This collection of songs has been incubating for over five years and is screaming to be released into the universe!
I'm in the middle of recording my 4.5th record "Apple in the Ocean." These songs have spent many years incubating as my last album "Boat With No Oars" was released in 2007. I've returned for the third time to Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Sacred Heart is a stunning place to record: a cathedral with natural reverb and a beautiful Baldwin grand piano. I love it there!
These are pop songs about mummies found spooning together, hearts wrapped up in beewax, maps & calendars, heat rising up from radiators, little birds singing down the hall & sweet little clams. I have invited some very talented musicians to work on this record with me and my recording engineer is ever so patient and wonderful. There is a small crew of super special behind the scenes people who are helping me with web stuff, graphic design, this here kickstarter video and more. You can also be a part of bringing this project to life!
Here you can pre-order my new album as well as my older releases. You could receive a funny thank you note, yoga goodies, a song written just for you, a thank you mention in the liner notes, maybe even a house concert! And you'll get serious, SERIOUS deep gratitude from little old me -- the girl that holes up (sometimes) in my northern Minnesotan home, writing poems, singing songs and traveling from town to town singing them for the last 14 years!
THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF ME AND CONSIDERING SUPPORTING MY PROJECT!
The Rough Budget (what my $3300 goes towards):
$2000 (recording) + $1500 (CD duplication) + $300 (video making/editing) + $500 (paying musicians) + $150 (graphic design) + $100 (posters/promo) = $4500 - $900 (Duluth Homegrown Incubation Grant I was awarded in late 2011) = $3600. I'll eat the remaining $300.
My Kickstarter Video was filmed by Ryan Dahlberg/The Duluth Scene and the video was edited by Derek Pearson Productions. Photos were taken by Ryan LeMahieu. BIG THANK YOU to Ryan L., Ryan D. and Derek!!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Apple Seed Level: Thank you postcard: it will be either a touristy, cheesy Duluth scene, a photo of a wild animal OR something random/mysterious/whimsicalEstimated delivery:
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Apple Juice Level: Digital download of "Apple in the Ocean" before it is releasedEstimated delivery:
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Apple Butter Level: Physical copy of "Apple in the Ocean" mailed to your door + thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
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Apple Cookie Level: Physical copy of "Apple in the Ocean" mailed to your door + a copy of "Boat With No Oars" + thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
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Hard Apple Cider Level: Physical copy of "Apple in the Ocean" mailed to your door + a copy of "Boat With No Oars" + a copy of "East to the Sea" + thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
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Yoga Apple Level: "Apple in the Ocean" + "Boat With No Oars" + "East to the Sea" + thank you postcard + 2 free yoga classes in Duluth if you live here (Wednesdays at 5:30 pm) OR a hand drawn yoga practice for you to do at home!Estimated delivery:
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The Big Apple Level: The Mary Bue Collection! Physical copies of "Apple in the Ocean," "Boat With No Oars," "East to the Sea." "Where the Monarchs Circled" and a digital download of 2002's "Self Cylinder" + thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
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The Singing Apple Level: The entire Mary Bue Collection (as featured in the Big Apple Level) + thank you mention in the album credits + I WILL WRITE A SONG FOR YOU! You pick the subject matter! Or send me your poem and I'll write music to it! I'll write a love song to your sweetie or a heart-ache song to your unrequited sweetie, or a lullaby for your baby. I will record this at home, burn you a copy and sing it to you if you come to one of my shows (just let me know so I can be prepared!).Estimated delivery:
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Mom's Apple Pie Level: House Concert + a song for you!! I'll come over and perform (myself + my bodyguard!) for you and all of your friends for one hour (within the Duluth, MN area ... if further we'll discuss travel costs). AND AND AND I'll write you a song prior to all of this and sing it to you and your friends. ALSO I'll bake you an apple pie (or spiced apple cake ...). WHOA! YUMMY! Oh yeah + the entire Mary Bue collection (as mentioned in "The Big Apple Level").Estimated delivery:
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Apple in a Wedding Dress Level: All of the goodies from "Mom's Apple Ple Level" but I'll wear that crazy wedding dress from the video and perform your house concert in that ugly thing! AND you get to keep it when I'm done (and NO - this will not be a strip tease). :)Estimated delivery:
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