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I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. (I blame my parents - both classically trained musicians). Seriously though... I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing. Music is, and always has been, one of the most important things to me. Music makes me a better person and I’ve spent my entire life pursuing it. 

"I love making music because, aside from my family, music is my life. It always has been. It is the most basic expression of myself and if I weren’t able to do so a huge part of my life force would fade away." - Gretchen Rhodes

Over the course of my career, I’ve been blessed to get to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry. For the last 15 years I’ve been appearing with Mick Fleetwood as the lead vocalist in his Island Rumors Band. Currently, you can catch me as I crisscross the country touring with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers (it’s a word - trust me) Dave Mason and Steve Cropper. 

My record with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Dave Mason and Steve Cropper

When I’m not sharing the stage with Mick, Dave or Steve, you might find me performing with Steven Tyler. I’ve also performed alongside Kenny Chesney on his ‘Life on a Rock’ album and starred in his ‘Wild Child’ video. Previously, you may have caught me in one of my many appearances with Willie K… or maybe with Alice Cooper. Or with George Clinton. Or with Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. 

"The thing about Gretchen is that she had this voice that you could hear in a room. When she’d sing, people would turn around to see who it was… and she could keep folks there all night, just listening to her songs. I know: my friends and I used to go down to this beach bar a lot and listen to her play… to sit on a stool and play music because you love it, because you have songs to sing, that’s the mark of a music person. Gretchen has always had that! She is as good as they come, has a voice that’ll stop you – and no matter what happens, she’s going to be making music, because that’s who she is." - Kenny Chesney

My Wild Child video 

Today I’m not coming to you as a member of someone else’s band - but as me - Gretchen. 

After years of learning the ropes by working with all of these amazing artists - I’m ready to take what I’ve learned and record my own album. That’s where you all come in! I don’t have a record label, so I need your help. Making an album - albeit a short one - is expensive… and I need to to fund everything associated with it. Things like studio time, musicians, engineers, mastering, production, promotion all need to be paid for and the costs add up quickly.

I could never do this on my own, but together we can make this album a reality. I have an incredible amount of talent on-board to help us make the album and am excited for you to hear the finished product !

I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your love and support. Without you none of this would be possible or even matter. I love you all and truly value every single person that contributes, shares this campaign or even just wishes me luck.

Now that we're friends, let's stay in touch.

On the world wide web:  www.gretchenrhodesmusic.com

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/gretchenrhodesmusic

Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gretchenrhodesofficial

Subscribe to my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uT0eexIGuQjEvQicuqKrg

Risks and challenges

I don’t anticipate too many risks or challenges for this project. The music for the album has already been written - so it’s just a matter of getting into the studio and recording. I believe the largest risk to the project is the ever-changing, and sometimes surprising, tour schedules of the rock legends that will be performing on this album with me.

While I can’t control their schedules or added shows - I can promise to keep you all up-to-date with changes.

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    THANK YOU!

    BE PART OF THE DREAM. As a thank you for your contribution and helping me share my voice with the world, you’ll receive a heartfelt thank you email from me and receive updates on upcoming events and releases.

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    YOU SINGLE?

    GET THE SINGLE. As a thank you for your contribution, you’ll receive a digital download of the first single from the album we made together.

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    THE WOLE SHEBANG

    GET THE ALBUM. As a thank you for your contribution, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together.

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG + EXCLUSIVE STICKER

    DON’T STICKER THE CAT. Show your support with an exclusive Gretchen Rhodes sticker (suitable for framing or sticking on anything that needs a little razzle-dazzle). You’ll also receive a digital download of the album we made together.

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    BASE PACKAGE + SIGNED PHOTO

    CHEESE. I’ll send you a signed photo that’s perfect for framing or hanging on the fridge. Additionally, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together and an exclusive Gretchen Rhodes sticker.

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    BASE PACKAGE + SIGNED PHOTO + T-SHIRT

    FASHIONISTA. Reach fashion icon status with your fetching new Gretchen Rhodes t-shirt. In addition to the shirt, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together, an exclusive Gretchen Rhodes sticker and an autographed photo.

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    WE NEED TO TALK

    LET’S CHAT. Wanna know what life is like on the road? Well, I wanna know what you’re doing right.now… so let’s get on Skype or FaceTime and find out! As a thank you for your contribution, I’ll be all yours for 15 minutes. I can tell you about the adventures I’ve been having on tour, answer your questions and even offer Netflix recommendations. The world is your oyster! In addition to our online date, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together and an exclusive Gretchen Rhodes sticker.

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    TAKE IT FROM THE TOP

    THIS IS MY JAM. Want to become a better singer? I’d love to show you how! You’ll get one-on-one personal attention and learn tips and tricks from a pro for an entire half hour. This lesson is just for you - so it doesn’t matter what your skill level is… whether you’re paying your dues and gigging around town - or singing in the shower for your cat - we’ll have a ton of fun as I share secrets and techniques over Skype or FaceTime. I’ll also send you a digital download of the album we made together (so you can practice your new skills) and an exclusive Gretchen Rhodes sticker.

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    SEE THE SHOW AND SAY HELLO

    OH HI. I really appreciate your support and would love to tell you in person! With this reward, you’ll receive a ticket to see me LIVE at a show of your choice (starting in September 2019) and we’ll get to hang out so I can thank you in person! Additionally, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together and one of the coolest stickers you’ve ever seen.

    The fine print (that’s how they get ya): The ticket and meet and greet pass are on me - transportation to the show and any other expenses are on you. You'll definitely get to meet me - but I can't promise you'll get to see or meet any of the other incredible artists I’m touring with. Additionally, the show of choice cannot be a show at Fleetwood’s on Front Street when I’m performing with Mick Fleetwood.

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    SEE THE SHOW AND SAY HELLO TWOFER

    OH HI. WHO'S YOUR FRIEND? I really appreciate your support and would love to tell you in person! With this reward, you’ll receive two tickets to see me LIVE at a show of your choice (starting in September 2019) and we’ll get to hang out so I can thank you in person! Additionally, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together and one of the coolest stickers you’ve ever seen.

    The fine print (that’s how they get ya): The tickets and meet-and-greet pass are on me - transportation to the show and any other expenses are on you. You'll definitely get to meet me - but I can't promise you'll get to see or meet any of the other incredible artists I’m touring with. Additionally, the show of choice cannot be a show at Fleetwood’s on Front Street when I’m performing with Mick Fleetwood.

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    CONCERT + DINNER & DRINKS FOR 2 IN MAUI

    ALOHA. Come and watch me perform at one of my favorite venues, Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui. You and a guest will receive reserved seating at the best table in the house, an appetizer OR dessert to share (up to $20), 2 entrees (up to $50 each), 2 adult beverages (up to $20 each) and two passes to meet me! Additionally, you’ll receive a digital download of the album we made together and one of the coolest stickers you’ve ever seen.

    The fine print (that’s how they get ya): The performance, album, stickers and the food and beverages (plus gratuity) above are on me. As much as I’d love to fly you and a guest out to visit, I can’t… so transportation, lodging, additional food and anything else your heart desires is on you. Additionally, the show of choice cannot be a show when I’m performing with Mick Fleetwood.

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    • Dinner, Drinks + Gratuity for two (with limitations listed above)
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    CONCERT WITH MICK FLEETWOOD

    ALOHA PLUS. You and a friend will be my guests when I perform with Mick Fleetwood at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui. You and your friend will get an exclusive invite to the sound-check before the show and two reserved seats. You’ll also get to hang out with me before I perform. Additionally, I’ll send you a digital download of the album we made together and an epic sticker.

    The fine print (that’s how they get ya). Tickets for the sound-check, show and meet-and-greet are on me. This package does not include food or drinks, but you are always welcome to nosh at your expense. Also, as much as I’d love to fly you and your guest to Maui, I can’t… so all travel and lodging expenses are on you, too. Fair warning: the dates of these shows are typically announced at the end of December and take place in January. This reward does NOT include meeting Mick.

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    VIP CONCERT WITH MICK FLEETWOOD

    ALOHA PLUS PLUS. You and a friend will be my guests when I perform with Mick Fleetwood at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui. You and your friend will get an exclusive invite to the sound-check before the show and two reserved seats. You’ll also get to hang out with me before I perform and say hi to Mick. Additionally, I’ll send you a digital download of the album we made together and an epic sticker.

    The fine print (that’s how they get ya). Tickets for the sound-check, show and both meet-and-greets are on me. This package does not include food or drinks, but you are always welcome to nosh at your expense. Also, as much as I’d love to fly you and your guest to Maui, I can’t… so all travel and lodging expenses are on you, too. Fair warning: the dates of these shows are typically announced at the end of December and take place in January. Also, you will get to say hi to Mick and get your picture with him, but it will NOT be a private meet-and-greet.

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    • Meet-and-greet pass to meet Mick
    • Ticket (admit 1) in the reserved seating section
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    ALBUM ACCOUTREMENT

    IT’S LIKE YOU WERE THERE. Ever wonder what it’s like to make an album? Well let us show you! You’ll receive one-of-a-kind Polaroid photos taken during the recording session and five short videos taken just for you so you don’t miss any of the action! Additionally, you will receive a drum head and drum sticks used while recording the album, signed by the drummer. I’ll also send you a digital download of the album we made together, a radical sticker, an awesome t-shirt and a signed photo.

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    • Short videos taken during the recording session
    • Signed drum head & drum sticks used during the recording session
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