International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to announce singer/songwriter member Marye Lobb is working on her second album and is asking for your help in making it come to fruition. Please join us in supporting her goal to share her creative gifts with the world.
"An artist has a responsibility.
to listen to the world around him or herself.
to take it in and comprehend the complexity to the best of his or her ability.
An artist has a responsibility.
to be honest.
art, in its truest form, has no hidden agenda - it is there to breathe, to speak, to merely exist.
An artist has a responsibility.
to create a positive message.
to propose a solution, radical or simple as it may be - to serve the greater good."
-Marye Lobb 2011
What this is all about:
I released my first album Finding Home (which you can find on itunes) in 2008 and now it is time to record album number 2.
The songs on my second album are intimate stories from the heart about living in New York City as an artist for the past three years.
I have selected the best professionals, studios and material so that you can enjoy this album in your living room with a glass of wine or cup of tea and hopefully it will make your life better.
My good friend and colleague George Saenz will be producing the album. (Cumbiagra, Mic the Robot, Jarana Beat, Son Tostáo). George has shared the stage with: Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Eddie Palmieri, Maria Schneider, Gloria Estefan and has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Montreal Jazz Festival with McCoy Tyner as well as clubs and venues throughout New York City and North America. George is hot!
We have selected the best studios, the best engineers and the most talented musicians to record with us. We have photographers and designers on board to make the album not only sound good, but look good.
What the money will go towards:
Recording an album is a big project that requires a lot of love and a substantial amount of money. We for sure have the love part down. Just need to get that budget together!
The budget will pay the producers, engineers, studios and musicians. It also covers the photographers, designers, manufactures and publicists. Hard working, talented professionals will be compensated for their excellent work.
You can be a part of this production as it's only possible with the participation of fans, friends and family.
How to Support Me:
My friends’ love and support greatly contributed to the success of my first album and I'm striving to make this one even better! Unfortunately, to do it well requires more resources then I currently have; therefore, I am using Kickstarter (a groundbreaking resource for independent artists) and am working to raise $6,000 by July 20th. That money will go to studio time, mixing, duplication, registration fees, cover art, and a very talented producer. I'm sending you this message in hopes that you would be able to help me reach my goal.
Here is the link:
When you check out the site you will notice that there are different rewards for each denomination. For example, if you contribute $10 you will get a digital download of the album before it is released. If you contribute $25 you will get a copy of the album signed and sent to your home. So, if you contribute you are essentially pre ordering the album - pretty cool, right?
The program is set up in a way that if I do not reach my goal I won't receive the money, and for that reason I have set my budget at the bare minimum amount I need to complete this project.
I totally understand if you can't pitch in right now, money is tight for everyone so please don't even give it a second thought if this isn't doable for you right now - I completely understand.
Either way, if you feel comfortable, it would mean the world to me if you can forward this information on to three people you know who might want to be a patron to the arts. I'm trying to get the word out however I can.
If you'd like to be a patron of the arts to an artist who you believe can go somewhere, now is your chance! Every little bit helps, I promise.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU in advance for your consideration, time and generosity.
Thank you for believing in me.
Born in the Midwest and raised in Rochester, NY, Marye trotted the globe in search for inspiration and purpose. After listening to sounds and taking in the culture of Ireland, Norway, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, she found herself singing songs and playing guitar in New York City clubs. With her Quaker and Buddhist ideals at heart, she put herself through school at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, she released Finding Home in response to her travels. Now in New York City she teaches, writes and performs and is working on her second album.