In February, we'll be recording our first 5-track EP titled Red Dust. My dear friend, and also our Ukulele player's husband, will be engineering the album from his home studio, with the assistance of Otto and Ella (the best dogs ever.) The album will feature percussion by Cody Rahn, guitar by Charlie Rauh, Viola/Violin by Concetta Abbate, vocals and Uke by Nidia Medina, vocals by Cydney McQuillan-Grace, and myself (voice, piano, guitar, marimachu)
In order to make this recording happen, we have just launched a Kickstarter, which is a fun new way of fund raising for creative projects. I'm collaborating with photographer Scott Walsh, who will be working on a series of Black and White photos of the subway and coney island. His artwork will eventually become the album artwork, but for now we are exploring the ideas of anthropology in music and photography; how culture influences landscape and human relationships.
How does Kickstarter work? For the increasing amounts that you donate, you always get something in return. For example, for $10 you will get a hard CD of our EP. For $150, you get an 8x10 original Black and White print from Scott, in addition to the CD.
To check out our Kickstarter page and make a donation, copy and paste the link below into your browser:
AND check us out on January 30th in Long Island City:
Opening for Inti and the Moon
45-58 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101
Happy New Year and thanks for all of your support in 2011!