Nicola brings her own unique brand of playing and writing to this sweet little ukulele friend. Come join the fun!
I've been writing songs on guitar forever. Now I've switched. Why this ukulele thing? I love the ukulele, the sound, the feel, so simple, tender and essential. My friend Lisa said it's a portal of innocence. I love that.
Also, I have become increasingly sensitive to my impact on the planet and have slowly but surely simplified my life. Why not simplify my music too? I can cart my uke around in my bike soooo much easier than the guitar, take it camping, on airplanes, yes, very user friendly. My intention is to make songs that are strong enough to fill one's heart with bare minimum of strings.
I'm in the studio right now with Robinson Eikenberry, my engineer/producer for many a past CD...so exciting! Ukulele, bass and vocals, that's pretty much all I'm planning to have; keeping it simple, letting the rawness show. So fun to be recording again.
You can help birth this little jewel. Kickstarter reminds me of the old-fashion barn raising: friends gather to help friends; such a cool concept. I hope you agree. The money I generate here will directly go towards recording. I will need way more than what I am asking, but I'll only get the money if I reach the 'goal'...so I want to make sure I get to the 'goal' I have set here. Feel free to go over the 'goal', pretty please!
In return, I will offer not only my musical and songwriting skills, but also some art work (did you know I got my degree in art?). By supporting this project, you support my expression and help spread the joy and the power of simplicity. My intention is to bring opening, healing, reverence for the earth and authentic expression through song. Come, share the journey with me if it speaks to you. Perhaps it will inspire you to pick up a ukulele, who knows?
I'm offering all sorts of different options for the rewards-there's all sorts of ways to play here. Thanks in advance for celebrating the creative impulse, for supporting arts in general and me in specific.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 17, 2011 - Jul 17, 2011 (30 days)
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You get my eternal gratitude! And you''ll be in this loop and stay connected through the project updates. Thanks for being a part of this!
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my eternal gratitude and your name added to my email list. Also, I will send you a link to two of songs we have recorded.
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You get a digital download of the CD when done.
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you get a digital download and the actual real-life physical CD when done. Signed too. (All the rest of the rewards get this...plus whatever is added.)
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you get a digital download and then 2 of the new, actual real-life physical signed CDs when done. Give one to a friend...
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digital download,the new CD, plus two other CDs of your choice, either 2 more of the new one, or my other releases.
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sign CD plus a half hour ukulele lesson; in person or on skype. Even if you are a newby, I can get you playing the ukulele in that time (but you got to practice of course to get it down).
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1 backer Limited (10 of 11 left)
All of the $50 reward plus a my limited edition book 'Wobbling, Weaving". I created this spiral-bound book when I was going through the awesome Hendricks' Foundation Training'. It's a pile of playful sketches with some profound ponderings.
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3 CDs- the new CD plus two others of your choice, plus a 2 cranes t-shirt. Limited sizes and styles available...beautiful art work by Earl Arnold. Check out this link: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8WkIgipYBi4/TflgDaUC2UI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/SPPIhogfR5o/s720/DSC07969.JPG
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You get the new signed CD plus the other 5 of my CDs; 6 total,; plus your name in the liner notes of the CD (this is true for all rewards $100 or more).
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a CD, plus I'll do an hour songwriting session with you. Either I can help you get started on a song, or give feedback on material you already have (in person or on Skype).
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a signed CD, plus a life-coaching session, assisting you in discovering and living you passion. In person (if you live in the area) or on the phone.
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what about three half hour ukulele lessons? yours!
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I will do a Santa Barbara home concert for 45 minutes, unplugged, up close and intimate for up to 15 people. Could be for a dinner party or a mellow evening of music. Note, this is ONLY for within Santa Barbara city limits.
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1 backer Limited (18 of 19 left)
the new CD plus a limited edition ( only 20 of them in the world) wood block print I made of my old hummingbird guitar. The actual print is 6 "X14" on paper that is 13" x19". There's an image of it in 'update #2'.
Pledge $300 or more
CD plus 3 hour long songwriting coaching sessions (in person or skype).
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a signed CD plus 3 1-hour life-coaching sessions, assisting you in discovering and living you passion. Session can be in person or on the phone.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
the new CD plus an original drawing from my 'tree' series. There is only five of them : original art by yours truly. They are all framed-but if you live out of town I will ship them without the frame. If you live in Santa Barbara, you can come and see these-they will be up until June 30th. If you can't come see them, here's a link to picture of one of them: http://nicolagordon.com/images/thumbs/DSC08009_resized.JPG?ts=1261969169
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II will teach a six hour songwriting playshop anywhere within 4-hour driving range of Santa Barbara to a group of up to 12 people.
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You get a CD of course and then, I'll write an original song for you. It could be your theme song, a jingle for your company, or a tribute to someone you love--you tell me what it's about!
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I'll come play a concert in your living room for you and your friends or your favorite charity. (You pay for transportation and lodging).
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I'll teach a 1-day (~6 hours )songwriting workshop for a group of up to 15 people (you pay transportation and lodging).
Pledge $2,500 or more
you get all five of my CDs plus named as executive producer on the CD liner notes.
Pledge $3,000 or more
I'll teach a two-day songwritng workshop for a group of up to 15 people (you pay transportation and lodging).