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I'm recording a blazing folk-rock LP with my full band of talented musicians called, "A Light in the Dark."
I'm recording a blazing folk-rock LP with my full band of talented musicians called, "A Light in the Dark."
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I'm so excited to share with you the songs I've been working on since the release of my debut album, "Waterbird."  In that time I've put together a full band and am so ready to rock out with them in the studio.  When we're finished, we'll have a shiny, beautiful, professional, brand-spanking new LP to deliver to you and shop to indie record labels.  The songs are rehearsed, polished, and I believe some of my best writing ever. Our plan is to hit the studio in January/February, submit the master recordings for pressing by March, and get everything into your hands by May at the latest!  AND if we exceed our funding amount, I will add the super-fun reach goal of shooting and releasing my second music video for my song, "Fish out of Water." 

Here's what I need the funding for:

Engineer/Studio Time

Paying My Awesome Musicians!

Printing & Pressing of Physical Albums  

"A Light in the Dark," Tshirts & Stickers & Posters!

Cover Photographs 

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Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge I may face will be my own self-doubt in completing these recordings. I plan to stare that bad boy down in a Mexican standoff.

Other than that, there are ALWAYS delays, setbacks, unexpected challenges that come up when you're recording. Thankfully I'm now a seasoned recording artist and have planned loads of extra time in case we face setbacks!

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    A digital download of the first single off "A Light in the Dark."

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    A digital download of the complete album, "A Light in the Dark."

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    Physical Copy & Digital Download of "A Light in the Dark," plus some awesome Nico Padden stickers!

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    Intro to Nico Package: Physical Copy & Digital Download of "A Light in the Dark," + Physical Copy and Digital download of my 2013 debut EP, "Waterbird."

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    The Fan Package: Everything in the Intro to Nico Package listed above + the Album T-shirt for "A Light in the Dark!"

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    The Superfan Package: Everything in the Fan Package listed above + a "Waterbird" T-Shirt!

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    Everything in The Superfan Package listed above, + a signed limited edition, "A Light in the Dark," poster!

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    Everything in The Superfan Package listed above + a MYSTERY SWAG item! Something picked out by me just for you, and it's a mystery!

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    Cover Song for You! Everything in The Superfan Package listed above, + I will play one cover song of your request on my weekly YouTube series and dedicate it to you publicly!

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    Combo #1: The Superfan Package + A cover song of your request on my weekly YouTube series + a limited-edition signed "A Light in the Dark," poster + a MYSTERY SWAG item chosen by me for you! Why have one when you can have them all?

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    Songwriting/Performing Lesson! Everything in Superfan Package listed above, plus I will give you a one hour songwriting or performing lesson on guitar, piano, ukelele, or voice. You will also receive a limited-edition signed "A Light in the Dark," poster! Backers not in the NYC area can access this package via Skype.

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    I will make you an amazingly awesome care package, including: my favorite album that day, a well-read book that I think you might like, a photo from the recording studio, a postcard from the road, a signed set list, a copy of the two Christmas songs I've recorded, some yummy treats, and some surprises + everything in The Superfan package!

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    Personalized Song! Everything in Superfan Package listed above, plus I will write and record a personalized song for you. You will receive a digital download of the song and a handwritten lyric sheet!

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    Combo Package #2! Everything in the Combo #1 Package PLUS the Care Package, and the Personalized Song package! Why pick one when you can have them all?

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    Private Acoustic Concert! Everything in Superfan Package listed above, plus I will come to your house and play an intimate acoustic show for you and your friends! I will perform 2 x 45 minute sets of original material + awesome covers including a request of your choice! This will be sometime between May 2016 and May 2017, as schedule allows. Must be within 300 miles of NYC.

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