Help Fund Stephonne's Musical Journey!

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Raised by 31 people in 42 months
NEW MUSIC IS COMING! "Want Me" drops in April 2019!
At its start Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard simmers and swells with layered strings that ascend and coil like sea winds. It as if the overture is the start of a classic and storied voyage... and it is. Stephonne Singleton’s debut album isn’t just a collection of 9 meticulously and lushly produced tracks. It is the voyage of a red state born gay black man that turned the bitter cold and pain of love lost, love mistaken and love unreturned into a body of work that demands to be heard and never forgotten. 

From the slick and silky grit and gospel of “Hide & Seek” to the honesty and vulnerability of “Unworthy,” Singleton recalls the great r&b voices of bygone eras. It is through “Fine Feelin Blue,” though, that the wisdom and restraint of Jazz legends like Billie Holiday can be heard. In “1994 (Interlude)” and “Dangerous” the pulse of 90s grunge and alternative throbs so loudly that it’s impossible not to be transported. Stephonne and producer Jamie Searle have created a sound that puts Stephonne’s inimitable vocals, intuitive melodies and vulnerable lyricism on full display. More than that, however, is a melting of genre and arena sized sound that we haven’t quite heard before. Searle’s arrangements effortlessly marry rock, jazz, r&b, folk and neo-soul into a pop odyssey all it’s own.

That marriage is perfectly apparent at the album’s heart, with songs “You Are Fire” and “Untitled (The Joke of It All).” Vocals are layered here like honey and provide a sweetness that one needs on this dark but hopeful and introspective journey. “How I Feel” marches the listener to  a place of hope, pride and fearless love. It isn’t really an end as much as it seems like a new beginning for Stephonne. There is a strength and roar here that sounds unwilling to let hate win and that seeks to own the scars received on his journey.

Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard was released on July 27, 2018 by Glory Blue Music (GBM) and is available for purchase and stream on all digital platforms, worldwide!

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I'm headed back to THE BIG !

I'm so excited to sing my heart out in NYC again! I am in the final stages of releasing "Want Me" to you, have some brilliant PR on the way, a new photo shoot and am booking my upcoming Kansas City shows as we speak ;)!

This new musical era will be bigger, even more personal, sexually charged, fuckless, raw, visceral and heart-breakingly honest. Never have I been this confident in myself and my work and you will be very proud of me in 2019 ...

You helped me raise so much money and gave me so much support to make this year possible and I THANK YOU!

If you'd like to support the costs of my upcoming stop in NYC you can donate at my Go Fund Me, through Venmo and Cashapp!

Every little bit counts and helps me pay my musicians, eat (haha) and get from point A to point B! Your support means everything to me and while I will have another fundraising cabaret coming (;)) this is great opportunity to add fuel to the Stephonne train!
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It is almost time! Next weekend you will finally hear what has been in the making for 8 years now! Isn't that crazy?! Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard will hit Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and all digital retailers worldwide!

Some of you have been more than generous and have contributed to this album campaign in many different ways. As you know though, making an album is a very expensive journey that never really ends for an independent artist.

From manufacturing,distribution, upcoming touring, travel, promotion and so much more we have a long and exciting journey still ahead of us! Thank you for your support so far!

If you can and would like to help me on my journey you can donate to my Go Fund Me page anytime! The rest of 2018 will be challenging, incredible, busy and everything I have dreamed about and more, but every little bit helps me live out that dream and deliver my music to the world stage.

Any help you can give is so appreciated and I promise to make you proud ;)! Thank you! Feel free to share.
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I'm singing at a fun all-inclusive experience this Friday where you get amazing music, visuals, a costume party, excellent food and signature craft cocktails... ALL FOR ONE PRICE :)!!! VIP doors open at 7 with drinks the first hour for free! And with a Student ID you only pay $25 at the door! Your dollars will also benefit "Don't Be a Monster", an anti-bullying campaign and charity! My 9-piece band is ready for you so GET YOUR TICKETS! I also have some limited free passes! Message me to get one!
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I am currently at a loss for many words because my hero is gone... Tomorrow is dedicated to Prince. We already had a song planned in the VIP list and the only way I can possibly say thank you to him is to sing. All of the music you will hear at Prohibition Hall tomorrow was influenced by him... Joc Max will definitely be spinning him and we can all sing the words of the magnificently beautiful one together.

Don't forget that admission goes up at the door so please get your tickets in advance and use CAGEDBIRD to get your savings. If you had a concern about making it for my GA set it won't begin until around 10:30 with music from Wick & The Tricks and Joc Max before it all goes down, so fret not. Online sales until Noon tomorrow.

I hope to see you all there.

RIP to my musical father, hero and heart.

I hope to see you all there.

Check out the latest Ghost Notes Podcast featuring me talking about Prince, the life and heartache behind the music and my purpose at the link below:

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7 days ago

Keep chasing your dream and always treat others with kindness.

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All my love. Wish it could be more.

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