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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Not Who You Think

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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As you all know 2021, the pandemic continued on and many artists including myself started to feel lost creatively. And with no new material, I wasn’t sure where to go next. After some time away from writing and playing, and with some heavy hitting personal trials, I suddenly felt the need to express myself musically in ways I hadn’t before and this time I decided to intentionally perform music therapy techniques on myself. I apparently had a lot to say because the first three songs were written in the matter of weeks.

The songs I’ll be sharing with you all have influences from a lot of genres. I have roots from jazz, folk-americana, classical, indie-rock, and musical theater. You’ll be able to hear these influences sprinkled in throughout everything from the chord progressions that I choose, to the choices I make in my melodically and harmonically.

I’m bringing in some real top-notch folks for this as it’s my first album that will be recorded in a professional studio with a producer and a full band. I will be working with Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound in Jamaica Plain. Chris Sartori of Twisted Pine will be producing and playing bass. I have also commissioned my dear friend and colleague, Nicholas Urie, to write horn and woodwind arrangements a couple of the songs. Brad Bensko will be playing the guitar, Kathleen Parks of Twisted Pine on some harm vox and strings, and John Suntken, a new friend and colleague will be joining on the drums.

But different pieces of the puzzle will only come to fruition if I ask for help from you folks out there on the interwebs. I’ve put a lot of my own funds into this project already, and am now going to need help getting this project into the next phase. In total, if we’re able to meet our stretch goals and turn this into a full LP, the project will cost a little under $20,000 total, so a lot of it is being covered on my own dime. Paying everyone involved in this project what their market rate is is extremely important to me, especially after so many of these folks were out of work for nearly two years. So not only is this an opportunity for you to support me and my music, this is an opportunity for you to support the arts community amidst some deep economic struggle.

I’m here to humbly request your assistance, whether it’s pre-ordering the album, pledging or donating for a reward, or sharing this project with your friends, it is all helpful.

 

As of September 4th, this project has raised $4,200 of their $6,000 goal. This project has 20 days left to raise the $6,000 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $15, you will get one digital download.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one physical CD.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emilyhavi/not-who-you-think?

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