Local performer Theresa Andersson grabbed worldwide attention the way many modern people do: By going viral. The 2008 YouTube clip of her performing "Na Na Na" in the robin's egg blue kitchen of her Algiers Point home, in which she navigates her signature one-woman-band set-up with aplomb, has garnered more than 1.3 million hits. It's refreshing to revisit this video depicting actual talent amid these times of Rebecca Black and people getting YouTube-famous for fighting at IHOP.
Now Andersson is bringing Internet audiences back into that kitchen as she records her next album Street Parade, and she's using the fundraising site Kickstarter (which is all the rage these days) to get the project going. The adorably pregnant Andersson says in a video on the site (embedded below) that she's going to involve audiences in the album's creation through a series of live streams of recording sessions and other aspects of the creative process. The pledge levels on the site, which range from $50 to $1,000, entitle backers to various things, from advanced digital copies of the album, to having access to the live streams, to front-row tickets and back stage access at one of Andersson's shows.
The fundraising goal is $15,000, and the deadline for pledges is May 19. The link to the project's Kickstarter page is below the video.