About this project
Hooray and thanks so much! We made our goal! You can still get the great deals listed on the rewards page for two more days, and the money will still go to production of the cd. The full cost will be around 12,000 if all goes as usual, and if I can cover even more of the expense, I'll be very grateful and promise to put it to good use.
Moonshine, Lime and Sugar started with this song at Clifftop last year! And this year, it won best new competition in the new song category!
Hi! If you're reading this, then you've probably danced to my music over the years at a local contra dance or festival. You'll know that I'm both a traditional fiddle player as well as modern tune composer, and that I'm a tireless dance fiddler! You may or may not know that I also play swing, country, gospel and blues as well as traditional folk. You also may have heard some of my original songs and tunes on past albums with the Avant Gardeners band and my own previous solo recordings, such as No Gravity. Having just moved to Asheville, NC, and passed through unexpected life changes, i find that my songwriting has sprouted new wings and I'm so excited to be in the studio recording them with my favorite musical partners, the hyper talented guitarist, Bert Carlson, world class percussionist Loren Oppenheimer, and everyone's favorite bass player, Ralph Gordon, with guest appearances by Dave Bartley on mando and guitar and George Paul on keys. This project swept me away at a time when funds are quite limited, so I'm asking friends and the dance and music community I'm lucky to be a part of, to help me out with this kickstarter campaign. By basically pre-ordering your copy of the CD, I'll be able to complete the project this summer and hopefully have a recording for you this fall. There are also some other great rewards, so check it out. All the new songs are written and some already recorded, but there is much left to do! Not to mention, that new songs keep cropping up!! I'll be posting some links on facebook for you to listen to the new songs, so watch for that! I'm so grateful to be part of the folk music and contra dance communities and I welcome your support in this effort.
Here are some rough cuts from the project:
Autumn Leaves, Avant Gardener style.
Cricket Hill, Ms. DK with all the Gardeners.
The Secrets of the Heart.
Just One Day
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Risks and challenges
Once this project is successfully funded, I intend to proceed quickly through the tangled process of editing, mastering and recording the album. Of course, there can be delays at any step, graphic design glitches, finding common time to get everyone together, but having gone through this process many times, I'm confident that I'll have a product for you by this fall - in time for holiday gifts!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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