Wellesley singer-songwriter Tristan Bouchard is attempting to crowdfund the creation of his first album, dubbed Blue Nights, via the Indiegogo site. A couple of friends/students of his from Wellesley Theatre Project have reached out to us to help give Bouchard’s bid a boost.
Bouchard says in his Indiegogo video pitch that he has written and played many of his songs as a way to express grief, something he has had to more than his fair share of in his young life so far. In particular, Bouchard cites witnessing the death of a cyclist in an accident in Boston a few years back — an event that resulted in Bouchard suffering post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Those who contribute to the fundraising effort can get perks, such as copies of the music, handwritten lyric sheets and more, depending on how much you plunk down. Bouchard is attempting to raise $11,000, and so far is about a 10th of the way there with nearly two months to go. 5% of what Bouchard raises will go to McLean Hospital, which treats those with mental illnesses.