my all time favorite pair of gold cowgirl boots that I have performed countless concerts in, to keep for your self ! Not only that, but I will work up a song with you, and at what ever concert is convenient for you, you will get to come up on stage with me, in the boots ( if they fit, otherwise, I will get your boot size and purchase a pair for you at my favorite 'Western Gear' store.) and be my back up singer for that song! And of course, my forever and eternal deep, true gratitude!!!!!

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