A Greenville, South Carolina native, I started making up songs from a very early age. It was after receiving a degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans that I realized song writing was a part of me that no other creative outlet could replace. In 2004 I started Clide vs Crocodiles. I self produced the solo act (with occational longterm guests) and released three home studio recorded CD's with the help of some wonderful friends. I spent about 6 years in the bay area in California. During those years Clide vs Crocodiles regular David Levy and I teamed up with songwriter Tom Purtill to create Paper Crocodiles. www.myspace.com/papercrocodiles We had a great time playing shows for our friends and even taking a tour around the United States.
Then unfortunately I was struck by a musicians nightmare. A long stint of writers block and a good ol' case of tendonitis. So, I moved back to South Carolina, took care of my arms and made some wonderful new friends. We started a super fun old time/old jazz band playing traditional songs. The Cricket Kickers was a refreshing treat. Playing fun songs with great musicians and no pressure of songwriting. I missed it but I knew I had to take a break. This summer I went back to the west coast. This time I went north to the San Juan Islands, WA and worked an artist/music residency at the wonderful and encouraging camp, Four Winds Westward Ho. I taught song writing and instruments building to kids ages 9-15. This beautiful place and motivating environment was the boost I needed to finally break that songwriting slump. I'm back to writing songs and reworking some of my old tunes. And now it's time to share them with y'all.
Hear some now at www.reverbnation.com/lynneholcombe or "like" me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynne-Holcombe/42...
What I Need & What You Get
I need funding help with:
*Cost of several day of recording and mastering time in the studio (Sit-n-Spin)
*Replication and packaging for both CD's and hopefully vinyl (I'll really need to make a couple thousand over my goal before vinyl can happen)
*How well do I get to pay my musicians?
*Promotion, so folks will know the recording exsists. (stickers, flyers, gas,etc.)
****ALL contributers will recieve a ticket to a special show in honor of the donors.*****
Also there's stickers and homemade musical intruments and puppets!!!
If I reach the $3,000 goal then Indiegogo will only take 4%.
If I don't reach the goal they will take 9% but I will still be able to keep the money and use if towards a smaller budgetted version of this project (this will mostly effect the packaging and the amount i'll be able to pay the musicians).
***Any amount OVER my goal will go towards making a vinyl record!!!! Wouldn't that be fun?! *****
I'm so excited to start playing shows again where I can share these songs. I love playing shows geared to adults and children (and I already have a full recording's worth of kids songs ready for my new big project). My shows have started to incorporate mini puppet shows and shadow puppet shows. Having a professional CD will allow me to raise more money at shows. Among the other living costs it will help with, that means more time to make more songs and supplies to make more puppet shows and future recordings! Help me start a cycle of making money to make more music and art.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this with everyone you know that wants to support the arts.
I totally understand wanting to help but finacially just not being able to. Use the Indiegogo share tools to easily let others know and that would be a GREAT help!