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A killer collection of songs written especially for Oh Susanna by Canada's top songwriters. Produced by Jim Bryson

This project is about friendship.  Through music we want to express our admiration, gratitude and respect for our fellow Canadian songwriters.  They kick us in the ass. They break our hearts. They inspire. 

We have been making records of our own songs for over 15 years. Our music has made us part of an amazingly talented and generous community.  Now it is time to show off our friends' talents by recording their songs. 

We have been given songs by Ron Sexsmith, Royal Wood, Jim Cuddy, Joel Plaskett, Luke Doucet, Jay Harris, Rueben de Groot, Melissa McClelland, Amelia Curran, Old Man Luedecke, Keri Latimer of Nathan and The Good Lovelies.

These artists have generously given us their time and talent to write songs specifically for this project, all of which have never been recorded before. Diamonds in the rough that we have been given to polish and make shine. We aim to do them proud!

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We are making this record as a completely independent project. No major (or even minor) labels are financing this project. We have a state of the art studio that has agreed to record the project at a special rate and many of the musicians have agreed to work for far less than what they are worth. Believe us - we are being thrifty. The real budget will be well over $20,000. But we are aiming to raise $10,000 with your support. Any amount is appreciated.

We also would love to press this album on vinyl (this will be a first for Oh Susanna). If we go beyond our Kickstarter goal we will make this a priority.

The success of this campaign relies on word of mouth (or words posted on a screen) so if you wish to spread the word please share this Kickstarter link to email, facebook, blogs.

We thank you!
Suzie and Jim

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