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Help me release my new album, Half About Being a Woman: a feel-good record about growing in to your own skin & owning your woman-ness.
Help me release my new album, Half About Being a Woman: a feel-good record about growing in to your own skin & owning your woman-ness.
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Girlfriends and gentlemen, I present to you: Half About Being a Woman, my third full length record. I am so excited to be announcing our Kickstarter campaign, I could just freak for a week. I was so looking forward to doing another Kickstarter campaign for this new record because of the overwhelming response from our last one and how much fun it was to connect with you guys. You guys are it! You guys are why we can do what we do. For five years we’ve been sleeping on your floors, singing in your living rooms, singing to all of your faces at our shows, and we are so indebted to you all for your loyal generosity; It bowls us over every time we think about it. So I wanted to continue on the fan-funded route because I think what we have between us is pretty special. You’re my boo, boo. I’m not ready to leave you. I want to commit! (slowly gets down on one knee…)

Baby, for five years you’ve made us the happiest band in the world. Your smiles light up our life and make our hearts sing (and play bass and play drums). I can’t imagine a world without you. With your donations, we will be able to make videos, print the record and promote it to get the music to an even wider audience. Your support and donations are the sole reasons why our band can stay independent and debt free. We are promising to only give you incentives that will be fun and fulfilling; incentives like a big pre-release party where we’ll have ridiculous surprises for you and we’ll hang out and celebrate; Incentives like hosting a girl’s night for you and your friends because you and your friends are so fun! And I want to talk about your love life with you! And paint your nails!; Incentives like a special t-shirt that is something that only you and I would understand, like our little inside jokes we have. In addition, this will be the first place where you’ll not only get the album a couple weeks before it’s release, but immediately you can have the new single, even without donating anything. Because we want you to have it. It’s the least we can do. 

Half About Being a Woman is a record about self-acceptance and going back to the roots of ‘feel-good’ music. I wanted to find my way back to the reason why I started playing music in the first place and, I have to say, I have never had so much fun writing, recording, and performing music as I have with these new songs. It’s because all of you that I could make this record. Your unwavering support has allowed me to write freely and to be myself and I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel to find myself in such a supportive community. This record is so important to me and I can’t wait to share it with you all: the people that absolutely made it possible. So we present unto you our Kickstarter campaign and a brand new single that you can only find here and, if you so choose, you can have it for free. Because it’s the least I can do for everything you’ve done for me. 

So what do you say? (still down on one knee…) 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my kickstarter and helping me get my record out into the world. We'll see you at First Ave on Sep 27th with Solid Gold or in a city near you as we embark on our album release tour.

Caroline

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    A download of the new album before anyone else gets it.

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    "Half About Being a Woman" on CD + an early download of the album. (The packaging is pretty special.)

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    A ticket to our pre-release party on 9/14 in Minneapolis at a top secret location. For Kickstarter donors only! You'll get to listen to the record before it's released and we'll celebrate with a mega dance party while Caroline DJs. There will be munchables, and, who knows, maybe you might hear some live music ;)

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    "Half About Being a Woman" on vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket with gold leaf + a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

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    A custom t-shirt for Kickstarter donors (printed on American Apparel) + the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

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    "Half About Being a Woman" on Vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a personalized note from Caroline + a custom Kickstarter T-shirt, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

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    2 tickets to our First Avenue album release show on 9/27 + 2 copies of the new CD, 2 custom Kickstarter T-Shirts, a professionally recorded download of the release-show concert, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

    * e-mail us if you can't make it to Minneapolis. We may be able to switch the tickets for 2 tickets to a show in your town if we'll be there soon.

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    A test pressing of the "Half About Being a Woman" vinyl (there will be only 5 of these ever made,) + a copy of the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

    The test pressing is packaged in a simple white paper sleeve with the production information etched on the inside ring of the LP. You'll never be able to get one of these again.

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    A copy of the "Live at The Cedar" Duo CD in it's original packaging! + the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

    We've been sold out of these for years and I randomly found the last 2 copies of the CD that exist in a closet at my Mom's house. The disc is hand-packaged (by yours truly) in a hand-cut jacket and wrapped in a paper envelope that is stamped with a wax seal. We will never run them like this again.

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    Framed and signed, hand-written lyric sheet to your favorite Caroline Smith song with a personalized note + a copy of the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

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    You and a friend can watch our First Ave release concert from backstage! - 2 backstage passes and 2 concert tickets to the show on 9/27 + 2 copies of the new CD, 2 custom Kickstarter T-Shirts, a download of the First Ave concert, 2 sampler packs of stickers and 2 early downloads of the album.

    You'll get to meet the band and we'll include some refreshments, but no access to the dressing rooms, sorry.

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    LADIES NIGHT! I'll come hang out with you and your 5 closest friends for ladies night. I'll bring the refreshments and we'll pig out, paint our nails and get down to the dirty details. It includes the new CD, stickers and an early download for each of you.

    If more than 100 miles away from Minneapolis, you pay for gas. If more than 300 miles away, you pay for a flight, local transport, and accommodations. E-mail me to find a date that works. Ladies only please.

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    You and a friend will go out for dinner (we're buying) and take photos with the band right before the pre-release party at one of our favorite restaurants!

    You'll also get 2 tickets to the pre-release party on 9/14 in Minneapolis, 2 copies of the new CD, 2 sampler packs of stickers and 2 early downloads of the album.

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    A private acoustic duo concert with Caroline and Jesse for you and your friends. It also includes a copy of the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers and an early download of the album.

    Please contact us before purchasing this one so we can figure out the date and details. If more than 100 miles away, you pay for gas. If more than 300 miles away, you pay for flights, local transportation, and accommodations. The show must be private and unadvertised. No colleges, weddings, corporate events or music venues. Thanks!

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    Private Benefactor -- if you would like to support our career in a substantial way but don't quite know how, you can become a private benefactor. We'll be happy to give you any of the merch items above (excluding the very limited edition Live at the Cedar CD or test pressings).

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    A private show with the whole band for you and your friends. It also includes a copy of the new CD, a sampler pack of stickers, and an early download of the album.

    Please contact us before purchasing this one so we can figure out the date and details. If more than 100 miles away, you pay for gas. If more than 300 miles away, you pay for flights, local transportation, and accommodations. The show must be private and unadvertised. No colleges, weddings, corporate events or music venues. Thanks!

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    Private benefactor for two -- if you would like to support our career in a substantial way but don't quite know how, you can become a private benefactor. We'll be happy to give you a pair of any of the merch items above (excluding the very limited edition Live at the Cedar CD or test pressings).

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