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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 3:11 AM UTC +00:00.

$7,332
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
139
backers
30hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 3:11 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Dear friends,


     The time has come for Mother Marrow to record a real studio album, with a full band! Our full-length album, "Sweat & Splinters", is in the works as we speak. This is a big project, and we can't do it without your help. If you believe in this music as much as we do, you can have a part in it by pre-buying our album here, or donating a little extra, and receiving some fun gifts, to help us reach this all-or-nothing goal by the time we go into the studio on July 10! 

  • WHAT THIS FUNDRAISER WILL COVER

The money from this fundraiser will pay for recording, mixing, and mastering at Crossroads Studio in Arden, NC in mid-July, album artwork (by the talented Grace Engel @_phlox_), and printing CDs. We thought about doing a really DIY recording, and have the tools to do that, but we really want to make a high quality album to really bring the deepest feeling into the listening experience. Clay Miller will be our engineer, and he has an excellent ear. He has recorded Tina & Her Pony, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, The Moon & You, and other local projects.  We are so excited to work with him!

We know folks don't often use CDs anymore, but many of our listeners (and our bandmates!) have lived in alternative situations, without wifi and Spotify and we really want everyone to have access to this music (and have a beautiful package to open!) so you can all carry this music with you everywhere you go! 

  • WHO IS MOTHER MARROW?

Currently, Mother Marrow is: Charity Cimarron on vocals, guitar, banjo, Devin Crow on banjo, Emmalee Hunnicutt on cello, and Matt Shepard on drums. 

Mother Marrow was born out of Charity Cimarron's solo songwriting project, Rusalka. With many musicians in and out of the picture over the years, there was never a cohesive band until now. We have been really enjoying playing together, and the music is feeling really vibrant and alive. As our drummer, Matt Shepard, said the other day, "I just want to be in service to the music." That's why we're doing this! This music is medicine for tender, feeling humans (or those who want to find their tenderness), who are looking for threads of deep truth, in this chaotic, confusing time that we live in. It is healing us, and we want to share that with the world. 

Mother Marrow on the web:  www.mothermarrowmusic.com 

Facebook: MotherMarrow 

IG:  @mothermarrow 

Devin and Charity playing as part of Traveling Appalachian Revue '18
Devin and Charity playing as part of Traveling Appalachian Revue '18
  • WHAT DOES MOTHER MARROW SOUND LIKE?

The songs are all written by Charity Cimarron and come from a deep connection to the spiritual realms, a living relationship with the natural world, and a desire to understand the human struggle. Following stories of pain and heartbreak, and awe of the depths that exist in simple things, the lyrics of these songs have "teeth and tenderness". Sharp things made soft again by expression and love.

Our sound could be described as Elemental Folk, but that's not a recognized genre (yet ;). The guitar style is complex fingerpicking, with a lyrical flow, and the cello adds sweeping fills, and dives right into the depths. The drums add an intensity and drive in all the right places, while the banjo brightens the sound, or haunts your soul, depending on the mood. The strident vocals, will cut straight to your heart, and bring tears to your eyes, or heal forgotten wounds.

(Listen to some older recordings of Charity's solo work here: Rusalka-EP 2015)

Kickstarter Kickoff Show at The Mothlight, May 18th, 2019
Kickstarter Kickoff Show at The Mothlight, May 18th, 2019

  • WHAT NEXT?

Mother Marrow will be touring the new album August 9-20, and we are still looking to book shows. Want us to play in your town? If you live in the South-East, Mid-West, or East Coast, hit us up! We especially love house shows!

There are already new songs that are being born and dreaming of the next album. Knock us out with this Kickstarter, and you won't have to wait long for the next one!


Thank you for believing in this music, and joining with us in making this dream come true! We couldn't do it without you. We hope this album will be a gift to the world, in gratitude for the power of music, community, and all the gift of life that we are receiving every day.
 

With anticipation,
      Mother Marrow


Recording secret tracks for our donors ears only!
Recording secret tracks for our donors ears only!

Risks and challenges

Because Charity is an elementary school teacher (Music Teacher at Asheville Waldorf School), this entire project has to be funded, recorded, published, released, and toured before the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This is a real challenge! But we are dedicated to making this happen, and truly believe, with your support, that this album will come to fruition this August 2019.

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