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Dear Friends, Well, believe it or not, it’s that time again It’s been two years since the release of “Rembrandt Afternoons” and two and a half years since the recording of that album. And I keep writing! I have the songs I would love to record to bring you another CD. I have already recorded 4 songs and am sharing one of the songs below (Just clcik on "In This Circle" at the bottom). It is one of my favorites. I recorded these four songs at IMA (The Institue for the Musical Arts) and then worked more on them at Airshow in Takoma Park. I'm back in the studio in January and have enough money to finish cutting the rest of the tracks, the remaining 7 songs. That will take most of my remaining funds so to complete this CD and have it available by summer, I need your help. When I'm off the road late March and early April, I hope to finish the overdubs. Then in May, i will mix the record and have it out by June! At least that is the plan!
As I always say, I keep my costs as low as possible while bringing you the highest quality recording that I can. And still it takes between $10,000 and $20.000 which includes studio, engineer, musicians, artwork, travel and manufacturing. I’ve been able to keep it closer to $15,000 and under and hope to again. I plan on making physical CDs as long as you want them. I love them still, hate going ‘online only’ as long as I can afford to make CDs.
As I have said before, these are gifts as I am not a not-for-profit. There is no tax benefit for you, just the realization that you are helping to create what I hope is always stellar art. I try to avoid crowd funding as I have to pay taxes on that money and they keep a chunk. So through your generosity, I have been able to avoid that trap and hope to again. I thank you in advance for your help.
ps I will be sending updates as the album progresses and hope for a summer/fall release.
You can help Tret create her 16th CD!
This is what you get for your contribution:
$50 - A first released signed CD
$100 - Your name on the CD and a first released signed CD
$250 - Your name, the CD and a beautiful small framed art piece from Lauren
$500 - Your name, the CD and a Tret pet portrait
$1000 or more - all these gifts plus a special surprise from Tret
Contribute online here or make check payable to Tret Fure and send to
614 Main St, Newport News, VA 23605