Marian and her fans have reached a new milestone — her Kickstarter in August 2015 raised $67,035 to make it the fourth highest funding Kickstarter in the state of Alaska.
The funds are for Marian’s next studio album, Standing Stones, due to be released in 2016. But fans also helped to fund the creation of new original songs, music videos, custom vinyl, an acoustic EP, and an EP of jazz standards and covers, all now in the pipeline. For more information visit Marian’s Kickstarter page.
For details and concrete advice about crowdfunding in general, see Marian’s comprehensive blog “Kickstarter Math is Weird,” a good reference for any independent artist or group looking to raise money from their audience.
After six long years, Got to Fly has returned on CD!
Got to Fly is my second album from 2008, produced by Quantum Mechanix and inspired by Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. Although young and raw and eclectic, it remains one of my fans’ favorite records, and I sing songs from it most every night on tour.
The first printing was a limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered discs, and those have been sold out for years. But this November, by your many many requests, I have released a new CD in a recycled materials CD wallet, with all new artwork by Karen Luke Fildes (yup, my Mom)! They’re not in fancy jewel cases, it’s a little more reserved packaging than the limited edition, but I am sure you’ll enjoy it. It costs $12.95 plus S&H, and through Bandcamp we ship to Canada and abroad at or below cost.