On August 2nd, I plan to release my new full-length album, "Madly Love". These are songs I started writing during the last couple of years I was playing with the Squirrel Nut Zippers. They give me great pleasure, as I feel they manifest a very true voice for me. I think they fall under the rather broad definition of "Folk Music". Certainly, as I wrote these songs, I was accessing very early memories of the grown-ups playing records constantly around the house. Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and the Everly Brothers were in heavy rotation, not to mention "Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs."
Also being an avid reader, on these songs I've been able to tie in literary influences from Richard Brautigan to an antique set of children's world book encyclopedias. I will be very proud and pleased for you all to have a copy of this album and to come to your town to perform the songs for you and your friends!
Almost everything is in place for the release and all that is left is to pay to have the record mixed, mastered and physically produced. I'm asking my fans, family and acquaintances for help to make this possible. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to help with these expenses. Once this money is raised, we will pay for the mixing and mastering sessions then liaison with the graphic designer to have the entire package shipped off to the printers! If we are able to exceed our initial goal of $6,000 & raise $9,000, we will also print the record on vinyl and offer it to all donors at the $50 level and above.
Thank you for your help and support. It has meant so much to me over the years and I can't thank you enough.
Album Track Listing:
Roses And Pine
When I Dream
Same Turning In Place
I Know You Well
Acoustic demos of some of these songs are streaming at www.facebook.com/katharinewhalen & I'll post some full band demos as the project progresses. You can also hear two of the tracks (When I Dream & Chief Thunder) in the video above.
The Album Artwork:
The album will be printed as a digipack with a pull-out doublesided poster. One side of the poster will contain song lyrics and the other will be a design suitable for hanging. I think the album cover is the most beautiful album cover in the whole world. An image of it is below. This was designed by the fantastic Matt Pfahlert at Pfahlert Creative Labs.
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