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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 most of the songs I would love to record to bring you another CD and I plan on writing the remaining ones this fall and winter. I also hope to get into the studio this winter when I’m off the road. No time now, as I am touring through mid-November. Then it’s time to start serious work on the next creation. So, to that end, I am fundraising again and hope you are willing to help me as you have done so graciously in the past. The gift levels follow this letter.
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. Please click on An Unseasonable Season to hear one of the songs!
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