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My name is Anna Rose Beck. I write songs and sing them for people. I want to record my first ever record, and I need your help!
61 backers pledged $2,149 to help bring this project to life.

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Howdy, Kickstarters!

Posted by Anna Rose Beck (Creator)

Sorry I have been such a lousy updater! It has been far too long. So - here goes. We finished recording back in mid-December, and since then, my wonderful and talented producer Andrew has been toiling at his computer, working on the mixes for my 7 songs. About 40 hours of his work later, I heard the first versions and since then we have been emailing back and forth getting everything perfect. So - now the mixes have been (mostly) finalized! You can get a preview of what they sound like HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch... (a video from when I was on the radio yesterday!!)

Next up: mastering... then duplication... Since everything is so expensive, I am looking into getting a label to pick me up and help me out. Should you have any connections with labels or people who might know about this process, please let me know! I know next to nothing!

Lots of fun shows coming up in February here in North Carolina. (Check out http://reverbnation.com/annarosebeck if you're in NC and would like to know about them). I've been writing some new songs, too. You can listen to them on my YouTube channel! http://youtube.com/oheckitsbeck

Til next time,
Anna Rose

a live update from Landslide Studios...

Posted by Anna Rose Beck (Creator)

So I'm sitting here in the studio at 7 pm on Sunday night, after 9 hours of recording today and 10 hours yesterday. We had so much fun and also accomplished so much this weekend, including laying down drum and bass tracks for 6 of my songs! My dad happened to be working in Raleigh this past week so he came to Asheville with me to visit the studio. He took this video of me, producer Andrew Schatzberg, drummer Peter Councell, and bassist James Hines working on the arrangement for "The Weathermaker." Hope you enjoy the snapshot of the action...

Also, my Kickstarter project closes in SIX DAYS!!! I am so thankful to all of you for your support and please spread the word to your friends who may be interested in pre-ordering the album (which I expect to be out in mid-February).

Toasty love and kisses and hot cocoa and marshmallows.
Anna Rose

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I wrote a new song.

Posted by Anna Rose Beck (Creator)

It's called The Tendencies of Songbirds. A word of warning...it has the F-word in it. For artistic purposes, of course. To see the lyrics, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Thank you! (and a confession.)

Posted by Anna Rose Beck (Creator)

I am amazed and flattered and so thankful that I have almost reached my financial goal after launching my project only yesterday!

So I have a confession to make. Because Kickstarter fundraising is "all or nothing" (if you don't reach your financial goal, no one gets charged & the project "fails") I decided to shoot for the MINIMUM amount of money I will need. Combined with the money I already have, $800 is enough to get me five full days in the studio - hopefully enough time to record all six songs, if everything goes extremely well. However, I could easily spend $2000 on this - what it comes down to is how much time I get in the studio to experiment with different arrangements and to fine-tune everything. Studio time is charged by the hour, so the more time I have, the better the recording will be! So if you are late getting around to looking at this project - and see that I have almost reached my $800 goal, please know that I could still use your help and would be extremely grateful for it!!

Many many thanks to all of you who have already donated and please continue to spread the word and share the link!!

Anna Rose