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Keep Left at the Fork: a faerie album and fine arts nexus

Stretch Goal : $11500 CAD - digipak upgrade + 12-page booklet
Stretch Goal : $11500 CAD - digipak upgrade + 12-page booklet

Listen to Perfect Storm, the first SINGLE off the album!

Listen to This Isn't You, the second SINGLE off the album!

Listen to Catalyst, the third SINGLE off the album!

Keep Left at the Fork SINGLES on lesliehudson.bandcamp.com
Keep Left at the Fork SINGLES on lesliehudson.bandcamp.com

When you Journey into Faerie, Keep Left at the Fork.

I'm Leslie Hudson, a musician that sounds like what would happen if Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swapped set lists.  I write about the paths women walk through life and myth and media.  I'm a feminist, a pagan, and pursue equity in all its forms.  This is my new album.

Keep Left at the Fork is comprised of 13 songs that follow my Journey into Faerie.  13 songs I wrote to hold the place of 13 steps on a Path from start to finish, inspired by the work of Brian & Wendy Froud in The Heart of Faerie Oracle.

Pagans like me who reach back into the Past for meaning and inspiration, for research that informs faith, for language study and prayer, to touch ancient iconography and sacred spaces, can find that we long to go backwards in time, to step into what was and dwell there.  It's a siren's song, calling us home to ancestry or to heartland or to memory or to desire.  There's a seduction in letting go of our anchor in the Now.

Keep Left at the Fork chronicles my Journey into Faerie as it is, not as it was.  I am a modern pagan in a modern world.  These songs tell the story of a vital and present woman, engaged in her life, testing it, enlightening it, transforming it.  I'm not writing about Faerie so much as I am walking into Faerie.

I'm writing about the blessings to be found in the midst of chaos, the joy of feeling free to live a chosen life, the memory of trauma and the consequence of standing up for personal truth, the challenge of living with dysmorphic inner voices, the fear of opening up to someone else, the baggage of past relationships, the moment of silence where clarity begins, the search for self and validation, the lure of glamorous association, the spark of creation in the blackness, the weight of ideas so massive they will change the world, the lessons passed from mother to daughter, and the mystery of metamorphosis.

The Blessing.  The Leaving.  The Remembrance.  The Challenge.  The Joy of the Future.  The Shadow of the Past.  The Song.  The Question.  The Temptation.  The Hope.  The Dreaming.  The Gift.  The Returning.

This is a Journey into Faerie of the sort you may not recognize.  There are no tell-tale signs of wings and pixie dust.  It's a modern Second Sight as subtle as it is profound, the truth that hides in plain sight.

Photo by Bryan Koviak, edited by Stacy Koviak-Davison (2019)
Photo by Bryan Koviak, edited by Stacy Koviak-Davison (2019)

The Music

I've had the privilege of collaborating in weird and wonderful ways with musicians and writers around the world for many years, thanks to the annual songwriting challenges I participate in, my extensive touring schedule, and the international communities who support me.  But this time it's different.

Never before have I poured so much of myself into a project.  This isn't just another album; it's a Magical Working.

I've gathered musicians from across the US, Canada and as far as Norway to help me sculpt this sonic landscape.  The terrain is more carefully crafted than it has been on other albums.  Think keys and strings, voices, rhythms and words.  Think magic and infusion.  Think oneness of purpose.

The versatility and stylistic reach of these musicians is extraordinary.  When each of them agreed to be on the album, I danced.  We're going to be able to build exactly the sound I heard in my head when I planned the project.  A true gift.

The musicians are

Joining us are special guest musicians

If you're unfamiliar with any of their music, take some time to remedy that.  Follow the links to their pages and listen to them, support them, encourage them.  Follow them on social media.  Attend their concerts whenever you have the opportunity.  Most of us perform regularly, all of us make music regularly, some of us tour together as often as we can.  It's a stellar crew and I couldn't be more excited to hear how we're all going to sound.

Music Under The Trees, Redmond WA, photo by Matthew Cimone (2018)
Music Under The Trees, Redmond WA, photo by Matthew Cimone (2018)

Fine Arts Nexus

But I want Keep Left at the Fork to be more than an album.

In May I returned home at the end of a 4-month tour with the fire of inspiration burning in my head.  I reached out to friends, artists of many kinds, to painters, jewellers, calligraphers, potters, textile artists, photographers, and asked them to join me.  Each one multi-talented, each one willing to let my art inspire theirs, and to infuse this project with their unique vision, magic and style.

Between them - and this is a list of such massive creative ability it's astounding - they are designing original works inspired by specific songs on the album and by the Fae themselves.  I am so thrilled, honoured and grateful to be able to share with you their beautiful artistry.

The Fine Arts Nexus is

From semi-precious stone necklaces to prints of original art, from glazed ogam tokens to a silver and blood pearl circlet you have to see to believe, from satin pixie skirts to illustrated lyric scrolls, from customized spell verses to fully-integrated metamorphic rituals, we have something for everyone.  (Read through the reward tiers for details on each one.)

These original items are available in small quantities only so if you see something you must have, snap it up quickly!  It may not last long.

Keep Left at the Fork album cover, by Stacy Koviak-Davison
Keep Left at the Fork album cover, by Stacy Koviak-Davison

Behind the Scenes

June has been a blur.  With my sound engineer, John Cooperider, down in Mattawan MI, we recorded the lead vocals for 13 songs in 18 hours over 2 days.  It was such an intense and rewarding weekend.  Sent the tracks straight off to Jon Tornblom and Ken Merkley at Transparent Mastering to begin the mixing process back in Hamilton ON.

While still in Michigan, I did a photo shoot with Bryan Koviak in the woods at Al Sabo Land Preserve.  I can't remember the last time I walked barefoot in the woods.  We had a perfect day for it.

I sent the rough mixes of vocals + piano to the other musicians on the album and they set to work.  You should hear me squeal with delight when I listen to a cello track from Betsy or a backing vocal track from Jodi.  This album is going to sound so Magical because of everyone involved.

For the first time I commissioned an original painting for the album cover, by Stacy Koviak-Davison, inspired by my love of woodlands and the belonging I feel when I spend time beneath those trees.  Nothing touches my soul and restores my heart like the natural world and Stacy has captured every bit of it.

When we have the finished product in hand it will once again be graced by the graphic design of Karl Stahl, who has designed the layout of every album with me since I started making them 20 years ago.

The discs will be printed by Disc Runner, who I've successfully used to print my last 5 albums, and will be shipping out of Toronto to Canada, the US, Europe, and anywhere else my music reaches.

Recording at Coop's Studio, Mattawan MI, photo by John Cooperider (2019)
Recording at Coop's Studio, Mattawan MI, photo by John Cooperider (2019)

Album Release & Shipping Dates

The release date for Keep Left at the Fork is August 9-11, 2019 at Myths & Legends Con in Denver CO, where I'm the Music Guest of Honor and will be performing all weekend long.  

My subsequent tour will feature the 13 songs from the album in every show, start to finish.  If you want me in your city, I'll see what I can do!  I'll be touring across Canada and the US from August to October 2019.

Physical CDs will ship early August 2019.

The original art pieces will ship from August to October 2019, depending on the item and your involvement in the design process, as some allow for your personal input and direction.

Custom collaborative ritual design and associated booking will be negotiable on a case by case basis, depending on scope and any seasonal considerations, as well as (if my participation is involved) distance and my tour schedule.

Everyone will have everything tangible in the mail by October 1st 2019.  I've included shipping costs in the pricing to keep it clean and simple because I want you to know how much you're contributing up front.

Intangible rewards, like digital album downloads, will come to you in early August.  You'll have your digital copies of the album almost as soon as I do!

Entrance to the Labyrinth at Living Earth, Denver CO, photo by Leslie Hudson (2018)
Entrance to the Labyrinth at Living Earth, Denver CO, photo by Leslie Hudson (2018)

Help make Keep Left at the Fork a reality

I am ready to bring this album into the world, but I need help to do it.  With such a strong and supportive community growing around me and my music, having toured across the US many times and all the way to Germany, I feel blessed enough to be heard and welcomed by so many.  But making music is my livelihood, and the truth of it is that I can't succeed at it without you.

There are so many hidden costs when you create an album, and the hundreds of hours of time it takes to compose, construct, record it, design its look, mix and master it, print, ship, market, and distribute it are a massive investment of time, love and finances.

You are an integral part of this project.  I know you'll support me because you have proven you will.  We have years of trust built between us.  But this time I'm asking for more than your support.  I'm asking for you to invest in me, in a project that is so much larger and more challenging than any I've attempted before.

I want to give you more than an album.  I want to give you some of my Magic.  I want to share with you a Journey like no other, a Journey we can take together.  I want to introduce you to my friends, the Creatives, and the beauty of their creations.  I want to weave a nexus between us of music, art, magic and wonder.

Help me by investing in this project.  Buy the album.  Choose reward tiers that include the original works of artisans from across the continent and support them, too.  Spread the word and share this Kickstarter with friends, family, and community.  Watch for updates along the way.  Stay connected.

I dreamed big this time.  There are more wonders waiting in the wings if we can get there, but let's focus on this goal first.  Come with me.  Let's do this.

Photo by Bryan Koviak, edited by Stacy Koviak-Davison (2019)
Photo by Bryan Koviak, edited by Stacy Koviak-Davison (2019)

Risks and challenges

There is no risk I will not finish the album. The challenge here is raising the funds I need to release it into the world. I have recorded my parts, the musicians on the album will have their parts finished by the end of June and are already working on them, while the production team is preparing for the mixing process that will last the month of July. The printing company I use has proven very reliable and their shipping on time so while I anticipate a lot of work behind the scenes over the next 60 days, we are on track to finish the album on time and get it out to you in August.

The artisans working with me are either in process on their pieces, have completed them, or are waiting to begin until this campaign concludes. All of them are professionals with excellent work ethics and I trust each one to complete what they have committed to complete within the time specified, barring accident or severe illness. I have limited the quantities for each item to ensure that we will be able to ship all their pieces to you by October 1st.

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    The Bard's Gratitude

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    Digital album download

    Your very own digital copy of the album. 13 songs to lead you on a Journey into Faerie, past welcomers and challengers, new hopes and old loves, through quests and dreams, temptations and blessings. This tier also includes the previous reward tier so, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Bardcraft & the Spell

    Let my bardic tongue craft you a spell in verse inspired by one of the stops along the way on your Journey into Faerie. Whether you're facing the shadow or the light, I'll help you find just the right way to say what you mean and mean what you say. For Tricksters and Speakers of Truths alike. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Physical CD

    Your very own physical copy of the album, newly born, with beautiful cover art by Stacy Koviak-Davison, and the musical contributions of artists from Canada, the US, and Norway. Journey into Faerie with 13 songs that take you deep into the joy and shadow of becoming someone more than who you've been. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    A signed copy of the album, just for you. Please specify which name you'd like to be written inside - any name at all! - and I'll add a message. Feel free to gift it to a friend or keep it for your collection. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Bardcraft & the Spell + Physical CD

    This tier has been added by special request! Receive your very own physical copy of the album, with beautiful cover art by Stacy Koviak-Davison, and the musical contributions of artists from Canada, the US, and Norway. PLUS! Let my bardic tongue craft you a spell in verse inspired by one of the stops along the way on your Journey into Faerie. Whether you're facing the shadow or the light, I'll help you find just the right way to say what you mean and mean what you say. For Tricksters and Speakers of Truths alike. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Signed Limited Edition CD

    Only 10 CDs will come with a special card signed by all the musicians on the album: Betsy Tinney, Jodi Krangle, Kristian Borresen, S. J. Tucker, Nathaniel Johnstone, and myself. Betsy lives on the US west coast, Nathaniel on the east, and S. J. in the south, Jodi and I live in central Canada, and Kristian lives in Norway so these cards will truly have travelled before they make their way to you, wherever you are. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Signed CD & Lyric Card

    Only 10 CDs will come signed and accompanied by a special card featuring the hand-written lyrics of the Keep Left at the Fork song of your choice. Add this keepsake to your collection with a personalized touch from the songwriter herself. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Song & the Ogam

    Each song on this album is associated with an ogam symbol. "Ogam" is the Old Irish for an ancient Celtic alphabetic system used for communication, to aid in memorization and composition, and for divination. Sherry Kirk of SidheFire Arts has for the first time fired and glazed clay tokens inscribed with ogam symbols just for this project! You choose the song and we'll send you the ogam token that goes with it. This tier also includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Song & the Necklace

    Caroline Julian of Ceilidh Creations has designed three evocative pendants with semi-precious stones, woods and warm metals. Each design is inspired by one of three songs on the album: "Tetherless" for letting go and embracing the unknown; "This Isn't You" for standing up to the challenges of being tested; and "Catalyst" for when things seem their darkest and you're searching for one spark of hope. Choose the theme that most calls to you. Specify also the length of chain you desire, and whether you want a clasp or would prefer the chain unbroken. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Offering & the Faerie Bowl

    Leaving an offering out for the faeries is an ancient tradition and prayers for protection and blessings are just as old. Leave out your libations in a green and copper glazed, fired clay bowl by Sherry Kirk of SidheFire Arts. These bowls measure 3" in diameter, perfect for your windowsill or altar. As a Celtic Scholar with an extensive collection of resources, I will help you find the perfect accompanying prayer for your purposes chosen from the folk traditions of the British Isles. This tier also includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Ogam & the Crane Bag

    A complete 20-piece ogam set from Sherry Kirk of SidheFire Arts, inscribed with each of the 20 ogam symbols, in their own handmade drawstring bag. "Ogam" is the Old Irish for an ancient Celtic alphabetic system used for communication, to aid in memorization and composition, and for divination. You will also receive a hand-drawn diagram of the songs, where they live on the Journey into Faerie, with their associated ogam symbols, their meanings and why they were chosen as inspiration. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Lyric & the Scrivener's Scroll

    Receive your very own illuminated scroll by the hand of Brenda Sutton, with the lyrics of one of three songs: "Unsaved" when your conscience chooses personal truth over acceptance; "Ask Who I Am" for the answers you seek that are already inside; and "Stargazer" for the dreams so massive they carry a cost for changing the world. Each scroll will be adorned with an illuminated and gilded capital with calligraphic text and illustrated margins. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Embrace the Absurditties

    The Fae have recently reminded me to do something I often forget: to embrace the absurdity of living an orderly, corporeal life. In honour of this reminder, and in partnership with the fantastic Kristian Børresen, we will compose for your entertainment an original Absurditty. Give us an absurd prompt and we will bring it to life in a one-minute, one-of-a-kind sonic synthy spectacle of bedlam-turned-bardic belligerence because we can and so we must. This tier also includes a digital download of the album and, if you choose, I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    Temptation & the Sculpted Tree

    As if blowing in the wind, a sculpted wire tree stands rooted to its stone base. This original piece by Stacy Koviak-Davison of Psoma Design calls to mind the trees of temptation in folklore and mythology and finds its match in the song, "(I Gotta) Bow My Head." Sometimes following an idea leads you astray from the path you thought you were walking. Let this tree be a reminder the fruit tastes good, the siren call is real, but to choose your trysts carefully. You'll also receive a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Song & the Bracelet

    Caroline Julian of Ceilidh Creations has designed three beautiful linked wire wrap bracelets with semi-precious stones, woods and warm metals. Each design is inspired by one of three songs on the album: "Tetherless" for letting go and embracing the unknown; "This Isn't You" for standing up to the challenges of being tested; and "Catalyst" for when things seem their darkest and you're searching for one spark of hope. Choose the theme that most calls to you and we'll send you the bracelet to match. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Song & the Pixie Skirt

    Work with Katt McConnell of Platyfly Studios to design your very own pixie skirt inspired by one of three songs on the album: "Perfect Storm" for the blessings you find in the midst of chaos; "Just Be" for the moment you finally quiet your own mind enough to truly listen; and "Metamorphosis" for the person you have now become, or the one you always were. Handmade-to-order, with high-quality fabrics, choose your textures, flavours, colours and size. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    The Faerie & the Print

    From the evocative hand of Laura Tempest Zakroff of Owlkeyme Arts comes an original painting inspired by two songs: "Locked & Loaded" for the trepidation felt at the threshold of opening up again to possibility; and "Shatter Scatter Pattern" for when you find yourself sitting among the shards of what is broken, wondering whether it was ever whole. This is a limited edition run of 20 giclée 8" x 10" prints signed and numbered by the artist, accompanied by descriptive text signed and personalized by me. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

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    • Limited edition signed & numbered giclée print
    • Descriptive text signed & personalized
    • Physical digipak CD
    • Shipping included
    • Digital album download
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    • Your location will be added to the Keep Left at the Fork map
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    Metamorphic Ritual

    Keep Left at the Fork was written and designed as a magical act. 13 songs mark the Journey I've taken into Faerie and back again and their order of appearance on the album is not accidental. I will work with you and your community to design and craft a ritual that uses the songs on the album as the foundation for transformational change, either for an individual or for a group. Enter the circle as you are and return as someone more resolved, more in tune, more awakened, as you embrace the Mystery of Metamorphosis. For naming ceremonies, moving and travel, transitional celebrations, graduations, the marking of changing phases of life, endings and beginnings of all kinds, together we will create an experience that has never been and never will be again. This tier includes one physical copy of the album, digital copies for everyone involved in the rite, and (if you choose) I'll add your name(s) to my list of contributors and your location(s) to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

    Includes:
    • Unique collaborative ritual inspired by the album
    • Multiple digital album downloads (one per participant)
    • Physical digipak CD
    • Shipping included
    • Your name will appear on my digital list of contributors
    • Your location will be added to the Keep Left at the Fork map
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    Silver Circlet & the Vision

    Mark an occasion of transformation and achievement with this magnificent silver and blood pearl circlet from the studio of Elise Matthesen. Inspired by the song "Motherblood" in honour of maternal ancestry, this original piece has been designed with a slide so it may be adjusted to fit your head, and made entirely of sterling silver and colour-treated cultured pearls. It holds the sacred Gifts of Grief and Healing in its tangles, with the hope of recovery and a breaking of the cycles of intergenerational trauma. This circlet is a true manifestation of combined artistic vision and magic across miles. I will send you a description to accompany it of the personal vision "Motherblood" tells the story of and my thoughts on the profound impact it has had on my life. This tier includes a physical and digital copy of the album, and (if you choose) I'll add your name to my list of contributors and your location to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

    Includes:
    • Silver and cultured pearl circlet
    • Vision description
    • Physical digipak CD
    • Shipping included
    • Digital album download
    • Your name will appear on my digital list of contributors
    • Your location will be added to the Keep Left at the Fork map
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    Metamorphic Ritual & the Travelling Bard

    In addition to working with you and your community to design and craft a ritual that uses the songs on the album as the foundation for transformational change, I will travel to your city in person and perform all 13 songs live in ritual space. We will build the energy of the circle with music and movement as we embrace the Mystery of Metamorphosis together, celebrating transitions or changes in phases of life, endings and beginnings alike. I am willing to travel anywhere within the continental US or Canada (subject to my tour schedule) to create this sacred space with you, with the understanding that anywhere farther abroad would require reasonable additional financial assistance to cover my travel, rental & accommodation expenses. This tier includes both physical AND digital copies of the album for everyone involved in the rite, and (if you choose) I'll add your name(s) to my list of contributors and your location(s) to the Keep Left at the Fork map.

    Includes:
    • Unique collaborative ritual inspired by the album
    • Live performance of the 13 album songs in ritual space
    • Travel expenses included (within Canada & continental US)
    • Multiple physical digipak CDs (one per participant)
    • Shipping included
    • Multiple digital album downloads (one per participant)
    • Your name will appear on my digital list of contributors
    • Your location will be added to the Keep Left at the Fork map
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