Nicolette spent 6 weeks on a remote island in NY and came away with half an album's worth of her most authentic songs yet. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 3, 2014.
About this project
Since my 2012 release "Monarch," I've written a batch of songs that I'm very proud of and can't wait to show you.
About half of the songs were written this winter, when I spent six weeks on a tiny island in New York through The Lighthouse Works artist residency program. I got a little room to myself where I wrote, and sang, and thought, and generally tried to keep warm. There was some whiskey, too.
I've waited so long since the last CD because I wanted these songs to count, and I think I'm ready.
I'm bringing a good friend, Joe Reyes, on board to help me record this album, and he and I are on the same page: less is more. I loved the lushness of Monarch, and I'm ready to tell another story--one that will make you feel like you're in the room with us while we played, one that is intimate and real.
When you pledge to my Kickstarter campaign, you're a part of that story. And for me, that story is very personal. There are not many bells and whistles between me, the microphone and you.
Songs on the new record will include "Little Boat on a Wave," "Winter's Song," and "Aloha." Others, you may not have even heard yet. I'm most excited about the Bootleg pledge level, because you're getting a snapshot of the real studio, the real people, little editing and gloss and shimmer. Just us and the songs--plus, it will include a song or two that's not even on the new record.
Thank you for being a backer of this project!
Special thanks to Steve Starnes for helping me with this video!
Risks and challenges
My goal is to have the finished record in your mailbox no later than September 30, 2014. That may or may not be when the official CD release is, but that's when you'll have it, along with any merch or items you've signed up for as part of your pledge.
If there are delays in merch items being delivered, I'll keep you up to date via email.
If for some reason a merch item is unavailable and can't be fulfilled, I will come up with some options I think you'll like as an alternative. And if it doesn't work out, I'll refund your money for that item.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $5 or more
High-five, friend! I couldn’t do this without you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - Get a digital download of the new album in all its glory. Songs include "Little Boat on a Wave," "Aloha," and "Winter's Song." Thanks for making this recording a reality!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
Pick up the new AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. You get the real deal with pretty art, pretty sounds, signed by yours truly. Sweet and simple.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $40 or more
The “look back” package: Get a copy of my 2012 release of MONARCH and my first-ever self-titled EP in addition to an AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new recording.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $60 or more
Unique, one-of-a-kind HANDWRITTEN LYRICS for a song of your choice. I’ll use my best penwomanship and prettiest paper. It's like a letter from me to you that happens to rhyme! Plus, you get the two PREVIOUS RECORDINGS and an AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new stuff.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $80 or more
Sport a snazzy T-SHIRT with cool, original art before anyone else does. In addition, get unique HANDWRITTEN LYRICS of your favorite tune, my FIRST AND SECOND RECORDS, and the new AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Classic. (Psst: tell me your size in men's or women's!)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
Get an original, handmade, screen printed POSTER that will look absolutely fabulous in your living room and make all your friends admire your great taste. Plus, get everything offered in the previous level.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $200 or more
The "bootleg" (a backer exclusive!). Pledgers get a BOOTLEG DOWNLOAD of takes that didn't make the record or unreleased songs. This will be a very intimate glimpse into the recording process, and you'll feel like you were there in the room with us. Plus, all the stuff from the previous reward level.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $300 or more
Let's hang out. In this ONE-ON-ONE 60-minute Skype or telephone session (or coffee shop chat if you're in the Alamo City) we'll talk about music, songwriting, life and the Spurs. Oh, and you get all the other good stuff from up above.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $500 or more
For $500, I'll WRITE A SONG just for you. Or your significant other, or your mom or your dog. You'll get a personal video recording of it, or I can put on Youtube. S'up to you. You get the swag from the previous levels, too.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,500 or more
SOLO HOUSE CONCERT! Here's the deal. I'll go anywhere in the continental U.S. to play a private show, totally unplugged, for you and your crew of 20-30. This doesn't include travel costs, and I'll need at least six months' heads up, but if you're in San Antonio or I'm already going to be in your town, then no extra travel charge. It will be an awesome night to remember! Comes with all the goodies from the previous incentive package!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $2,000 or more
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The most special level of all: your name with EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the liner notes of the hard-copy CD. You're a true patron of the arts, a scholar and a gentlewo/man, and everyone will know it. As exec producer, you’ll get a private, unplugged house concert in the U.S. (travel costs not included, see above) and the other goodies from up above.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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