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We have an awesome opportunity to cut a CD with Naxos.  But we're short funds for travel, housing, etc. Help us bring Locke to life!
We have an awesome opportunity to cut a CD with Naxos. But we're short funds for travel, housing, etc. Help us bring Locke to life!
78 backers pledged $4,936 to help bring this project to life.

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Wayward Sisters is four far-flung friends making music together.  Beth Wenstrom (baroque violin), Anne Timberlake (recorders), Anna Steinhoff (baroque cello) attended Oberlin Conservatory, where they did a lot of pizza-eating and chatting and zero playing.  Finally, in 2009, they realized their mistake. 

Together with John Lenti (theorbo and guitar), Wayward Sisters has excited and inspired audiences across the United States, including appearing as Emerging Artists on the Newberry Consort's 2010-2011 concert season. Critics have praised Wayward Sisters' "imaginative program and alert, stylish performances," as well as the group's "polished and spirited playing and well-balanced ensemble" (Chicago Classical Review).

In September 2011, Wayward Sisters won the Early Music America/Naxos recording competition.  This was AWESOME and means that Wayward Sisters has the opportunity to record our debut CD with the Naxos recording label -if we can get ourselves to rehearsal and recording locations across North America.

Naxos will pay for the production and distribution.  Wayward Sisters will need to come up with the funds for airline tickets to the the recording site, plus lodging, food, living expenses, etc. during the process.  And the airfare is killer: we live in Seattle, Richmond, NYC, and Chicago, so getting together isn't cheap.  Not only that, but we have to rehearse a full CD's worth of new & gorgeous music, which means, unfortunately, more airline tickets prior to the month in which we record.  (Wayward Sisters will receive no income from the sale of our CD.) 

In short, this is an amazing opportunity, but we need your help to take advantage of it.  By August of 2012, we hope to record the mercurial and lovely music of Matthew Locke.  It's wayward music for a wayward band.  Let us know if you can help us along the road.

The Breakdown:

Rehearsal/Pre-recording performances: Portland/Seattle, July 2012
  • $850: Estimated airfare (Anna, Beth.  Anne covered by another gig.)
  • $100: Gas (John)
  • $150: Venues
  • $100: Programs/incidentals
  • $300: Food
  • Lodging: Begged from friends
  • TOTAL: $1500

Rehearsal/Recording:  Ann Arbor/ Toronto, August 2012

  • $1000: Estimated airfare to Detroit (John, Beth, Anne)
  • $50: Gas (Anna)
  • $150: Performance venue (for pre-recording run-through)
  • $50: Programs
  • $100: Gas to Toronto
  • $300: Food in Toronto
  • Lodging: Begged from friends & strangers
  • TOTAL: $1650
Other
  • 315: Kickstarter and Amazon processing fees

TOTAL: $3465

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    WAYFARER. Hail fellow traveler! A heartfelt thank you from the road: you rate a mention on our website plus a personalized photo E-Card from the rehearsal/recording location featuring one or more smiling, grateful ensemble members!

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    WAYFINDER. Thanks for helping us down the path! As a sign of our gratitude, you'll receive a special preview mp3 of Wayward Sisters performing some of the repertoire we're featuring on our concert. The website mention and the E-Card are yours, too.

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    WAY FORWARD. You're a beacon, illuminating our way! In thanks, we're offering an shiny, inviting, many-colored Wayward Sisters poster featuring all four smiling, grateful ensemble members, as well as previous rewards.

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    WAY AWESOME. Not much more to say: you rock... early music style! You literally help us go. In return, we want to help you go to our concerts! Free tickets to any Wayward Sisters show that happens to take place in your area, plus the mp3 and postcard.

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    WAY TO GO. Wayward Sisters would like to offer you a free music lesson for you (or a loved one) from a member of your choice, conducted either live or via Skype. If you don't play music, we have a range of other areas of expertise including voice therapy, writing OK poetry, chit-chatting, and knitting baby blankets. Plus tickets, mp3, and postcard.

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    WAYWARD. Thank you for walking on the wild side with us! As a token of our esteem, we're offering the whole catalog of Wayward Sisters rewards, plus you'll be credited as a sponsor of one of our self-produced concerts leading up to the tour. That means your name will be announced from the stage, printed in the programs, and tattooed across our hearts.

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    SISTER. No matter your gender, you're one of us! As a sign of kinship, we'd like to offer you a free house concert if you're within striking distance of our tour of IL, OR, WA, NY, or MI. Share the music you love in an intimate setting with your friends and neighbors! If you're in a different state, we'd probably like to get there, so let's talk! Plus all other fabulous rewards.

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