All The Way benefit album now available!

Buy Kaia’s benefit album All The Way at CDBaby!

At least $4 of every CD sold and $7 of every digital album download sold benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

If you live nearby, email kaia@kaiafowler.com to purchase a CD for $7. Visit my home page to listen to samples.

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“All the Way” is dedicated to the memory of my husband Scott R. Jaeger who died of pancreatic cancer in July, 2013. Scott and I thought up this album in April of 2013. I recorded it in Beth Kille’s studio December of that year. Thank you Beth for volunteering your time and talent to this project! Thanks as well to Michael Mood for mastering the album. And warm appreciation to Scott’s long time friend–my friend now–Jeff Campbell for the lovely album artwork pairing Scott’s photos with quotes he collected in a journal for over 15 years. And to my talented and hardworking designer, Kendra Rowland for adding the finishing touches and designing my logo.

Scott R. Jaeger lived life fully. A professional videographer and photographer, the album cover features some of his black and white photos. For this album, all CD sales will benefit pancreatic cancer research and advocacy and patient support provided by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through the Purple Stride Madison, Wis. annual event.

The four songs on the album include “Feel So Much” written early in my relationship with Scott when I felt the full awareness of how wonderful our love was, how wonderful to be living my life with my soulmate as a partner!  “I feel so much,” Scott whispered to me once when we embraced, and a song was born. The album also features two songs written the day after we learned that Scott’s cancer had returned and was stage IV. Those songs, “All the Way” and “Stay With Me,” reflect the knowledge that he had only months to live. They reveal my longing to be in the moment and how difficult it can be to “dance and sing when a storm is blowing hard on you.” The final song, “Where the Water Meets the Land” explores what it means to be alive and how I want to live my life. It was written four months after Scott died. Scott told me that he took strength from places where the water meets the land. I was in a dark place and was out walking and realized that I wanted to capture that strength in a song. The lyrics draw from the teachings of people much wiser than I am, rephrased in my voice and set up to rhyme in the right places.

It is my goal for this album that it make its way in the world to connect with people longing for hope and comfort. Please share so that others may learn about All The Way. Thank you.

~ Kaia