Carol Noonan announces her new recording “’Waltzings for Dreamers”
in Support of the Waltzings for Dreamers New Music for Free Series
at the the Stone Mountain Arts Center
This Series is supported by Carol Noonan's Latest Recording
"Waltzings for Dreamers" in Partnership with the Kind Sponsorship
of Maine Beverage Company
Now taking Pre-Orders! Order now and we will waive the shipping fee
and help support my new album and this great new series.
A Note from Carol Noonan
I have two quests for this season coming up here at Stone Mountain Arts Center. To put on some free shows for our recession hard hit community and to bring new artists here who actually get paid. I will call it the Waltzings for Dreamers New Music for Free Series.
Why this Series?
The recession has hit all of us hard in our neck of the woods this year more than when it started. We are grateful that SMAC is still breathing. Unfortunately, lately, we don't see a lot of local folks as much as we used to, and some of our big tickets shows will simply be out of reach for them. That's not to say, that some unknown acts would not put on as memorable a show as the big famous ones, and a grateful audience is a happy audience!
I have also been feeling bad about my artist obligation to want to give worthy new music a chance and to provide a place for "everyone" to see quality music. I have a list a mile long of people who could play here under this scenario, and a list even longer of folks who would need the benefit of a free show once in a while. This hits home with me in so many levels...wanting to give back something to our amazing customers, and some fellow musicians who all just need a bit of a break.
Who Will Pay for this?
I am now recording an album to help raise the funds for us to do this series....The kind folks at Maine Beverage Company are making that possible. They are one of the most supportive companies of local entrepreneurship in the state...and we love them!!!!!! Anyway, the more albums we sell, the more free shows we can do. Our goal is to do 12 free shows in twelve months. So in a way we all pay for this!!!
What’s the Album about?
It is a collection of my own songs, and some of my favorite covers that we do frequently here at SMAC including a couple of Richard Thompson tunes, (thus the title...”Waltzings for Dreamers”). It features members of my own band featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry of course and will have many special guests on it.....artists who have been here to SMAC and love it, including Susan Werner, Cherish the Ladies, the Gibson Brothers, and drummer Jay Bellerose so far. We hope to have many more friends contribute by the time it is done.
How Can You Help?
By Ordering the album!! Or oder lots of albums!!! Each album is 30.00 and pre-orders are being taken now with a waiving of the shipping fee upon completion!!! And again, the more we sell, the more free shows we can do.
You can order on line, order the CD when you reserve your seat at one of the shows in this series, or call the box office at 207-935-7292. And if you are in the position to, you are more than welcome to pay more than 30.00 for the album and help the cause just fill in an amount that you want!!. Again, the numbers of shows will depend on the money we raise with the album.
More About the Free Shows!!
The goal is to put on approximately 12 free shows (one a month for a year) and bring 12 new artists here. I think promotion wise this series will get a lot of attention too, because of the nature of the concept.
It makes venues, agents, artists, and audience working together to feed a lot of different rivers.
We will hold out tickets each show for special groups like music students, volunteers, or well deserved groups who may have a hard time affording a ticket right now. We have a terrific collecftion of customers...so we will work on the honor system....if you don't need a free ticket, you are welcome to choose to pay some amount for the show to help support this series.
“Goods Donation at the Free Shows”
The ticket price with be of course “FREE” and a goods donation for that night's free show will be requested for a local cause (like our food bank, coats for kids, or pet food for the humane society).
Anyway, I think this is a good idea at a time when folks really need it. We in the music biz need to consider the times and our customers so we are all making music and audiences are enjoying it for many years to come
When does it Start?
Our first offical free show will be in November.....featuring a great new exciting act that we will announce later date. But as a whistle wetter, SMAC is donating our show on Thursday, June 3rd with the Either Orchestra for free admission, as a way to promote this new upcoming series and to let people know about the album and the program!!
So order now, and help bring new music and a great new series
of free admisson shows to SMAC!!!!!!
Thanks for your support!!!!