I’ve had two kinds of fundraisers for the next album. It seems like the never-ending fundraiser at this point! I’ve been working hard to figure out the best solutions for fans in both France and the U.S. The last fundraiser was targeted more to Europe, so I’ve now created a fundraiser through PayPal that does not have an end date. You can donate whenever you want! We still need $1100 more to finish the album printing. You can pre-order your digital album for $13 and you’ll be contributing to the fundraiser as well. Please check it out!
I’m very happy to announce that Part I of my fundraiser was successful. In fact it was so successful that I surpassed the first goal! This is very good news, because I still need 1100 dollars to complete the entire album, CDs in hand. I will be launching a new way to donate for Part II as soon as possible. So please stay tuned. I’m very grateful for everyone who got in on the fundraiser in the first stage. Thank you so much for being a part of this, trusting me, and helping me get the music into the world.
Today I have a special treat for you. The first live video made from my concert at La Maison des Arts in Nantes, France. I’m playing with The Carbone Band in an auditorium. We should have more videos like this one on the way. I’m happy to unleash them unto the World! Enjoy!
The new and improved fundraiser and pre-sale is here! You can go straight there now at Kiss Kiss Bank Bank.
On the site you’ll see new photos of the bands, different rewards, and lots of cool content. You have thirty days to participate. And it’s the same as before, we need to reach our goal to collect the funds.
Please note that the funds that you donated to our project before could not be collected. Which is why we had to create a new project. We must raise 2180 euros to complete a digital version of the album. Once we reach 3780 euros, we can also produce the CD. If 3780 euros is not reached during Part I of the project, we will launch a Part II in 2014 to finish the CD.
Thanks so much for your support! I’ll keep you posted!
I am working on redefining my album fundraising campaign. The last one didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped so I need to take a new approach. Rest assured we are still in the studio, making the album. At least that part is happening. Hang in there. You’ll see a new album pre-sale very soon!
The fundraiser for my next album is now live! Please watch the video that introduces the band and has some musical snippets. Visit Kickstarter.com to read more and donate. Please help spread the word by telling friends and colleagues! Thank you so much! You are my inspiration!
A part of my Dublin radio interview will air tomorrow, Wednesday, from 11:30am-12:30pm in Dublin. That’s 3:30am-4:30am (Wednesday) in California for you night owl’s, and 12:30–13:30 for my Frenchies out there. My little snippet will probably air in the second half. And the radio host, Sean Brophy, will be airing more of it in the future, a little bit at a time. Listen online! http://www.dublincityfm.ie/
I’m having a fantastic time in Dublin, Ireland. I had a couple musical appearances that were well received. I’m also catching lots of great live music and just getting inspired by this old town. I’ll be playing the Zodiac Sessions at Bruxelle’s (Dublin) on Wednesday night is anyone is in the area. See you soon!
I’m writing this from Nantes, France! I had a fantastic show with The Carbone Band just two days after my arrival. And now I’ve had another week to settle in. I have a lot of practice with the Band this week in preparation for our future concerts, recording, and an artist in residence project this Fall. Also, it looks like I’m going to Dublin and London. Shows there are being booked now! Please stay tuned. And you can see all the latest photos I’m posting on Facebook Page — www.facebook.com/amyobenski See you out there!
Summer is here in full force, and I’m getting ready to spend four months overseas. Three of those months will be spent in France with my back up band, “The Carbone Band”. I can’t wait to reunite with them again! I fly out on July 9th, arrive on the 10th, and have a show with them on the 12th. All my things are packed away, my room is being sublet, and again I am like a traveler in my own City. This is usually how it is before I leave or return from a very long trip. There’s always that point of limbo, where I’m not completely grounded, and I get to experience my place of residence as if I’m just visiting. I think it helps give me a fresh perspective. I’m sad to leave my close loved ones in San Francisco behind, but also looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead in Europe!