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I am making a new record full of soulful and honest songs with my friends (who happen to also be amazing musicians).
I am making a new record full of soulful and honest songs with my friends (who happen to also be amazing musicians).
208 backers pledged $21,130 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome Dear friends to my first Kickstarter

This is a big step for me and I am excited to invite you to take part in helping me create my next record. I've spent 7 years writing and preparing to make a new body of work, and in that time I became a mom of 2 beautiful boys, played a whole lot of gigs and spent a good amount of time dreaming up this project. I’m proud to say I have an incredible team and I know we are going to make something qualitative. With the songs already written, the band and production in place, all we need is your support to bring this to life. Thank you for taking the time to contribute and team up with us!

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I’ve been recording music for over a decade, including several EP’s and 1 full length record released in 2011. I write a whole lotta songs…sorting through them to find the very best ones is no easy task; but I’m sure you’ll appreciate this record once it’s released. I have an incredible band made up of some serious players ( honestly, sometimes I have to pinch myself) and we are going to make the warmest, comfiest, downright tastiest record we possibly can.

Kickstarter, what is it and why?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that allows people to help fund creative endeavors and projects. It’s different from others in that you must COMPLETELY reach your goal or you get NOTHING. This way, all the incentives can be fulfilled and we don’t come up short in funding. These days as an independent artist, it is important to create a tribe of people who support and share your art. This is done through actions as simple as pre-ordering your copy of the record, or choosing from one of the other rewards available. Kickstarter is a great platform to achieve these goals. I’m excited for you to witness this project unfold through regular updates. All the orders and finances are dealt with through one site. This makes things a lot more transparent for everyone. YOU get to say ‘I HELPED MAKE THIS RECORD’. YOU get to be proud of it and know you played a very important part of bringing it to life!

Making of the Record

Making a record costs money and there are a lot of moving parts…

-production and engineering.

-Top notch musicians.

-Studio space.

-Artwork.

-duplication costs (cd/vinyl).

-Merchandise to fulfill incentives (T-shirts, prints, etc).

- shipping costs.

*** There is also a percentage for using kickstater payed off the top, as well as a tax estimated into the overall sum. So you see, it adds up, and we couldn’t do it without you.

me: coffee in hand, guitar, keys and kids in tow (that stroller behind)
me: coffee in hand, guitar, keys and kids in tow (that stroller behind)

Rewards (incentives)

This is where we get to give back to you! Please check out all the amazing rewards in the pledges area, some include…

- Pre release download and copy of the record.

- Limited and numbered Vinyl.

- Rheanna Downey super cool screeprinted tote

- Exclusive art prints by Rheanna (with lyrical lines quoted).

- Personalized song written just for you.

- Pre-release exclusive show (limited seats).

- Intimate House show for you and your peeps.

- And more…

Spread the LOVE

This campaign will run for 30 days starting August 8th, and we greatly appreciate you sharing it with your friends and family. Whether you reach your community through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, emails or good ‘ol fashion conversation, we want everyone to get the chance to join us and we appreciate you spreading the word. IT TRULY TAKES A TRIBE, and I am grateful to call you mine!

Stretch Goals

We are asking for 20,000 to get a bare bones record out, but we really would love to shoot for much, much more. If we exceed our goal, we will be able to do cool things like promote, license and distribute the record properly.

Thank YOU

It is amazing that we live in a day and age where people can band together to see each others dreams come true while supporting the art we love. I sincerely thank you for the possibility of artistic freedom and for pouring into my craft! There is really no way to express my gratitude. YOU inspire me to make the best records I know how to!

Risks and challenges

Reaching out and asking for support is one of the scariest things I have ever done. Making records comes naturally to me; it is a Process and something I love wholeheartedly. Sometimes there are unforeseen delays, however I know that once we fund this baby, its gonna be a joy to bring this project to life. I plan to have regular updates so you ‘ll know exactly where we are at in the recording process and delivery of your AMAZING rewards.

Thank you again! Lets GIT ‘ER DONE folks!

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Download of the single

    For 2 bucks you get the hot single straight to your cassette tape player... or your phone... whatever works for you.

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    Digital download of the record

    Congratulations, you are pre ordering your digital copy of the new record!

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    Signed copy of the CD and lapel pin

    You will get your own personally signed CD, shipped to you with lapel pin (and my heartfelt thanks for your support!)

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    TOTE BAG Y'all

    $50 and your grocery runs will be stylin' with a screen printed Tote, along with signed CD, pin and digital download. YOU ROCK.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    AHHHH, vinyl.

    If you don't have a record player, get one! $75 and you are the proud owner of limited edition, hand numbered vinyl. This includes the download, the tote bag, and the pin.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    2 tickets to pre release show

    I will be doing a very intimate pre release show with some band members of the songs before we release them. (aaand I might just record it) You and a guest get to be a part of this special evening!

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    • includes your choice of vinyl or CD, tote and pin
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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Limited Edition print with lyrics

    Did you know I love mixed media? I will be making you a rare and special print to hang on your wall with lyrics (your choice between 5 selections).

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    • includes 2 tickets to pre release show
    • includes your choice of vinyl or CD, tote and pin
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    1hr interview & serenade

    I am all yours for 1 hour via skype or facetime where I sing up to 3 songs, answer all your questions or even give you a guitar, voice, or songwriting lesson.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    I will write you a personalized song!

    For 1 grand, you get a PERSONALIZED SONG written just for you along with a little recording done in my home studio to share with all your friends.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    House show with up to 2 bandmates!

    I will personally come, bring my sound system and up to 2 of my peeps and we will serenade you and your friends. IT WILL BE AWESOME.

    *backers outside of San Diego county subject to travel cost

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    WHOLE BAND will play your event!

    For 5 grand the whole band will come and play a stellar show for you and your friends, and hey, I'll write you a song, make the band learn it and we will perform it.
    *backers outside of san diego county subject to travel cost

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Funding period

- (30 days)