WHO AM I? Hi! I'm Tera, a singer/songwriter born and raised in the Midwest - Central Illinois, a proud graduate of world acclaimed contemporary music conservatory Berklee College of Music and presently reside in Ski Town USA - Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After over a decade of meditating on my vision of this project, I've finally gathered the nerve to give it a go and release a very personal side of me...
I've finished writing the songs for my second full-length album, but need the help from you - fans and lovers of independent musicians - to get it recorded, mixed, mastered, manufactured, and shared with the world.
Album Title: HOME HOME is a collection of original songs written by yours truly. I've poured my heart and soul into making this project something to share with anyone open to listening. It has been an exciting series of trips down memory lane simply mapping out arrangements, instrumentations and a plan of action. During the writing stages sometimes I had a melody in my head before the lyrics, others lyrics with no melody and often chord changes I simply could not get out of my head until I found the right lyrics and melody for them. Believe me, it's been a labor of love and in some ways, my third baby.
Throughout the production of this album I intend to share each phase with you from start to finish. From the song titles on the album to the list of musicians recorded, from the artwork on the slip covers to the ordering of the CDs and knowing me, likely anything exciting in between.
GOAL Making a full-length album is expensive. Thus far I've put aside $1,500 for music arranging and a portion of studio time. The fees for additional musicians are $2,000, mixing and mastering will be another $1,000, manufacturing will be $1,250. And there is also graphic design, photography, publicity, plus crowdfunding fees for this campaign.
I've set a goal of releasing this album this summer - if possible early August. To do that, I need to complete the recordings and raise the funds to pay for such stages in completing this CD within the coming months (April 15th is my fundraising make it or break it date).
HOW YOU CAN HELP Music is not something we make completely alone. It is something to be shared during all it's phases - development, recording and completion. I have felt so fortunate to have already received such warm welcome from so many talented individuals during the process of bringing this project to fruition. And to think back about the history and inspiration from some of the songs on this album brings me to tears. Now is an opportunity to connect with even more of you by receiving your help and support in delivering this project from it's infancy to birth.
Every contribution makes a difference. Please contribute what is comfortable for you, and if you don't have the means to contribute financially, I would be grateful if you would tell your friends about the campaign and why you think it's worth supporting.
You can also contact me directly if you prefer to contribute separately, simply use the gofundme email listed and include the subject line "I WANT TO FUND TERA"