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Help support the debut album of singer/songwriter cf watkins!
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135 backers pledged $14,360 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for being here!! My name is cf watkins, I'm a singer/songwriter from North Carolina, currently based out of Brooklyn. I've been writing, performing, and singing music, really since I can remember, and it's finally time to get it recorded and shared with the world! 

I AM NEW

I AM NEW is the title of the debut album I am hoping to record with the help of this here kickstarter, and you kind angels.

 I have a team of sweet, talented, amazing artists I'm working with on the album. Daniel Goans of Lowland Hum will be producing the album, Edd Kerr will be engineering, Lauren Goans (also of Lowland Hum) will be offering her sweet vocals, and Bennett Sullivan will be adding his beautiful sounds on banjo. 

These are some of my absolute favorite, most admired people on this little planet of ours. I feel so so so excited, grateful and amazed to be able to collaborate with them on this album.

cf watkins and the Lowland Hum angels
cf watkins and the Lowland Hum angels
cf watkins and Bennett Sullivan performing Stone Mountain
cf watkins and Bennett Sullivan performing Stone Mountain
                     
Your Part

The money we are raising during this campaign will enable us to make some exciting things happen. Your contribution will go toward recording I AM NEW right outside of Charlottesville VA at White Star Sound Studio. The funds raised here will cover the studio time as well as the costs of producing, engineering, and mastering the tracks. I will also be hiring talented musicians to accompany me on the album. 

After we have left the studio, and the production of the album is complete, I AM NEW will be available on vinyl, as well as download cards which will both include custom artwork!

All of this will be made possible with your help! Whether it's by sharing this link or making a financial contribution. I really really appreciate your support, and feel very grateful for you already. :)

Rewards

green freshwater cornflake pearls and pyrite, sterling silver closure- $200
green freshwater cornflake pearls and pyrite, sterling silver closure- $200
freshwater coin pearls, and turquoise, sterling silver closure- $250
freshwater coin pearls, and turquoise, sterling silver closure- $250
carved deer antler (not harvested, found), and white turquoise, and mica, vermeil closure- $150
carved deer antler (not harvested, found), and white turquoise, and mica, vermeil closure- $150
wax sealed letters <3
wax sealed letters <3
another cf watkins drawing
another cf watkins drawing
example of a cf watkins drawing
example of a cf watkins drawing

Risks and challenges

Upon reaching our fundraising goal for this project, we already have dates set to record in the beginning of February! We are all working hard to be prepared for that time, and are confident and excited to share with you the outcome. There is potential for the delivery of the rewards to take a little more time than projected, but we will keep you updated along the way, and are very grateful for your help in pursuing this project!!

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    I will close my eyes for approximately 10-15 seconds while thinking of you fondly.

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    an unreleased acoustic track not included as part of the album

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    Digital download of I AM NEW

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    Digital download card of I AM NEW with custom album artwork

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    Handwritten letter/doodle, sealed with wax and delivered to you! + Digital download of I AM NEW

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    Surprise gift especially picked out and mailed by cf watkins with a handwritten note + digital download of I AM NEW

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    Vinyl of I AM NEW+ digital download

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    pez dispenser from cf watkins' personal collection + handwritten note + digital download or I AM NEW

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    Limited edition print of cf watkins' original artwork+ digital download of I AM NEW

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    I will cover a song of your choice, and record an acoustic version for you + digital download of I AM NEW

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    Limited edition print of original cf watkins' artwork+ Vinyl of I AM NEW

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    Antler and white turquoise necklace designed and created by Wendi Mason (aka cf watkins' mama) see photos to the left + digital download of I AM NEW

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    Green cornflake pearl and pyrite necklace designed and created by Wendi Mason
    + Digital download of I AM NEW

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    Freshwater pearl and turquoise necklace designed by Wendi Mason (cf watkins mom)
    see photo to the left
    + Digital download of I AM NEW

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    Original song written and recorded for you by cf watkins + digital download of I AM NEW

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    House show with one cheese pizza + digital download of I AM NEW
    + Name in credits of album

    Travel expenses must be provided for if location exceeds more than 50 miles outside of nyc

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    A year long pen palship with cf watkins which will include at least one letter a month for a whole year!
    Upon the close of a year, though the letters may cease to arrive, the year we spent bonding through written word will never fade.
    + Name in credits of album
    + Digital download of I AM NEW

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    A picnic including brie and fig jam in Central Park. Optional conclusion of ping pong game at Fat Cat in the West Village.
    + Name in credits of album
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    Custom drawing or painting by cf watkins
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    + Digital download of I AM NEW

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    One house show with one pizza
    + Limited edition print of original cf watkins' artwork
    + Vinyl of I AM NEW
    + Handwritten/wax sealed letter
    + Name in credits of album

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    One house show with one pizza
    + Dance party featuring friends from video celebrating YOUR newness
    + Name in credits of album
    + Vinyl of I AM NEW
    + Handwritten note

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