Alisa Rose Premier Album

$815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 40 months
Hello Friends! 
Its been a long time coming... 

Many of you know that from the moment I discovered Folk Music, in particular Irish music, I threw myself into the art and history of these long traditions unreservedly and completely - interviewing and learning from heroes and mentors, travelling in search of roots, learning to listen in new ways. And, I have spent these years absorbing both the tradition and stories, as well as rediscovering and refining my own voice within these traditions. I am so excited to finally share with all of you, the product of this journey. 

This album is the collective result of my years in exploration as an artist, academic and most importantly, human being. It is the sharing of songs that speak to me both from the tradition and from artists living the legacy. It is also an introduction to my own works as additions to this lineage of storytelling through song. I look forward to being joined by musicians and friends I have met in my journies and am inspired by, including some of Irish musics greatest legends. I am particularly honored to be including two musicians who have guided and mentored me in their own ways along this journey: Karan Casey, original vocalist of Irish supergroup Solas, and Mick Moloney, one of the greatest preservers of our time and a forefather to the commercial profession of Irish traditional music. I hope to be joined by other world-class artists and friends in this project, funds permitting. 

This is a two-part project, as I hope to perform more concerts to help raise funds and awareness for the project more prolifically. To do this, I find it necessary to cut a proper five-song demo, both to share with concert promoters and offer to my audience. The demo would be a way to provide a sample my work, excite new audiences about my work and give you all a teaser of what is to come. But all of this can only be made possible with your help.
I very fortunately find myself in one of the greatest cities on earth, attending the best Irish and Irish American Studies Master Program in the world at New York University. But this also means that my funds are commited entirely to academics and the cost of living in this great city. The cost of this project including studio time, production and mastering, artist fees, album art, copyright and distribution are necessary costs in sharing this work of art. Please, consider helping in any way you can. Various levels of partnership are paired with gifts of gratitude. But every single offering means the world to me and am so thankful for the generosity! 

I appreciate all the support I have received over the years from friends, family and fans, and I so look forward to continuing and growing in the partnership through this album and bringing you the gift of my journies. 

You can find out more about my art and process over the years at my website:
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Today I had my second session in the studio, laying down demos; the first tier in the multi-step process to making an album! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible thus far. Your support has meant so much to me.
As some of my followers and fans know, I will be heading on a small tour in California in just a couple of weeks for the months of August. This little string of shows is a great way for me to reconnect with my California community and raise awareness for the upcoming premiere album. However, it also comes with preliminary costs like car rental, room and board, sustenance, and promo materials. It's all part of the bigger picture and an investment in the future! And, your support in this next tier of the process to the premiere album would make this adventure all the better. Your support would go directly to all efforts for helping raise awareness for the project and creating the album. Any and all donations make a difference, and I am offering various gifts of gratitude for each donation. Browse through the various gifting levels offered (or pick your own unique number! Also met with a gift) and consider making a donation. For all my California friends, I hope to see you at one of the my shows! Check the website for tour schedule details
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
These first few donations have made PART ONE of this project possible... I am scheduled to record the DEMO album on the 21st, which is Summer Solstice! The demo album will be sent to those who have donated already. Making a demo is an important part of spreading the word about your work, booking gigs and sharing your art. This demo album will really help me move closer to my goals. :) If you would like to obtain a copy of the demo album, I will be able to offer you one as a gift of gratitude for a small $10. In fact there are a whole slew of gifts given with each donation level! If you have not already please check out the GoFundMe page, read-up on what this project is about and if you feel excited by it and want to help out, you can choose any donation level that works for you.
Thank you again, for everyone's help!
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$815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 40 months
Created April 15, 2015
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Isai Jaimes
24 months ago

Diona's donation :)

Gina Costigan
25 months ago

Go Alisa Rose, stunning voice X

Jenya Beachy
26 months ago

Good luck, bebbe!

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