You know, bands like Adam Again and so many of our friends were carried along by the amazingly loyal and generous community of fans that supported our music. And as was bound to happen, those “fans” often became good friends, consistent companions, and in my case, even a husband. We never enjoyed massive worldwide success, but we always felt tremendous love and support from those that resonated with our music, and that’s not something that everyone can say.
So after a few years (OK, more than a few, but less than a lot), I’m ready to record some more music! And I couldn’t be happier than to do that with my dear friend and musical conspirator Margaret Becker. Maggie and I knew of each other, but it wasn’t until we ended up going to the same church in Nashville that we really got to know each other. After some back and forth-ing on our schedules, we ended up writing together and everything fell into place. She’s an amazing musician, producer and even better person, and I couldn’t be happier to get to work together.
And as with so many of our peers, we need the continued help and support of our friends, fans and community. So we’re taking to Kickstarter to ask you to support us in this process. We’ve traded musical ideas for months, and we got together a few weeks ago to start the process and loved what we were making. We’ve got a sample of that with the song, “Into Peace”, that’s featured in the video, and that you can get a download of as soon as you join us and supporting the Kickstarter project.
We’ve tried to put together some special rewards/incentives/swag/goodies that can be both fun and meaningful to those of you who can support us. We tried to make those things that are reflections of who we are and what we love. For me, that includes my almost 15-year pursuit of pottery and creating hand-sculpted ceramic art. For Margaret, that has included producing, teaching and mentoring artists. There are other things for sure, and if you’re so inclined to escape colder climes, I’d be happy to take you on a tour of some of my favorite places in San Diego. On the flip side, you may want to join us in Nashville and sing or play on the record.
Whatever interests you, we hope to make this adventure fun, meaningful and special for everyone involved. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a bit scared (terrified, paralyzed, peeing my pants a little) by the thought of this Kickstarter thing. But we’re stepping out and going for it anyway, and excited to be able to focus on making something wonderful. We’re already challenging and pushing each other, and that’s bound to bring out the best of what we’ve got, right? Thanks ahead of time for all of your support. We’re looking forward to giving you all we’ve got.
With love and gratitude, Riki Michele”