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Hey Marseilles, Noah Gundersen, OK Sweetheart, Naomi Wachira, Le Wrens, St Paul de Vence, Ben Fisher - live in intimate concerts
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Please help us raise $1000 more on the last day of our campaign!

This campaign supports production of a one-of-a-kind CD in which rising stars join forces to create a music experience that reaches deep into your heart and stays in your mind.  Each track was recorded live in an intimate concert setting. 

We now wish to share this experience with you through "The Violet Sessions".  With your support, we will produce a CD of live recordings from a series of intimate concerts by:

Noah Gundersen - www.noahgundersenmusic.com
Hey  Marseilles - www.heymarseilles.com
Naomi Wachira - www.naomiwachira.com
OK Sweetheart - www.oksweetheart.com
St. Paul de Vence - www.stpaulband.com
Le Wrens - www.lewrens.bandcamp.com
Ben Fisher - www.benfisher.bandcamp.com

Why is it called "The Violet Sessions"?  To honor a brave and feisty 11 year old girl who inspires all of us - and to raise awareness of her legacy at Project Violet (www.projectviolet.org). 

Most of the musicians on this CD have played at the Doe Bay Fest, SXSW and other iconic live music venues.  We've become friends.  We're part of a community. We invite you to become part of this community by supporting our Kickstarter project.

Risks and challenges

We have recorded six sessions, one to go. With your support we'll be able to mix, master, and press the CD in time for the holiday giving season. The funds will cover the above plus legal fees and other expenses associated with CD production.

Our stretch goal is to raise $12,000 which would enable us to professionally promote the CD to increase sales.

Together we've produced dozens of CDs, so we don't anticipate any insurmountable hurdles provided that this campaign is fully funded.

[Cover Photo: TomQ via Creative Commons; Guitar Photo: Joel Benjamin, Video Production: Charlie Akeley]

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    Our gratitude for helping to make this possible. Every dollar counts!

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    A digital download of the CD at or before the time of release. Be the first to hear these live recordings!

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    We'll send you the CD hot off the press.

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    You will receive a CD and a photo of each of the musicians and bands that participated in the compilation.

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    You will receive five CDs (ideal holiday gifts!) and a personal thank you note.

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    Dr. Jim Olson (featured in this month's WIRED magazine) will introduce you to the Project Violet scientists and you will get a tour of the labs. (Seattle area supporters only).

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    Be a guest at an intimate concert by St Paul de Vence. You will enjoy a private concert with other supporters. We'll throw in beverages, snacks and a Violet Sessions CD. Concert location in Seattle. Date to be determined. If the date doesn't work for you, we'll offer you other options for an intimate private concert with other musicians.

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    Be a guest at an intimate concert by Noah Gundersen. You will enjoy a private concert with other supporters. We'll throw in beverages, snacks and a Violet Sessions CD. Concert location in Seattle. Date to be determined. If the date doesn't work for you, we'll offer you other options for an intimate private concert with other musicians.

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    CORPORATE GIFT LEVEL: We'll send you 10 CDs to share with employees or friends for the holidays

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    You will receive five autographed CDs to share with friends, a photo of each of the musicians/bands in the project, and you will be listed as a supporter on the CD cover

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    We will give a Violet Sessions CD to Seattle adolescents and young adults with cancer. The CD will be include a notecard saying the gift is from you. If you want to talk about similar rewards at other hospitals or cities, please message us!

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    PRODUCER: You will be listed as a producer on the CD and will receive 10 copies of the CD to share with friends. You and a friend will be invited to an intimate concert by one of the musicians.

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    You, friends and Kickstarter supporters will enjoy a concert at your home (provided dates work) by one of our singer/songwriters or bands. You will be listed as a producer on the CD

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEVEL: You will be listed as an Executive Producer of the CD. We'll send you 10 CDs to share with friends, a photo of each of the bands in the project, a handwritten thank you note, invitations to two concerts, and our eternal gratitude.

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Funding period

- (30 days)