Holy smokes, my second full-length album! It feels so great to be working on a new record again. My debut album, Ingrained, was released in 2015 - it reached the National Top 10 Roots/Blues charts, received international acclaim, and took me throughout Canada, Europe and the UK for extensive tours and festival performances. Your pre-order of the new album (along with other goodies!) will go a long way in the completion of the record. The new material has already been recorded and mixed, and I am launching this fundraiser to help cover remaining costs and finish the album. It is set to be released on October 19th, 2018.
"Comet", my sophomore album, is a collection of 10 songs that I am thrilled to share with everyone. It has even more banjo than the last album (!) and features some great arrangements and production.These songs explore wild places, heart places - the music has been described as "gritty wildcrafted folk", and "multilayered and bewitching". Nothing gives me more joy than sharing my songs and connecting with people through music, and I can't wait to continue on that path with this next album. I have put a lot of myself into this project - I am proud of it, I am excited, and I am grateful for your support.
My songs are the backbone of this project, but the album is truly a collaborative creation between some of the most fantastically skilled women and men in Canada's music community. I am honoured by the amount of passion, care, and enthusiasm that was put into this record by everyone involved.
What You'll Be Contributing To
The album has already been produced, recorded and mixed at Private Ear Recording in Winnipeg, and the STUNNING artwork by Gabrielle Funk is finished! What remains is mastering ($1000), design ($1500), manufacturing CDs and Vinyl ($4000), and remaining production costs ($3500). My goal is to raise $6000 to put towards these remaining costs, and your contribution will help immensely in the completion of this album. There are multiple levels at which you can donate, and each will provide you with a pre-order copy of the album or a unique reward!
The estimated total budget for this album is $20,000, which includes what was already paid for in studio time and mixing. This budget allows me to provide fair pay to everyone involved in the process and produce a professional quality finished product for you to hear.
I would be forever grateful for your involvement in this project and making my next album come to life. Your support is so incredibly appreciated! xo
Risks and challenges
There are always risks associated with putting out a new album, both financially, and personally - by putting a big part of myself out in the world for people to hear. But this is also where the reward comes from. In sharing these songs I have the uniquely moving experience of connecting with people through music; feeling the pride and excitement of receiving the first shipment of albums and seeing the finished product; and, learning from different communities, stories and walks of life through my musical travels. The challenges become an important part of the journey, as do folks like you, who support artists in their endeavours.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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