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A new CD of original songs intended to inspire hope and healing for anyone affected by addiction. Read more

San Francisco, CA Music
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This project was successfully funded on December 31, 2011.

A new CD of original songs intended to inspire hope and healing for anyone affected by addiction.

San Francisco, CA Music
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About this project

The Songs 

Child of Light is a full-length recording project of songs, a combination of ballads and rock tunes intended to inspire hope and healing for anyone who has been affected by or is recovering from an addiction.

The Artist

This is my 4th CD, but my first full-length recording project entirely devoted to this subject. My earlier CDs included songs about addiction and recovery along with songs about life and love etc. but, it was the recovery songs that I became best known for. I come by these songs honestly, I have been on the road of recovery myself for about twenty-five years and at this point in my artist journey I am thrilled to be able to take two things I am deeply passionate about, recovery and music and put them together in this project.

The Project

In August of this year I released a single titled Clean from this collection of songs and I am touched by the response I have received so far.  I would like to release the project in its entirety by March of 2012 and I need $8,000 to make that happen. The money will be used to pay musicians, studio rental, mixing, mastering, graphic design expenses and duplication cost.

The Musicians

Some of the other fabulous musicians involved in this project are Shiloh Hobel, gold and multi-platinum plaque award recipient who has lent her voice to recordings by Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston among others and is known for her powerfully soulful backgrounds and unique vocal arrangements. Derek Jones, who is best known as an accomplished guitarist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was the lead guitar player for The Blind, a San Francisco Bay Area band (2006 – 2010) and currently plays live shows with me. There are other talented musicians that will be contributing to this project, as well as some accomplished visual artist.

The Cover Art & Other Cool Stuff

Julie Besancon, an award winning watercolor portrait artist (who just happens to be my lovely and talented sister) painted the image you see on this page.  I asked her to capture the light that returns to a person eyes when they find freedom from the bondage of their addiction. I have been blessed to see this happen to hundreds of people over the years and this painting captures it beautifully.  Some of the incentives include the opportunity to have a limited edition print of this painting and the painting it's self.

Liz Fairchild, a gifted photographer and photojournalist will be capturing the process of our recording sessions so I can share it with you in an up close and personal way. She will be documenting our shenanigans and capturing an up close and personal look at the birth of this sound recording. These photos will also be included as some of the incentives.

My Gratitude

I hope you will be a part of my project, I would love to have you involved in this process with me.Thank you for taking the time to check this out and if you have decided to become a contributor, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Love and Light

Elizabeth Edwards

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    A digital download of the new single Clean and acknowledgement on my website as one of the awesome contributors to this project! Every dollar counts:)

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    A digital photo of me and my really cute puggle puppy dog, Junior, “pawed” and autographed - sent via email AND all rewards for the dollar pledge as well!

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    A pre-release digital copy of Child of Light sent two weeks ahead of release date AND all rewards for the dollar and five dollar pledges.

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    An autographed physical copy of Child of Light CD sent pre release (approximately two weeks prior to official release) AND a bookmark with the album art image and selected song lyrics AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges. (for international orders, please add $5 dollars for additional postage)

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    Happy Birthday Offer - Got a friend with a birthday coming up? I will personally phone and sing “Happy Birthday” to them on your behalf on the big day AND you get all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges.

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    Autographed copies of my two previously released CD's - Second Wind and Raw Silk AND a digital photo album of the recording sessions AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges. (for international orders, please add $8 dollars for additional postage)

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    Lyrics and chord charts for two of your favorite Elizabeth Edwards songs written on high quality staff paper and autographed by me, myself and I:)
    AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges.

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    An 8x8 giclée print on paper of the watercolor painting commissioned for the CD cover art painted by award winning portrait artist Julie Besancon (limited edition, numbered collectable print) AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges except Lyric sheets due to limits).

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    An 8x8 giclée print on paper of the watercolor painting commissioned for the CD cover art painted by award winning portrait artist Julie Besancon (limited edition, numbered collectable print) AND the Lyrics and chord charts for two of your favorite Elizabeth Edwards songs written on high quality staff paper and autographed by me, myself and I:) AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges.

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    DVD of the Clean Video and other behind the scenes video footage taken during the recording process AND an autographed physical photo album of the recording sessions AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges except Lyric sheets due to limits)..

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    Two (2) “Front of Room” VIP seat tickets to CD release concert (San Francisco Bay Area Event) AND a pass to an “invitation only” pre-concert reception AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges except Lyric sheets due to limits.

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    12 x12 canvas print of Child of Light Art – Numbered limited edition, autographed by myself and by artist Julie Besancon. AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits.

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert Anywhere in the nine county region of the San Francisco Bay Area. I will come to your home or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. This is an incentive that will actually allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual. AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits. We will find a mutual agreement upon date and time in 2012, (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert Anywhere in Northern California (Monterey Bay North to Oregon Border) I will come to your home or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. This is an incentive that will actually allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual. AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits.AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits. We will find a mutual agreement upon date and time in 2012, (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert Anywhere in the continental US west of the Mississippi River. I will come to your home or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. This is an incentive that will actually allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual AND “Major funding provided by Your Name Here ” credited on the CD liner notes AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits.We will find a mutual agreement upon date and time in 2012, (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert Anywhere in the continental US. I will come to your home, business or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. This is an incentive that will actually allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual. AND “Major funding provided by Your Name Here ” credited on the CD liner notes AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits. We will find a mutual agreement date and time in 2012, (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert Anywhere in the world (barring government issued travel safety warnings) I will come to your home or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. This is an incentive that will actually allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual AND “Major funding provided by Your Name Here ” credited on the CD liner notes. AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges without limits. We will find a mutual agreement date and time in 2012 (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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    90 Minute Solo House Concert anywhere in the world (barring government issued travel safety warnings) AND I will name you as the "Executive Producer" on the physical CD credits. AND I will come to your home or venue and provide an acoustic performance for you and your friends. This is a great choice for an event or fund-raiser. AND I will also give you the original Watercolor painting used for the CD Art AND all rewards for lower dollar amount pledges. We will find a mutual agreement date and time in 2012, (I provide my own transportation and lodging).

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Funding period

- (60 days)