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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.
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.
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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! 

Do some exploring first:
www.nicolettegood.com
www.facebook.com/nicolettegood
www.twitter.com/nicolettegood

Do some listening first:
iTunes
CD Baby
Spotify
Vimeo

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.

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    High-five, friend! I couldn’t do this without you.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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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.

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