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Help Jodie Levinson and her band rock this summer in the studio to create an awesome sounding original EP. 4 Songs 4 Musicians All 4 U!

"Since finishing college and moving to NYC in 2008, I decided that I needed to give my passion for music, songwriting and performing a real shot. During these past three years, I've been lucky enough to work and perform alongside some fantastic musicians.  I've built up a catalogue of original songs for myself as well as songs written for other emerging artists, I discovered a love for teaching children, and have had the unique and character building experience of putting together and fronting a band that is top notch. These past two years, we have had the opportunity to play at some of the most coveted clubs in Manhattan including Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall, Caffe Lena, The Bubble Lounge, and multiple performances @ Hat City Kitchen to name just a few.

After nearly two years of playing with my band in NYC, I knew the time would come when we would be ready to record fresh material and bottle up some of the fantastic live energy that we get on the stage. This new batch of songs explores my love for storytelling and human relationships; singing and playing keyboards, and the songs also showcase the talents of my band mates. 

That time is NOW to be rather dramatic;) and the band and I have four wonderfully eclectic new songs that you will love listening to. I am no doubt an artist who feeds off collaboration and there is no better joy then sharing the stage with my band mates who many of you have seen play: Vin Landolfi, Chris Infusino and Bryan Percivall.  You will hear ideas from all us collectively on this next record. Ideas that have come out of our rehearsals and shows as we built and shaped the songs.

As for the quality of the recordings that you can expect, I've chosen a highly regarded studio in Williamsburg with an engineer/producer who has created some awesome sounding records.  He comes with a lot of experience, a great esthetic for live band sounds, and has produced a handful of top selling independent singer/songwriters, including Grammy nominated recording artist Emily King, whose work I've always admired. 

Many of us know how the music industry has changed and artists and their fans have had to adapt. I now look to you all to make this dream a reality so we can keep playing for you around town, go on tour one day, and get these songs out on the radio for the exposure we need! Great recordings and live music makes life sweeter, but they also require funding and support. Every little bit will help and I urge you to make a donation and ask 10 of your friends to do the same and be a part of this experience with us. Please have a look at the nice rewards as my special thank you for your donation. Keep in mind that if our goal is not reached in 30 days time, there will be no record. Anything exceeding the goal will be used for promotion, distribution, packaging, and a multitude of other expenses that are required to get the CD off the ground and running! I know we can all make this EP happen together this summer!

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    Gives you a personally signed EP and poster (signed by the whole band) to be delivered by mail or at a live concert

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    Gives you all the rewards of $50 or more + 2 FREE vocal or piano lessons! If backer has no need for lessons, a free private acoustic concert at a location of their choice is another option. (Electric outlet is required for equipment unless piano is available. Limited to NYC and tri-state locations)

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    Gives you all of the rewards of giving $250 or more, a free private duet concert by Jodie and guest. (Electric outlet is required for equipment unless piano is available. Limited to NYC and tri-state locations) PLUS a very special thanks credit on the album jacket!!!!

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