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Uncharted is Ida Jo's third full length release. Ida Jo is a violinist/vocalist whose music is soulful, groovy and folky.

Uncharted by IDA JO

Hello! My name is Ida Jo! This kickstarter was created in an effort to invite you all to be a part of my upcoming release, Uncharted.

I assume many of you know me but for those of you who don't, I'm an independent musician based out of Madison, WI. Uncharted will mark my third full length release in three years. The overarching concept of the record is about heading into uncharted territory and exploring what's in oneself. To do that, I've decided to share with you, a few ideas that resonate in me. Ideas such as hard work, contentment, truthfulness, & the need for peace both internally and externally.

Musically, Uncharted is, in my mind, the logical next step for me. It holds true to what I like in music. Soul. Groove. and Character. On this record you'll hear more of the violin "chopping" technique you heard on Providence and Singer In the Band. You'll hear some familiar instrumentation, lots of stomping and clapping, and new this time, you'll even hear a few poems!

On last year's release there is a song called No (We Won't Take It). I wrote this song based on what I'd witnessed happening politically in Wisconsin. In just a year, the song went from nothing, to being played regularly on independent radio all across the country! That, I didn't do. That, you did. And that inspired me. It was a reminder we are capable of so many things with our ability to organize and spread messages so easily and effectively. In the past, many musicians relied on big labels to distribute their music. But I've decided to ask the biggest music label of all, you, the people, to think of me as your artist and help distribute my new record.

I want to give as much as possible to as many people as possible for as little as possible. That's why for just $1 you can receive a digital copy of the new record, Uncharted, in it's entirety! The way kickstarter works, is you only receive the money if you reach your goal. Any amount less, and the project isn't funded. In order to reach my goal, I'll need to reach far more people than I could by myself, but that's where you come in. I've seen what can happen, if people get on board with my music and my message, and I believe it can happen again.

Like I said, $1 gets you a digital copy of the record but kickstarter makes it possible for you to contribute any amount. $2, $20... more, less.... anything. Because of that, there are other rewards I'm offering for different amounts. They are all listed on this page and include things such as copies of the different records, and something I'm really excited about, a poetry book filled with pictures, writing, and who knows whats. Uncharted is written and recorded. All that's left is the mixing and mastering process which makes the music nice and shiny, and the printing and distribution of the CD to get it in your hands. That is what the money will be going towards.

I hope you'll sign on to explore the Uncharted with me! Thank you! And I'll see you on the road sometime soon. 

- Ida Jo

Here are two tracks from Uncharted!

Who You Are

Goodbye

*I'll be officially releasing the record this winter with a slew of release dates in many different cities. A few selected dates are listed below:

Nov 8th - Chicago, IL - Hard Rock Cafe

Nov 24th - Duluth, MN - Amazing Grace Bakery (HOMETOWN SHOW!)

Nov 27th - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon

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