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Kasey Rausch, an Americana music maker and songwriter from Kansas City, is on the path to record her third full-length album!
189 backers pledged $7,770 to help bring this project to life.

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I’ll be working with some of my favorite people to create my third album! At least twelve professional musicians will join me in the studio. The $6,500 goal I have set will fund the recording, mixing, mastering and manufacturing of a ten song album. Any additional funding will be used for promotions and to pay these incredible musicians what they deserve for their time and skills. If I can double my goal, I’ll be able to take the time to record an additional ten songs to release a twenty song project and press it on vinyl! The support of my community means the world to me.  GREAT GRATITUDE!

HOW I'LL USE THE MONEY:

$3500 - Recording & Mixing a ten song album.

$1000 - Mastering (This is what helps get the albums sound uniform and radio ready!)

$1,200 - Packaging (This includes putting the sounds onto 1,000 CDs and the artwork onto the case, but not creating the art itself)

$650 - Kickstarter and Amazon both take 10% of the money raised to pay for their services.

That leaves me with about a $150 "cushion."  Any extra money raised will go towards:

1. Paying the musicians

2. Paying for graphic design of the artwork

3. Promotion and postage to send out CD's to radio stations, magazines for reviews, and rewards to you fine folks!

4. If enough funds are raised, I'll be able to make a collection of TWENTY songs in stead of just 10!  It will essentially double the cost of recording, mixing and mastering.

5. Last, but very exciting, if enough funds are raised (approximately $12,000 total), I'll be able to press this collection of songs onto vinyl.  As a gal who worked in record stores off and on for 16 years, this would tickle me silly! :)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! GREAT GRATITUDE!

Risks and challenges

The risks are few! I will work hard to reach the goal of a mid-May release, but things do happen -- have you ever tried to get a group of musicians' calendars to line up? Whew! Hard work! But I'm grateful that all of the folks joining me on this project are passionate and excited to be a part of what we hope will be my best album yet... I suppose that's a risk. Maybe you like my first ablum best? :)

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    THANK YOU! Your drop in the bucket is received with gratitude! Tell a friend! Together lil' drops unite to become my next album!

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    COOL! You could have bought a fancy schmancy coffee drink with that, but you chose to support my music instead! THANK YOU!

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    Yay! You get an advance digital copy of the first single, "Alabama," from the new album!

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    Alright! You get an advance digital copy of the first single, "Alabama," and a digital copy of the full album on it's release date.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Sweet! You get a physical copy of the album on it’s release date (cheers to the US Postal Service!) as well as an advance digital copy of the first single, "Alabama!"

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Woot! You get an advanced digital copy of the album and a signed physical copy sent via USPS just as soon as I get my lil' hands on 'em from the press! You'll also get the new single in advance.

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    Double Woot! Woot! You get the single, an advanced digital copy of the album, a signed physical copy via USPS AND a personalized autographed photo of lil' ol' me! (Aw schucks. **blush**)

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Hey now! That's a kind donation! You get the single, an advanced digital copy of the album, a signed physical copy via USPS AND a specially designed, hand printed t-shirt! (Please add $5 for XXL and up.)

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Aw, snap! You get everything mentioned above! A pre-release digital copy of the album, a signed physical copy, a personalized autographed photo, AND a specially designed handprinted t-shirt! I'll even seal the envelope with a kiss! (Unless you want me to keep my kissin' germs to myself.)
    (Please add $5 for XXL and up.)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Turn up the heat! That’s SWEET! You get everything mentioned above except instead of a t-shirt, choose between a hoodie or a women’s cut tank top! I’ll be in touch via email to take your order! If you'd like to give this amount, but still just want a t-shirt, that's great, too! Thank you! (Please add $10 for XXL & up. Thank ya, kindly!)

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    Party time! In addition to everything listed above, I'll put you and one guest on the guestlist at my Kansas City CD Release Party (Date & location TBD.)

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    Kansas City Pride! I will come to you to make music for you and your guests in the Kansas City and surrounding areas (50-ish mile radius.) Having a gathering of friends at your home or office? I’ll play a 60 minute set of acoustic music. You’ll also get everything mentioned above, including your choice of a t-shirt, hoodie or tank top.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    YIPPEE! MUSIC! This kind of support deserves a musical reward! I will travel to your home or public establishment of your choice for a 90 minute set of music within a 150-ish mile radius from Kansas City (or a 3-ish hour drive). I’ll also throw in up to 20 copies of my 2007 album “Live How You Love” for you to present to your guests (these will be burned copies since I’m sold out of my fancy pants professional copies). This level of donation will also receive everything mentioned above, with your choice of a t-shirt, hoodie or tank top.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Whoa! GRATITUDE! In addition to EVERYTHING listed on the $250 donation level, I want to publicly thank you! On my website, I’ll include your name as a sponsor in the making of this album. If you would like to include your business as a link, let’s talk! Especially if you’re an independent, locally owned business....

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Well if this isn’t an example of amazing support, i dunno what is! GRATITUDE! You get all of the music options listed above, the personalized autographed picture, your choice of a t-shirt, tank, or hoodie (**ahem** want a t-shirt AND an tank? I bet you could twist my arm!), your name (and possibly business) listed on my website AND.... a big fat “THANK YOU” listed right on the album packaging!

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    HOLY COW! I SIT IN DEEP GRATITUDE! YOU GET IT ALL! I’ll extend the private concert radius to a 6-8 hour drive from Kansas City. If you’re within an hour or so of Kansas City, I will personally deliver all of your goods to you (if you’d like!). Heck, I’d even sit and have a cup of coffee for an hour or so and talk about the weather... or music... or how grateful I am for generous folks like yourself...

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    Can I kiss you? Or maybe take you to brunch? I'll give ya all that other stuff listed above, too. AND I'll learn a song at your request (within reason! I'm no Freddie Mercury!), film it and post it on YouTube with a personal dedication to you!

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