Last One Standing
Aryn Michelle Releases $50,000 Crowd-Funded Album Dallas, August 2011- Aryn Michelle, an indie do-it-herself pop singer/songwriter and DFW native, raised $50,000 solely through fan support to record her upcoming album, and that album has arrived. Fans from around the globe invested in Aryn's music through the crowd-funding website SellaBand.com. Her album, "Last One Standing" which releases October 4th, 2011 is a testament to the ways in which the music and arts industries continue to change. As a pioneer in new ways to proliferate the arts, Aryn is excited to share the work her fans have enabled her to produce. Says Aryn, "Having the freedom to create, unbound by a record label and aided by the love and support of people who believe in you, is the ideal environment for a growing musician." She is the first Texan to raise $50,000 via SellaBand, and one of only a handful of American artists to complete the fundraising. Aryn Michelle taught herself piano and guitar and began writing songs at the age of 15. After formal music training at Southwestern University and the Berklee College of Music, she released her debut album, Lockless Heart, in 2009. Aryn was selected as a regional finalist for the 2009 and 2011 Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, was invited to represent the TUNE campaign, was TexasCSA's 2010 Songwriter of the Year, and was a top ten finalist in the 2011 Folgers' National Jingle Writing Contest. Her upcoming album, Last One Standing, was produced by Riley Friesen of Coda Record House. Aryn Michelle and her band are available for interviews and appearances. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit arynmichelle.com/epk for electronic press kit. ALBUM CREDITS: Recorded by: Riley Friesen, Coda Record House, Lincoln, NB Additional recording by: Philip Zach Pre-production assistance: Andrew Stoner, Cole Campbell Photography by: Philip Zach Mastered by Nathan Dantzler at The Hit Lab Printed, pressed, and packaged by: Digital Media Alliance Lead vocals: Aryn Michelle Background vocals: Aryn Michelle, on 'White and Black' Cole Campbell, Riley Friesen, Jordan Lenhoff, Justin Schornstein Piano: Aryn Michelle Guitar: Sonya Perricone Bass: Justin Schornstein Additional bass: Cole Campbell on 'Kindness' 'Strike It Up' 'Vulnerable' and 'Desperate Times' Drums: Jordan Lenhoff Percussion: Jordan Lenhoff Violin: Maddy Zani Cello: Megan Siebe Organ: Justin Schornstein Sound design: Riley Friesen, Philip Zach, Justin Schornstein, Aryn Michelle All songs written by: Aryn Michelle Arranged by: Riley Friesen, Aryn Michelle String and orchestral arrangements: Justin Schornstein Pre-production songwriting consulting: Mark Simos.