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Grammy® winning vocalist/actress/producer/songwriter Lari White is marking 25 years as a recording artist with a crowdfunded double EP.
Grammy® winning vocalist/actress/producer/songwriter Lari White is marking 25 years as a recording artist with a crowdfunded double EP.
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Hey Friends! I’m Lari White xox

If you’re an Old Friend, you know I moved here to Nashville waaaay back in 1988, with my big hair and my left-handed guitar and my little girl dream of becoming a Star. And now, thanks to you, I’ve now been a recording artist for 25 years, starting with my first album, Lead Me Not, produced with my hero and mentor Rodney Crowell.

Since then you’ve given me a Gold record, made my songs hits on country radio, and come to a thousand shows in honky tonk bars and sold-out arenas. You bought popcorn at my big-screen debut in Cast Away with Tom Hanks, and martinis at my Broadway debut in the Johnny Cash musical Ring Of Fire. You’ve followed me through every crazy twist and turn of my career from country star to actress to soul singer to record producer and back, and proven over and over again that you are THE. BEST. FANS. EVER!

We’ve been through so much together, but there’s one thing we’ve never done together before… it’s something radical, something a little dangerous, something shockingly intimate, and it’s not finding a date on Tinder. I’m talking about… MAKING A RECORD TOGETHER! Yes! No record label, no Suits, just you and me and a bunch of my ridiculously talented friends.

OLD FRIENDS EP
Here’s what I wanna do: Not one but TWO – count ‘em – TWO EP projects, 14 new recordings that cover my whole musical life up to this point. The first one, Old Friends, rootsy reinventions of my biggest hits, songs like “That’s My Baby” and “That’s How You Know When You’re In Love” but naked and personal, just the way you like ‘em, like we do it in the world famous Bluebird Café and at the house concerts I’ve played for you in the last few years.

Lari White Old Friends EP
Lari White Old Friends EP

 

NEW LOVES EP
And the other set, New Loves, some of my favorite new songs I’ve written and covered in the last few years, songs like “Champagne” which has become a big hit at my live shows and resulted in a frig full of bubbly from you, the BEST. FANS. EVER. 

Lari White New Loves EP
Lari White New Loves EP

I’ve already started recording it right here in the Holler, starting with “Champagne” featuring my friend Victor Wooten (aka The God of Bass), which you can get RIGHT NOW by making the tiniest possible contribution. But then I want to bring you inside this whole bizarre record-making process, cutting vocals at 3am, fighting over which song is better. And you’ll get to see a bunch of crazy talented friends sing and play on this project, like Travis Tritt and Shawn Mullins and LeeRoy Parnell and Suzy Bogguss, and of course, my baby, hit songwriter and Americana artist Chuck Cannon.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
You make this whole new music project happen by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign, becoming the record label and co-producer of this album. And we’ve come up with all kinds of cool things to reward you when you do, like movie stills from my turn in Cast Away with Tom Hanks and vintage swag and Voice Lessons with ME and Backstage Pizza Parties.

And since I happen to live in the “IT-est” city in the world right now, I want to share my town with you…check out the “Lari’s Nashville” packages… you get to stay in the little historic house that Chuck and I bought when we were first married and where we shot the #1 “Now I Know” music video. I’ll even come to the house and MAKE YOU A CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST! 

So here we go! I’m so excited about making this project with you! I’m going to bring you here into the studio throughout the whole recording process, and I’ll be out there on Facebook and Twitter looking for your feedback – I want to know what you think! I’ll be leaking out little sneak previews of the new music and I want to hear from you. It's going to be a blast…let’s make a record together!

ABOUT THE "DOUBLE EP"
"Old Friends" and "New Loves" are distinct projects, but for this campaign we are packaging them together in unique "double EP" packaging exclusive to Kickstarter. All Kickstarter packages above $25 will include the Double EP package autographed by Lari.

Any pledge greater than $200 makes you a producer, and you will be credited in the packaging.

 

Risks and challenges

Your contributions will enable us to cover the cost of musicians, technicians, and marketeers to complete the "Old Friends" and "New Loves" EPs. As of June 2016, final tracking needs to be completed on all tracks (except Champagne) as well as mixing and mastering. We will make the final songs available to contributors just as soon as they are complete.

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    Magnum: Advance Digital Package

    Like a magnum bottle of Champagne, this one bubbles over with good stuff! Get a download of my new song "Champagne." PLUS advance download of both the "Old Friends" and "New Loves" EPs as soon as the music is mastered in September.

    PLUS handwritten lyrics for "That's My Baby" as a PDF download

    Includes:
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP

    A Kickstarter exclusive! I'll send you both EPs in an autographed, limited-edition package exclusive to this campaign.

    Also includes digital advance of EPs

    Includes:
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Leave a Message at the Beep

    Lari does a personalized singing Voicemail for you to use as your outgoing message, + the "Old Friends, New Loves" Double EP

    Includes:
    • Personalized Inspirational Singing VoiceMail from Lari
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Movie Starry Lari

    Collectibles for you Silver Screen Fans: I'll send you an autographed "Cast Away" DVD + Autographed "Cast Away" Movie Still + Double EP Package PLUS I'll tell you what the ORIGINAL ending of the movie really was!

    Includes:
    • "Cast Away" DVD, Autographed
    • "Cast Away" Movie still, Autographed
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Voice Coach Lari (3 months)

    Unlock your inner wailer with a three-month (3) subscription to my new ArtistWorks Vocal School with personal VideoExchange interaction launching later this year. I've worked on vocals with Toby Keith and Shawn Mullins...I'd love to work with you!

    PLUS Double EP Package + Digital packages

    Includes:
    • Lari's ArtistWorks Vocal School (3 mos)
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
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    That's My Southern Soul Story

    The Shoe Burnin' Book/CD Autographed + Double EP Package + Green Eyed Soul Autographed CD

    ABOUT THE SHOE BURNIN'
    The first Shoe Burnin’ occurred on a cold winter’s night some years ago in Alabama; when the firewood ran out, a box of old shoes provided the assembled group of friends and artists with the fuel they needed to stock the hearth and share stories and songs late into the night. The bond forged that night began a tradition of fireside Shoe Burnin’s, and in remembrance, many stories and songs shared since have involved shoes — all the places they trod and the myriad experiences of those who wore them. “The Shoe Burnin’, Stories of Southern Soul” is a collection of those works.
    Includes Lari's first published short story, "Girl Shoes" and the companion CD of Spoken Word and Songs that Lari produced.

    Includes:
    • "The Shoe Burnin'" Book/CD packaged, autographed.
    • "Green Eyed Soul" by Lari White. Autographed CD
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Your Biggest Fan Phone Call

    A personal phone call from me during which we can exchange recipes, embarrassing childhood stories and election opinions, and maybe ONE secret about the music business!

    PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    THE COMPLETE HISTORY Lari's complete discography... including out-of-print CDS.

    Lead Me Not, Wishes. Don't Fence Me In, Stepping Stone, Green Eyed Soul, My First Affair, Piano Bar. * All CDs will be autographed.

    Includes:
    • 30 minute phone call from Lari White
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
    • Lari White "Piano Bar" CD feat. Red Young and John Bryant
    • Lari White "My First Affair" CD
    • "Green Eyed Soul" by Lari White. Autographed CD
    • Lari's 90's Country CDs autographed (4 CDs)
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    Producer Credit PLUS Lari's Hot Flakes

    Old Friends know I'm at the Farmer's Market every Saturday loading up on fresh organics to cook up in the Holler. Since Chuck got me hooked on spicy, I've started hand drying hot & sweet peppers and blending them into my own mix called "Make Ya Holler!" It's a labor of love and I only make a few jars each year. I'll make one especially for you...and give you Producer credit in the liner notes of the Limited Edition Double EP!

    Plus I'll send you the Whole Enchilada of my recording career: COMPLETE HISTORY Autographed (7 Lari White CDs)

    AND Cast Away DVD + Double EP Package + Producer Credit + Random Vintage Swag

    Includes:
    • Lari's hand-made organic hot pepper flakes
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • Lari White "Piano Bar" CD feat. Red Young and John Bryant
    • Lari White "My First Affair" CD
    • "Green Eyed Soul" by Lari White. Autographed CD
    • Lari's 90's Country CDs autographed (4 CDs)
    • "Cast Away" DVD, Autographed
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    Cover Girl Dedication

    I'm all yours: I will cover ANY Song of your choice in a live YouTube performance. You pick the song, you pick the dedication, and I will arrange and perform the song and post on my Official YouTube Channel.

    PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    + Double EP Package + Producer Credit

    Includes:
    • Lari White YouTube Song Dedication
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Lari's Nashville: Road Trip

    I am Nashville's BIGGEST FAN and I want to share it with you! Stay at my first house in historic Sylvan Park featured in #1 "Now I Know" video (2 nights for 2 people)

    PLUS I come to the house and COOK YOU a "champagne" BREAKFAST one morning!

    PLUS you get an Immediate Champagne Single download + Double EP Package Autographed at breakfast (transportation not included, subject to availability)

    PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    Includes:
    • 2 Night Accommodations at Lari's AirBnB
    • Champagne Breakfast with your hostess, Lari White
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Co-Star Cover Girl Dedication IN PERSON

    I've got you covered xox I will sing ANY Song of your choice in a live YouTube performance AND you get to be IN THE VIDEO WITH ME playing percussion or singing or just looking darn fine. I'll then add us to my Official YouTube Channel! Come to Nashville or meet me on the road (You are responsible for transportation & accomodations).

    PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    + Double EP Package + Producer Credit

    Includes:
    • Lari White YouTube Song Dedication
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Lari's Nashville: Love Song

    I am Nashville's BIGGEST FAN and I want to share it with you! Stay at my first house in historic Sylvan Park featured in #1 "Now I Know" video (2 nights for 2 people)

    PLUS I COOK YOU a "champagne" BREAKFAST one morning!

    PLUS 2 Bluebird Cafe -OR- Grand Ol' Opry backstage tickets...

    and PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    (transportation not included, subject to availability)

    Includes:
    • 2 Night Accommodations at Lari's AirBnB
    • Champagne Breakfast with your hostess, Lari White
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Lari's Nashville: Vacation for Four

    I love my town and I know you will too when you experience it like a local! You and your "date" bring another 2 friends and the four of you stay at my first house in historic Sylvan Park featured in #1 "Now I Know" video (2 nights)...

    PLUS 4 Bluebird Cafe -OR- Grand Ol' Opry backstage tickets..

    PLUS I COOK YOU "champagne" BREAKFAST one morning...

    and PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    (transportation not included, subject to availability)

    Includes:
    • Champagne Breakfast with your hostess, Lari White
    • 2 Night Accommodations at Lari's AirBnB
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Su Casa es Mi Casa

    Let's make it personal: I will perform a solo "Living Room Concert" for you and your friends at your home. This must be in the continental US...

    and PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging...

    ...and Fifty (50) "Old Friends / New Loves" CDs for your guests.

    **Travel and Accommodations are not included in the package but responsibility of host.

    Includes:
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • 50× "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Lari's Nashvegas Weekend for 8

    Let's make it a PARTAY!!! You and 7 friends stay at my first house in historic Sylvan Park in Nashville, featured in #1 "Now I Know" video (2 nights for 8 people)

    PLUS I COOK YOU a Champagne BREAKFAST one morning...

    PLUS 8 Bluebird Cafe -OR- Grand Ol' Opry backstage tickets...

    PLUS I accompany your group one evening on a Nashville Karaoke Night!

    Just remember - what happens in Nashvegas stays PERMANENTLY posted on my Facebook page ;)

    and PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    (transportation not included, subject to availability)

    Includes:
    • 2 Night Accommodations at Lari's AirBnB
    • Champagne Breakfast with your hostess, Lari White
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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    Green Eyed Soul Tequila Throwdown

    SOUL PARTY for SERIOUS FANS!!! For this massive contribution, I promise to give you the most soulful night of your year.
    I'll bring the stellar Green Eyed Soul Band with me to your party or event for a groovy 75-minute set (you provide the sound system)

    PLUS I give you and all your guests my personal Tutorial on "How To Make A White Cannon Cocktail" (you provide the tequila and hot sauce)

    and PRODUCER CREDIT: Your name in the credits on the "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP packaging.

    As well as 50 "Old Friends / New Loves" EPs + 50 "Green Eyed Soul" CDs for your guests.

    **Travel and accommodations and tequila not included.

    Includes:
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Producer Credit in the album packaging
    • The White-Cannon Cocktail tutorial
    • 50× "Old Friends / New Loves" Autographed Double EP (2 CDs)
    • 50× "Green Eyed Soul" by Lari White. Autographed CD
    • "Champagne" by Lari White. MP3 download
    • "Old Friends / New Loves" Double EP MP3 Download
    • "That's My Baby" Handwritten Lyric PDF
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