Aloha Slack Key Fans,
I am excited to announce the concept for my new album, Tutu's Favorite Songs. I remember being curled up in my great-grandmother Tutu Lottie Kokoʻo Haʻae Kahumoku's lap, listening to her play her ukulele & sing her favorite songs after a long week of picking coffee. She would hum these same songs while weaving her lauhala mats and hats, sharing her love of Hawaiian music. This special collection includes some of the songs I remember hearing her sing from my early childhood (3-5 years old) and now I want to share them with you.
Many of my recent CDs have been recorded live, straight from the board at my weekly Slack Key Show. Others were conveniently recorded in the comfort of my home studio. For this new album, I’ve chosen to return to a professional studio, like I did for my Dancing Cat Recordings. In a formal studio setting, I will capture and honor the favorite songs of my dear Great Grandmother.
Recordings are not cheap to make, and that’s where you come in. By pre-ordering Tutu's Favorite Songs you can help me to produce and share these vintage melodies with the world. The $16,500 raised in this campaign will be used as shown in the pie chart below.
As a thank you for your support, I am offering some great rewards at various donation levels. Some of these rewards include the great studio recordings made by George Winston’s Dancing Cat Records. These and other rewards are located along the right side of this page. Please scroll down and see all that I am offering.
Risks and challenges
I do not anticipate any foreseeable obstacles or risks in completing this new album. I am working with a great team of recording engineers, graphic artists, and staff members who are helping bring this project to life. Even though I do not anticipate any obstacles, if some should arise I will keep you notified of any delays in final delivery. I am excited to make this happen and am very grateful for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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