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It's been 3 years & I'm headed back to the studio with new music exploring the topic of overcoming fear. Excited to share it with you!
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*To hear more of my music, please visit iTunes or my website: AndreaThomasMusic.com

Backstory:
About 3 years ago, I had the chance to record my first project called Crying Out to You. It was a beautifully vulnerable experience that I found was alot like publishing my journal. That vulnerability was so worth it, though. And now, after traveling and singing for 3 years as a solo artist and with Country Singer Collin Raye (who I sang with on his first hymns record called His Love Remains), I'll thrilled to get back to it and record a new album with all new material exploring a topic I am passionate about: Overcoming our fears. See below for more on that :)

Three important things to note about this new album:
1. GOAL:
There is a running theme in the lyrics of this new album that I think we all have experienced at some point: the challenge of overcoming our fears. Fear of love, fear of loss, fear of risk, fear of being humiliated, fear of failure. The list goes on. And this fear binds us.

Ironically, I've been delaying this project for over a year because I was afraid. Believe me, I know the feeling of fear. And my hope and my goal is to share this music with as many people, parishes, retreats, etc. as possible because I believe in my heart that fear doesn't have a place in our lives; how many times does God tell us not to fear?! And yet our fear is real. If we can learn to choose against this fear, then we can have the joy and happiness I believe we were made for.

2. WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING? The biggest expense is studio time and sound engineers, followed by paying musicians, album design, printing of the physical cds, and other smaller expenses that go into a project like this.

3. INFLUENCE: I've been heavily influenced by Folk, Jazz, Broadway, and Classical Crossover music (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, etc.); you will hear those influences in this new album!

Risks and challenges

If the studios I am considering are booked, then it could slightly delay the rewards fulfillment process, but not by much. If there are any delays, you will be notified immediately!

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    THANK YOU!
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    DOWNLOAD ALBUM:
    Digital download of the new album. You'll be the first to hear it!

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    BOTH ALBUMS + DOWNLOAD:
    My first album "Crying Out To You", my new album, plus a digital download of the new album. (Three cds!)

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    POSTCARD + SIGNED ALBUMS:
    Receive (or send to whom you wish) a signed postcard from yours truly :) Plus, both signed albums, and the digital download.

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    LYRICS AND PRINT:
    Handwritten lyrics of one of my songs on a beautiful print from the guy helping to design my album (note: this guy is GOOD). Plus, everything in the previous reward!

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    EXCLUSIVE JOURNAL:
    A locally-made "Andrea Thomas Music" exclusive journal for YOUR writings...with a special note inside from me. Plus, everything in the previous reward!

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    SKYPE SESH:
    You and me...and a 30-minute Skype or FaceTime session. You can pick my brain about how I write music, and what I'm passionate about, or even better I'd love to hear about your life and what inspires you. If you want, I'll sing a song or two for you (or even better, you could sing for me!). Plus, you get everything in the previous reward.

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    NEW ORLEANS BOX OF MUSIC AND GOODNESS:
    Soooo I bake. And in all humility, I'm pretty good at it. This box includes: My home-made biscotti, Local New Orleans coffee, the locally-made exclusive Andrea Thomas Music journal so you can write about your own fabulous stuff (with a note from me inside), my favorite chocolate on the planet, handwritten lyrics from one of my songs with a print from the guy helping to design my album cover, both of my signed albums, 3 EXTRA copies of the new album to give as gifts, and a digital download of the new album. Bam.

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    I'LL WRITE A SONG ABOUT YOU (OR) COVER YOUR FAVORITE SONG:
    This one requires a little info from you, but I'll write a song about you (or someone you love), or I'll cover a song of your choice. Then, I'll record it and send it to you as an Mp3 or a CDR. Plus, you get the exclusive journal, handwritten lyrics and print, both signed albums, and the digital download!

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    HOUSE CONCERT:
    I will perform a two-hour house concert for you in your living room or the venue of your choice. Invite some friends and make it a party, or keep it small and intimate. It's up to you! Christmas party bookings encouraged :) This reward costs $2500 plus travel for me and my pianist, unless you live within 100-mile radius of New Orleans. Please allow 12 months for scheduling. Plus...you get the exclusive journal, handwritten lyrics and print, both signed albums, and the digital download!

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