My name is Edye Evans Hyde. I have been a performer for many years. I have also recorded two very successful CD's in the past few years, but it has been a while. Now I am ready and excited to produce a new CD with some really amazing musicians. This album stylistically demonstrates an edgier sound while still maintaining the all important smooth and earthy elements of blues and jazz. You will want to blues dance, swing, or samba, while falling in love with the songs of Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Miles Davis, George and Ira Gershwin, and many more wonderful composers. I have chosen these songs for their deep rich lyrics and expressive melodies. This CD will have a little "something" for everyone.
Of course, to make something this special, it takes a little money to produce. This is where you can be a part of this wonderful process. I have budgeted this project to cost $5,830.00. Kickstarter has made it possible for all my friends and family to contribute and to ask all their friends and family to pitch in as well. Even if you give what equals the cost of a night at the movies, it will help and be greatly appreciated.
This is the way it works: I have to make the planned budget or it goes no further. As in the great song recorded by Frank Sinatra, it's "All or Nothing at All." If we don't raise the proposed budget in the allotted time, the project will receive no funding and you won't be charged a dime. If we do, every cent raised will go directly to the project and be used for the following :
- recording time
- mixing and mastering
- hiring musicians
- art work
- song rights
So, for you there is nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. Check the right side of this page for some wonderful rewards.
My plan is to complete production in the next few weeks. The CD will be available to the public by December 2011.
Thank you all for you support. I am truly grateful.
- (33 days)