Teri Untalan Album Recording

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Raised by 52 people in 7 months
 Hey Friends, Fans, Family,  After many years in Portland focusing on teaching music to kids and empowering women and girls, I've decided to finally record my 2nd album of songs!  I come to you for support to help make that happen. You are the people I know and love and I know that you love music too.  You value music as something that is meaningful and worthy of support.    My plan is to raise $4000 to record an album's worth of songs for digital distribution and (if goal is met) press a limited quantity (300 ) CD's for you O.G. music media fans.   The money will go towards paying for the awesome musical talent I hope to have on the album, studio time for recording, mastering, album artwork and promotion.  The end of the this video contains a preview of what's to come with my most recent song, "Cradle My Heart"  which talks about finding peace by trusting each other enough to reach accross divides with love.  https://youtu.be/J5gxsbLlzL0 My debut CD was a deeply personal journey, acoustic and intraverted CD produced and written in the wake of loss.  This collection of songs represents a journey into empowerment, evolution, love, peace, the sass and the fierceness.    My hope is to raise funds by Feb 15th so I can have a release in the earlier part of 2018.   However, if you can make contributions before 2018, that'll get us in the studio quicker! Words really cannot describe how much your support, love, contributions, respect & encouragement mean to me.  Just know that it's you that really has the made the difference in keeping this party train going. I want to bring it back for ya on this one!  All donors will receive a copy of my soon to be released  funky Christmas cover of Deck the Halls.   With love and gratitude, xo,  Teri  Don't know me?  Check out my deets at: Teri Untalan
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Just layed down basic tracks of drums, bass, congas and overdubbed some guitar with Jerome Monaco this weekend at Portland Underground Recording on 6 tunes! And so it begins! :)
Finally starting this thing!! woohoo!
Steve Schob on congas and drums
Sam McKinstry on upright
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Here we go folks!

I'll be going into the studio at Portland Underground Recording next Friday and through next weekend for the first session of this album to lay down some Congas - hollah! drums, guitar and bass with my buddies, Steven Schob, Jerome Monaco & Sam McKinstry. I'm excited to finally start this thing! One of the songs included in the tracking is a sort of island lullaby style groove named "Shudder" which reflects the victory of love over hate. It's a tribute to my parents who got married the year before Loving vs Virginia repealed the ban against interracial marriages in 16 states in the US. (Luckily Oregon was not one of those states.) My mother never talked about that or how that controversial case might have affected them, but I know of their love and whenever I feel conflicted about the divisions of hate, I remember their lesson: Love is the answer.

With lots of love on this beautiful Friday afternoon,

- Teri
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Dear Patrons of my muse,

A quick touch base with you to let you know what's up with this project and me... the short story is that I've already begun pre-production, however my plans were pushed back as I've suffered the recent sickness & loss of my beloved fur companion, Geisha girl kitty. Her loss is an emense heart break for me , so I'm taking some time to give my heart to heal some (as well as catch up lots of backed up work as I head into recital/showcase season). But time is all I need thankfully, (as kitten had a healthcare credit line) and your assistance means I am not at all setback financially to roll forward with this project.

I fully expect to be fully entrenched in recording, website development and video production/promotion from late April through June.

G cat's love has been one of the most joyful, pure things I've enjoyed this past decade and she's inspired a new song idea - a romantic instrumental waltz titled The Panther & The Cougar. ;) I think you know which is which.

I'll be checking in with you with progress reports - look for my next one in Mid May!

With gratitude for your support, love and understanding,

xo, T
p.s. I will be keeping this campaign open until the release of this album and additional funds will be going towards video production, website development and promotion of the album.
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GOAL IS MET!! Thanks again to all your support. I'll be keeping the campaign up for late donations which will go directly to the increased quality, promotion and possible video production! So many feels! xox
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