It is with great pleasure that I announce that “Holy Bones,” my sixth studio album,  is almost finished!

 

It has taken wild dreams of cleaving grand pianos in half with table saws,  pushing my keyboard in its wheeled case down the hill into the lake,  guitar lessons and a rotating cast of talented and vibrant band members … but FINALLY,  by the end of this year,  my 9 song electric guitar-based album “Holy Bones” will be recorded!  Cannot wait to share it with you,  my friends! 

Screen Shot 2014-12-20 at 10.18.01 AM

The songs on “Holy Bones” are about issues that swirl in the psyches of modern America – fun stuff like love,  candy,  following your bliss and not-so-fun stuff like addiction,  inhumane treatment of animals and mortality … It’s a full band,  rockin’ album that veers off my typical piano singer-songwriting but holds the honest lyrics and hopefully the melodic nuance that you have come to know from me.

I cannot WAIT for you to hear it!  But I also need your help!  As you know,  I’ve been an independent,  DIY artist this whole dang time.  I have no record label offering advances for flashy music videos or swanky tour buses.  I love to have creative control so I’m fine with this,  but sometimes I have to ask for a little help,  which is hard for my independent spirit,  bolstering to feel the love!

SO, without further adieu,  I announce my Kickstarter funding campaign is live!  I am seeking funds to cover costs of manufacturing the album and doing a national press & radio campaign which I’ve never done before but will be amazing!  Through Kickstarter,  you can “invest” in creative projects that strike a chord with you (check out their site – SO many cool inventions and artworks out there!) but you don’t leave empty handed.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL KICKSTARTER LINK!

Think of it as “pre-ordering” my album,  which you won’t have to go to a store to buy – it will be mailed right to your door … along with that,  you can take it up a notch and pledge for me to write a song for you,  come and perform privately for you & your friends in your house!

A few things about Kickstarter:

– IF THE GOAL AMOUNT DOES NOT GET MET BY FEBRUARY 1st 2015,  YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

– IF WE BUILD TONS OF MOMENTUM ON LAUNCH DAY AND IN THE FIRST WEEK,  Kickstarter might feature this project on their email list OR in their top picks for the day which would be AMAZING!  If you are feeling inspired,  I would be SO grateful if you pledged today!

Cannot wait to launch this thing into the world!  Thank YOU for taking the time to check it out and be a part of my wacky creative journey 😉

BIG LOVE!  Mary

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 10.28.03 PM