Born to Shine
BORN TO SHINE: A NEW WAY TO MAKE A RECORD Community Support Funds Full Length Live Studio Album for Artist Lara Oshon Songwriter, performer and painter, Lara Oshon, had an inspired idea: record an album in front of an intimate, live audience, and dedicate it to honor the Earth. That initial spark ignited a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, a live studio recording of 15 songs, and a brand new album entitled "Born to Shine," scheduled for release on September 24, 2010. Simmering from a long hot summer, this baby was born fast and is ready to fly! Oshon cultivated heartfelt community by encouraging a cooperative production throughout the creative process. Kickstarter.com, a Web platform for funding creative projects, allowed her to share her initial idea quickly with a wide audience. Videotaping her vision for the album, she then created a Kickstarter page, and promoted it through her social networks. In a mere three weeks a groundswell of community support surpassed her $4,000 fundraising goal! Pledges came from California to Australia. A week later she recorded the entire album in just one night at Studio 1093 in Athens, accompanied by Michael C. Steele, with an in-studio audience of 21 people. Oshon is inspired and humbled by the outpouring of support surrounding this record. "When we join together to create offerings that benefit everyone, not just ourselves, we open unlimited possibilities." The dedication inside the album cover will read: "SHINING LOVE ON EACH OTHER AND OUR BELOVED EARTH. This album is made in honor of the unifying power of LOVE ~ a light we are all born to shine." Oshon's deep commitment is to use creativity as a force for love, peace and unity for all living things. Her truthful, tender songs shoot straight into the heart. Her live shows are provocative, elegant, and great fun. Lara Oshon is a singer-songwriter-artist from Atlanta, GA, who discovered her creative calling in Venice, CA. Pioneering her own genre of lyrically soulful music and art, her creations are winning hearts around the country. Lara recently nestled back in the green nurturance of Athens, GA, where she is picking at her newest love, guitar!