It’s the one year anniversary of WE the PEOPLE. MAKE it HAPPEN, the Kickstarter Campaign to release White Horses. To celebrate, this week you can download my favorite songs from White Horses for free, including a previously unreleased version of Roman Candles. Go crazy at katetucker.bandcamp.com
Originally a KT + Sons of Sweden song that was never properly released, I recorded a second version of Roman Candles with the help of my Ohio crew for New York-based photographer and longtime friend Brad Trent. Brad has been an amazing supporter from day one. He’s featured my music countless times on his Song of the Day list, done more than a few pro-bono photo shoots (many of the KT photos you’ve seen have been Brad’s) and to top it all off, he gave money to WE the PEOPLE. MAKE it HAPPEN. Part of his rewards package includes a dedicated song and video on youtube. He’s requested Roman Candles and so I made my very first (and perhaps last) DIY video. See what I did with Flip camera and iMovie atyoutube.com/katetuckersongs. Thanks to Michael Shepard of Lovedrug for his patience and help in recording Roman Candles and editing the video!
In other news, I’ve been all over the place this year, and am finally ‘settling’ down inNashville for the summer, though I’ll be back in Akron for a very special video release show at Musica on July 30. This will be the premiere for music video/short film Bullet Train by Akron based director Miriam Bennett. Bullet Train features performances by Cleveland actor Darryl Dickenson, myself, and my brother, Luke Tucker. I can’t wait for you to see it! We’ll also be showing the brand new music video for Blue December directed by Dustin Morrow, followed by a full band performance. Tickets will be on sale at akronmusica.com Follow me ontwitter.com/katetuckermusic for ticket giveaways and last minute updates.
And last but not least, some of you know about Red Valise Recordings, the little label that I started back in 2006 to release my first EP, Eros Turannos. Well, this year we welcomed our first new artist to the family. Allow me to introduce you to Brooklyn-based, Australian-born Johanna Cranitch of Johanna and the Dusty Floor. I can’t get enough of Northern Lights, her debut album and I think you’ll like it too. You can hear Johanna and the Dusty Floor at bandcamp.com and find out more about all that’s going on with them at redvalise.tumblr.com, twitter.com/redvalise and on facebook.
As always, thanks for listening! Please help me share the love this week with these new free songs, post them to your facebook page, your twitter feed, whereever you go, and if we’re not already acquainted, come on over to my facebook page and let’s get it started!