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 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,


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Bad Decision Pre-Order


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,



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Gifts for Music Lovers


You want to be unique. You want to buy independent. You want to gift something meaningful. Giving your supercool niece or nephew a Taylor Swift CD is just not going to cut it. So what’s a determined gift giver to do?

I’ve got you covered. Give ’em the gift of independent music. You get to be cool because you personally know the artist. They get to tell all their friends that their Mom/Dad/Grandma Mary/Uncle Nathan knows the artist. And they get to use every music snob’s favorite line: ‘oh, yeah, this is a Roxi Copland album. She’s an indie artist, you’ve probably never heard of her.’

Things you can currently get your paws at my online store: Albums. Limited edition tour posters (there are 12 of those left). Digital downloads. And an appropriately-titled “I Want It All’ package for $25 that includes damn near everything I’ve released thus far – I will lovingly pack up and mail your musical goodies to the deserving recipient, and I’ll happily sign both posters and albums (just include a note when you’re checking out of the store, saying ‘Please sign to Desiree’ or whomever else your little heart desires.)

There is a really good chance that if you order by, say, December 16th, your albums will make it safe and sound by Christmas. But no matter how late you place your order, I’ll do my best to get it to you posthaste, and will notify you the moment it’s shipped from Santa’s workshop (aka my studio. I’m planning on dressing my two dogs as elves. It’s gonna be great.) So what are you waiting for? Let the shopping begin!

Final shows of the year:

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is rapidly drawing to an end. I’ll be staying close to home for my final two public performances of the year – both are in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Monarch Lounge, located in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. For details, head here.

Progress on the new album:

We’re wrapping up the mixing and mastering on the new record, and starting in on the design side of things. My creative director (that’s what he calls himself, I prefer guy-who-makes-me-look-good) flies into Milwaukee next week for the photo shoot. Hooray!

For Spotify Fans:

 Check out Midwest Living Magazine’s recent ‘Music We Love’ playlist. They’ve included a couple of my songs, and I’m honored to be representing Wisconsin along with fellow Wisconsin musicians Bon Iver & PHOX.


And just for fun: 

My in-laws sent the cutest little lighted tree and I adore it. Have named him Francisco.



Happy holidays, may the love and laughter at your house be legion.


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It’s Coming…

The new album is coming! I’m thrilled to share that we’ve finished recording and are now in the editing stages. Super exciting stuff. If you’d like to see lots of behind-the-scenes pics from the studio (or even if you just want to see more pictures of our ridiculously cute puppy Haggis) head over to my Instagram.

Calling all holiday procrastinators! If you’ve been thinking about how cool it would be to add a little live music to your holiday party this year, now’s the time to take action as winter weekends are filling up fast. I just played a lovely cocktail event in Madison, Wisconsin last week at the Edgewater Hotel:


They had a freshly-tuned baby grand piano and plenty of wine, which is really all you need to make a gal like me happy. If you’d like to chat about the possibility of me coming to play for your guests, just drop a line via my contact form. I’ll get back with you shortly and we’ll get the party started (so to speak). PS – don’t fret if you don’t happen to have a piano. Have keyboard, will travel ;)

For the Milwaukee crew: Good news! The Milwaukee Hilton appears to like me – they’ve extended my residency through the holiday season. I’ll be playing two saturdays each in November and December. For dates and details, head to my calendar.

A couple of October pics:


A shot from the Alexander Recording Kompany in Ames, Iowa during the last week of sessions. This is my happy place.


A heartfelt thank you – for all the wonderful birthday messages earlier this month. I’m a lucky gal to have such a supportive community.

May the ghouls and ghosties at your doorstep be of the adorable variety, and may there be plenty of halloween candy left once they’ve gone. Cheers!


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New Video & Fun with Radio

Happy weekend!

It seems like only yesterday we were digging our shorts and swimsuits out of storage, looking forward to warmer weather, but here we sit on the precipice of fall. I know some of you think fall’s the greatest thing ever (football! pumpkin everything! itchy sweaters!) but personally, I plan on clinging to the last few weeks of summer as tenaciously as possible. Mainly because dragging out my fall wardrobe smacks of effort.

Speaking of effort – (dragging a keyboard about in 90+ degree weather totally counts) – I dropped by the AM1050 studios in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin recently to share some songs and regale them with tales of the road (and other quasi-appropriate subjects). The Guaranteed Raw Radio crew was nice enough to take a video of me performing a new song (!), which I now get to share with you. It’s called ‘Bad Decision’. Feel free to hit the like button, share with fellow music-loving sorts, etc.

Upcoming Show: Milwaukee! This one’s for you. I’ll be playing the baby grand at the Monarch Lounge in the Milwaukee Hilton tonight, August 27th, starting at 8pm. There’s no cover.

Thanks are in order: To Monica & Rob and Jerry & Kathy for hosting a couple of truly fun house/birthday concerts last week. Also to Kirby and crew for the amazing card, y’all are fantastic.

Notes on Recording: I’m currently plotting a few more days of recording in Iowa in September. Attempting to pin down a dozen musicians and other assorted creative sorts for the same dates is kinda like herding cats, but we’ll get ‘er done.

Pics from the road:


In non-music news, we got a puppy. Specifically, a french bulldog puppy that we’ve named Haggis McHound.


Sound check just before performing at a Better Homes & Gardens event last week in the East Village of Des Moines.

talk soon,


ps – for lots more pics of our new puppy Haggis and the recent sojourn to Iowa, head to my instagram.

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