Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Inspired by a lifetime in traditional music, fiddler & folksinger Emerald Rae is recording an album of ten new original songs.
Inspired by a lifetime in traditional music, fiddler & folksinger Emerald Rae is recording an album of ten new original songs.
95 backers pledged $6,150 to help bring this project to life.

About

Emerald Rae is recording a new album! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$6,150

95


Emerald Rae :: Fiddler & Folksinger

Welcome to my Kickstarter Campaign! I have ten brand new original songs to share with you -- all inspired and fueled by my love of traditional fiddle and dance music. I plan to release them all on in a self-titled album next spring (May 2018). This will be my third solo album to date -- and my first album entirely made up of my own compositions.

After spending a couple of decades fiddling around the traditional Celtic music scene, I've ventured out of my own to explore the world as a fiddler-singer-songwriter. By blending together rhythmic string patterns and vocal harmonies, and experimenting with a lot of different backup techniques, I am striving to create a sound that is groovy and captivating.

The Breakdown::

$5000 will get the album from start to finish. Here's what I need:

  • Recording costs, studio rental and engineers' fees
  • Photography and graphic design
  • CD pressing & manufacturing costs

Just look at the rewards! There are digital downloads, signed albums, tickets, lessons, house concerts, and even certificates for those who want to give this as a gift this holiday season. Or you can Customize it! and create-your-own-reward.

Every little bit helps! I truly appreciate each contribution -- no matter the size. I could not do this without your support, and thank you from the bottom of my heart. May all wonderful vibes float in your direction.

Please share with those you think will enjoy the music!

Visit the Website::

www.emeraldrae.com

Videos::

 

 

 

About Emerald::

Boston-based Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae creates a groove-heavy sound reminiscent of old country blended with the intricacy of Celtic fiddle and rocked-up droning accompaniment. Complimented by sultry vocals and introspective lyrics that mirror old folktales, Emerald Rae brings the fiddling-singing combo to a whole new plateau. Her intriguingly quirky songwriting is steeped in the echos of traditional music, sewn together with imaginative arranging that will pique your curiosity. Her latest release “If Only I Could Fly” (2013) showcases her prowess as a multi-instrumentalist.

Risks and challenges

To avoid any delays in production, I've set a manageable timeline to achieve this goal. After this campaign, I will record in January so there is plenty of time to polish the songs I've written for optimal recording quality. I have booked shorter recording sessions to maximize my energy and my vocal power while I'm in the studio, and plan to have the tracks mastered and the music portion of the project "in the can" by the end of January.

By this time, I hope to have a teaser of the album cover ready to go and will update by backers on progress as we go along. The remaining months will be used to promote the upcoming albums release. Should anything go wrong, need to be re-recorded, re-mixed, re-mastered, etc. There will be plenty of time to do so. In my wildest dreams, I would actually love to give my backers a first listen and get the album out to them before the release -- as a thank you for the long wait. Fingers crossed!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Moral Supporter

    Every Dollar Counts! Get updates on the album, eternal gratitude and good kharma.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Digital Downloader

    A digital download of the album via email.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Pre-Order

    A signed copy of the album with my eternal gratitude.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    42 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Double it!

    A signed copy of the album, and an extra one for a friend -- plus a thank you note.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Gift it!

    A certificate of donation to be sent to the recipient of your choice in time for the holidays, and two signed and gift-wrapped copies of the new album and "If Only I Could Fly" (2013), when the new album is released.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Learn Me Somethin'

    A one hour lesson in fiddling, singing, songwriting or all of the above -- plus a signed copy of the album. (Crwth-playing or stepdancing also available upon request ;-)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Customize it!

    If you would like a combination of rewards that you don't see listed here, I can create a customized package for you. Contact me before pledging for options and pricing.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The VIP

    Two VIP tickets to the release show in Boston in May 2018 (or another show on request) -- plus two signed copies of the album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    The Composer

    An original song or tune written for you or a loved one -- plus two signed copies of the album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Live In Your Living Room

    A house concert for you and your nearest and dearest -- plus six signed copies of the album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The Experience

    A house concert, a workshop for you and up to 12 participants, two signed copies of the album for you -- plus a signed copy of the album for each participant.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)