1. WHO AM I?
I am an Alaska-based folk musician. Along with my musical collaborator, Bryan Daste, I've released 6 full-length folk/Americana albums over the last 12 years. During that time we have completed dozens of tours in the US, Canada, and Europe, played hundreds of shows, and met some of the most amazing people. Currently, we are working on the release of our 7th studio album, Magnesium Dreams. Over the years, critics have compared us to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and we are known for being some of the hardest working touring artists in the circuit. Here are some of the nice things people have had to say about us:
“Hill’s voice is clear, strong and fierce, her lyrics to-the-bone, while Daste and company bring a tough yet gentle touch—and it all comes together with an honesty and truthfulness that’s rare to find in any genre these days. Here’s an artist you’ll be following for ages to come.”
Tom Hallett, Elmore Magazine
“Her brand of tundra country, bright as sunlight on snow, sharp like the first outdoor breath on a frosty morning, is required in any serious musical collection.”
Rudie Humphrey, Americana UK
If you're curious, you can hear our entire back catalog here.
2. WHAT AM I MAKING?
WE ARE 100% FUNDED!!! Thanks so much, backers!!
ADDED STRETCH GOALS for 20K and 22K!!!
Listen to the first single, "Magnesium Dreams," released March 1st, 2019!
We are so excited to release our 7th studio album into the world. Magnesium Dreams is the culmination of a lot of hard work writing, planning, and recording, and it's unlike any other project we’ve released. While writing songs that are emotionally charged and lyrically focused has always been my passion, with this album we have pushed our boundaries with genre, vulnerability, and writing style more than ever before. For example, the title track, featured in the intro video, employs drum loops, synthesizers, and vocal processing - new territory for us! With this album, we've managed to weave together songs with sonic dreamscapes, Parisian jazz, and indie pop ballads into a single cohesive work.
3. WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
While we have already finished recording and mastering Magnesium Dreams, there is still so much left to do to release it to the world. Because of our excitement over this album, we are planning a bigger release than we have ever done, including: CDs, vinyl (finally!), digital downloads, three music videos, both European and US tours, and a full press campaign. However, we are not going to be able to do this without the support of you, our friends, families, and fans. So we are here on Kickstarter to ask for your support. This album will be an awesome step forward in our career, but not without your pledges, which we only get if we reach our goal! We’ve made a record that we love and are incredibly proud of. We have expanded our sound and grown into new lyrical depths. We’d really like the world to hear it!
4. WHAT YOU CAN GET
-A digital download of the album
-A signed CD
-Vinyl record of Magnesium Dreams
-Digital Discography and a song from the vault
-One Hour Workshop
-EVERYTHING FROM ABOVE
5. WHERE THE MONEY GOES
6. THANK YOU
The support of our families, friends, and fans is absolutely what has allowed Bryan and myself to keep making our music for the last twelve years. I truly believe music is the glue that holds life together, but it’s the fans and supporters of music who are the unsung heroes that keep it all alive. Thank you so much for supporting this project and helping us bring this music into the world. We cannot wait for you to hear this album and look forward to seeing you all out on the road!
Risks and challenges
Luckily, the album has been created, so there's no risk of that not happening. It's more about how we get to release it into the world so it reaches as many people as possible. With any big project, there's always a chance of a bump in the road, but luckily Bryan and I are road dogs at this point and we can always find a way to turn things around. We appreciate your faith in this project, and by extension, us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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