New Project: Censorship and Information Control
Dear friends of Ada Palmer and Sassafrass,
We thought you might be interested to see Ada Palmer's new project, now launching on Kickstarter, not music this time but a something... Read more
"Stories & Stone" CD arrived from factory; Worldcon Concert
"Stories & Stone" fully funded. THANK YOU!
WE DID IT! This is a big "THANK YOU!" to let you know that the new "Stories & Stone" Kickstarter is now fully funded. Many thanks to those of you... Read more
"Somebody Will" Teaching Album, Summer Concerts, Add-On Ideas
We are delighted to announce that today we finished the final editing on the "Somebody Will" Teaching Collection, which was up for pre-order, and is now finished and fully... Read more
Interview, videos, "Stories & Stone" home stretch, new digital add-ons, and a surprise...
Hello, friends of Sassafrass! We have some new fun links to share, a video of Ada & Lauren singing "My Brother, My Enemy" at OVFF last year, and an awesome... Read more
New CD 75% funded, last day for Jo Walton poetry challenge, New Add-On
Hello, friends of Sassafrass.
I'm happy to report that the Kickstarter for the new "Stories & Stone" album is 75% funded. I wanted to remind you that today is the... Read more
Jo Walton Poetry Challenge for the new Kickstarter
Hello, friends of Sassafrass!
Just a quick announcement that award-wining author and friend of Sassafrass Jo Walton has gotten excited by the new Kickstarter and offered a Norse Poetry Challenge!... Read more
Stories & Stone CD 50% funded, new Backer Levels
We are delighted to announce that our Sundown Companion Album "Stories & Stone" is 50% funded on kickstarter. I hope you have all had a chance to hear the complete new... Read more
New Kickstarter, new CDs, new recordings streaming online!
Hello, friends! I am delighted to announce the launch of a new Kickstarter Campaign to bring out two new albums of Sassafrass music. And most of the songs are... Read more
Shipping Complete, plus new release: Somebody Will Teaching Collection
On Monday we sent out or last shipment, an set of extra packages to replace the few that went astray in the mail after the first shipping session. If you... Read more
Finished DVDs will be at Balticon!
Wonderful news! I got confirmation today that the DVDs are in the mail on the way to us. And even better, one special box will be shipped directly to us... Read more
DVD is at the Duplicator!
The last step is complete. This weekend I received and screened the finalized master with the completed menus and remastered sound, and on Monday I sent it speeding off to... Read more
DVD Finalized at last!
It's taken far more time and patience than anyone imagined, but it's finally done: the DVD is polished and finished, with the last changes to the sound quality, volume balance... Read more
Audio Fixed, DVD Screening Complete
Hello, eager and patient backers. A few of you were able to be with me at Harvard's Vericon this past weekend for the test-screening of the new master with the... Read more
Polishing the DVD Audio
Hello, patient backers. We had hoped the DVD would be finished this week, but we want to get things right, and the most recent thorough screening uncovered some issues with... Read more
Getting Everything Right...
We're very close, but the DVD needs a little more time. The video director and I have had the rough masters in hand for a few days now. There were... Read more
DVD menus in final checking stage
We have a progress report on the DVD now, though we still need to ask your patience a little longer as it gets finished up. The mastering company has now... Read more
Live, online, in stock and in the mail!
It's CD release day at last!
Yesterday our mailing team sent out the digital download codes to all backers who pledged at the $10 tier and higher, so hopefully you... Read more
The CDs are here! And they're gorgeous. Such an amazing feeling after years of work!
Shipping will begin shortly, but we are still waiting on the DVDs, so it will... Read more
The CD have left the warehouse!
Great news: the finished CDs have left the warehouse and are flying on their way to us even now. We knew it would be a close call getting them done... Read more
Our hall is filling with treasures...
Finished materials are arriving for shipping daily now. A big box of Norse Cosmos posters came today, along with the songbooks, all done and printed. The Somebody Will poster is... Read more
All Creative Work Complete.
All our creative work is complete. The finished music and graphics are at the manufacturer, the page proofs are approved, and the CDs are hitting the factory floor. We made... Read more
The last song is finished!
We were aiming for "Done by Thanksgiving" and we made it, by just a few hours. Final editing of the last song, "If I Could Ask You" is now complete! With... Read more
Ice and Fire!
Our worlds of Ice and Fire have come together, in more ways than one.
Final editing on "Ice and Fire" is complete. The track will be shared with the... Read more
"Abandoned" Complete, Pegasus Nomination, and a Complex Cosmos
Hello, friends. We have a lot of progress to report as September draws to a close. We are not yet ready to confirm release dates for the CD or DVD,... Read more
Momentum toward Ragnarok
Hello, generous backers. This update is a whopper!
For many of you the big question now is: "Will the project we done on time, in July?" The answer is "No,"... Read more
1 Year In: Progress Flowing So Well
Hello, friends. It has now been precisely 1 year since our project was funded, and we're delighted with our progress, the quality we're getting, and how close we now to... Read more
Closer and closer
Spring flowers are blooming, warm breezes are blowing, and our album about the death of Baldur is moving steadily toward completion! Initial records are done on almost all of the... Read more
Happy Ragnarok, Everyone!
100 days ago, it was predicted, based on signs and protents, that today, Feb 22nd 2014 would be the long-foretold day of Ragnarok. And while we haven't heard any trumpets... Read more
Happy New Year! Boskone, BoingBoing, and Metafilter
Happy new year! It’s been a recording-filled winter for Sassafrass. In addition to recording, we have a couple of exciting pieces of news. I’d also like to take this opportunity... Read more
Hello again! The last few months have been full of excellent developments for Sassafrass. Maybe the most exciting is that we’ve been nominated for two Pegasus Awards, the group as... Read more
Ragnarok comes to San Antonio
This weekend at the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention, Sassafrass will be performing Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok for the second time ever! We hope you’ll be able to come see... Read more
Preorders and preparations
Since the completion of the Kickstarter, we’ve been working hard on the CD, the DVD, and the Worldcon performance of Sundown: Whispers of Ragnarok. Things are moving forward apace on... Read more
The final hours of the campaign
Our Kickstarter campaign is in its very final hours, and we remain staggered by how much support we've received! We still hope to get a little more in today's final... Read more
New stretch goal for the last day
With less than a day to go, we've met our latest stretch goal, which means that the My Brother, My Enemy Teaching Collection will be sent to all supporters at... Read more
Sundown will come again!
First of all, thank you so much to all our backers who put us over our $14,000 stretch goal! Jo Walton’s Loki poem, “Mountain Doors,” is being released in a... Read more
Somehow it slipped my mind to actually link to Jo's wonderful poem "Odin on the Tree". Here it is!
To make this mini-update more exciting, here is a photo of... Read more
Sundown has come!
The moment of Baldur’s death. Notice Baldur on the left falling into Odin's arms, while Loki is still posing Hod on the right!
Once again, I’m delighted to have lots... Read more
Great news from Balticon!
It’s the first day of Balticon, and what a great day it’s been! We did a full run-through of Sundown with excellent results. Ada was moved to tears by Emily’s... Read more
Fully funded in under 48 hours!
Wow, everyone! I'm extremely happy to announce that we reached our goal of $7,000 today, less than 48 hours into the project. Thank you to everyone who's helped us get... Read more
What a fantastic first day!
After the first 24 hours of our Kickstarter, our backers have already pledged over $5250 - over three-quarters of what we need to make our goal! Thank you so much... Read more