Singer-Songwriter Lauren Shera Close to Funding Third LP Through Kickstarter
August 2, 2012
Shera's last album Once I Was a Bird, rightfully earned the songstress a plethora of praise from media including American Songwriter, The Boston Globe and Relix. Along with all the props, she also scored some pretty lofty gigs: Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett invited her to be one of three artists to perform on the first Communion Tour of the United States, she performed at Bonnaroo and performed a live concert webcast from Bob Weir's TRI Studios.
"The past 18 months have been full of great moments of discovery that have helped to set the stage for even greater opportunities that will come with the release of my next album," Shera says.
With all the greatness following Bird, Shera—who recently moved to Nashville—easily found inspiration for album number three. But this time, she's armed with a different approach to recording. "The emphasis is on a full band sound and we are achieving that in the studio by having all the players record their parts together live," Shera explains. "The chemistry of everyone playing together translates really beautifully on the record and we are creating a sound that is new to my recordings."
Shera's original goal of $10,000 was met so now she's aiming to reach $12,000 in the next six days. She says the extra money will go towards marketing and promoting the music. According to Shera's producer Andy Zenczak, the new one won't disappoint. He describes it as “Laurel Canyon folk meets the Byrds meets Jerry Garcia in the Haight Ashbury days.”
"I know that many of you are friends and family and long time listeners and I really want to thank you for your support—past and present," Shera writes on her Kickstarter page. "It will make me very happy if this Kickstarter campaign makes all of you feel like you are part of the creative process of making an album. I am grateful for your support and I am looking forward to sharing new songs and music with you!" All those new to her music are invited to download a copy of Once I Was a Bird for free. If it moves you—it probably will—get on board and be a part of Shera's forthcoming masterpiece.