The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 6 September is the new kickstarter funded CD from Kyle Carey called ‘North Star’.
Singer-songwriter Kyle Carey has made her second full length studio album called ‘North Star’ and Kyle thanks everyone for supporting her Kickstarter funded album.
Kyle says: “Thank you so much, all of you, for playing a part in making ‘North Star’ a reality! Four days before my birthday, five before the deadline, and we’re officially funded! I couldn’t have asked for a finer gift. I am so delighted to be making this album with you!”
Kyle adds: “But there’s still a bit of time to get in on the following – a copy of ‘North Star’ digital or physical, before it’s released; shortbread cookies from Scotland; exclusive ‘North Star’ Heidi Pitre Poster; project updates and thank-you postcard from Glasgow and handwritten lyric sheets.”
Kyle Carey is a songwriter and singer based in New England, New Hampshire, USA. Kyle’s debut album ‘Monongah’ was recorded in Dingle, Ireland over two ears ago and was produced by Donogh Hennessy, one of the founding members of the renowned Irish group Lunasa.
In the summer of 2011, ‘Monongah’ rose to number eight on the international folk music DJ charts attracting critical acclaim.
Part of the reason why ‘Monongah’ was so warmly received, I think, is because the virtue of the album eclipsed its budget. Many involved in the creation and promotion of my debut went above and beyond the call of duty in support of a project they believed in. It was a wonderful gift in which to help me begin!
Kyle comments: “I began booking tours just as soon as ‘Monongah’ was released, and since then, I’ve toured the west and east coasts of the United States, different parts of Canada, Europe and the UK. I’ve made lifelong friends through my travels and the sharing of my music, collaborated with different artists I admire, and grown exponentially as a performer and singer. One thing I’ve learned in each and every place I’ve played is that music brings joy into people’s lives. It has been an incredibly rewarding two and a half years!
But now it’s time for a follow up. In the winter of 2013, I spent the month of February on the Gulf of Mexico on an artist’s residency called Escape to Create. There I was given the time and precious space of four weeks to write a collection of songs for my next CD. I’m proud of what came out of that, and very fond of these new characters.
Kyle adds: “With phenomenal backing musicians lined up, a great designer, fellow Escapee Heidi Pitre, a collection of top notch studios in and around Glasgow to choose from and mastering engineer Chris Graham, who has agreed to provide his music mastering services, I am confident that this album will be a project of grace and endurance.”
Picture: Kyle Carey at Rannoch Moor, Highlands of Scotland. Photo by Louis DeCarlo.