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I have an awesome batch of new songs that I think you're going to love! And, it's about time I make a FULL length record!!!
I have an awesome batch of new songs that I think you're going to love! And, it's about time I make a FULL length record!!!
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I've been thinking about this for a while and finally put the studio dates on hold a few days ago because I have an awesome group of songs I want to record that I think you're going to love!

Back in January this year, I recorded this Sundance In Your Eyes single at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, CA. The folks there did an amazing job on the song and I can't think of place I would rather record and make this new full length record come to life. 

I've been writing a ton for this new album and my writing has really taken leaps forward... my personal favorites for the new record are The Answer, Some People and I Feel Like A Photograph. 

There are some old favorites in the running for the record too! Won't Matter Anymore, I Would Do it Without You, Love Let Me Go, The Summer Song and Will You Sell Your Soul to the Devil? never found a home on the last EP but fit into the mix of songs this time perfectly.

I have 14 songs in total and I think we can get to all of them in the three days I have reserved in the studio. We'll be recording live which means the musicians will be tracking the song at the same time in different, isolated rooms in the studio so the instruments don't bleed together and it can be mixed later on. We'll be able to hear each other and play together to really breath life into the song.

So many of you say how much you love my live performances. I think recording live with the band will capture that raw emotion and the passion behind each song so the result is a record full of life and energy. 

After that initial recording session I'll be touring for most of Sept and Oct but I'll be getting mixes from my engineer of the songs - which I'll be sharing some of with you - as we go through the process of mixing down the record. 

In Nov I'll be working more closely with the graphic designer to create some beautiful artwork along with tshirts and other merch. Dec will see the project going to production and beginning prep with a publicist for an early 2015 release!

I would absolutely love to share this whole process with you guys and have you on board with me every step of the way. More so then ever, this music is for you.

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We reached the 1st goal only TWO WEEKS into the project and now I'm pushing to raise $17,000 to manufacture and master VINYL!!! And have a budget for a music video. Woot woot! 

Please keep sharing and supporting the project in any way you can. :) I am so grateful we're funded and really excited to see more of my dreams for these songs coming true. I can't thank you enough! 

xxoo

Risks and challenges

It's always a risk making a record but I've made two with some good success and I really enjoyed the process and connection with you guys when we worked together to support the Streetlamp Musician project and raise money for a radio campaign for that EP.

One of the risks on this new record is getting through all 14 songs. There is the possibility that we wont get to all the songs in the studio but part of recording that many is that there's always some that don't do what you want them to when you record them and its good to be able to cut them down the line in the process.

I plan on sending even those songs that are cut from the record, the B-sides, to the folks who contribute $25 or more to the campaign!

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    I'll thank you on twitter and send you the singles from the new album! Plus you'll get access to the process and can follow along with me while I make this new album!

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    Get a high quality digital copy of the record before it comes out! And the B-sides that didn't make the album.

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    A copy of the record before it's released! And a digital download as soon as it's available & B-sides!

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    Everything above and a handmade tote bag that Natalie will personally silk screen!

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    An autographed CD, download + B-sides, tote bag and a Tshirt (with a new design celebrating the new release)! You will rock the record!

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    Record Lovers!! Get a limited print of the album on VINYL! It will be numbered, signed and personalized by the album artwork designer and me!! Plus get the signed CD, MP3 download and a tote bag to carry your record!

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    The signed CD, download, tote bag and new Tshirt plus your own custom ring tone or voicemail greeting!

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    I will handwrite any of the lyrics to the new songs on the record on handmade (by me) paper for you! Plus everything at the $50 level.

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    Guest list for every show I play in 2015 and everything at the $100 level.

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    Music lesson with me! Learn to play one of my songs, ask me songwriting questions or just hang for 60 minutes and talk music. We can do this on Skype or in person if I'm touring near you. Plus everything at the $50 level.

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    I'll record an acoustic cover of any song you want! A one-of-a-kind recording just for you! OR Have me play an online hour long concert just for you. You write the set list with me and run the show! Plus everything at the $50 level

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    This is my lucky number... for $717 I'll write a song for you and work with you to tell your story in ~3.5 minutes. ;) We'll go through a few revisions to make sure you love it and create something that I know you'll want to share with friends and loved ones! I'll record an acoustic version of it for you to do just that. This makes a really special gift too! And you never know, it might end up on one of my future records! Plus you'll get everything at the $200 level.

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    Come hang out with me and the band at the studio in Ojai for the day and even play on the record! Don't play an instrument? Doesn't matter - we'll make it happen if it's something you've always wanted to do! This is happening Aug 27, 28 and 29th 2014. You can pick a date I'll hold for you on first come basis. Transportation and lodging are at your own expense though I can help you coordinate. And you can use this as a couple/duo! Plus you'll get everything at the $100 level.

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    I'll play a house concert anywhere in the USA near one of my tour dates... (or Europe if you can book it during my spring tour there in April/May next year). I'll come to you and play in your living room, back yard or wherever you can fit me, my guitar and you and some friends. This is always a really fun and special night! You can write the set list with me too! Plus you'll get everything at the $100 level. *If it's not near any of my upcoming touring or tour plans I'll have to add travel expenses for a flight but we can work it out.

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    I’ll write and record a song just for you! Tell me your story and I'll sing you a song... ;) Really. I'm sure you have some inspiring, crazy adventures that would be perfect for a song. We'll work through a few drafts of it to make sure it's perfect or co-write it from the beginning and I'll record a studio acoustic version of it you can keep and have forever. This makes a great birthday, wedding or anniversary gift too!! I will also come perform for your party or house concert so you can have play the song with me that I write for you or we write together! Plus you'll get all the goods at the $200 level!

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    I'll basically owe you my first born right? kidding. I will love you though! For this huge support of my music you'll get executive producer credit on the album. You will get ultra VIP access to the making of the record and can come to every studio session. I'll bake you cookies while you're visiting and take you out to eat at my favorite places in Ojai. I'll also give you everything at the $500 level and some extra copies of the CD you can give to friends with your name there in the liner notes for them to see your awesomeness too!

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