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I'm so excited to share my new album with you. Please help me put this piano pop daydream on vinyl!
I'm so excited to share my new album with you. Please help me put this piano pop daydream on vinyl!
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Hello friends! This summer I had the incredibly lucky opportunity to record with producer/musician/wizard Joe Pisapia (Joe, Marc’s Brother/Ben Folds Five/k.d. lang/Guster) in Nashville. We initially set out to record a six song EP in May, but I loved the end result so much that I decided to head back in September to record another four songs and make this my first ever full length album. Two of my good friends and bandmates from home, Matt McGuigan and Rich Miller, volunteered to go with me to play on the album, along with Joe on guitar and Marc, Joe’s brother (go figure) on additional drums for the second session. Although I’ve written quite a chunk of new music since moving back to Omaha five years ago, these ten highly personal songs are the best and grooviest representation of the love, loss and life I’ve gone through since then. I’m so proud of the work we’ve done on these songs and I really can’t wait to share them with all of you.

I funded the recording, mixing and mastering of this album myself, but my dream of putting it out on vinyl (the way it should be heard!) (although it will also sound pretty sweet on CD and MP3, if I do say so myself) is proving to be a costly undertaking. To help fund the vinyl pressing process, I’ve set up a preorder of the new album and some fun bonus prizes. As an extra thank you, anyone who preorders the album will receive an immediate, advance download of three tracks from it, including the first single, Honeybee.

Thank you so much for your help!

Love, Tara

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This project is near completion so its fulfillment this spring should be smooth sailing, but I appreciate you bearing with me if any setbacks arise!

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    Early access digital download of Dandelion Wine before its public release (ooh, ahh!)

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    A shiny new copy of Dandelion Wine on compact disc

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    A signed copy of Dandelion Wine on compact disc, plus your name in the liner notes! You generous rascal, you!

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    The Dandelion Wine LP on glorious heavyweight vinyl. Breathe it in!

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    A signed copy of the Dandelion Wine LP on vinyl plus an exclusive t-shirt hand screen printed by yours truly, available only for Kickstarter backers AND your name in the liner notes!

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    Release Party VIP - private champagne toast and treats with Tara (that's me!) and the band backstage before our CD release party + signed vinyl LP or CD + hand screened tshirt exclusively available to Kickstarter backers + your name in the liner notes + we are probably best friends now

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    I'll arrange an acoustic cover of a song of your choice (any song!* **) and book time at a studio to make a high quality recording of it just for you.

    *please pick Fat Bottomed Girls

    **you can pick any song though, really

    (Also includes signed copy of the album on vinyl or compact disc, exclusive Kickstarter backer t-shirt, advanced download of the album and credit in the liner notes!)

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    I will write a song on any topic (really, try me) of your choice and book time at a studio to make a high quality recording of it for you.

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    I will make you and one or two other people breakfast in bed (it's 2015; I'm not here to judge) then sing you songs while you eat it. It will only be a little uncomfortable for everyone involved and mostly fun and cheeky!

    If you are more than 100 miles outside Omaha, you'll also have to pay for travel+lodging - thanks! - and we'll need to schedule it within a year of the album release.

    (Also includes signed copy of the album on vinyl or compact disc, exclusive Kickstarter backer t-shirt, advanced download of the album and credit in the liner notes!)

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    I'll put on a private concert for you and all your friends at your house! And I'll go anywhere in this gosh darn country (but if you're more than 100 miles outside Omaha, you'll also have to pay for travel+lodging, and we'll need to schedule it within a year of the album release). Oh, the fun we'll have!

    (Also includes signed copy of the album on vinyl or compact disc, exclusive Kickstarter backer t-shirt, advanced download of the album and credit in the liner notes!)

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