Shelly's New CD with David Darling!

"I love this music. It has the lilt and strength of the blues." - Coleman Barks, poet & translator of Rumi

Hello! Thank you  for being here. I am so passionate about this project and deeply committed to giving it all that I have. My mission has never felt clearer or closer. I have never been more ready or able to put my whole self out there - all the way.

I believe that we all have powerful gifts to share. I believe that the world needs our gifts, full force, now more than ever.

For me... there is an ever flowing undercurrent of joy, a river of love that is always present and I believe that this is my gift: to always be able to tune into this joy & love.

This river of love and joy flows through me and makes me see the sweetness of our humanity. It makes me write songs and poems as a way to convey this love. To ignite this love. To embody this love.

Because really, that is the whole point of it all. Isn’t it? To love.

The Wild Bird Project music comes from this place and the album itself is a leaping off point for sharing my gift, for sharing this joy, love and music with you and with the world.

Sensual, sublime, soulful and poetic, the WBP sound is fresh yet familiar. The instrumental foundation of piano, sax and electric guitar roots it in my beloved terrain of jazz while gospel-inspired backing vocals bring an unabashedly inspirational feel to the mix. These elements in unique conjunction with the meditative, enchanting timbre of the cello combine with my voice to create a siren’s song that calls you home, to the river of love and joy.

Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of my friends and fans the recording of this Wild Bird music is well underway!

Here is how YOU can help me complete the album and send all of this wild love into the world. Simply look at the enticing rewards listedon this page, choose one that makes you happy and sign up with your pledge! Then please share this with all of your friends and anyone you know that could use a little more peace, joy and love in their life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. I really can’t wait to share all of this with you!


Grammy award winning “maverick” cellist David Darling
Musical director & treasured guitarist Chance Hayden

Legendary pianist & composer David Goldblatt
Iconic jazz pianist & smooth jazz inovator Tom Grant
New Orleans Super Hero Devin Phillips (saxophone)

Soul-stirring vocalist Red Ray Frazier
Stunning pianist & artistic instigator Darrell Grant

Bass master supreme Dave Captein
Grammy winning pianist ( Etta James) David Matthews
Sound Master Superior Bob Stark (recording engineer)


But wait, there’s more!
Design and manufacturing of CDs: $3000

Professional Marketing and Promotion of the album: $5000

A real -live bonafide music video in support of the album and its promotion: $1500

Call it what you will.

Whew. So scary to put those big dreams out there.
But it is not time for shyness. It is time for SOUL SHINE.
So here I go! Want to join me? Click HERE .

Thrillingly, after what seems like a lifetime of searching for My True Calling I am on the brink of a profound leap in my career.

Here's the deal. I am a singer, songwriter, poet and soul-siren. I was born for this.

I wake up with poems on my lips, I fall asleep to unsung melodies. It's as if there is a faucet of words and music just waiting for me to turn it on... Right now, there is  a one woman show demanding to be brought to life, Wild Bird concerts to be unveiled and stacks of songs & poems in my studio just waiting to fly from my heart to yours.

These days however, I spend the vast majority of my time raising funds for my projects vs actually creating. A monthly stipend would allow me to devote myself to the completion of these works in progress, in turn creating viable income sources to establish myself solidly as an artist and support my future endeavors.

To discover some really exciting ways this Wild Bird work can benefit you and yours (or you and your business!) please click HERE .

I can't wait to connect with you!

With all my heart, I thank you.

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Shelly Rudolph
Portland, OR

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