LET'S KICK IT!
1. I'm making a NEW RECORD in BOSTON To be released (cross fingers) in February 2012. YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT!!
2. A team of professionals is helping me make a SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM which will be a companion DVD to the new record. My Boston friends are incredibly important & inspiring to me and I want to share this with YOU by interviewing the characters in the project and community and showing you behind the scenes of the making of my new record!
3. I'm REALLY EXCITED to share this record & film with you!
4. By donating to one of the levels on this campaign, YOU TO BECOME MY RECORD LABEL. YOU get to be the first to hear the record. YOU get access to more behind the scenes footage than anyone. YOU have the power to help me bring this record to life. YOU get unique rewards that only Backers get as a thank you for your faith in me.
5. During this campaign, BACKERS will GET EXTRAS - including bloopers not seen in the film or sweet moments from the recording process + perhaps some intermittent video foolishness + goodies not listed. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!! WOOO!
WHY BOSTON? I've been traveling to Boston for 8 years and am honoured to have been adopted by the incredible music community in Cambridge/Somerville. I've met so many people I admire and have grown so much as a musician as a result of all my visits there. I'm a HUGE FAN OF ALL THESE MUSICIANS who are playing on my record. Truly can't believe this is happening.
THE INCREDIBLE BAND: (CLICK Em) Engineer - Matt Malikowski (wrangler extraordinaire, patient motherf*%r)
Producer/Bass/Piano/Organ - Zack Hickman (Josh Ritter Royal City Band) Drums/Percussion - Billy Beard (of Session Americana) Electric Guitars - Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter Royal City Band) Mandocello/Pump Organ/Piano et al - Dinty Child (of Session Americana) Pedal Steel/Lap Steel/Banjo - Charlie Rose (champion instrumentalist!) Acoustic Guitar/Bari Uke/Piano - Sean Staples (Resophonics) Vocals/Piano - Rose Polenzani (magical songwriter, vocal queen) Vocals/Fiddle - Laura Cortese (energetic happy songwriter, fiddle wizard) Vocals - Jennifer Kimball (moving songwriter, harmony inventor) Vocals - Kris Delmhorst (dreamy songwriter, deep lovely vocals) Duet/Tenor Guitar - Mark Erelli (masterful songwriter, dreamy vocals) Vocals - Ana Egge (rockin songwriter, national steel goddess) Vocals - Amy Correia (sassy songwriter, takeittochurch vocalist) Vocals - Edie Carey (beautiful songwriter & vocalist, bestie) Electric guitar - Duke Levine (SWOON) Organs - Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter Royal City Band) Guitar/Vocals/Songs - Rose Cousins = LUCKIEST GAL ON EARTH
FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY CREW: Recording Footage/Stills - Asia Kepka (Polish princess) Black & White Photos - Jon Strymish (gentle genius) Live Footage - Extraneous Noise (uber cool local film gang) Editing - Rohan Fernando (heartbreaking halifax film maker)
WHERE WILL your MONEY GO? I've set the goal at $20,000 to help cover the costs of the record and film but the ACTUAL COSTS will end up being just over $35,000! By combining the success of my last two pre-order campaigns (THANKS SO MUCH!!) with all of the incredible listeners and supporters I've met over the last 2 years, I'm hoping we'll reach and even SURPASS the set goal! (crossing all appendages)
BUDGET Studio/Costs/Engineer/Producer/Musicians = $22,000 Filming/Photography/Editing = $13,000
WHATEVER YOU CAN DO WILL BE AMAZING! Any help means the world. I'm so grateful that you took the time to read & watch through this page. I'd be honoured to have you as an investor!
SHARE - If you think you know someone else who might want to join the team please PASS THIS ON! Post it on FACEBOOK or TWITTER or send it in an EMAIL to your friends and family!!
QUESTIONS? - email@example.com
Let me know! You can either send me a message here on Kickstarter by clicking on "send message" at the top of this project page, or send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and we'll get you a new one right away.
Hey Rose, If I'm donating for someone as a Christmas present (or Nov/Dec birthday), Can I get any of the perks in advance?
Yes you can. I can get you handwritten lyrics, a youtube video, the cookies and maybe even the skype session! I'd also be happy to write a personal email to whom you've purchased the gift for telling them if you'd like! Just let me know!
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