Look what you've done! This project has gone from a debut album release to a full-blown music collective in ONE YEAR. The album process was so inspiring that I am moving forward with a business, brand and band. Elvanelle Music is a collective for "time-traveling song" - that includes traditional jazz, American Song, folk, theatre music and vintage pop. Of course we play the newer stuff too! You'll get to hear all of it in an upcoming music video release, planned for this Wednesday, September 13th.
Now let me tell you about the significance of September 13th...
Elvanell Ellison was born on September 13th, 1917. Even if you're not good at math, it's easy to see that was 100 years ago exactly! Her sheet music collection from the 30s was delivered to my door so I could distribute them for Kickstarter perks. I had no idea I was getting someone's entire collection. I reached out to her living relatives and they had no idea the music even existed. I don't know much about her other than her birthday, her birthplace and that she drank coffee: "black. in a teacup. always with a saucer", according to her grandson. But I couldn't ignore that we had the same taste in music. Now that's a connection that transcends time. I think it's little ways like this that we can experience time-travel and connect with people across realms, borders and generations. Even the original artists and composers cross the boundary of time and continue to live as long as people perform their music.
Here are our upcoming shows. Most are with the 6-piece band. Please visit www.kimberlyhawkey.com for ticket links and details. Www.elvanellemusic.com is coming soon along with music videos. The collective will offer music for concerts, events and education. I'm offering a $10 student ticket to the Schenectady show and Music Industry professionals may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for free tickets on a first-come first-serve basis.
Thank you all! Please head over to our Youtube Channel and click subscribe so you'll be notified when we release our first music videos, including songs that were requested by Kickstarter backers!
Thank you all! Much love and PLEASE stay safe during this crazy time. Love to all,