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I'm recording my first full length album and YOU can be a part of it!
I'm recording my first full length album and YOU can be a part of it!
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My name is Lydia Ramsey, I live in Seattle WA and am preparing to record my first full length album, Bandita. This album will showcase a collection of my most recent, and most favorite songs, and I'm thrilled to be collaborating with many talented musicians to bring this album to life.

I have been performing for around 8 years, and until now these songs have only been heard in a live setting.  I'm honored to have played many prominent venues in Seattle, including a very special show at Benaroya Hall last year.  After playing so many shows where I had nothing to offer attendees, I can't tell you how excited I am to soon have a way people can take my music home with them!  

I grew up in a house filled with music. My parents are both musicians and supported our family with their craft for many years when my brothers and I were growing up. I think there are more instruments than pieces of furniture in their house!  Music has been a very important part of my life since I was born. I’ve got music running deep through my heart and soul, and believe it’s the most genuine avenue for inspiration, joy, healing, and for drawing out the deeper emotions we need to experience. 

Kickstarter is an amazing platform because it allows people to create their art the way they want, with the help of their community. The funds raised through Kickstarter will go toward studio time, engineering, mixing and mastering, musicians, manufacturing the physical album, the album art and design, and a PR campaign to help the music reach people once the album is finished. Having the ability to track the songs in the studio is vital to the creation of this album, allowing the songs to be properly captured and presented.

This album will be created with YOUR help!  

Risks and challenges

One of the greatest challenges when producing something original is overcoming self-doubt and honoring your self-worth. Time and again that voice in our head creeps up whispering: it's not good enough, why would anyone care, who am I to think I have a gift, it's too hard, it'll take forever, what's the point, and on and on as far as we'll let it go. But then you realize life is just too short and too beautiful to live with that stifling mentality, and with some help from your fab community you grab a guitar and get to writing! We say it takes a village to raise a child, but we really need that village throughout our entire lives.

I'm so grateful for the amazing encouragement and support from you all!

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    (DIGITAL ALBUM) You receive an early release digital download of the album, before it's released to the public!

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    {HARD COPY} You get a signed copy of the CD + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {EXCLUSIVE MUSIC} A digital download of 5 exclusive Lydia Ramsey tracks not on the album! + a signed Bandita CD + an early-release digital download of Bandita.

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    {VINYL + THREADS} You get the Vinyl record! + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {COLLECTOR} You get a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {SHOW TICKETS + COLLECTOR} You get FOUR tickets to any {1} upcoming Lydia Ramsey show of your choice! + a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {MUSIC VIDEO} I'll make a music video of any song in the world you want! + you get FOUR tickets to any {1} upcoming Lydia Ramsey show of your choice! + a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {PRIVATE LESSONS} Three private lessons with yours truly! Maybe you want to start by learning a few chords, or learn your favorite songs, or learn how to fingerpick! Your choice of instrument GUITAR//BANJO//MANDOLIN//PIANO + you get FOUR tickets to any {1} upcoming Lydia Ramsey show of your choice! + a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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    {PRIVATE CONCERT} I'll come to your house and play a private concert for you and your friends! House shows are one of my favorite ways to share music; acoustic and intimate, with time to share stories about the songs and visit with y'all. + you get FOUR tickets to any {1} upcoming Lydia Ramsey show of your choice! + a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album. ~Maybe get friends to chip in with you on this one!

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    {FULL BAND CONCERT} I'll bring the band to your house and play a private concert for you and your friends! + you get FOUR tickets to any {1} upcoming Lydia Ramsey show of your choice! + a signed screen printed poster + Vinyl {or} CD of the album + custom designed Bandita T-Shirt + EXCLUSIVE MUSIC + an early-release digital download of the album.

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