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A new ALBUM!  I wrote songs, chose the ones that spoke most loudly to my heart, & recorded them with some of my favorite humans!
A new ALBUM! I wrote songs, chose the ones that spoke most loudly to my heart, & recorded them with some of my favorite humans!
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    Digital! Because the future is now!

    Because who has a CD player anymore?!?!

    You will get a digital download sent to your email in advance of the November 10 release! And a thank you with lots of exclamation points! And a hug if I see you out there in the world, and you like hugs!

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    The Autographed CD!

    Because you like liner notes and artwork!

    I'm with you! You will receive a CD, autographed in my silver sharpie! I will ship it to your house before the release date! And hugs! If you want 'em, you got 'em!

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    The Sharing is Caring!

    Because you know that's how the word gets out!

    You get an autographed copy of 'Hearts in Need of Repair'! And you get a SECOND COPY! Also autographed! Give it to a friend, please! The more the merrier! (also...hugs!)

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    Ordinary Grateful Hearts!

    Because you don't have ANY of my CDs yet and you want them all!

    I will send you an autographed copy of Hearts in Need of Repair, as well as autographed copies of my previous albums, Ordinary Things AND Grateful Moon!

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    VIP Good Times!

    Because you're fancy!

    Come to the release show on Friday, November 10th at the Hook and Ladder theater in MPLS at 7pm and join me and the band backstage for some pre-show beverage AND birthday cake! Because it's also MY BIRTHDAY PARTY! And THERE WILL BE HUGS!

    **includes your ticket! I'll buy it for you and have it waiting at will-call!

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    Bake It Off!

    Because you're hungry!

    I will bake you either a dozen of my famous cupcakes (and tell you the story that goes with them), a loaf of my whole-wheat sandwich bread, or my brown-butter blondies that taste like tiny bites of heaven.

    If you live in the Twin Cities, I will deliver them to you! We'll choose a date/time that works for both of us, and then you'll eat and be happy! And since I got to see you in person, there will definitely be HUGS!

    *Timing to be mutually agreed upon. Let's figure out when you need some baked goods in your life!

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    Use Your Words!

    Because you're a lyric junkie like me!

    I will handwrite the lyrics to a song of your choice in my very best handwriting, and create a little art around it, and frame it for you! It could be the whole song, or just a phrase. Each one would be completely unique!

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    TOILET TUNES!

    Because you've watched all the videos of m singing cover songs in my green bathroom and you've always wanted to hear this ONE SPECIFIC SONG!

    I will learn a song of your choice and make a recording of me singing and playing it in my big, green bathroom. Then release it on the interwebs with a giant shout out to you and your awesomeness!!! #toilettunes

    *we would coordinate the actual release date - maybe you want this song for someone's birthday, engagement, graduation, etc - it could be like that! So 'delivery' is based on you and I choosing a time!

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    Listen and Whiskey Party!

    Because you have fantastic taste and you like to be the very first!!

    Join me at RiverRock Studios on Sunday, October 15th from 2-4 for a First Listen Party! We'll listen to the album from the mixing board, which is really, really cool :) And I'll make delicious food (Cheese Balls! And More!) And I'll bring along some of my favorite bourbons for good measure!

    (I can only imagine this will lead to hugs!)
    (ooh, and you'll get your copy of the CD that day!)

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    This is your song!

    Because you've got a story!

    Writing songs is my favorite part of this whole thing. I would love to write one for YOU. Or you could give it as a gift to someone you love. To honor someone, to celebrate something - possibilities are endless. We'd chat through what you want the song to say, and then I'd get to writing. I would head in to RiverRock and record you a nice guitar/vocal demo. And then you can indeed tell everybody this is YOUR song!

    *except I retain all the rights to it, because I wrote it, but I think you get what I mean ;)

    **hugs included

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    Concert in your living room! (Local)

    Because you don't want to have to get in your car to go see a show!

    Invite 20 of your closest friends over to your house, your barn, your garage (within 120 miles of the Twin Cities Metro Area) and I will bring my PA and sing a 70 minute show for you! House concerts are magical! Let's plan a night to remember!

    *we'd chat and find a date in 2018 or early 2019 that worked for the hosts and me!
    **hugs FOR SURE

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    Concert in your living room! (Midwest)

    Because you don't want to have to get in your car to go see a show!

    Invite 20 of your closest friends over to your house, your barn, your garage (within an 7 hour drive of the Twin Cities) and I will bring my PA and sing a 70 minute show for you! House concerts are magical! Let's plan a night to remember!

    *we'd chat and find a date in 2018 or early 2019 that worked for the hosts and me!
    **hugs FOR SURE

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    Concert in your living room! (National)

    Because you don't live anywhere near me and I haven't toured near you and you want to see a show gosh darn it!

    We'd find a day that worked within my family/music schedule and your schedule. I'd get on a plane and fly to you and do a 70 minute house/barn/garage concert for you and 20 of your closest friends!

    *you'd need to provide the PA
    *SO MANY HUGS!

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