I'm trying to make my first solo CD!!!
So my name is Cait Leary... and I love making music.
If you'd like, you can watch some videos I've recorded here:
I want to be able to dedicate my time to writing great music and getting better at playing my most valuable possesion, my guitar. My fingers were made to pluck them strings! I have always loved creating music, no matter the instrument, but in the past few years I have grown to love performing and singing as well.
Now that I'm living in Minneapolis, MN, I am more able to share what I have to offer with others. I have been gigging in the twin cities for almost a year now, but Minnesota is very different from Wisconsin when it comes to acoustic entertainment. It's much easier to get paying gigs in Wisconsin, I'm guessing because there is so much more live entertainment available in an urban area, but honestly, being surrounded by so much talent is worth the pay cut!
I have a wonderfully talented friend in the music biz, Mr. Brett Huus. He agreed to help me out by giving me an awesome deal on some studio time and by offering his helpful hand and experience to complete my first solo studio album. Mr. Huus is a Grammy Award winning musical engineer. This is a big deal.
My problem is that even though I have wonderful people on my side, I am lacking the resources needed to make this project a success. I can't expect musicians to flock into Wisconsin and beg to be on my album, and honestly, I'd prefer to pay them for their time and expertise when they are willing to help me out.
I would love to be able to get this project back up and running and pay for a drummer to come into the studio and lay down some drum tracks. I'd love to find a bass player and add some bass. I'd love to be able to pay for packaging and buy my final CD's! I'd also love to be able to pay my photographer what he deserves, even though he did all my album photography for free! I'd love to be able to pay my sound engineer for all the time he's put into this project for me.
The moral of this story is that there are a lot of expenses that my inexperience hid from me, and even though you can have the best people in the world on your side, you still got to have the moola to make things move. I would LOVE to get this project back up and running and I will do it, the question is when!?
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I will think super good things about you and they will probably come true :)
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I will include your name on my album "thank yous" when it is released. Also, I will tell everyone that you're really great. Word travels fast.
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All the above + I would LOVE to give a final copy of my CD electronically (kicker!) TWO weeks before it's release date! Oh boy.
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All the above + I'd LOVE to send you a signed copy of my final CD in the mail (instead of electronically) before its release date! You are a VIP to ME.
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If you donate $75 to my project I will knit you a hat. I have gotten fairly good at this. You can pick your own yarn colors :) Plus I will send you a signed CD in the mail and include your name on my album "thank you" list. :)
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If you donate $100 I would LOVE to cover one of your favorite songs on my Youtube page and give you a personal shout out! Just give me a couple days to learn it :) I will also send you a signed copy of my finished CD in the mail and include your name on my album "thank you" list.
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Ohhh man. I will knit you a hat, send you a signed CD, include your name on my album "thank yous" AND cover your song of choice on my youtube page :) ...plus all that good karma stuff too!
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Oh, goodness! I will knit a hat for you, send you my signed CD in the mail, play whatever song you'd like me to play on my youtube page with a personal dedication, include your name on my album "thank you" list and I will send a "you're the greatest person ever/thank you" video electronically!
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I will give you my old guitar. I love that guitar... A nice Takamine, high action but she sings real pretty. I think she retails for around $800. ...also, anything else you'd like.
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