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Maddy wants to record songs that stir the soul... Songs to make eyes at someone to... Songs to jump in puddles to! Help make it happen!

Hello friends!

Out-of-tune pianos and late-night-livingroom jams, campfires, house concerts and the occasional open mic have been the forum for my songs for years and years of lovin playing music...

After 4 years of singing & touring with my brothers in Antioquia, I've gathered the gusto to make a recording of my own pop/folk/gypsy/jazz/country tunes. Pfogyzztry music, I call. (I don't actually, promise).

The CD will be 7-songs-long, with myself on vocals & piano, and friends on strings, additional vocals, upright bass, drums and other goodies such as accordian, cymbals and musical saw. I've dreamed of recording in a church, a cave or some other acoustically brilliant space. I picture a grand piano and sunlight streaming in. But I'm open to locations and I know the right place will find me. I'm charting the songs out now (4 songs already done!), and I'll be working with a mentor of mine (Clark Suprynowicz) on some arrangements for strings & voices. I've got a hit list of musician friends I adore who I'll be inviting to collaborate on the recording. Now all I need is your moral and financial support in order to manifest the album I've been dreaming of!

Which tunes?
For folks familiar with my songs, here's the list:
-+- Blue Nightingale (the song featured above)
-+- Dry in the Rain
-+- Branch, Root, Bread, Fruit
-+- This Quiet Seed
-+- You're There (aka Flying a Kite in my Underwear)

PLUS 2 brand-new songs...
-+- What Just Happened? (watch it on my Facebook Page HERE)
-+- Free Love (watch it on my YouTube Page HERE)

What will you use my money for, miss? The project budget is $4500, which I arrived at thusly:
-+- Recording space -- $800
-+- Recording engineer -- $600
-+- Mixing -- $500
-+- Mastering -- $500
-+- Rewarding wonderful musicians -- $700
-+- Manufacturing 500 CDs -- $1400 **Note: This includes CD printing, simple environmentally-friendly packaging, and simple liner notes that I'll make myself at a copy shop. There are huge per-unit discounts for printing 500 as opposed to 250. However, if other project costs are higher than anticipated, it can be absorbed here by printing fewer CDs and putting up with much higher per-unit costs.
-+- Some money for songwriting competition entry fees, stickers/posters, and other promo tools would be extremely handy... any leftovers will be used for that sort of thing.


IMPORTANT! If I don't raise the full $4000 by December 12, I won't receive a single penny of any pledge! This Kickstarter policy ensures that successful projects are fully funded and can be completed as planned. So please, PLEASE, don't be shy to donate even just a few dollars. Many Parts Make A Whole. And also, whatever help you can offer to promote the project and spread the word is hugely appreciated. If you believe in me, and believe in this project, please tell a few good friends about it!


I CAN ALSO ACCEPT CHECKS... If you want to donate but really really don't want an Amazon Payments account, please EMAIL ME to arrange a payment by Check or Money Order in Canada or the US. My mum in Canada has agreed to accept checks/cash/money order donations and add the donated amount to her credit card donation. And my husband Paul has agreed to do the same for US checks/cash/money orders.


WITH YOUR HELP, THIS WILL BE A REALLY MAGICAL ALBUM!

I love Love. Thank you for yours.

~Maddy

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    A hot-lookin organic cotton american apparel tshirt in your size, plus download code to get the album online for free.

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    Your name on the guest list for the Bay Area album release show! PLUS a signed album poster, signed CD, online download, and hot-lookin t-shirt.

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    Your choice of a vocal or piano lesson from Maddy OR a bass guitar lesson from Antioquia bassist Paul Martin. PLUS a signed album poster, signed CD, online album download, a t-shirt, your name on the guest list for the Bay Area album release show and a thank-you in the album credits.

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    Choose one of the following: A 45-minute House Concert at your place or a friend's in the Springtime *OR* a 45-minute voice lesson with Maddy's mother, vocalist and voice coach Patricia Hodgins, via Skype Video. PLUS digital album outtakes, mention in credits, tshirt, limited edition poster, signed copy of album, Bay Area release show guest list spot and free online album download.

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    Observe the recording session in January/February 2011 as a VIP: Organic wine, cheese & chocolate while you listen, and a chance to be part of the choir for the chorus of "Blue Nightingale." PLUS digital album outtakes, mention in credits, tshirt, limited edition poster, signed copy of album, Bay Area release show guest list spot and free online album download.

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    A $1000 pledge gets you the rewards listed for both the $500 and $800 pledges, a house concert OR voice lesson, as well as VIP recording session attendance. PLUS digital album outtakes, mention in credits, tshirt, limited edition poster, signed copy of album, Bay Area release show guest list spot and free online album download.

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    All of the rewards listed for the $1000 pledge PLUS a signed photographic print of the original photo for the album cover!

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    Choose one of the following: I'll cook you my specialty - strawberry rhubarb crisp. My husband (the album bassist) Paul, and I, will meet you and a friend for a lovely picnic in the Bay Area with organic wine, chips & guacamole, my Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp, and a pint of Coconut Bliss ice cream... *OR* After you respond to a short questionnaire from me about your likes & interests, I'll write you a silly love song and post a video of myself singing it to you on YouTube and my Facebook page. You can also request to have this song written about a friend of yours instead of yourself. PLUS VIP recording session attendance, digital album outtakes, mention in credits, tshirt, limited edition poster, signed CD, Bay Area release show guest list spot and free online album download!

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    A pledge of $2000 gets you the Full Meal Deal! I want to shower you with gifts... First, choose A or B from $1500 Pledge Reward (picnic or love song), then Choose A or B from $500 Pledge Reward (house concert or vocal lesson)... PLUS you'll get VIP recording session attendance, digital album outtakes, a big thankyou in album credits, tshirt, limited edition poster, signed CD, free online album download, AND high-five. PLUS: A beautiful photo album documenting the recording session and other aspects of the production process.

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