What's Happening (v. 8) - August 5th
Here's the scoop...
The Album: HOME
So we're on the 2nd phase of recording now and am returning to the studios in early October. We've had our guitar friend, Greg Galindo, sprinkle some of his goodness on some tracks we recorded in May as well as some surprises - effects, additional instrumentation - have been layering things to get us the sound we've been looking for.
On a side note, I received a great honor to formally audition for a Ted Talk (TedxMileHigh) just last week! Out of 800+ candidates that submitted their ideas, 80 were selected to present and yep, I was one of them. My topic was SAGE DAMES IN MUSIC: CREATING A PLACE FOR WOMEN 35+ and while I was more nervous in front of my 2 "judges" than I have been in front of a crowd of thousands, I can say it was a once in a lifetime experience. There are supposed to be notices about the final cuts for presentations in October 2016 and early 2017, so I'll keep you posted if you should start preparing for an official Tedx presentation...
Website, FROM THE VAULT and Social Media
WWW.TERAJOHNSON.COM - We've got new merch! We replenished our sell out of LOVE YOUR LIFE magnets and still have our BORN AGAIN MUSICIAN stickers as well as a couple newbies - check 'em out: LIFE IS SIMPLE and HAPPINESS IS...
And as always, social media needs your help!
- YOUTUBE.COM - GOAL: 100 / Current: 7
- @TeraJTweets - GOAL: 10k / Current: 820
- Facebook - GOAL: 1k / Current: 121
FROM THE VAULT - THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT was cover we decided to throw into a clip of a mix of spooky-sounding "happy" songs. We'll see if any film/TV/advertising companies like our rendition of this jazzy-classic.
THE OTHER SIDE - LOVE FOR SALE is another favorite Cole Porter song I just couldn't help but make into an Afro-Cuban version. Fortunate to have a friend, Rob Hecht in the area during recording, we had him bring his fiddle into the studio and just rock out some solo sounds...
Go Fund Tera Johnson
Our goal is so close - 76% of the way there! Any way you can help - whether by pre-buying the album for yourself or a friend, sponsoring the project and getting your/your companies name on the website, music videos or in print on the CD insert, or another great suggestion, I'd certainly appreciate it!
Check out my GoFundMe page and pass it along to anyone and everyone you think might be interested.