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Recording in Norah Jones' home studio w/ producer Lee Alexander & engineer Tom Schick, Mary Bragg preps for her 3rd album.
Recording in Norah Jones' home studio w/ producer Lee Alexander & engineer Tom Schick, Mary Bragg preps for her 3rd album.
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MARY BRAGG IS RECORDING A NEW ALBUM

Hey y'all! I'm about to record my third studio album, with Lee Alexander as producer, Tom Schick as engineer, and Lee's and Norah Jones' home studio as the place where all the magic will happen.

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

Having self-released two albums so far, this time around I wanna up the ante. That's why I'm asking for your help. On November 29, we'll start recording. In mid-December, we'll start mixing. In January, the record will be mastered, photos will be taken and artwork will be created. Discs will be pressed, a release date will be set, and the whole kit & kaboodle will be promoted. It's a massive project that costs a heap of money.

My super amazing band includes:
-Jimmy Sullivan on upright and electric bass
-Steve Elliot, Rich Hinman and Adam Levy on guitars
-Jordan Perlson and Brian Wolfe on drums
-Mike Cassedy on keys
-Marika Hughes on cello

What a cast of players!!!

GOODS UP FOR GRABS

You can pledge as little as $10 or as much as $5,000. The more you give,
the more you get! Here are some of the things in the pipeline:

-signed copy of the new album in advance of the release date
-my limited edition EP "10/10/10" in your mailbox by 12/20/10
-my limited edition 2010 Christmas EP in your mailbox by 12/20/10
-photos & videos from the studio available exclusively to Kickstarter backers
-T-shirts and other goodies

INTANGIBLES UP FOR GRABS

-a private concert for you and your friends at your house or venue of choice
-hang out during my super cool photo shoot with Corey Hayes
-swanky dinner date with me and the band in your hometown!
-I will write and record a SONG for YOU!

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO

Spread the word! Please encourage your friends, family, and fellow music lovers to join you in backing this project. Post this link to your Facebook page. Tweet about it! Tell your cousins over Thanksgiving that you're a super-cool backer and they should be too. :)

The goal is to raise $16,722, but the total project actually costs much more than that. That's the cool thing about Kickstarter - it doesn't put a cap on pledges.

But, if I don't reach my goal, none of the pledges will be fulfilled, and none of the aforementioned prizes will be delivered. What a drag that would be!

So if you've ever had a hankerin' to lend a hand in support of the arts, jump in with me and let's make this happen.

Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and pledges!

All my best,
mary

"Hanging on the Wheel", written by Mary Bragg and Adam Levy, © 2010
video by Elizabeth Daggar at Electrofork
photos by: Corey Hayes, Kristiana Parn, Seth Block, and Robbie Michaels

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    Access to exclusive photos and video updates from the studio, digital download of the album upon release, and a good-looking sticker

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    Signed pre-release physical copy of the new album 2 weeks before its official release, and an mp3 dowload of the first single several weeks before the album's release [plus all of the above]

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    Signed copies of both limited edition 2010 EPs: Christmas and 10/10/10 [plus the first two levels]

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    Two Brand New MB T-shirts [plus the first two levels]

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    Printed book of studio & album memorabilia (with band autographs!) including hand-written lyrics, photos and more! [plus the first two levels]

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    Hang out for an hour or two during the album photo shoot in NYC with my incredible photographer Corey Hayes [plus: photo book and the first two levels]

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    A one-hour private voice lesson with me, anywhere in the NYC metropolitan area or in your hometown when we’re on tour. [plus: photo book and the first two levels]

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    "The 4x4" ::: Four rounds of fancy cocktails with you & a guest + me & Jimmy on the town in NYC or on tour (can you hang?) [plus: photo book and the first two levels]

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    An original song about you, or your topic of choice, written and recorded by yours truly [plus: photo book and the first two levels]

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    Private concert for you and your friends at your house or venue of choice anywhere in the US, and you'll be specially thanked in the album's liner notes [plus: photo book, 2 T-shirts, and the first two levels]

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    Swanky dinner date with me and the band in NYC or in your hometown when we’re on tour (you + 1). Let us show you a good time! [plus: your name in the liner notes, photo book, 2 T-shirts, and the first two levels]

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    I will write a song for you and perform it for you in our Brooklyn apartment, where Jimmy and I will cook an exquisite meal for you and a date (or we could do this at your house when we come through on tour.) [plus: special thanks in the liner notes; photo book, 2 T-shirts and the first two levels]

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    Have the very first full band CD Release Party for the new album at your house or venue of choice, for only you and your friends, anywhere in the NYC metropolitan area (other cities possibly negotiable - email me before you pledge). [plus: your name in the liner notes, the photo book, 2 T-shirts, and the first two levels]

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    If you pledge $5k, you can have an-y-thing you want (just about!). I will write you a song, play a show for you at your house, give you free to admission to all MB shows for LIFE (seriously), and you can choose any and all of the above rewards.

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