In my review of blues singer Gina Sicilia's 2011 album Can't Control Myself, I wrote "Gina Sicilia is an immense talent with an incredible future ahead of her. If she were just a singer, she'd still be a star due to her range, command, and ability to wring every ounce of emotion out of a song. That she has developed into one of the best young songwriters in contemporary blues music is of equal significance, not only allowing her an outlet for her own considerable creativity, but also opening doors of opportunity..."
Can't Control Myself is a "highly-entertaining album of substance, emotion, and enthusiasm that is guaranteed to please," and if the Reverend said it, then you know it's true! Sicilia is a bright young talent, and she needs our help to fund her next album. Working with the artist-oriented website Indiegogo, Sicilia has launched a fundraising project to underwrite the recording and production of what would be her fourth album. The singer has set an entirely-reasonable goal of $15,000 to create the new album, and is almost half-way to this amount with better than a month left to go.
Like Kickstarter and other similar fund-raising websites, Indiegogo offers donors varying levels of "rewards," which are set by the artist asking for your hard-earned cash. Sicilia's project provides a number of levels for the interested music fan and potential donor, from a $5.00 donation (which gets you a free pre-release song download) to $25.00 (netting you a download of the full album two weeks in advance) and beyond. If you're feeling particularly flush, you can donate $2,500 and Sicilia and her band will show up at your house and put on a show (provided that you're within 200 miles of Gina's Philly hometown).
Check out Sicilia's Indiegogo web page, watch her video, and pitch in on the making of her next great album!
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Photo by Jim Esposito, Graphics III, courtesy Gina Sicilia