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Soulful Hawaiian Songstress set to record long awaited, highly anticipated 2nd full length album entitled 'Rain on Sunday'

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Aloha Everyone! 

I feel so happy and blessed to be where I am at this moment in my life.  It's been 8 years since the debut of my album Lilikoi and 4 years since I released my EP Misery's end!  My how time flies!  I've been busy with family life and music.  Trying to find balance between the two is sometimes challenging. 

My career has been a very exciting one thus far, I get to use my gift and do the thing I love while traveling all over the world making new friends and fans. 

I've had the honor of becoming friends with Jack Johnson, who discovered me while I was playing music at a park near his home.  Since then, he has been a tremendous supporter of my music.  We've worked together on various music projects starting with the Mana Maoli compilation CD Vol. III  where we recorded a song called 'Country Road.' Jack's invited be to join him on Ziggy Marley's children's album entitled "Family Time" for a track entitled 'Cry, Cry, Cry',  we also wrote the lyrics to a song called 'Give Voice' for his drummer Adam Topol's band Culver City Dub Collective's album "Dos" and his own albums "To the Sea" and "En Concert."   I was honored to contribute an original track 'Winter Swell Blues' to the Holiday compilation, "This Warm December, a Brushfire Holiday Vol. 2."  With Brushfire Records, Jack helped to put out my EP "Misery's End" and hooked it up for Ziggy to be a part of it for a Bob Marley original called 'High Tide, Low Tide.'

I've come to know and love Jack Johnson and the people connected to him over the years, touring across the United States, New Zealand and Australia.  The experience of being on tour with him has inspired so much in me and has connected me with music lovers from all over the world.  

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Performing with Jack Johnson at the Madison Square Garden in NYC, 2010
Performing with Jack Johnson at the Madison Square Garden in NYC, 2010

Since I first began singing professionally, I've learned so much and experienced  many beautiful things because of music.  I am often asked to speak at youth events for the purpose of sharing my powerful story.  I love being able to share that part of my self with the purpose of inspiring youth to hope for something better, to dream big and believe that they can achieve those dreams.  In all of my career this is what I am most proud of, being able to give back to the community by empowering our youth.   I try to do this when I am on tour as well and have been able to work with Youth on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Hawai'i island, Maui, Alaska, Washington D.C., Australia, Vanuatu and New Zealand.  It's my hope to be able to continue such rewarding work throughout my travels as I continue to learn and grow as person and an artist.

Music Work Shop in Vanuatu with Percussionist Tiana N. Liufau - 2010
Music Work Shop in Vanuatu with Percussionist Tiana N. Liufau - 2010

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Last year I was invited for the second time in my life, to perform at the White House in Washington D.C. in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islanders in the Arts where I met  the President of the United States, it is surely a moment I will always treasure and something that I will be so proud to share with my children and grandchildren one day.  It felt good to be there with one of the most talented and humble musicians from Hawai'i, John Cruz, even though I was so nervous that I forgot some of the lyrics to my own song! 

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Recently I toured the U.S. with my guitarist, fellow solo artist and musical brother Mike Love, playing at some amazing festivals like Reggae on The River, Beloved, the String Cheese Incident's Horning's Hideout and the North West World Reggae Festival.  We toured as an opening act for our favorite Roots Reggae band Groundation.  Immediately after,  I joined Jack on his Australia & New Zealand tour opening for him each night at some of the coolest venues.  Earlier this year, I played for my very first time in Brazil as the subsequent Headliner of the Alma Surf Festivals in Sao Paolo and Maresias, I've made a lot of new friends and fans along the way and now, I'm finally ready to record a 2nd, full length, studio album.  

Performing at the Alma Surf Festival with percussionist Tiana N. Liufau -  Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014
Performing at the Alma Surf Festival with percussionist Tiana N. Liufau - Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014
With Guitarist Mike Love and Percussionist Sam Gonsalves Photo: Carlos Mozo
With Guitarist Mike Love and Percussionist Sam Gonsalves Photo: Carlos Mozo

I'm about 85% finished with the writing and everyday brings me a little closer to my goals!  I love the music that is flowing through me right now and can't wait to be able to share it with you all!  I feel pretty confidant, that the album will be called "Rain on Sunday" after a song I wrote about going with the flow and enjoying the beauty of Nature, you know, the important things in life!  (I have been known to change my mind like the direction of wind so please don't be surprised if it ends up being something else! )

I've done my best to create packages for this Kickstarter Campaign, that I feel you will love and appreciate!  Whether you just want to help by pre-ordering a digital copy of my album or go all out and book an amazing vacation in Hawai'i with a private concert for you and your loved ones, I'm hoping that I can provide something valuable and meaningful back to all of you that have helped me along on this musical journey.

Lilikoi and Misery's End CDs
Lilikoi and Misery's End CDs
PF Signature Trucker Cap Original Design.  There will be a second design created especially for Kickstarter.
PF Signature Trucker Cap Original Design. There will be a second design created especially for Kickstarter.
PF Signature Reusable Nalgene Water Bottle
PF Signature Reusable Nalgene Water Bottle
Ladies T-Shirt and Tank Top (Front)
Ladies T-Shirt and Tank Top (Front)
Ladies T-Shirt and Tank top (Back)
Ladies T-Shirt and Tank top (Back)
Lauhala Bracelet part of the Dream Weaver Package
Lauhala Bracelet part of the Dream Weaver Package
Sample of a finished bracelet for Dream Weaver package
Sample of a finished bracelet for Dream Weaver package
The Dream Weaver Package will come in a basket like this, made of coconut fronds from my yard in Pupukea.
The Dream Weaver Package will come in a basket like this, made of coconut fronds from my yard in Pupukea.
Sunset Serenade On the beautiful North Shore
Sunset Serenade On the beautiful North Shore
Sean M. Hower Photo
Sean M. Hower Photo

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I am prepared to bare my soul in this album one of the challenges will be to fulfill the rewards packages in a timely manner.

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    15 backers

    LOVER AND A DREAMER - You Love My music, and believe in my message of love, by pledging $1 or even $5, you can be a part of bringing this album to life. Just like me, you know that everything Counts and what you give, comes back ten fold! You will have my eternal gratitude and aloha!

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    EARLY BIRD - Receive a digital copy of My New Album "Rain on Sunday" including 3 exclusive digital bonus tracks available only to PF Kickstarter backers. For ordering it in advance through Kickstarter, you will receive your digital copy 2 whole weeks before the official release date in September 2014.

    *** THIS PACKAGE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 BACKERS

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    65 backers

    DIGITAL BONUS - Receive a digital copy of My New Album "Rain on Sunday" including 3 exclusive digital bonus tracks available only to PF Kickstarter backers. For ordering it in advance through Kickstarter, you will receive your digital copy 2 whole weeks before the official release date in October 2014.

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    60 backers

    VIDEO UPDATE - Everything from the DIGITAL BONUS - Package including a Signed physical copy of My new album "Rain on Sunday" 2 whole weeks before the official release date. This will also gain you exclusive access to video updates from Me while I'm working on my album in the studio with my talented friends and guest artists. You will feel like you are a part of the entire process as I will create weekly videos updating you on my progress leading up to the release of my new album "Rain on Sunday" that you helped to make happen!

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    PUT A LID ON IT - Includes everything from the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages plus My Singature Trucker Cap to keep you cool and protected from the blazing sun!

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    IT"S PERSONAL - Everything from the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages. For being a PF Kickstarter Backer of $50 or more your CD will be personally signed by Me, made out specifically for you or a friend. This will also include a limited edition Signature T-Shirt or Tank Top designed especially for PF Kickstarter Supporters.

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    YOUR NAME IN MY SONG - You've read correctly, for just $75 I will put your name in one of my songs! (As long as your name is Sunday, Dreamer, Love, Rain, Mary, Starlight or Hope) Just kidding!! This includes a PF signature trucker cap and your choice of a T-shirt or tank top designed especially for PF Kickstarter supporters. Plus everything from the VIDEO UPDATE + IT'S PERSONAL Packages!

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    28 backers Limited (22 left of 50)

    GOODIE GOOD BAG - Receive everything from the IT'S PERSONAL Package including a limited edition Signature Trucker Cap, a PF Signature Reusable Nalgene Water Bottle, a PF Kazoo so you can jam along with anyone, anywhere and a re-usable hand printed PF tote bag to carry all your goodies!

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    PEN to PAPER - Everything from the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages plus I will personally handwrite the lyrics to your favorite PF song which will include a personal explanation, describing what inspired me to compose the song of your choice, in a hand written Love note, thanking you for your generous support!

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    PEN to PAPER - Everything from the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages plus I will personally handwrite the lyrics to your favorite PF song which will include a personal explanation, describing what inspired me to compose the song of your choice, in a hand written Love note, thanking you for your generous support!

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    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    LAUHALA WEAVERY - Everything from the Video Update Package plus 1 Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelet and 1 set of Hawaiian Lauhala earrings with sterling silver findings, made especially for you by me. *****Special Package inspired by the Honolulu Pulse, Heels & Picks Interview by my friend Erin Smith

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    VOX MAIL - Everything from the IT'S PERSONAL Package including a personalized greeting on your voice mail box. I will work with you to create the perfect greeting for your voice mail or answering machine, record it and email you a digital file.

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    YouChoose - Everything included in the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages. I will Record a Personalized, One-Take, Dedicated Video, singing your favorite song of mines, especially for you or someone special. I will post it on my YouTube page or send you a private link to the video, (if you want to be more discrete) instantly making you the envy of all of your friends or gaining you major brownie points with that special someone.

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    SKYPE YOU VERY MUCH - Everything included in the DIGITAL BONUS + VIDEO UPDATE Packages. Limited Edition PF Signature Trucker Cap your choice of a T-Shirt or Tank Top designed especially for PF Kickstarter Supporters and a 20 minute Skype call with Yours Truly, where I will thank you personally for your love and support and sing you a few songs no matter where you are in the world! Imagine that!? Your own private mini concert with Me from the comfort of your home!

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    DREAM WEAVER - Includes everything from the IT'S PERSONAL Package with 1 limited edition PF Signature Trucker Cap, your choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top, PF Sticker, and reusable tote bag, I will weave a Lauhala Bracelet for you or someone special, with a matching pair of Lauhala Earrings w/ Sterling Silver Findings made for you by Me and a personalized, signed copy of my past CDs Lilikoi and Misery's End. This ultimate package will all come in a basket made with coconut palm fronds from my own yard in Pupukea on the North Shore of O'ahu, hand made by me!

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    SKYPE CONCERT - Includes everything from the IT'S PERSONAL Package plus signed copies of Lilikoi and Misery's End. Invite some friends and family to enjoy a private 45 minute concert with Me Via Skype from the comfort of your home, any where in the world!! We will coordinate a time that is mutually convenient for all of us. You could have a Hawaiian/Tropical themed party for your family and friends with live music streaming all the way from the tropical shores of Hawai'i!

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    VERY IMPORTANT to PAULA - Includes everything from the IT'S PERSONAL + PUT A LID ON IT Packages including your choice of a T-Shirt or Tank top, personalized copies of Lilikoi and Misery's end, made out to you or someone special, 2 tickets to my Exclusive CD Wrap/ Listening Party, 2 Tickets to my CD Release Party. (Date, Time and Location of both TBD) Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life! Plus Tickets for 2 to any 10 public shows that I am a part of, to be used within the next 3 years. **If you are not able to make it to my CD Wrap/Listening Party or CD Release Parties, you may choose a total of 12 shows within the next 3 years.

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    SUNSET SERENADE - Whether you're celebrating your recent nuptials or just want a romantic evening for you and the love of your life, I along with some very talented friends, will help to create an intimate, ultra romantic, candle lit, gourmet dinner, ocean side of the pristine North Shore of O'ahu. We will plan an all organic, locally sourced, 4 course menu to meet all of your dietary specifications. As you watch the sun, sink beneath the pacific ocean lover in arms, I will personally serenade you with a 45 minute set of my favorite love songs, creating an experience that you will cherish for a life time. We will also provide a professional photographer to capture this special moment. I will personally design an 8x10" wooden Picture frame decorated with seashells and beach glass from my personal collection, for you to keep. You will also receive everything from the - It's Personal - Package x 2 including 2 personalized copies of Lilikoi and Misery's End. Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life! This package includes an invitation for you and up to 3 guests to attend my Exclusive CD Wrap/ Listening party *****This package can accommodate up to 4 people and must be redeemed or scheduled within 1 year of purchase date.

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    HAWAIIAN HOUSE PA'INA - I will come to your house, anywhere in Hawai'i and play 2 - 45 minute sets or 1 - 90 minute set for you and up to 50 guests. I will take care of my own travel arrangements, you provide the place and sound system! I will include 10 personalized Copies of My new album entitled "Rain on Sunday" for you and your guests as well as 10 copies of Lilikoi and Misery's End. There will be time after the performance where I will spend time with you and your guests to talk story, sign autographs or take a few pictures. Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life! ** HOME or LOCATION must be free of any CATS and DOGS as I am DEATHLY ALLERGIC!!

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    PRIVATE CONCERT U.S. - I will come to your house, anywhere in the U.S. and play 2- 45 minute sets or 1 - 90 minute set for you and up to 50 guests. I will take care of my own travel arrangements, you provide the place & the Sound System! I will include 20 personalized Copies of My new album entitled "Rain on Sunday" for you and your guests. Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life!
    ** HOME or LOCATION must be free of any CATS and DOGS as I am DEATHLY ALLERGIC!!

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    HAWAIIAN VACATION LANIKAI - Spend 5 nights in a beautiful, spacious, 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home on the heavenly shores of Lanikai, located on the windward side of O'ahu. I'll be there to welcome you and your party when you arrive. The ocean is just steps away from where you'll sleep so you can enjoy the most spectacular sunrises every morning as you walk along the shore like the neighbors do. On one of these days, I will spend the day with you and you can choose to do either of the following things: 1) I will teach you how to weave your own basket made of coconut fronds. My husband will help us prepare our materials and get them ready for our lesson. 2) I can teach you how to weave lauhala bracelets for you or someone you love. You can even make lauhala napkin rings with this technique. I will even show you how to collect the leaves and prepare them for weaving. 3) I can take you to one of my favorite places on earth for a guided snorkeling adventure. Must be able to swim and provide your own snorkeling gear. (there are places I know of where you can rent your gear from if you don't own any) I will provide healthy refreshments for our day together. 'Cause that's how I roll. On one of the nights, you will be the host of a private party for you and your guests. We will work with you to plan out the perfect evening. Sit back and enjoy yourself as I will perform a 90 minute private concert especially for you! I will personally design an 8x10" wooden Picture frame decorated with seashells and beach glass from my personal collection, for you to keep. You will also receive everything from the - Goodie Good Bag - Package x 2 including 2 personalized copies of Lilikoi and Misery's End. Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life! **This home can accommodate 8-10 people comfortably. This does not include Air or Ground Transportation. We must work together to choose a time that is mutually convenient. Must redeem or Schedule within 1 year of purchase. Visit : www.hawaiianbeachrentals.com and search for "Hoku Hale Lanikai" for photos and info on this home. Check with me personally for mutual availability!

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    NORTHSHORE HAWAIIAN VACATION - Spend 5 nights in a beautiful, spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 Bath private Villa at Turtle Bay Resort on O'ahu's Fabled North Shore. I'll be there to welcome you and your party when you arrive. The ocean is just steps away from this fabulous villa so you can enjoy the soothing sounds of the waves lulling you to sleep each night after you enjoy a stunning Sunset! On one of these days, I will spend the day with you and you can choose to do either of the following things: 1) I will teach you how to weave your own basket made of coconut fronds. My husband will help us prepare our materials and get them ready for our lesson. 2) I can teach you how to weave lauhala bracelets for yourself or a loved one. You can even make lauhala napkin rings with this technique. I will even show you how to collect the leaves and prepare them for weaving. 3) I can take you to one of my favorite places on earth for a guided snorkeling adventure. Must be able to swim and provide your own snorkeling gear. (there are places I know of where you can rent your gear from if you don't own any) I will provide healthy refreshments for our day together. 'Cause that's how I roll. On one of the nights, you can host a private dinner party for you and your guests. We will work with you to plan out the perfect evening. Sit back and enjoy yourself as I will perform a 90 minute private concert especially for you and your guests! Your name will appear on my new album in my Mahalo section, thanking you for your love and support in helping me to bring this Music to life! **This Villa can accommodate 8 people comfortably. This does not include Air or Ground Transportation. We must work together to choose a time that is mutually convenient. I will personally design an 8x10" wooden Picture frame decorated with seashells and beach glass from my personal collection, for you to keep. You will also receive everything from the - Goodie Good Bag - Package x 2 including 2 personalized copies of Lilikoi and Misery's End. Must redeem or Schedule within 1 year of purchase. Visit: www.vrbo.com/387784 for photos and info on this posh villa. Check with me personally about my availability.

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