Thanks to your participation, together we raised over $1,500 which is enough to allow me to record at least 5 to 6 songs for an EP.
If I'm really efficient with my time I can push that up to perhaps 8 songs, which will make an album.
THANK YOU for all of your support.
I cannot wait to share this music with you and the world.
I am falling down with #gratitude today.
OVer the next few months, I will send updates to everyone to let them know about progress on the recording. Here's a rough outline for what follows:
-- I will polish songs that I plan to include on the recording, and begin to make decisions about what songs will want additional vocal or percussion tracking.
-- I have reserved studio time at The Map Room in Portland, where I will record my songs in mid-October. I am thrilled to reunite with sound engineer/mixer Josh Powell for a third time.
-- After recording and mixing there, the final mix will be handed off to Stu Fessant at Indigo Groove Studios. Stu has mastered every one of my albums. He has a deft touch for acoustic recording and he's a delight to work with.
-- assuming that all of this can be done by mid to late November, I plan on an early December release (just in time for winter gifting!). Because I've elected to go strictly digital on this recording, it will be distributed by CDBaby and their affiliates, including iTunes, Raptor, and others.
-- I will celebrate with a live release show somewhere in the Portland area, which will also be on Facebook Live.
(If you or someone you know wants to host a relese show in Portland, Please reach out to me soon!)
As we approach each of these points on the timeline I'll keep you posted with details and also provide little bits of insider information that you'll find insteresting and fun.
Also -- if you've pre-ordered the recording, you will receive it before the official release date, and you will receive two "bonus" songs that will not be included on the official release!
Once again, thank you so much for all your support. I am excited about What Comes Next and will post updates as things happen.
Buckets of peace and love --Beth