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An independent folk/filk/gypsy music project written, performed, and recorded by myself and a few friends.
An independent folk/filk/gypsy music project written, performed, and recorded by myself and a few friends.
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I've been writing music and singing for as long as I can remember. When I was thirteen years old I started playing guitar as it was the easiest instrument to travel with to accompany vocals. It's only been recently that I've discovered some of the tools needed to record and market my own album without becoming involved in an industry that I don't really want to get that deep into. With all due respect to those artists who ARE very talented who are quite popular in music now, I don't like the music business and I'd rather not be a part of it.

So some close friends and I have been working on this, my first album, "How To Be A Superhero". My plan is to write the stories behind all of the songs and offer a book alongside the album as well. I sing the lead vocal parts, play guitar and bodhran on the album, as well as occasionally singing harmony, and all the music is original.

I will post on bandcamp the rough recordings of the songs I plan to put on the album, and I will link those here as I get them posted. I'm hoping to have the album finished within the next year but I don't have a schedule yet. I need the money to buy recording equipment, to help support my fiance and I while I work on the project (as I am currently not working a day job), and to buy the first prints of the CD's to sell. I haven't narrowed down exactly what I want to use as rewards yet, but I am planning to offer tracks, copies of the album, copies of the book that goes along WITH the album, autographed copies of the album and the book, and handmade knitted objects (probably hats). As soon as I have a definite plan I will post it here. :)

My bandcamp page, which has several of the songs that will be on the album, is here:

http://crystalwolf.bandcamp.com .

And here's the title track if you'd like a free listen!

http://crystalwolf.bandcamp.com/track/how-to-be-a-superhero-single

(please note that the recording quality WILL be much better on the final version.)

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    Free knit hat made by Crystal Wolf. Note: Knit hat will be made to YOUR specifications, including size AND design. I will do my best to give you what you want, whether it be anime kitten ears, ear flaps, devil horns, etc. Feel free to get creative on your request here, and I'll do my best to make it happen! :) A sample of the sorts of things I've already done can be found on my etsy page here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/crysthewolf

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    A free house-concert for you and all of your friends. Crys will come to YOU and play for up to three hours whenever and wherever you'd like! (PLEASE NOTE: this reward IS CONTINGENT upon expense - I'd love to come to you WHEREVER you are, but at this point it may be a little difficult to get to you if you live outside of the Midwest. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS REWARD PLEASE CONTACT CRYS@CRYSTHEWOLF.COM BEFORE DONATING so that I can make sure I can make it happen! :) )

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    Free houseconcert with a twist - YOU get to pick out all the music!!! Crys will come to you personally and play for you and your friends at your house, and you can request any songs you want! If she can find them and learn them, she'll play them just for you! (PLEASE NOTE: this reward IS CONTINGENT upon expense - I'd love to come to you WHEREVER you are, but at this point it may be a little difficult to get to you if you live outside of the Midwest. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS REWARD PLEASE CONTACT CRYS@CRYSTHEWOLF.COM BEFORE DONATING so that I can make sure I can make it happen! :) )

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