Update on Karla’s new solo album about grief
We hope you are happy, healthy and enjoying the warm weather, at least out here in the West! We will be packing up the car tomorrow and leaving for Colorado on Saturday to spend time with our friends and record Karla’s new album.
We wanted to thank you for spreading the word, donating and adding comments to our IndieGoGo campaign and because of all of that hard work we are being featured on their home page today. Please keep it up and visit the site here.
So far we have raised $1340 of our $7500 goal, please continue to donate to the project so we can give the album away for free!!!
Join our Grassroots Marketing Campaign
We are now entering our 2nd phase of marketing/fundraising for this project. So many of you have shared beautiful notes, comments and encouragements to me and I thank you for that! We are looking for folks to contribute in any of the following ways:
1. Email friends and family – below is a sample email you can send out.
2. Contact local print media (papers, magazines etc) – send the press release below to your local editor an request they cover the story.
3. Blog – blog about the project or share the press release below with bloggers you like.
4. Host a House Concert – email to book Karla for a house concert where she will sing songs from the album and share the stories that inspired them firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your support of this project, we really could not do any of this without you, our fabulous and precious friends and listeners!
You are invited to take a moment to check out what my friend Karla Adolphe is up to these days. As many of you know she is a well known touring musician and she is doing a fundraiser for her new CD project called Graceland and Graveyards. The album is a collection of songs written for people in the midst of the journey of grief, and will be given away for FREE.
About a year ago Karla was privileged to be at the hospital when a dear family said goodbye to their daughter. In the midst of that beautiful and heart-wrenching day Karla witnessed music play an important role in the early stages of grief.
The goal is to create a resource to help people through the process of grief, and because of this Karla will not recoup any of her $9800 budget with cd sales. The goal is to raise at least $7500 by April 1, 2012 to cover the costs of recording, producing, mixing and mastering and marketing the album.
Please go to the link below to watch the video of Karla sharing about of the project and to listen to some of the songs. Also, on the right side of the page check out the list of perks you will receive for contributing.
SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE
“Raised from the dead inside, breaking out of honeycomb tombs”
The pathways that lead us to and from death can be complicated or devastatingly simple. Often we find ourselves saturated with regret, doubt, memory and metaphor. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning singer songwriter, Karla Adolphe, is intent on preserving the essence of grief’s pathways like jars of mint jelly on the window sill .
Inspired by witnessing the death of a dear friend’s daughter, this album is a collection of songs written for people in the midst of grief. The songs have been inspired by a collection of personal stories, poetry and memoirs obtained from audience members and those connected to Karla’s online community www.therustycaravan.com.
The goal of this project is to create a FREE digital album that walks alongside those in the midst of grief; a collection of music, poetry and stories that can be played while you journal, take a drive, cry or nap. The album is also 100% listener funded via IndieGoGo, a unique website where supporters can donate for as little as $10 and are entitled to creative incentives like The Librarian – access to Karla’s previous MP3 library.
Visit the website here www.indiegogo.com/Karla-Adolphe-Solo-Album-Graceland-Graveyards to learn more or donate!
Karla will be working with Producer Latifah Phillips (Autumn Film, Page CXVI) and Producer/Engineer David Wilton (Josh Garrels, Autumn Film, Page CXVI, Aaron Strumpel, Enter the Worship Circle) and will be recording at St. Ida’s Studio on Lafayette, CO.
To schedule an interview or promote the fundraising campaign please contact:
Visit www.therustycaravan.com for bio, photos, audio and more
Visit www.sonicbids.com/KarlaAdolpheSolo for Electronic Press Kit
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