Dockside Studios- Recording “Freedom Avenue” 

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Here are a couple photos I wanted to share from my time at Dockside Studios, October 2013. I went down there to record my latest albumnot sure how many of you know about how this works so I decided to take some time and spill it.

First, I decided back in April to raise money to produce an album. Ive only recorded a 5 song EP and an acoustic album before and I couldnt afford to invest in a full length album for my project. I turned to Kickstarter to ask friends, family and fans to reach into their pockets and donate whatever amount they could in exchange for different packages of goodies. Long story short, I was able to raise $17,341 in 25 days. Woo hooo!! Alright..next step, music!

Like any songwriter, I had a lot of songs to choose fromI had to narrow it down to my top 20 or so. Next step, PRODUCER. Alright, this is a challenge as there are many questions you have to ask yourself. What style production do I want, what types of musicians do I want on the record, who have they worked with in the past, are they reliable,are they willing to work at this budget, can they work within a certain time frame, etc. With my friend Radney Fosters help, I found Justin Tocket. He helped pick out the songs for the record, choose the right musicians for the style of music I wanted, picked the studio, all that fun stuff.

Needless to say, Justin and I hit it off and we made a cool record that Im proud of!! Any fan of Radney Fosters, check out the duet I sing with him What Are You Doing On My Mind!~

Available now on my website,http://jessicaraemusic.com/cd-preview. Official release to Itunes and Amazon, March 1. Thanks for reading =)

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Jessica Rae sings National Anthem for Global RallyCross 

Jessica Rae sings National Anthem for Global RallyCross

This Thursday, signer/songwriter, Jessica Rae, will be singing at the final race of the Global RallyCross event. Its rumored that it may air on ESPN so keep posted. Check out the website here! http://www.global-rallycross.com/

Also, if you haven’t ordered your PRE-RELEASED copy of Jessica Rae’s new CD, make sure you visit her website today. Not released to public until 2014, but if you pre-order you will receive a CD in time for the holidays!! What a great stocking stuffer! http://jessicaraemusic.com/store


Partnership with Golden Girl Chicago 

Partnership with Golden Girl Chicago

Hey Everyone,
I’m excited to announce a partnership with Golden Girl Chicago~ I’m spending a lot more time in Chicago these days and who wants to look pasty in the winter, not me!! I met Jenn the other day and absolutely loved her energy, the way she spoke about her brand, and her entrepreneurship. I can’t wait to brainstorm on how we can continue working together in this beautiful city.

Girls helping girls in the business world. I like it!


Happened yet again 

Happened yet again

I was a little freaked out as I checked into my hotel room in New Jersey…and low and behold, I get ANOTHER room that’s not made up. 2 nights in a row!!! What the hell.

If this happens in NYC tomorrow night I’m probably going to have a panic attack.


Happened yet again 

Happened yet again

I was a little freaked out as I checked into my hotel room in New Jersey…and low and behold, I get ANOTHER room that’s not made up. 2 nights in a row!!! What the hell.

If this happens in NYC tomorrow night I’m probably going to have a panic attack.


Travel 

So I’m out on the road with Radney Foster this weekend…tonight is in Buffalo, NY. I love being out here as my dad grew up in this town. I have distant relatives that still live here and it’s awesome to see the city.

One of the most fun things about being on tour are the stories. I have so many and I need to get better about writing them down. Anyway, just got checked into the Hotel…get up to the room to find that the chain door lock is secured. i am surprised to find someone in the room I was assigned to…I sneak a peek into the room to know what I’m dealing with and it’s someone under the covers on the bed. Ha! I think I woke someone up. Anyway, i head back down to the lobby and they tell me that they are going to send security as that room is not supposed to be occupied soo now I’m in a different room waiting to watch what happens next lol.


Milwaukee Summerfest, THIS SUMMER! 

Milwaukee Summerfest, THIS SUMMER!

So happy to be performing at this years Milwaukee Summerfest! Catch me and my band on June 26th from 5-6pm at the Uline Warehouse Stage. Can’t wait!! Please spread the word and I’ll see you there.


KICKSTARTER~ we made it!! 

I’m so excited…and I just can’t hide it!!

We did it! I have the best friends and fans. We reached the goal but, its not over. NOW, we have a chance to continue to spread the word to have money for music videos, promotion and new touring possibilities!! We have 5 MORE DAYS!! Help me continue to make this new record as successful as I dream it to be. THANK you for all of your contributions. Can’t wait to get this new record in your hands.

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