Bad Decision Out Today!

 

It’s here! Bad Decision is now available in vinyl, CD, mp3, and lossless audio formats at my online store. Mp3s are also available at iTunes, Amazon, and other online music retailers. While I’m happy to have you pick up a copy of Bad Decision any place that works for you, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that nothing supports independent music as much as buying direct from the artist at their online store or at a show. Speaking of buying at a show…

Bad Decision Public Tour Dates

  • 6/21 Peace Tree Brewery, Des Moines, IA
  • 6/23 (The Original) Peace Tree Brewery, Knoxville, IA
  • 6/24 Wide River Winery, Davenport, IA
  • 7/5 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
  • 7/7 (The Other) Wide River Winery, Le Claire, IA
  • 7/8 Prairie Canary, Grinnell, IA
  • 7/11 The InterUrban ArtHouse, Kansas City, KS
  • 7/12 The Kettle, Beloit, KS
  • 8/17 Jazz in the Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 8/25 The Alexander Recording Kompany, Ames, IA

Get complete details on all tour shows at roxicopland.com/tour.

I want to take a moment & say thanks to all the radio stations that have already started to spin and/or said nice things about Bad Decision. Oh – Haggis McHound thinks you’re swell too. Also…. extra special thanks to WMSE in Milwaukee for making Bad Decision their top played Blues album this month, and WERU in Bangor for having the title track be one of their top five played the week of May 30th.


A little extra incentive to make it out to a tour show: Bad Decision merchandise (including the very hip tee seen here) will be available at all tour stops. Can’t make a show this summer? You can still get the album at the new and improved online store.

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Last Call for Summer House Concerts

I know. Life can get hectic sometimes, and even with the best of intentions, we forget things. A number of you have emailed/Facebook messaged/tweeted at me that you forgot to order Bad Decision during the Pre-Order in March, and asked how to get your hands on a copy now that the Pre-Order’s over.

It’s ok. I still love you, and there’s no need to stress. The official release date of Bad Decision is exactly one month from today, on June 16th. Come on out to one of the Bad Decision Tour shows and pick up a copy, or six. Starting June 16th, you’ll also be able to order whatever version you prefer (digital, CD or fancy-pants vinyl) online at my web store as well. Thanks again to all those who pre-ordered the album. If you ordered a CD, t-shirt, poster, or lyrics, you should have received your goodies by now. Vinyl went in the mail last week – it’ll be arriving this week and next. Also, don’t forget: If you haven’t downloaded the digital copy that came with your Pre-Order, please make sure to do that by Thursday, May 18th. In getting ready for the official release date, I’ll be switching the store over from Pre-Order mode to release mode. At that point, Pre-Order downloads will disappear.

Bad Decision Tour

The Bad Decision Tour is shaping up nicely with shows all over the Midwest. I’m adding new dates often, so make sure to check in at roxicopland.com/tour for the latest updates. Current list of public performance dates below:

6/21 Peace Tree Brewery, Des Moines, IA
6/23 (The Original) Peace Tree Brewery, Knoxville, IA
6/24 Wide River Winery, Davenport, IA
7/5 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
7/7 (The Other) Wide River Winery, Le Claire, IA
7/8 Prairie Canary, Grinnell, IA
7/11 The InterUrban ArtHouse, Kansas City, KS
7/12 The Kettle, Beloit, KS
8/17 Jazz in the Park, Milwaukee, WI
8/25 The Alexander Recording Kompany, Ames, IA

Where’s my city?

Don’t see your hometown on the list? Not to worry, there’s still time to host a House Concert, a custom event just for you and your favorite peeps. Here’s the scoop: You invite your friends and family (well, if you don’t like your family you totally don’t have to invite them, but you get the point) over for some food, fun and music. At a prearranged time during your shindig, I’ll play a show for about an hour or so. I don’t need a lot of space. The fact that I’m only a few feet away from all of you is what makes this such a unique experience for everyone involved. I’ve played house concerts from Oregon to Ohio and Minnesota to Mississippi. I’ve played them in living rooms, on back decks, in backyards, on patios, in parks, on golf courses, in community centers, and more. Honestly, anywhere there’s a couple of power outlets and some people who love live music works fantastically. Have keyboard, will travel. That’s kinda my thing. All sorts of information for those considering hosting a house concert can be found at my website right here. This is the last chance to book if you’re interested in hosting sometime this summer, so if you’re on the fence, drop a line by replying to this email and I’ll send you over a handy-dandy brochure with a lot of very useful information and let you know what dates I might be able to be in your area and we can take it from there. Don’t worry if you’re outside the Midwest – I often book pretty far out and I’m always pondering where to route future tours, so even if we can’t make something work this summer, we might be able to set something up for later in the year, or further on down the line.

Last but not least: I’d like to say thanks to all the truly awesome radio stations that have already starting spinning Bad Decision, including WMSE & WAWM in Milwaukee..

…As well as WYTX in Rock Hill, SC. KFMG in Des Moines. Wrecking Ball Radio in Chapel Hill, NC. Y’all are the best!

Cheers, and I hope to see many of you this summer!

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Want me to come play at your house this summer?

The 2017 Bad Decision Tour is taking shape…

And I want to come to your city. More specifically, your house, condo rooftop, vacation home, barn, patio, back deck, ranch, yard, etc. I’d love to come play for you and your friends this summer. “Roxi” you say, “that sounds fantastic, but I’ve never hosted a house concert before, and I have some questions…”

Got you covered! Read on…

What’s a House Concert? How Do They Work?

Here’s the scoop: You invite your friends and family (well, if you don’t like your family you totally don’t have to invite them, but you get the point) over for some food, fun and music. At a prearranged time during your shindig, I’ll play a show for about an hour or so. I don’t need a lot of space. The fact that I’m only a few feet away from all of you is what makes this such a unique experience for everyone involved.

So…like…could I host one in my house? On my back deck? At the local park?

Yes. Yes you could. I’ve played house concerts from Oregon to Ohio and Minnesota to Mississippi. I’ve played them in living rooms, on back decks, in backyards, on patios, in parks, on golf courses, in community centers, and more. Honestly, anywhere there’s a couple of power outlets and some people who love live music works fantastically. Have keyboard, will travel. That’s kinda my thing.

This all sounds like fun – I’d like more info!

Perfect. I’ve got all sorts of information for those considering hosting a house concert at my website right here.

What should I do if I’m interested in hosting? 

Here’s how this works – First, read through the info here at my website. Then, if you’re interested in hosting sometime this summer, hit me up via my contact form and say “Send me your house concert brochure, pretty-please” or “ME! I WANNA HOST!” or something along those lines. And I’ll send you my very official-looking ‘Roxi Copland House Concert Info Sheet’. Read through it, and if it all sounds cool to you, holler back at me with something akin to “Let’s do this!” Then I’ll figure out when I could possibly be in your area this summer and we’ll get a conversation going about putting together a truly fabulous house concert that’ll have your neighbors talking about how cool you are for years to come. (Right now this is limited to those in the 48 contiguous US states, but I have international aspirations, so don’t fret!)

On another note, speaking of cool – I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who placed a Pre-Order for the Bad Decision Record. The tour posters arrived yesterday (see below), the test vinyl pressings arrived last week (also see below), the tees are due in next week, and the CDs and vinyl are on schedule as well (CDs will arrive by the end of April, the Vinyl is coming in May). I’ll start mailing out the Pre-Order packages as soon as the CDs arrive. Hooray!

Pictures, ’cause they’re fun: Here’s test pressing #1 for the new vinyl. Insert happy dance here.

 

Oooh, and posters! I love it when the UPS guy brings me presents. YAY PRESENTS.

 

One more thing – Everyone who Pre-Ordered gets the entire album digitally on Monday, April 10th.

Keep an eye on your inboxes, friends. So excited for you to hear the new music! Feel free to let me know what you think via email or social media. I always love chatting music with people who have impeccable taste (obviously, if you’re receiving this newsletter, you qualify ;)

Cheers, and I hope to see many of you this summer….

-Roxi

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The Bad Decision Pre-Order is Live!

 

Hi Friends!

The Bad Decision Pre-Order is now officially open!

You may have noticed the awesome cartoon above. Many thanks to the brilliant cartoonist Brian Duffy for artfully detailing why it’s great to support independent music. Bringing new music to you requires an army of amazing and talented behind-the-scenes people to whom I am forever grateful. It’s not just writing the music. There’s so much more: recording, editing, mixing, mastering, photographing, designing, filming the music video, printing, packing, shipping…the list goes on and on.

I love making music and sharing it with you. At this point, I’ve spent nearly $12,000 of my own money bringing these songs to life, and I’m not even done paying album-related bills yet. Taking this music to the next level and bringing it to as many people as possible will require expanding the creative team. Specifically this time, I’m hoping to hire some professional music PR. But after recording, mixing, mastering, designing, and printing, there’s only so much left. All of which leads me to how you can help support indie music….

The Bad Decision Pre-Order campaign runs now through March 10th. Go to roxicopland.limitedrun.com. Grab a copy of Bad Decision or one of our other fabulous limited-edition pre-order packages. Sure, you could wait to pick up a copy when it officially comes out in June. BUT, if you pre-order the album, you’ll not only be getting it early. You’ll also be helping your favorite indie artist, since every purchase will contribute directly to helping make this my biggest album yet. Did I mention that, for the first time ever – we’ve got vinyl, baby!

love and bad decisions,

-Roxi

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Bad Decision Pre-Order

Hi!

I know. It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a newsletter (about two months, to be exact). But that’s because I’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new album and all things associated. As a result, I now have two very exciting pieces of news to share:

1) I made a music video (my first ever. EEEEK!) It’s below, and features one of the songs off the new album, entitled ‘Love Me Out Loud’. Directed by my cousin Tony Bonacci (apparently creative stuff runs in the family.) Have a peek:

 

 

Pretty hip, no? I released it on Feb. 20th, and since then it’s received over five thousand views (!) on Facebook. Feel free to share to your heart’s content on your various social media profiles.

2) You can Pre-Order Bad Decision from March 1st through the 10th here at my website

Reasons why Pre-Ordering is awesome:

1) When you place a pre-order, you get an immediate download of two tracks from the album: Bad Decision and Love Me Out Loud. Who doesn’t like instant gratification?

2) You get the album early. It officially drops in June, but if you pre-order, you’ll get it in April (if you order a CD or digital download) or May (if you order vinyl).

3) If you don’t order during the Pre-Order period, you’ll have to wait until June to buy the album. Sad.

4) We’ve put together several very cool packages that will only be available during the Pre-Order period – including your name in the liner notes, Associate Producer credit and more. See below for details on a couple of the packages, then head over to check out all the Pre-Order package options here.

Blare It & Wear It Package: Be proud of your Bad Decision and wear it well. Be the envy of your neighborhood. Shirt text: “Every great story starts with a Bad Decision.”

Limited Edition Lyric Sheet: Get one of eleven unique lyric sheets, the originals used to record the album (includes various scribbles, lyric changes, and the occasional wine and/or coffee stain).

love and new music,

 

-Roxi

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