Dec 6th: we reached $6000!!!!!!!!THANK YOU!!!! Now on to the stretch goals...!!!
I’m One Too: Abakis’ Collaborative Debut Album
My name is Aba Kiser, and I am a musician and performer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. After 7 years of travelling, I have settled here in Brooklyn, and I am ready to take the next step in my artistic career and record my first full length studio album “I’m One Too”
This project is about supporting a network of creative people in doing what they love to do. There’s no record label, no centralized organization working to make this happen, it’s just me and an amazing cast of musicians and friends working together to bring you an incredible album of the songs I have crafted over the past 7 years.
We will be recording the album in a beautiful studio in Brooklyn Heights, with a talented crew of local musicians, producers, and engineers. Everyone working on this project is involved because they believe in the music and the power of our creative networks to help support passion-based projects like this one.
How the money will be used:
All the money we raise is going directly to making a polished, professional album. Below is a more specific breakdown of how we will be using our funds:
studio costs $3500
to pay the artists for their time and talent $1000
and to cover the costs of the amazing rewards offered by this campaign $1000
As you can see, the total cost of the album will add up to more than $6,000. I will be covering these extra costs with a generous sponsorship from the up-and-coming Record Label “Seattle Harmony”, as well as some of my own money.
I am humbly seeking donations from you, dear friends and family, to take this crucial step into my livelihood as a performer and musician. Any level of donation you can give will make a huge difference!What you will receive for your donation:
You will receive one-of-a-kind letter pressed rewards and the chance to get weekly free music, you will also get invites to secret shows in New York and sneak peek videos of songs from the album, not to mention the pleasure of knowing you were a part of making this huge step into my livelihood as an artist.
Even if you can only donate $1, you will receive a digital download of the new album and an invitation to subscribe to a free mailing list that will deliver new music from an independent musician every week, totally free.
For donations of $50 or more, you will receive the digital download, the free indie music subscription, and the "I’m One Too" letterpressed lyric / art booklet with art donated by the incredible community of artists and friends who have offered their one-of-a-kind work to this campaign.
For a donation of $500 or more will receive producer's credit on the back of the album.
If we exceed our goal of $6,000, everyone who donated will also receive a limited-edition copy of the folk-compilation album “Homecoming” which I recorded this past spring with a talented cast of Brooklyn musicians, including Brian Dolphin, Kate Copeland, Alex Kramer and Eli Hetko. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
So help us out!
Regardless of what you are able to donate, please know that any amount you can give is vital to the project. You can also help spread the word by emailing your friends and re-posting on facebook. There is a new economy on the rise that is based on passion, skill, and the ability of networks of friends, families, artists, and fans to support the work they value. I am humbled by your support. Believe me when I say, I can’t do it without you.