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After 4 years, female Philly based Americana vocal trio, No Good Sister, makes DEBUT full-length album!
After 4 years, female Philly based Americana vocal trio, No Good Sister, makes DEBUT full-length album!
153 backers pledged $15,395 to help bring this project to life.

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The time has finally arrived...No Good Sister is recording our VERY 1ST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM!

Way back in 2012, the three of us (Meaghan, Jess and Maren), all gathered in Meaghan's tiny one bedroom apartment in the Art Museum neighborhood of Philadelphia to see what our three voices would sound like together. And we never looked back. 

Our very first show! 12/6/12 at Milkboy Philly
Our very first show! 12/6/12 at Milkboy Philly

In the past 4 years, you could say we've learned a thing or two - and boy do we have the stories (and many, many pictures!) to prove it. More importantly, we have the music - the songs which interpret love and heartbreak through tight 3-part harmony in the way only a No Good Sister can. 

New to No Good Sister?

Welcome! You can catch up at www.nogoodsister.com, stalk us on facebook, twitter and instagram, like we do with our ex-boyfriends. And here's a highlight reel of how we've been prepping for this big moment in our No Good career:

  • Opened for national headliners such as Eilen Jewell, Kim Richey, and the Grammy Award winning The Steeldrivers.
  • Played the Martin Guitar Mainstage at the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival, preceding Parker Milsap and Arlo Guthrie.
  • Voted Best New Artist 2014 by WSTS 93.7FM in Wilmington
  • Won the 2016 Wilmington Flower Market Battle of the Bands
  • Won 2013 Stand Out Performers of the Year by World Cafe Live 
  • Played a coveted Quad Showcase at the 2015 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)
  • Our 2014 3-song EP has had the support of several local and regional radio stations, including airplay as far as the UK.

We've begun the magical process of forever documenting our songs, and now... 

We need your help to finish it.

The Money

We're asking for $13,000. What we actually need to complete the record is $15,000. Whatever we don't make here, we will borrow (or steal, or beg for). To realize our ultimate vision for the record, which includes a publicity team who will see that the album gets heard far and wide, we need about $20,000.

We could keep going here, as there are always more things we could do with even more money. Such as make music videos to accompany your favorite songs from the album, and support a tour to play your hometown! But one thing is for sure, if we go over our $13,000 goal, we will donate a portion of the overage to our favorite charity Musicians on Call

Just some of the expenses we need to cover:

  • Studio time
  • Fees to cover Producer, Engineer, and Session Musicians
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Merchandise
  • Promotional costs
  • DIsc duplication 
  • Kickstarter rewards
  • Kickstarter's fee

Whatever your donation level: THANK YOU!

We are grateful every day, every gig, every note we sing, every chord we strum to be able to do what we do. And we know that it's all possible because of the support and love we have received so far. So... thank you in advance for being part of our story, and making our dream reality. 

Mainstage Philly Folk Fest 2015
Mainstage Philly Folk Fest 2015

 

Risks and challenges

We are three different women with three different lives, and do everything in our power to schedule around that. Maren is a mother of two, Jess just got engaged and is planning a May wedding, and Meaghan just moved to Delaware. But the one constant for each of us has been No Good Sister. We have a unique bond through this band and have agreed to prioritize the needs of this album while always striving to achieve a healthy life balance.

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    Instant Social Media Gratitude & Glory!

    We'll blast our gratitude to you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...with your permission of course.

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    Digital Download of Full Album

    At this level, you'll receive a digital download of the full length album as soon as it is released.

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    Autographed CD + Autographed Photo

    A physical copy of the CD, autographed by Meaghan, Jess & Maren.

    +PLUS an autographed photo of NGS, photographed by Philly music scene photographer, Lisa Schaffer.

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    NO GOOD SISTER T-Shirt + Autographed CD

    Be the proud owner of our first ever NO GOOD SISTER T-SHIRT in your specified size.

    +PLUS a physical copy of the CD, autographed by Meaghan, Jess & Maren.

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    Signed Show Poster + CD + NGS T-Shirt

    Poster featuring artwork from the album. Signed by the whole band.

    +PLUS No Good Sister T-shirt

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    Your Name in the Liner Notes!

    You’ll be part of the new album…literally! Your name will appear in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes.

    +PLUS a signed CD

    +PLUS No Good Sister T-shirt

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    2 Tickets to the CD Release Party!

    Grab a friend and come celebrate with us at our official CD Release Party in Philadelphia in April!

    +PLUS a signed CD

    +PLUS No Good Sister T-shirt

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    Live Children's Music by Jess

    Did you know that Jess of No Good Sister has a background as a Montessori Pre-School teacher and currently leads children's music classes? Jess will lead a class, or entertain your child's party with her delightful repertoire of music, appropriate for children ages 1-6. (Group size <20)

    *Limited to within a 30-mile radius of Philadelphia.

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    Private Skype Concert with NGS

    Feeling like rocking out in your pajamas? You can schedule a private 30 minute show, bump the songs on big speakers or project on your TV. Concert can be arranged via Skype at a time that fits your schedule. The acoustic set with Meaghan, Maren & Jess will include one cover song of your choosing.

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    House Concert in Your Home

    Enjoy two 45 minute sets of music provided by No Good Sister - LIVE in your very own home with your very own guest list!
    *Within 150-mile radius.

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    NGS Hosts Dinner & Concert at Slo-mo's

    A truly unique evening!
    PART 1:
    Invite 3-4 of your friends to the Philadelphia home of our Producer/Lap steel player, Mike "Slo-mo" Brenner, for a catered meal with the band.
    PART 2:
    Following dinner, welcome up to 20 more of your friends for two 45 minute sets of live music by No Good Sister.

    That's right, we're hosting dinner and a concert for you and YOUR friends! And Slo-mo has the best stories...ask him about playing on Conan... Or that time he had dinner with Bruce Springsteen!
    (While we will accommodate your schedule, we recommend booking your concert in a time of year when you can enjoy the backyard too!)

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    +PLUS No Good Sister T-shirt

    +PLUS signed CD

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