JUST KICK ME (or to some of you.... kick me again!)
1. I'm making a NEW RECORD in EARLY 2016 in LOS ANGELES, California & I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF IT!
This last year I traveled to Nashville, Los Angeles and Ireland specifically to give time and attention to writing, something that is hard to make time for as a touring artist. I have been writing with other artists and producers in several genres and it is a great exercise and opportunity for growth. My hope is that this new record will be a synthesis of the array of music I love to listen to and write.
2. I’ve asked a magical producer/songwriter to lead this project.
His name is JOE HENRY... an incredible spirit.
We met at the Edmonton Folk Festival in Alberta, Canada in 2012. Since then we have visited over coffee and rich conversation about songs, guitars and life. I’m honoured by his friendship and delighted he will be guiding this next record.
Joe has produced and written songs for an eclectic array of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Aimee Mann, Bruce Cockburn, Elvis Costello, Madonna & the late Allen Toussaint. Joe has a beautiful repertoire of his own songs on his own records and I am a true fan of his poetic, visceral writing.
Check him out here:
3. ASIDE KICK, last time was awesome...
If you were a backer on SPARK - CONGRATS - WE DID IT
My last full length album, WE HAVE MADE A SPARK, was Kickstarter funded and ended up with many accolades including:
2013 JUNO Award Solo Roots Traditional Recording of the Year
2012 Canadian Folk Music Award Contemporary Singer of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia Award Folk Recording of the Year
2012 East Coast Music Awards for Songwriter, Solo Recording & Folk Recording of the Year
2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List Nomination
Songs from SPARK landed in TV shows including: Greys Anatomy, Drop Dead Diva, Mistresses, Lost Girl + more.
A song from SPARK was mentioned in OPRAH Magazine!
4. KICK ME & BECOME A BACKER at one of the levels on this campaign and…
YOU will be the FIRST TO HEAR the record
YOU will get BEHIND THE SCENES access
YOU will get UNIQUE REWARDS for BACKERS ONLY
YOU will have MY UNDYING GRATITUDE
YOU have the POWER to HELP ME MAKE THIS RECORD HAPPEN!
5. XMAS IS COMING….(or whatever you celebrate)… Even if you don’t care about presents or Christmas, it’s always nice to get something in the mail (or inbox) especially for you. Check out the ALL I WANT FOR CHRISMUKKAH level and KICK ME by Nov 30 and you could get special MAIL in DECEMBER!
6. Remember, BACKERS can expect EXTRAS - blooper reels, sweet moments from the recording process, special added rewards not yet listed!
7. The best thing you can do, next to backing this project, is to SHARE IT!
Select one of the buttons under the video tweet+share+embed+pin+post!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!! LET'S KICK IT!
WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO? HERE'S WHERE: I've set the goal at $55,000 to cover just the costs of recording the album. I'm hoping we'll reach and even SURPASS the set goal! (crossing all appendages)
$40,000 – Recording the album (studio, engineer, musicians, producer)
$6,000 – Editing and finishing touches (mixing, mastering)
$6,000 – Travel/Accommodations (for me and musicians from other places)
$3,500 – Documenting it all (video footage, photography)
IF WE SURPASS THE GOAL, the money will go to these OTHER COSTLY THINGS involved with making and promoting a record:
Manufacturing, Publicity, Radio Promotion, Design, Videos, Touring...
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!
QUESTIONS? - firstname.lastname@example.org
(extreme thanks to the very talented Stewart Legere for appearing yet again in my video. you are an amazing man and a beautiful friend - ox)
(super profesh photo of me is credit to the lovely Meghan Tansey Whitton )
Risks and challenges
It's vulnerable to ask for help. All of my records have been made with the support of generous listeners like you. I was honoured and overwhelmed by the success on Kickstarter 4 years ago, and I'm thankful still to those who gave to the paper campaigns I did for my first 2 records before Kickstarter existed.
I've played for so many new people and faithful followers in the last 4 years. I'm hoping, together with those of you who've been with me along the way, we can reach the goal, and I can begin my new year knowing I have the all the tools to make this new record.
Thank you for your support and trust. I will do my best to come up with cool extras for YOU when you become a backer and look forward to sending a million packages of new music in the mail next year!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (35 days)