This post is about my good friend The Impossible girl. She has spent the last five years inspiring and challenging me as a musician while gently holding my feet to the fire. She encourages me to keep it real with a healthy dose of magic. Not magic in the hippie “whoa I get to sleep on this couch for free” way. But in that life is not all about the rules! I can make up some of my own instead of just heading the Roman way! So, I promised her long ago that if she asked me to meet her anywhere in the universe, I would make it happen. So far I have kept my promise. First a New York to Alabama tour. Then a southeast tour, then Berlin and New Orleans! ow she is asking me to meet her in new Orleans again, again for an Octobre 27th show! I really want to play this show and I adore her and New Orleans! Plus it is the weekend before Halloween and I can wear my new costume! So, she has a kickstarter page to pre-fund the tour in each city she has been asked to play in. If you want to hear her and Helen Keller’s Ukulele in NOLA or you just want to support it, please check it out here on Kickstarter or her webpage The Impossible Girl
Kim Boekbinder Redefines The Rock Tour
Iconoclastic New York musician, Kim Boekbinder, has set the internet abuzz with her passionate rant about the state of the music industry and how she’s decided to circumvent the broken system by using her vibrant social media presence to pre-sell her shows BEFORE they are even booked. Kim’s first test run of the idea was launched on Kickstarter and she got her funding for a show in New York City in under 24 hours. Now she’s doing a 10 date US tour: http://kck.st/pIcXeH
Ms. Boekbinder’s “Impossible Tour” idea has been featured on CCN Money, BBC Radio’s World Service, and BoingBoing. http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/14/crowdfunding-the-tou.html#comments. The attention generated from the story has her email inbox flooded with thank you messages from fans, musicians, and venues; as well as offers from internet startups trying to address the very issues that she is dealing with.
Kim Boekbinder is The Impossible Girl; a performer, composer, musician, and visual artist who defies genre. She has travelled the world, stealing hearts and changing paradigms with her indelible live performance and her excitingly original and unforgettable music. http://www.kimboekbinder.com/about/