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I wrote a bunch of songs and recorded them with some fine musicians. But I need help in order to finish the project!
I wrote a bunch of songs and recorded them with some fine musicians. But I need help in order to finish the project!
69 backers pledged $2,341 to help bring this project to life.

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I used to sing in my younger days when I lived in Portland, Oregon but gave it up when I moved back to my home state of Minnesota due to the usual: marriage, kids, job, house. After my divorce and as I aged, I found a little more creative space in my head and began playing the guitar that sat in the corner of my living room and eventually began writing songs. In 2010 I began recording the 12 songs on my CD at Mike Danner's Studio in Portland, Oregon. I chose to record in Portland instead of Minnesota where I live because all my musical connections are there and it gave me a good excuse to visit more often.

I feel slightly sheepish about how long it has taken me to finish this project but when I look back on the process I'm glad I took my time. I wasn't sure how I wanted it to sound when we started recording but I knew the feelings I wanted to evoke. Mike Danner helped me achieve what I wanted by assembling the right musicians for each song and those musicians nailed it!  The process of starting with nothing but bare songs I plunked out on my guitar and watching them become fully realized songs and finally a packaged CD is so damn fun. 

I want to acknowledge two people who didn't make it into the video because I didn't have photos of them: Randy Givens who plays hand drum on Broken (he recorded more percussion but we got a little carried away and needed to scale it back) and Ray Pearson who I have actually never met, who came in and smoothed over some of my more difficult vocals on Drive Away with her beautiful back-up harmonies.

Up to this point I've been able to pay for all the expenses associated with making a record myself but now I need help for the final push. With the money I hope to raise here I'll be able to pay for mastering, duplication and printing. And then I'll have a record! I can't wait for you all to hear it.

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    You will have the satisfaction of knowing you're helping me realize a dream and be able to download 3 songs of your choice from the record.

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    Thank you! You get the CD hot off the press. 12 songs all written and sung by me in lovely packaging featuring photos... by me!

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    You get the CD hot off the press plus a special limited edition CD-sized booklet featuring my photos and song lyrics! And of course a warm feeling from knowing how happy you've made me.

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    You get TWO CD's plus the special limited edition booklet mentioned above. Give one CD to a friend or keep one at home and one in your car so you'll never be without me!

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    Two CD's, the booklet, AND three 4 x 4" prints of any of my Hipstamatic photos found on my Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beckykapell/sets/72157623415810423/

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    You get all of the above plus I will perform a house concert at your home in the Twin Cities or Portland. Or you can ban me from performing at your home. Your choice.

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