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I'm working on my second full length studio album for national release!       10 new songs - 7 new videos - lots of talented musicians!
I'm working on my second full length studio album for national release! 10 new songs - 7 new videos - lots of talented musicians!
241 backers pledged $16,222 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! Thank you for your interest in this project! My name is Caroline Cotter. I’m a singer songwriter originally from Providence, Rhode Island, more recently from Portland, Maine, and currently a full time traveling musician, sharing my music with audiences far and wide. 

I’ve been writing and recording music for a decade, but two and a half years ago I made a leap; I left my full time job, left my apartment in Portland, Maine, and hit the road to support my first national release, Dreaming As I Do. The album was played by folk radio DJs all over the US and in Europe and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts the month it was released. 

In the past two years, I’ve played over 400 shows in 42 states and 7 countries, to audiences big and small. I’ve gotten the opportunity to play at venues from Club Passim in Boston, MA to the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon. I’ve opened shows for Loudon Wainwright III, David Wilcox, and Dan Bern, played festivals including 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Boston, Al Ras Festival in Barcelona, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in New York, and showcased at the Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance Conference as well as the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. And just this summer I was chosen for the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival! I’ve met so many wonderful and generous people in my travels and am so grateful for the support I’ve received while living on the road. 

Monhegan, ME (w/Michael Howard and the students of Monhegan Island School)  - Raleigh, NC (w/Heather Rogers) - Portland, OR (w/Loudon Wainright III)
Monhegan, ME (w/Michael Howard and the students of Monhegan Island School) - Raleigh, NC (w/Heather Rogers) - Portland, OR (w/Loudon Wainright III)

It’s been an exciting and inspiring journey and in these past couple of years, I’ve written a whole batch of new songs. Recently I've teamed up with Beehive Productions to work on recording the songs, along with a group of super talented musicians from Maine, New York, Vermont, Denmark, and Canada. We recorded in two sessions: first in Saranac Lake, New York in the late fall and then in Kansas City, Missouri in early spring. This summer it’s all coming together with mixing, mastering and design! I can’t wait to release these songs and I hope you’ll be part of the team that makes it happen! 

Recording in Kansas City with The Sentimentals (from Denmark)
Recording in Kansas City with The Sentimentals (from Denmark)

I’ve set my goal at $15,000 based on the estimated project budget below.  This is an all or nothing goal and we'll need to raise this to make the project possible and get the songs into your hands and ears, and out into the world! Any extra funds that are raised will go toward making a produced video and pressing a vinyl version of the album.

My first Kickstarter campaign in 2013 helped get me to where I am today. It’s so great to be on this journey together! Thank you for being a patron of the arts!

Estimated Project Budget:

  • Recording Engineer and Studio Space: $2,000
  • Musicians: bass, electric guitar, drums, organ, mandolin, banjo, violin, cello, vocal harmonies: $2,500
  • Post production Mixing and Mastering: $1,500
  • Live in-studio videos: $1,100
  • Art, Graphic Design, and Photos: $1,100
  • Manufacturing and Duplication: $2,000
  • Promotion Costs (Radio, Print, Tour Promo): $5,000
  • Shipping Kickstarter Rewards: $900
  • Kickstarter Associated Fees: $1,500
  • Total Project Budget Estimate: $17,700

If you aren't familiar with my music and you'd like to learn more about my sound and my story, please visit my website: www.carolinecotter.com

THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS PAGE AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Post Performance Photo at Midland Assisted Living in Topeka, KS
Post Performance Photo at Midland Assisted Living in Topeka, KS

 

Risks and challenges

My goal is $15,000, which covers the bulk of the project, and to see any money at all to realize this project, we need to reach that goal in 30 days.

THANK YOU! ¡¡GRACIAS!! MERCI!! DANKE!! OBRIGADA!!! DANK JE WEL!!!! :)

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    Get the Album First!

    Download of full album before its official release!

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    Thank you!! It's yours!

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    2 SIGNED CDS + POSTCARD

    One CD for you and one for a friend. I will personalize them however you'd like, and send you a thank you post card from the road!

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    THE FAN SHOW PACKAGE

    Includes 2 spots on a guest list at a show and a request for any one of my original songs + 2 Signed CDs, and a thank you post card from me from the road!
    *please give me at least 1 day's notice on the song request so I can remember how to play it if it's been a while :)

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    SUPER FAN SHOW PACKAGE

    Includes 2 spots on a guest list at a show, and a request for any TWO of my original songs, and your first drink is on me! + 2 Signed CDs and a thank you post card from me from the road!
    *please give me at least 1 day's notice on the song requests so I can remember how to play it if it's been a while :)

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    COVER SONG RECORDING

    Pick any song and I will send you a Caroline Cotter version of it just for you! + Signed CD and a thank you post card from me from the road!

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    NEW SONG WRITTEN FOR YOU

    Send me your ideas, a theme, we’ll talk, and I will write an original song, just for you! + Signed CD and a postcard from the road!
    *Please note that this song will not be included on the new album. But who knows... maybe on one in the future :)

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    HOUSE CONCERT (solo) + BIG THANKS!

    Acoustic house show for anyone in the US. You can help me write the set list and invite your friends!
    + I’ll include your name in the thanks on the CD Jacket + Signed CD and a postcard from the road!
    *please contact me first if you are interested in this option to discuss logistics.

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    HOUSE CONCERT w/ sideman + BIG THANKS!

    Prefer a house show with accompaniment? I will bring one other musician to help me do what we do best.
    PLUS, I’ll include your name in the thanks on the CD Jacket + Signed CD and a postcard from the road! *please contact me first if you are interested in this option, to make sure logistically it will work out and that I can bring a sideman to your location.

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