Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical marvel; the kind of dynamic young talent whose fresh vision and uncanny intuition puts a whole new perspective on an age-old art form. Like a muse-lit meteor, Tal blazed onto the music scene as a teen, sitting in with the Allman Brothers within months of her 2006 arrival in New York City. By the end of 2007, she had released her acclaimed, instrumental debut, Transformation, and hit the road with Chick Corea. Tal went on to appeared on A&E with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, then joined Jeff Beck's world tour for what culminated in her global breakout moment. Her performance at Eric Clapton's 2007 Crossroads Festival in Chicago, which has generated more than 10 million plays on YouTube.
Wilkenfeld has recorded with such legendary artists as: Prince, Macy Gray, Trevor Rabin, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Toto, Todd Rundgren and Ryan Adams. She has toured with Jeff Beck which found her backing guests like Sting, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour.
Wilkenfeld chose direct-to-fan leaders, PledgeMusic, to release her latest record so she could bring her fans inside the creative process. The new music is an intoxicating, intimate reimagining of the singer-songwriter idiom. The singles are comprised of improvisational sonic bloodlines, rock energy and intensity, and lyrics rich in both realism and folk symbolism-all delivered by Tal's vibrant, revealing vocals and with her world-class musicianship.
"I can't wait for you guys to hear my new music! Thank you for your support, and for pledging for my album!"
When fans pre-order the record, they'll get an instant download of Some of the single "Corner Painter". They will also get the AccessPass and be able to see the campaign only behind-the-scenes exclusives - videos, pictures, and more. Other exclusive items available are:
MUSIC & MERCHANDISE:
* An exclusive water bottle from The Who Tour. A fantastic matte black water canteen 40oz with Tal Wilkenfeld's logo and name printed across it.
* The new CD, signed by Tal.
* The TW Deluxe Bundle which includes the new album on CD and on 220g vinyl plus a Tal T-shirt from The Who Tour.
* A TW USB stick. A handy 2GB sleek, metal, USB stick engraved with Tal's name and filled with the HD audio mixes of the New Album. (Final product design TBA)
* A beautiful print 24" x 18" poster of Tal and her dog, stylized. Perfect for framing and having as a collector's piece. In classic black and white color and signed by Tal.
* A beautiful print 24" x 18" poster of Tal and her dog, stylized. Perfect for framing and having as a collector's piece. In classic black and white color.
* An exclusive Tal T-shirt from The Who Tour.
* A TW signed bundle which includes a signed copy of the new album on CD and a copy of the new album on 220g vinyl, signed and numbered by Tal.
* A copy of the new album on 220g vinyl, signed and numbered by Tal.
* A TC - Flashback delay signed by Tal and pre-programmed with Tal's tone print.
* A VB-2w Vibrato pedal signed by Tal
* A BC-1x Bass Compressor signed by Tal
* A Micro Cube Bass RX signed by Tal
* A TU-3 Chromatic Tuner signed by Tal
* A TC-Hall Of Fame reverb, signed by Tal and pre-programmed with Tal's tone print.
* A Micro Cube GX signed by Tal
* A BB-1x Bass Driver signed by Tal
* A personalized recorded video message from Tal wishing you a Happy Birthday.
* Attend a live recording session with Tal on May 15th - One ticket for you to attend an in-person live recording session with Tal, her band, and legendary engineer/producer Alan Parsons producing on May 15th at 1pm at the Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Includes meet and greet, Q&A, and a listening party to hear some new songs from the forthcoming album. For an additional $300 you can come to the session early for the setup and watch Alan Parsons mic the drums. Travel and accommodations not included.
* A jam session with Tal and her band - Come into the rehearsal space and jam with Tal and her band in LA! Take home an audio recording so you can remember the experience. Max of 5 people. Travel costs to LA not included. Date TBD.
* A private duo concert with Jackson Browne the comfort of your own home, or at a private event! You will help create the set-list from any of Jackson and Tal's songs, plus some covers! Available anywhere in the USA. All expenses are included. No videotaping allowed. Maximum attendance of 100 people.)
* A full band house concert in your own home, anywhere in the US.
* An acoustic house concert in your own home, anywhere in the US.
* A 60-minute Skype/FaceTime or Google Hangout bass lesson.
* Tal and Vinnie Colaiuta play on your record - Have Jeff Beck's rhythm section play on your record! Three hour (up to 4 songs) and six hour (up to 8 songs) sessions available. Does not include studio time. Outside of LA, additional travel costs may need to be assessed. No video recording, only standard studio session recording.
To pre-order the record, please visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/talwilkenfeld