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Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide are recording a new e.p. called Bear Hope
45 backers pledged $2,101 to help bring this project to life.
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UPDATE- STRETCH GOALS
Thanks so much for helping us fund our Kickstarter Project! We are getting so close! We are so grateful to know that we have such generous people behind us! We can't wait to bring you the finished product and your bonus rewards.

We didn't expect you guys to move so fast so we decided to up the ante a bit since we have 2 weeks left in the project. If we reach the $2000 mark, we are adding an extra reward for everyone who pledges and another special reward for those who pledge at the $25+ levels.

Here's what you'll get if we hit $2000:EVERYONE: A digital download of Kelsey Rottiers' debut E.P. recorded while at the Contemporary Music Center on Martha's Vineyard. We're really proud of this E.P. and we're excited to share a bit of where we've come from.



In addition to the E.P...


ALL BACKERS PLEDGING $25+: A USB drive filled with pictures, behind the scenes video, and some of the original demo recordings of the songs from Bear Hope as they were in process.

We hope you will continue to share this important story and encourage your networks to get involved! We can do great things together!

Thanks for all of your support in helping this idea become a reality!

HERE'S THE STORY-

After promoting and touring our full-length album around Michigan, we (Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide) are heading back into the studio with our friends The Rough & Tumble (www.theroughandtumble.bandcamp.com) to start a new project: Bear Hope.  In 2011, we started finding out about the global plague of sex trafficking, and it's been on our hearts ever since.  The result is a collection of songs that speak to all aspects of slavery in our world, and we are so excited to have a chance to record a 5-7 song EP (Extended Play) in Nashville, May 6th through 12th, with Bear Hope as the title track.  We want this EP to serve as a way to stand up to the monster that is human trafficking, to give a rallying song for everyone who is doing something about it, to say, with fists in the air: we won't stand for this anymore!

Here's where YOU come in!  Our studio time is already covered (thanks to our awesome friend), but we need YOUR help to hit the finishing line on this project.  The goal is $1500, which will cover gas expenses for traveling to Nashville (from Michigan), pay the studio musicians, and get the CDs printed! None of the money you pledge will get to us unless the project is over (21 days after launch date) and we've met our goal ($1500), so keep spreading the word and checking the page to see if we've met the goal and we'll keep sending you updates about our progress.

To get a feel for who we are and see what local press is saying about us, watch this promo video!

We love you, and thank you for your prayers and support!

love, Kelsey and the team

 

Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide

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    Physical copies of Bear Hope and full length, self-titled album Kelsey Rottiers and the Rising Tide. A Bear Hope B & W comic book with song lyrics and original art by Elizabeth Uitvlugt, and YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES of Bear Hope representing your support in this project.

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    Physical copies of Bear Hope and full length, self-titled album Kelsey Rottiers & The Rising Tide, B & W Bear Hope comic and your name in the liner notes of Bear Hope AND A T-SHIRT.

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    Physical copies of Bear Hope and full length, self-titled album Kelsey Rottiers and The Rising Tide, B & W Bear hope comic book, name in liner notes of Bear Hope, 2 seats at an INVITATION ONLY HOUSE SHOW/RELEASE PARTY for Bear Hope in Michigan (Transportation not included).

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    Physical copies of Bear Hope and full length, self-titled album The Rising Tide, B&W Bear Hope comic, name in liner notes of Bear Hope, 2 seats at an invitation only house show/release party of Bear Hope in Michigan (Transportation not included), plus a HANDMADE COLLAGE ART PIECE by Kelsey Rottiers.

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