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Rarest Bird is Alison Rush's debut album. Her songs are inspired by Latin and Greek poetry, birds, people, and the infinite bizarre.

Who are you?

I'm Alison Rush and I write songs. I'm trying to raise money to record and release my first album!

What kind of music is this, anyway?

My music has been described as "prose rock": it is lyrically driven, ukulele-based, poppy in places, and rocky in others. Other words used to describe it have included: "nerdcore", "clever" and "there are no words". 

Why should I give you money?

Because you want to hear the music. Because you like birds. Because you'd like to support a fledgling artist's first flight. And because I might not even know you, but I like you already.

Where will the money go?

I will use it to to compensate the amazing people who are helping me record the album, to produce the CD itself, and to make prints, t-shirts, and other goodies for those backers who choose to order them.

Ok... well, what's in those goodie bags?

If I told you, I'd be depriving you of the frisson of not knowing. But they will all be slightly different. 

What if I'm just bored on the internet and not necessarily looking to spend money?

Shoot me an email at alisonrushmusic@gmail.com and let's chat!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

By the time the project is successfully funded, I hope to have recorded everything already. If for some reason that does not happen, there is the potential for delay in getting the CDs out by May. If there is a significant delay (that is, more than a week or two), I promise to keep my backers updated on every development. I have demo versions of most of these already recorded; if things are seriously held up, I would be happy to send those out as IOUs. If it goes any longer than that, I will show my remorse with goodies and posts.

Once the money goes where it needs to go, I suspect I may feel the temptation to sit back and polish my shiny new CD for a while instead of working on new material. I have resolved to keep the creativity going by keeping a journal or voice recorder app with me at all times, singing to myself constantly, and doodling whenever I have a pen and an adequate surface; I've resolved to reach out to other musicians and artists, share ideas, and work together on new projects; and finally, I've resolved to make myself accountable to the people who follow my work by posting new material regularly.

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