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Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys New Album

Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys are recording a brand new album since the debut album in 2016.

Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys New Album

Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys are recording a brand new album since the debut album in 2016.

$776
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 8 2019 2:53 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 8, 2019

About

Hi, I'm Maggie Rains! 

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It's been an exciting few years for Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys! I sold my business to pursue music full-time and have put significant miles on my mini-van playing hundreds of shows touring the U.S. coast-to-coast. 

Since my first studio album, Anathallo EP (Invengo Records), came out in 2016,  it charted in the top 50 on Reverbnation, as well as being played in College Radio Stations across the United States. We've had the opportunity to play numerous regional tours and festival including: SXSW – Dirty Dog Festival 2018, FIBArk (opening for Duane Betts and Devon Allman), Trinidaddio Blues PreFest, Taste of Creede, Toxic Festival, KRZA Benefit, La Jara and Center Summer Concert Series, Santa Ana y Santiago Fiesta, Del Norte Trail Showcase, Red Gorilla Festival, Headwater Festival, Salida Wine Festival, Castle Rock Art Festival, AVSAR Fundraiser, VFW Auxiliary Annual Convention, Shoutfest, SLV, Colorado Farm, SquarePeg, Walter’s Brewing Companies, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center. 

I've also been working on new collaborations, attending singing retreats and professional development conferences, playing in living rooms, bars, cafes, theaters, and festivals, seeing old friends and making a bunch of new ones, and learning many new songs that I am excited to share.

I’m grateful to do what I love with The Crooked Keys and we am here on Kickstarter to ask for support from our growing community with the hope that we can continue to share this love and music with you.

If you're new to our music, check out it out on our website or on our Facebook page.

THE PROCESS// THE PRODUCT

In the beginning of November, in a place few people go, I will meet up with six collaborators whom I trust and respect. We will be recording a new album featuring the work of talented songwriters from across the nation. We have hashed out the perfect arrangements and solidified the deliveries in rehearsals for this upcoming endeavor. We have a masterful producer and production team that will bring it all together in the studio environment in a highly creative and unique fashion. With the pre-production phase complete we are ready to delve into the creative zone and bring to light exuberant renditions of skillfully written compositions.

My ultimate goal is to deliver to the world an album that sounds timeless and everlasting, feels as real as the wind in your face, and as heartfelt as one can get.  I believe the honesty of this compilation will be a welcome force to the ears of the world.

THE TEAM

Recording in this way requires an experienced and exceptional team, and I’m thrilled that the following collaborators are on board! 

Allan Stuart

Allan Stuart - After thousands of engagements, Allan is the consummate cocktail pianist. He has shared the limelight with Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Tom Petty, John Denver, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. In some of America's top resorts, he has entertained Presidents, royalty, prime ministers, movie stars, and nearly everyone else from around the world. 

Marc Albion

Marc Albion - New England, Old England, and the South Central Rockies. Guitarist Marc Albion loves exploration; he prefers to treat music as a fluid and ever-growing work of art rather than a scripted routine of pitches and rhythms.  Having played in various groups spanning bluegrass, jazz, blues, rock, Americana, and classical ensembles, Marc has played the same stages as Tab Benoit, John Jorgenson, Tower of Power, and Pete Wernick to name a few.

Billy Bongster

Billy Bongster - Billy started his music career in NYC and played at CBGBs and many other places in a punk band called Mark Truth and the Liars. Jimi Hendrix was his main influence as a kid and in 1999 he opened for Tommy Chong. Billy joined a blues band for 6 years when he lived in Virginia, then moved to Florida to care for his mother. Once he moved to Colorado, he found himself in several bands playing throughout Southern Colorado. Now, he plays with Maggie and is the glue that holds the band together.

Matt Wellmann

Matt Wellmann - Matt Wellmann is an independent saxophone and clarinet player and Music Educator based in Alamosa, Colorado. Matt Wellmann studied music education at Plymouth State University with where he studied saxophone with Rik Pfenninger and earned his Bachelors degree in Music Education in May, 2012. Before moving to Colorado, he has played with the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Clarinet Choir.

Lucio Rincon

Lucio Rincon - The newest to the professional life of a musician but the longest member of Maggie Rains. Lucio plays Euk, Au. Drums and drum kit in out jazz quintet. He is a skilled and natural musician with a wonderful ear for rhythm.

THE BUDGET

I'm setting the goal at the bare minimum that we need to cover the basic costs ($8,000). The initial funds raised on Kickstarter will go directly towards:

  • Recording Engineer and studio time
  • Producer fees
  • Paying musicians
  • Post production mixing and mastering
  • Art, graphic design, and photography
  • Manufacturing and duplication
  • Shipping Kickstarter Rewards
  • Kickstarter associated fees

Other costs include:

  • Travel to/from the studio
  • Videography
  • Meals during the session
  • Promotion costs (radio, print, tour promo) 

THANK YOU

We are deeply humbled and grateful for your support. Thank you for believing in our work and music!

- Maggie Rains & The Crooked Keys

Risks and challenges

I've already booked the studio time and hired musicians... and now we have just 60 days to raise the funds to make this album happen! Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform, so if we don't reach the goal in time, no cards will be charged, and the album won't be made... But I know we can do this!

I have estimated the time of delivery of rewards to be May 2020, though I hope and predict that it may be earlier. I will certainly keep you posted on the timeline either way!

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    With a $100 contribution, you will receive a limited edition print of the album art OR an exclusive new Clara Baker T-Shirt (your choice), CDs, and a handwritten thank-you note.

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    Two spots on my guest list to a show in Alamosa, CO show on tour + your first drink is on me! Request a song and I’ll play it live at the show (if you let me know ahead of time). This is redeemable anywhere I am scheduled to play a public concert (festivals excluded) -- one-week advance notice requested, please!

    Redeemable within 18 months.

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    The goal of house concerts is to create a truly unique and special night -- a unique concert experience where memories and meaningful connections with your community will be made through music.

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    I’ll Write You A Song! (Custom song)

    With a $500 contribution, I’ll write you a custom song! Give me a topic, a specific idea, or someone you want to dedicate a song to, and I’ll write (or we can co-write if you’d like) a one-of-a-kind song. These make for amazing, unique gifts for loved ones!

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    Music Lessons for One Year!

    A serious deal! Up to 12 hours of private music lessons (1 per month or spread out however you’d like) over Skype, Facetime, or at my studio in Alamosa, CO. Songwriting or singing lessons for you or someone you know (or a combo)!

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    With a $1,000 contribution, the show comes to you! I'll help you plan the best house concert in town.

    Must be in the Continental USA -- either within 500 miles of Alamosa or within 300 miles of my tour routing. Message/email me with questions -- we'll find a time that works for both of us and make it happen!

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    By pledging $1,500, you are sponsoring a song on the album and truly making this possible. Thank you! I’ll send you the demos of the songs I've chosen for this project and you get to pick which of the songs you’d like to sponsor. I will dedicate the song to you in the album liner notes.

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    Thank you for being a patron of the arts and making it possible for independent artists to survive and thrive in the digital age. Let's put together a custom package from any/all of the previous rewards as a reflection of my gratitude for your support.

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