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About this project

In the weeks following the election, Hillary Clinton all but disappeared. She went from being one of the most visible people in the world to someone who barely updated her Twitter account. During that time, I was consumed with intense feelings of empathy for Hillary. I wondered how she was coping and I worried about her emotional state.

I began writing songs from her point of view, an inner monologue of her life during that mysterious time. The result is a song cycle called "Witness". In "Witness" we follow Hillary as she goes for walks in the woods, wrestles with the voices of her doubters, dances in her living room barefoot, and swears... a lot. Her monologue travels from disbelief to depression, rage to grief, and acceptance to hope.

This record is about women and our struggles to be heard, known, trusted, believed. It is also about how the world is fundamentally changing, regardless of who becomes president. Hillary's story is our story.

I've assembled a dream team of female talent to make this record with me including: Deidre Rodman Struck (piano), Viva DeConcini (guitar), Mary Feaster (bass), Heather Wagner (drums), Kerry Pompeo (recording engineer), Megan Piontkowski (art), plus backing vocals from many others.

Risks and challenges

I have made every effort to keep costs low. There are no rental fees as we are using our own studio and Rich has graciously volunteered to mix the record. So here's what I need to cover:

- musicians and engineer fees: $2000
- mastering: $500
- artwork, design and manufacturing: $1000

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