KeyStone, founded in 2011, is a professional six-voice contemporary a cappella group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s catalog encompasses a range of indie-folk, Top 40 and alternative songs from the last forty years. Bonded by a passion for music and performance, the members of KeyStone immensely enjoy connecting with the audience and each other.
In 2014, KeyStone released our debut album, Unlocked, and a follow-up holiday EP, Ugly Sweaters. Then a bunch of life happened to our members: a new baby, a new marriage, a new job, yada yada yada. KeyStone returned with a new holiday release, Magic Everywhere, in 2017.
Our next plan was to record some more of our repertoire for another full-length album for 2018. BUT THEN INSPIRATION STRUCK! The original idea was shelved, and we decided to create a conceptual album with a mix of existing favorites and brand new arrangements.
The impetus for the album was to address the global, social, political, and personal upheaval that we were seeing in our lives and in the world around us. Our greatest wish for the album was to have the listener feel that we had taken them by the hand and led them on a journey of hope and healing from the darkness to the light.
We have been working with the amazing Angela Longo, a cappella producer extraordinaire, to record twelve songs that we hope you find healing as well.
As much as we wish we could pay for the production of this album with our hopes and dreams, alas, we cannot. And that’s where you -- hopefully!-- come in.
To get the album finished, we need your help to defray the cost of all of the post-recording steps, including the mixing, mastering, licensing, and production of the physical album. If you’re kind enough to donate, we have some exciting rewards for you. If we reach our goal, we intend to have our album in your hands and ears (and hearts!) in 2019! We are so excited and we hope you are too!
Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
The recording of the album is mostly complete (minus some potential edits, punch-ins, etc) we feel very confident in our ability to get the album out during 2019.
That being said, the potential for delays due to production schedules are always possible. We have done everything we can to mitigate these risks by choosing vendors who have excellent reputations for this kind of work, and who are used to working under similar schedules.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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