Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Award-winning songwriters/tour buddies/mamas Edie Carey & Sarah Sample join forces on a collection of lullabies for kids of any age.
Award-winning songwriters/tour buddies/mamas Edie Carey & Sarah Sample join forces on a collection of lullabies for kids of any age.
535 backers pledged $25,569 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Edie Carey & Sarah Sample: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Edie Carey & Sarah Sample: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort

$25,569

535

HELP US PUT YOU TO SLEEP! (that sounds wrong, but you get our drift)

Hey friends, thank you for showing up here on our Kickstarter page!

We are Edie Carey and Sarah Sample -- songwriters/tour buddies/mamas -- and we are joining forces to make a beautiful album of lullabies and songs of comfort. We have always flirted with the idea of making an album together, and now that we find ourselves in a similar season of life (aka sleep-deprived and covered in spit up), it feels like the right time.  We have both been able to stay active in our musical communities after having little ones, but we have noticed that the time we have to sit and write songs in a quiet room for hours has drastically decreased. Instead, melodies for new songs come floating in when we least expect, like while sitting in a rocking chair or pushing a stroller or chopping a banana into eleventy small pieces.

We wanted to create a collection of songs that are soothing not just for your infant or child, but for someone of any age. We have put together some of our own original tunes, songs that our parents sang to us when we were tiny, and the lullaby-ified versions of some of our favorite tunes. We are really excited about this collection and hope you will love it, too.  We are recording with the oh-so-talented producer Scott Wiley at June Audio Studio this winter.

If you don't know our music yet, why don't you follow these links and we will introduce ourselves? Edie Carey's Website & Sarah Sample's Website

WHY KICKSTARTER?

As you know, the record industry has drastically changed in the last decade. Independent musicians now face paying the steep upfront costs of making an album completely out of pocket. I once heard a prominent folk singer say "there are hundreds of dollars to be made in folk music." That's pretty funny, but it is true that it is difficult to make ends meet being a touring musician. We have both made records leaning on credit cards before and then spending two years touring to pay off the cost. We have done pre-order campaigns in the past which so many of you have been a part of (THANK YOU!), but we think Kickstarter is a much easier, simpler, and more interactive way for your guys to hop on board. No mailing in checks, no navigating Paypal. We would be honored to have you act as our grassroots record label -- and frankly, we trust you guys way more than the most of the other kind of record labels. This is why it has become so important for singer/songwriters like us to be able to rely on the support of listeners like you to help us finance music in the creative stage through pre-sales and patronage. As Kickstarter backers, you'll hear the music before anyone else, receive periodic updates and, most importantly, be an ESSENTIAL part of the making of the record.

MAKING OF THE RECORD

In order to be able to make this record, we're hoping to raise a minimum of $15,000 to help cover the basic costs. This money will go a long way in helping to pay for:

*Excellent production & engineering

*Studio time

*World-class musicians

*Mixing & mastering 

*Artwork & duplication costs

THE REWARDS! WOOP WOOP!

THIS IS THE FUN PART! We hope that you will take a moment to look over all the really cool packages we have put together.

*get the album before anyone else does!

*super soft comfy t-shirts or onesies

*homemade quilts made with love by Sarah (edie will provide moral support and maybe hand her things)

*delicious homemade brownies or cookies delivered to your home

*come hang out in the studio while we make the record, and let us take you lunch where you can ask as many questions as you like :)

*limited edition print of Caitlin Connolly's album cover artwork

*an easy-to-play songbook to accompany the record

*our complete discographies

*album-themed pacifier for your new baby? um. yes.

*a house concert for you and your friends -- or even a lullaby house concert for your friends and kids!

*let us write you an original lullaby or sing your favorite lullaby that didn't make it on the record!

*and much much more. --------------------------------> check it all out!

SHARING IS CARING!

We only have 30 days to reach this $15,000 goal, so we greatly appreciate anything you can do to help spread the word, whether it's reposting on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, sending an EMAIL to your friends and family, mentioning it in your BLOG, covering your neighborhood in flyers, using a megaphone on the street corner, etc. We are so grateful for any help in getting the word out. Thank you so much for sharing!

STRETCH GOALS

The costs of making a record, distributing it, and publicity usually run upwards of $25,000. In the event that we are able to surpass the initial goal, we've also made some stretch goals that will allow us to go beyond just making the record. If we can reach these goals, there will be additional items included in some of the thank you packages.

Stretch Goal #1 -- $20,000

With a budget of $20,000, we will be able to pay for some of the other things associated with making a finished product. If we can hit this stretch goal, everyone at the $25 level and above will get an extra copy of the CD that you can give to someone you love!

Stretch Goal #2 -- $25,000

If we can get to $25,000, then we'll be able to afford some of the fun stuff associated with releasing a new album like merchandise, radio, and hiring a publicist.  If we can hit this goal, then everyone at the $50 level and above will receive an album inspired tote bag to fill with picnic supplies or groceries.

Stretch Goal #3 -- $30,000

Sarah collects Vinyl. Sarah would love if we could press this lullaby collection on vinyl. If we can hit $30,000, then we will do it and everyone at the $100 level and above gets one!

THANK YOU!

We both feel that creating music and writing songs is something that isn't much of a choice. We would be writing music regardless of anyone was listening, but the fact we have such incredibly loyal fans all over the world is humbling and amazing. We have felt supported and loved by you all for many years, and we hope that this new album will be cherished in your music collection as well. We know it is a departure from our regular records, but it feels good to stretch out a bit and explore new territory. We promise that we will show up ready to record these songs with intention, heart, and a good dose of humor. Thank you!

Also a huge Thank You to Dehn Craig at Mango Film Productions for filming our Kickstarter Video. You nailed it. And thanks to Ann Whittaker for the photography.

Risks and challenges

It is scary to reach out and ask for help. We fully believe in this project and in our fans. Thank you for helping us! There is always a process to making a record, we are sure that we will encounter set backs, but we have made enough records over the years we feel confident we can overcome them all.

Thanks for your support! Let's do this!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    "The Head Bob" Level:
    You get a PERSONAL THANK YOU EMAIL from Edie and Sarah. (And yes, it will really be from us) Thank you! Every dollar counts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    "The Cat Nap" Level:
    A sparkly DIGITAL COPY of the CD before the album release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    124 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    "The Mouth-Ever-So-Slightly-Agape" Level:
    A SIGNED COPY of the shiny new CD + a digital copy before the album release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    179 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    "The Fully-Drooling" Level:

    YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS + 1 T-SHIRT OR ONESIE + a signed copy of the CD + a digital copy before the album release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    135 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    "The Fall-Asleep-On-Your-Airplane-Neighbor's-Shoulder" Level:

    A LIMITED EDITION PRINT of the drawing Caitlin Connolly created for the album cover. (trust me, you want this) PLUS a signed CD and digital download before the album release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    35 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    "The Fall-Asleep-On-Your-Airplane-Neighbor's-Lap (awkward)" Level:

    AN EASY-TO-PLAY GUITAR SONGBOOK to accompany the album. Plus 1 album-themed PACIFIER and everything in the $50 package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    "The Sweet Dreams" Level -- Baby Shower Gift Edition:

    1 HANDMADE RECEIVING BLANKET by Sarah + HANDWRITTEN NOTE to you + 1 CD signed to expectant parents + 1 onesie + 1 pacifier + 1 digital download.
    *note: you probably will earn 'the coolest gift giver' title by giving this package out at your next neighborhood baby shower.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    "The Sweet Dreams" Level -- Baking Edition:

    A hearty batch of Edie's HOMEMADE COOKIES and Sarah's HOMEMADE BROWNIES + A HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    "The Sweet Dreams" Level -- Discography Edition:

    Edie & Sarah's DISCOGRAPHIES* all tied up with pretty vintage ribbon + A HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in $50 package. (*we'll create lovely handmade versions of the few titles not currently in print)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    "The Even Sweeter Dreams" Level -- Quilt Edition:

    A HANDMADE CHILD'S QUILT stitched with love by Sarah (you can pick colors) + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS to an Edie and a Sarah song of your choosing + a HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU card + everything in the $50 package.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    "The Even Sweeter Dreams" Level -- Dedicated Cover Edition:

    We'll record a COVER OF YOUR FAVORITE LULLABY we didn't include on the record with a RECORDED PERSONAL DEDICATION TO YOUR CHILD + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE+ everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    "The Even Sweeter Dreams" Level -- Skype Edition:

    A ONE HOUR SKYPE SESSION for a songwriting/learn-our-songs lesson or all-request private online concert with either Sarah or Edie (or both if scheduling permits) + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    "The Sweet-issimo Dreams" Level:
    Your name listed as "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS to a song of your choice + a batch of Edie's HOMEMADE COOKIES and Sarah's BROWNIES each + 2 tickets to the next Edie and Sarah show near you + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    "The Sweet-issimo Dreams" LEVEL II:

    COME TO THE RECORDING STUDIO* and spend two hours with us at June Audio Studios while we are making the record and then we will TAKE YOU TO LUNCH + your name listed as "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.
    *you will need to get your sweet self to UT.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    "The Sugar Coma" Level -- Grown Ups Edition:

    We'll play a PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT in your home for your friends and family + your name listed as a "GUARDIAN ANGEL" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    "The Sugar Coma" Level -- Bedtime for Baby Edition:

    We'll play a "BEDTIME LULLABIES" HOUSE CONCERT for you and your children, your friends and their kiddos + your name listed as a "GUARDIAN ANGEL" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    "The Dreamweaver" Level -- Music Box Edition:

    A CUSTOM MADE MUSIC BOX featuring the melody to one of our original songs from the album
    + your name listed as a "DREAMWEAVER" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS to a song of your choice + 4 TICKETS to the next Edie and Sarah show near you + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    "The Dreamweaver" Level --Custom Lullaby Edition:

    A CUSTOM LULLABY we will compose and record for the child of your choice + your name listed as a "DREAMWEAVER" in the credits + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS to a song of your choice + 4 TICKETS to the next Edie and Sarah show near you + HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE + everything in the $50 package level.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    DREAMS COME TRUE LEVEL (we are now ugly crying)

    You tell us. We could make an ugly-dance video, act out your favorite movie scene, take you to an incredible dinner, teach you to two step, translate your favorite song lyric into Italian, perform a mini- concert with you as your back up band, take you skiing in Utah Powder, or kayak Lake Michigan in Chicago... Basically...we love you. Let's make a memory! Thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)