My name is Chelsea Marie Davis and I'm a singer/songwriter/creator. I love jazz and songwriting in different genres. I’m co-writing an original musical about Civil Rights icon Marian Anderson & I have a fun indie duo project called Roseport with singer/songwriter Shani Rose. This year I recorded 324 song ideas on my phone, wrote the bones of 74 new songs, and completely finished 38 songs. I did 85% of that work in a 6 month window when I wasn’t teaching and could focus 100% on writing. When I returned to teaching 5 days a week, my time became a lot more limited and so was my creative output, as a result.
Songs are stories that resonate in our bones. Music and words that put sound to our deepest human experiences. I want to create music that transfigures our relationship to ourselves and the world. Right now, I’ve got 100+ songs in the queue to record, and I’m writing more every week. My best songs haven't been written yet.
I crowdfunded my last project on Kickstarter, thanks to 271 Backers who made that music possible. It was a leap into the unknown for all of us, and we made a gorgeous record together. But now I want to record songs as I write them and give them to you every month.
Patreon lets Patrons (that’s you!) support an artist with a monthly gift.
As my friend Jessica said, “People support all kinds of things on a monthly basis—charities, churches, NPR—why not art?”
Why not THIS art?
How I’ll use the money*:
Current musical goals:
- Record and release “Chelsea Marie Davis” songs with great producers
- Collaborate with a Broadway composer to work on my musical project Marian and demo our songs
- Record a jazz standards album with killer musicians
- Write, record, and promote Roseport music to a wider audience
- Attend conferences, festivals, and classes to deepen my craft
- Learn the art of music production so I can begin to self-produce music
- Get my original music into films/TV shows
We're all in this together.
Art is a dialogue. It connects us to one another, and I would love to journey with you as I make music. Community is vital to my creative process--YOU ARE SO IMPORTANT! I want to listen to your stories and feedback, and make art in conversation with you. You challenge and stretch me to write about new topics in new styles, and I’m excited that you’ll be with me in the process the whole time! Let’s embark on a venture to create art that transforms, reveals, and expands our capacity for empathy and love.
They're over on the right. Check 'em out! If you think of something that you'd love, message me. I'm figuring this out as I go and I want to love on you in the best way possible.
A little music...
Caged Bird EP (solo project)
Roseport (indie pop duo)