Here We Are.
It took 5 years to create my first album 'It Goes Without Words', which was recorded on beaches, couches, and living rooms all across the globe... the inspiration keeps flowing and now it's time to record my new album, with some very talented musician friends here in Hawaii.
The songs come through from somewhere I don't know, they have been growing bigger and fuller, inspired by our changing world and the positive work my friends around the world are engaged with. These songs deserved to be professionally produced and recorded, and I'm excited to say that I've found the right team to make it happen!
Even though our communities face incredible challenges, even more incredible is the power of the human spirit which constantly amazes me as it rises time & time again to become the good news that we have been waiting for.
I am excited to share these songs with you & the world, and need your support to help make it happen. Together - heart-to-heart, hand-to-hand, soul-to-soul - we can be the change we all want to see.
Living Room Concerts.
In 2011 I successfully toured North Germany with a series of intimate living room concerts - people loved the opportunity to share a special evening with loved ones in the open heartspace we created together, often staying late into the evening sharing their own stories of love, wonder, and wanderlust.
I've been told by many who opened their hearts & their homes to host a living room concert that the experience still lingers with their friends & families.
This May 2013, I would love to share these new songs, and come sing my new album for you; but this time, I'll be flying over from my new home in Hawaii, and bringing with me my most favorite percussion player - my husband & soul mate Matthew Lynch.
If you live somewhere else and are interested in hosting your own Living Room Concert, get in touch with your location & request here, and we can work something out to cover the additional travel expenses.
If you live in Hawaii and are interested in hosting your own private concert, scheduling will be for Summer 2013 and we can even talk about hosting a Garden Concert instead of in your living room!
The $8,000 target is really just the bare minimum required for recording, album production, airfares, and travel expenses, so if we all s t r e t c h together & exceed the target fundraising amount in this campaign, you will empower me to invest the funds into producing bonus tracks, publishing more lyrics & poetry, creating music videos, and create more surprises for you to enjoy, so help spread the word - every little bit counts!
Patron of the arts.
Feeling moved to support my work at a deeper level? Wanting to contribute more $$ than the award levels allow for? Get in touch here and let's talk about other patronage options: I could create an original artwork, or perhaps sing at an event that supports a charitable cause that is near & dear to your heart... our imagination is the only limit, so let's start brainstorming today!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge I can see with getting the limited edition CDs and lyric books out on time is that most of the work will be handmade, so if this campaign is wildly successful I might be spending my waking hours hand-crafting all of your lovely rewards!
Thankfully I have some very talented and passionate friends who are helping me, so if that does turn out to be true it will be a great problem to tackle together - we have already started rehearsals (to record the entire new album in one live take) and I am sure we could convince them to help me put together your rewards ;-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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