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I'm a singer-songwriter living in Taos, New Mexico. "Perfect Girl" is a collaborative and exciting new album that spans several genres.
I'm a singer-songwriter living in Taos, New Mexico. "Perfect Girl" is a collaborative and exciting new album that spans several genres.
82 backers pledged $4,414 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Liz Painter and I'm a singer-songwriter living in Taos, New Mexico. I am almost finished with my third studio album in CD format.

Being a singer-songwriter is a life path for me. And one of the best parts is when a song just comes straight through... and it's just my job to catch it!  That's what happened with the title track of my new CD called "Perfect Girl".

We made an official video for the song at a local theater. The video was edited and directed by visual effects producer,  Michael Van Himbergen.

 The New CD

We've recorded 13 tracks for the new CD. The record spans a variety of themes, moods and genres from rock and roll, to folk and country western. There are songs about magic and saving the planet, the struggles of single motherhood, time travel and intense love relationship. 

Click below to listen to "Time Machine", a track from the new CD.

 Here's a tune with a coffeehouse vibe called "Sidewalkbye"

 

Here's one more track to check called, "You're My Boat"

 

 I feel I am responsible to the songs I write. It is my job to see they get into the world... 

The Team   

Perfect Girl is backed by Chris Burton on lead guitar. Mike Caron on drums and bass, and Barnaby Hazen on bass. Chris and I have been working together musically since we met in 1997 in Tucson, Arizona. Chris, Mike and I have been collaborating to record this new CD over the last two years. It's been a fun process to explore our creative ideas and then hear them come alive! We have kept the record simple, with the sound of our live show as a foundation that connects the emotional and poetic journey of my lyrics, melodies, and stories. The music comes out… and we love it. Sometimes magical… sometimes cathartic. 

 The Liz Painter Band has played some exciting shows, including their last CD release bash at the World Famous KTAOS Solar Center with headliner Susan Gibson, who wrote the Grammy winning song, Wide Open Spaces, made famous by the Dixie Chicks.  Nationally renowned songwriters and musicians, Don Richmond and Don Conoscenti added their talents to the event too! 

 Friend and musical collaborator, Rodger Cloud, provided his award winning Cloud ribbon microphone to record vocal and instrument tracks for the" Perfect Girl" project.

 And now it's almost finished! There are just a few more things to do...

 

 I am so grateful to enjoy a creative process and and to be able to share my songs with you. Please help to finish these steps  and pre-order a CD today.

You can hear more of my music and songs from my first two records:

lizpainter.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lizpainterband

But, I am especially excited about the music on this new record!

 

I feel fortunate to have music to turn to in times of joy, and sadness, excitement and moments of relaxation. Music softens and supports my friendships and bridges the gaps in my world. Ideally, I like to wake up in the morning and just be creative for five or ten minutes. Often those few moments playing my instrument  become the new song I am writing.

And when I'm not working on my own music, I am often teaching music lessons. In turn, I feel inspired by my students and this musical path I am on continues to deepen each day.

I look forward to connecting with you  as a lover or music or a fellow creative through the process of fulfilling these rewards!

 

 

Risks and challenges

If we do not reach the campaign's minimum goal of $4,300, this project will NOT be funded & those who contributed will not be charged.

Once the goal is reached and the campaign ends, you'll receive an email regarding your rewards & preferences.

Timing: Most of the rewards have an estimated delivery date of February 2017. If the CD is done before that, you may receive it sooner.
Other rewards such as your music lesson, original or cover song, will begin with an email, text or telephone exchange to work out details and dates.

Of course unforeseen life events sometimes occur, but I will keep you in the loop and am certain you will receive your rewards!

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    THANK YOU!

    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    THE SINGLE

    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!
    *Early digital download of 1 song off the new CD
    *A ringtone from my debut record, "Home Before Dark"

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    THE SUPPORTER

    *A physical copy of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" plus early digital download
    *A ringtone from my debut record, "Home Before Dark"
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    THE STUDENT (LOCALS/EARLY BIRDS)

    This reward is limited and for the first 2 days of the campaign only.
    *A physical copy of the new CD, "Perfect Girl"
    *A one hour music lesson (guitar, voice, piano, uke, or songwriting)
    *Your name on the Thank You collage

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    THE MUSIC LOVER

    *A signed physical copy of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" plus early digital download
    A physical copy of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    THE BACKER

    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend free entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show!
    2 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    A NEW MEXICO VACATION

    *I will text or email you thoughts and pictures on a creative walk with me in beautiful Northern New Mexico.
    *A sage and juniper smudge stick handmade by me
    *A signed physical copy of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" plus early digital download
    A physical copy of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    THE MUSICIAN

    *A one hour music lesson in person or via Skype. Voice, guitar, piano, ukelele or songwriting. If you are a singer this includes an MP3 of vocal warm ups so you can vocalize on your own.
    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend free entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show!
    3 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    UNDER THE COVERS

    *I will learn a cover song of your choosing and play it for you in person, on the phone, or on video/skype
    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show!
    3 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    A SONG JUST FOR YOU

    *A phone call with me to discuss themes, issues and ideas for the special song I will write and record just for you
    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show!
    3 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    THE VIP

    *A private concert for you and your friends in your living room. This can be a solo or duo concert. You will need to cover travel costs.
    *A phone call with me to discuss themes, issues and ideas for the special song I will write and record just for you! And of course I will perform it at your concert...
    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show!
    3 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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    IT"S A PARTY!

    *The full band will play up to 3 hours for your party! We will rock out with originals and covers that you can dance to. You will need to cover travel costs.
    *I will learn a cover song of your choosing and play it for you in person, on the phone, or on video/skype. And of course the band will play it at the party!
    *A VIP badge that gives you and a friend entry into a Liz Painter Band show plus backstage access to hang out with the band before or after the show
    3 physical copies of the new CD, "Perfect Girl" (signed if you desire)
    plus early digital download
    *2 physical copies of my debut CD, "Home Before Dark"
    *Three ringtones
    *A Liz Painter Band postcard with a handwritten, "Thank you"
    *PDF download of new album art and lyrics
    *Your name added to a collage that will become a JPEG and go on my website. I will email it to you too!

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