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By Liana Stone
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About this project

                      | "Sun & Sky" rough take | one of 10 songs to be on this album |

    

THE PREFACE

If you know me, you know it's been awhile since I've done much with my music. If you don't know, I'll just tell you: marriage, and Tiny House projects, and motherhood, and international moves, to name a few things, have made the last eight years rich and full! Too full, actually, to leave much space for music, and it got crowded out, just like that old rocker that you love, inadvertently tucked away with the arrival of the new sofa set. Rearranging can be a sacred thing, and oh-the-glory of the moment you discover how all of these things can fit together.

Graciously, for me, that moment has come! My family moved to Zanzibar last year, and were surprised to find that music started to bubble up in our lives. Something about slowing down a bit and finding more space in the days... it's good for the soul. We met and started playing with an incredible bassist (who, conveniently, happens to be an incredible person, too) and quickly realized we had stumbled together into something really special. My cohort and most preeminent musical companion, Jason Stone, and I, along with Daniel, have decided that it is time to capture the best songs from these years, and we would love you to be a part of this project!

THE PLAN

  • Return to our other home (Oregon, USA) from September-December 2015, have our second baby, and make our best album yet!
  • Record at a gorgeous studio, called The Castle House: www.thecastlehouse.com and work with the gifted engineer and producer there
  • Fly our brilliant-bass-playing-friend Daniel Nygaard Madsen over from Denmark to record with us: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/denmark-happiest-country_n_4070761.html
  • Have some incredible art made by one of the most inspiring artists I've encountered. Meet Andrew Breitenberg: www.selahmade.com
  • Have a copy of this labor of love in your hands by Christmas

                                     | "Build A House" rough take | album's title track |

THE PROPOSAL

Here is a breakdown of costs:

 Would you help us make this album? We are asking for your partnership- by pre-ordering the album (or other stuff!) you will allow us to give these songs the investment (time, energy, and money) that they deserve.

Many of you have invested in us and partnered with us in multiple different endeavors over the years- our hearts are already full of gratitude. Now let's make something amazing together!

THE PERKS

We've got everything from bloopers to gorgeous Zanzibari kikois (google it!) to naming rights of the unborn, so take a look to the right side of the page to see what might suit your fancy. We'll be posting pictures and updates along the way for all of our backers, so look out for those!

Risks and challenges

The entirety of this project will cost more than $10,000, but we are prepared for and expecting extra costs, and won't be slowed down by that! We feel very confident that we will be able to complete this, thanks to many of you. As you know by now, nothing happens if we do not reach our goal in time, but the privilege of making and sharing this album with you all is so worth that risk!

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    EARLY BIRDY | pre-release digital download of three mystery tracks from the studio: rough takes or bloopers

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    WORTH THE WAIT | the new album, fresh off the press -OR- 2gb "Build A House" thumb drive with the new album, artwork, and lyrics on it

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    BARGAIN HUNTER | the new album + two of our previously recorded albums- Jason's "If Shoes Could Talk" and Liana's "Things That Rust"

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    LIKE A LOCAL | the new album + one traditional Zanzibari kikoi

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    STANDARD | the new album + handwritten lyrics of your song of choice* by Liana (She could do this til the cows come home)

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    SINGULAR | the new album + lyrics of your song of choice* handwritten by Jason. He's solemnly agreed to use his finest print (He could do this for about, I'd say, two hours, tops. So four is IT, folks)

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    ARTFUL! | the new album + print of original album artwork by artist Andrew Breitenberg*

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    THE GIFT-GIVER | the new album + 6 extra copies to share with your very favorite people

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    YOU BENEVOLENT | your name printed in the liner notes as a benefactor of this album + any previous rewards of choice + (of course) a gold star

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    THE RENDEVOUS | come out to the cabin for a one-night-stay with us and some friends! Full board: food fit-for-the-gods and belly laughs provided

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