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Armed with my guitar and drawing inspiration from the world around me, I've crafted twelve songs and I'm almost ready to push record.
Armed with my guitar and drawing inspiration from the world around me, I've crafted twelve songs and I'm almost ready to push record.
153 backers pledged $8,931 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT I'M UP TO...

I've created an album full of love, life, and learning that's almost ready to share with you all. I’ve experimented with a lot of sounds over the years and I’m excited to make this album a new experience. The demos are already sounding great! I'll combine my existing EP with new tracks I've written to craft an artistic collection of songs. Music is made to be heard, and I've got something special to share with you.

Listen to my EP here!
Listen to my EP here!

I have all of the creative tools to complete the album and the backing of a professional recording studio. Now I just need a little financial help to make this album happen. And while I would busk every street corner until the goal is reached, I want to get this into your hands and ears sooner! 


I'm lucky enough to have qualified for an artist sponsorship with Metcom Studios in Salt Lake City - which I feel is the best place to do this album right. Metcom is invested in supporting the local music community, and will kick back an additional 25% of all studio time- helping your contribution to go even further! 

Production at the studio might include a 6 piece band while other songs will remain stripped down acoustic.  My limited recording experience has taught me that money can go pretty fast so I'm determined to put every penny where it will count the most.
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HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED 
• Recording/Mixing/Mastering = $4,600 
• Musicians = $1,000
• CD Duplication = $600 
• Promotion/Swag = $800
 • TOTAL COST = $7,000

 WHAT IF I EXCEED THE GOAL?

Coming up with the right amount for my goal was the hardest part! $7,000 is the minimum goal I need to reach so I am hoping to stretch even further than that. 

Additional funding would allow me to record a couple of bonus tracks and feature additional musicians for a more robust sound. Better funding = a better product. There it is. :) There's just no such thing as "extra" money when it comes to making an album.  

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

As a performer, I know that what I do means nothing without a supportive audience so I want to make this investment totally worth your while. I hope you can find a pledge that works for you and if you’re not able to support at this time, spreading the word can do a lot to move things forward. Every little bit helps, it really does, and I'm sincerely thankful in advance. 

 WHAT TO EXPECT 

If the goal is reached, I'll move quickly. I'll head into the studio by October. After mixing and mastering is completed, I'm planning on a December release. I'll have a release party to celebrate a collaborative effort by all involved. Then, I'll peddle our creation far and wide and into the ears of as many as will hear. I'll use BandCamp to house the album for download. I’m excited to get on the road and promote this beauty! 

REWARDS (for the visual backer)

See 'Rewards' on the right for more details!

$5 YOUR beautiful face on my mosaic album cover! + Name on Website

 

$8 Previous + Digital Download of Album + Name on Website

 
 

$15 Previous + Album Hard Copy CD + Name on Website

 
 

$20 (first 20 backers!) Previous + Signed Pre-Released CD + Name on Website

 

$25 Your beautiful face on cover + Digital Download + Signed Pre-Released CD + Name on Website

 

$40 (Sweet Bundle) Kristen Nelson T-Shirt! + Digital Download + Signed Pre-Released CD + YOUR beautiful face on album cover + Name on Website

 

$55 Acoustic album digital download + Sweet Bundle!  

 
 

$75 My FAVORITE notebook + Acoustic Album digital download + Sweet Bundle! 

 

$100 Signed Acoustic Album CD + my FAVORITE notebook + Sweet Bundle!

 

$150 Studio Pass! + Signed Acoustic Album CD + Sweet Bundle!

$150 Song Cover on Youtube + Signed Acoustic Album CD + Sweet Bundle!  

$250 I'll write you a song + Signed Acoustic Album CD + Sweet Bundle!

$400 Studio Pass! OR Youtube Cover + I'll write you a song + Signed Acoustic Album CD + Sweet Bundle!

$1,000 Personal Concert (see details) + Signed Acoustic Album CD + Sweet Bundle

 

$3,000 EVERYTHING!!! Production Credits on album + Personal Concert + I'll write you a song + song cover on Youtube + Studio Pass + Signed Acoustic Album CD + My FAVORITE notebook + Sweet Bundle! + personalized 'Thank you' with original artwork. 

 

Risks and challenges

With the material written and recording studio set, I'm not anticipating any hiccups. However, scheduling conflicts with the studio may delay the process somewhat.

THANKS

Thank you for taking this ride with me, and for whatever you can contribute to this campaign. I'd be honored to have you involved. I can't wait to get this album finished and into your hands and ears.

Stay tuned for campaign updates on my Facebook page!

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    (Sweet Bundle!) Kristen Nelson T shirt with artistic design + Signed Hard Copy + Digital Download + YOUR beautiful face on my mosaic album cover! + Handwritten Thank You note + Name mentioned on website/FB

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    Full-length ACOUSTIC demo digital album + ‘Sweet Bundle’!

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    My FAVORITE songwriting notebook! A blank journal for scribbling creative ideas with handwritten inspirational quotes and personalized thank you + ACOUSTIC digital album + ‘Sweet Bundle’

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    STUDIO PASS! Spend 2 hours in the studio with me and the Metcom crew + Join us for a lunch out! + Signed ACOUSTIC album CD + 'Sweet Bundle'

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    I’ll write you a song! An original handwritten song about a topic of your choice or I will adapt your poetry or lyrics into song + Signed ACOUSTIC album CD + 'Sweet Bundle'

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    EVERYTHING!!! Pre-Released Signed Hard Copy +'Sweet Bundle' + My FAVORITE songwriting notebook + Signed ACOUSTIC album CD + Studio Pass! + I'll write you a song! PLUS- Personal Concert 400 Miles of Salt Lake City, UT/ Springfield, IL. + PRODUCTION CREDITS in album liner notes + Personal thank you card with original artwork

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