Ket Waters, a new Scottish fiddler, is recording her first EP, High Strung. Foot tapping encouraged. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2012.
About this project
"High Strung" will be the first published recording by Boston-area fiddler Ket Waters. It will have five tracks that capture the essence of modern fiddle music in every note -- from the traditional Scottish dance tunes in "Twitchyfoot Set" to experimental jazz in "The Berklee Effect" and progressive rock-influenced "Metalbird". Ket takes inspiration from pioneers of fiddling such as Natalie MacMaster and Hanneke Cassel -- "High Strung" spins Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton traditions together to create an energetic, fiery sound that has never failed to bring people out of their seats.
"High-Strung" will be recorded by Snarky Blowfish Studios, and produced in small quantities by Polymath Solution. This Kickstarter project will be funding the production-- paying for the discs, cases, liner notes, graphic design, and pizza for the session musicians.
If you backed for a digital download of the first track, you'll get yours as soon as you take the backer survey ^_^
I'll start on the bracelets sometime next week, once I'm sure I haven't injured my wrist with all this fiddling. The discs should be done by the end of August, at which point I'll ship them as soon as I know where to.
If you backed for a concert . . . either I've already gotten in touch with you, or you should send me a message to arrange it.
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks so much for donating! We'll send you an MP3 of the first track we record. If I knew which one that would be, I'd tell you, but I have no idea right now.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
A copy of the EP-- audio disc and liner notes, with a little green scribble in one corner that calls itself my signature.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Have I mentioned I make jewelry? I make jewelry, mostly out of colored aluminum rings. It looks something like this http://polymathsolution.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bracelet-image-e1336348890784-174x300.jpg . For donating $25, I'll make you one of these bracelets shown above in your choice of two colors.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
I could just send you two bracelets, but that would be boring. Instead we'll send you a signed copy of the EP as well as the custom bracelet. And lots of warm fuzzy feelings.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
Wow. You just paid a tenth of our production costs! We'll send you a signed copy of the EP and credit you in the liner notes for making this possible.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Oh my. You now have any (or all) of the above stuff, plus my eternal gratitude. Next time we're in the same city, I will play an hour-long set at a venue of your choice. Because you're just that awesome.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)