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Help me make my new record! I've written my best songs yet, and they'll be produced by the amazing Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses!
Help me make my new record! I've written my best songs yet, and they'll be produced by the amazing Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses!
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UPDATE: We reached the goal!! In just 18 days! I can't begin to say how touched I am, how lucky I feel to have your support. Two things I CAN say:

1- THANK YOU. Thank you thank you thank you. Thank you.

2- Please keep it going!! There are 12 days left! If you haven't backed the record yet, every little bit still goes a long way. Here's why:

When I first sat down with my team to plan this Kickstarter campaign, the original goal was $32,500. That was the amount that literally would cover EVERYTHING needed to make this record a stellar one. But with Kickstarter being an all-or-nothing fundraising platform, the fear that that goal was too high made us rethink things, so we paired the goal down to $22.5k. From this point on, every little bit means more hours in the studio, more time with the best musicians, more vocal takes to get the right one, etc! Every extra hour in the studio helps, so every pledge continues to help! Let's keep it going!!

I AM MAKING A NEW RECORD!! I believe the songs on this record are best work of my musical life, and that I've found the best team, producer, and musicians to do them justice. I know - that's a lot of "bests" - but I wouldn't say it if I didn't truly believe it.

This year I did the most touring I've ever done in my life. I saw incredible landscapes and met/played with incredible people. Each experience left an impression on me, filled me up, expanded my horizons, inspired me...

All throughout these adventures I found moments in vans, hotel rooms and on days off at home to harness the inspiration to write the songs that will eventually become this new record. I feel it is the truest writing I have done in my life.  

Now I'm taking these songs into the studio in Nashville... I am so excited to nurture what started as a handful of demos recorded on my home microphone into something full, professional and beautiful.

I have found a wildly talented team of musicians to work on this record with me - Bill Reynolds, bassist for Band of Horses, will be producing this album (!!!!!)

Bill has produced for Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie and more, and really gets these new songs - I know he will bring them to life and help them grow into the songs they were intended to be from the moment I wrote them. The incredible Tyler Ramsey, guitarist for Band of Horses, will be playing on the record as well. His solo album is stunning - I can't wait to have his creative influence on the record!

And of course, I couldn't do it without my great friends and collaborators Darlingside, who will be adding their incredible harmonies to the record.  Our recent project (the Woodstock EP) had some pretty amazing backers (Graham Nash and Val Haller of the New York Times), which propelled us onto a summer-long, nation-wide tour of collaborating and tightening harmonies... so it's the perfect time to capture some of that magic!

It is every artists' dream to work with such an amazing group of musical minds - I am beyond grateful for the talent going into this record.

I'm so grateful to share in the experience of making this record with you. In return for your support I am offering some unique items and experiences... Oh - and the new record, on digital, CD, and Vinyl, which will be released in May/June 2015 on my independent label Signature Sounds. 

Here are some of the more fun rewards I am offering - (view the full list on the right!)  -------->
 

I am grateful beyond words for your support and for the opportunity to make meaningful and quality music that I can share with you.  Seriously, thank you. With excitement, humility, gratitude and enormous love, Heather

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A few notes:
- Artist reserves the right to refund any and all donations at their discretion
- House concert date to be mutually agreed upon; Redemption does not expire; All hard goods in house concert packages will be delivered in June 2015
- New record tentatively scheduled for May/June 2015 release. Subject to change.

Risks and challenges

I feel so good about these songs and how far they have come this year -- as long as we reach our goal this project will be a very organic and natural creative process that yields a beautiful record we can enjoy together!

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    'Angelfish' Donation: Donate whatever you want, everything helps! You will get project updates and be a big part of the record.

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    Digital Download of New Record with Midnight Release (be the first to have the record!!)

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    Signed Physical CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Set List from 2014 Tour - Hand-written, signed set list from one of my shows on the Fall 2014 Tour + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Signed Vinyl LP of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Exclusive poster only for Kickstarter backers signed by Heather + Signed CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Exclusive Kickstarter backers T-Shirt + Signed CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Personal Greeting from Heather: Heather will record your voicemail, birthday wish, get well soon wish, etc. - anything of your choice (per approval) + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Personalized limited-edition Lyric Cards with hand-written 'THANK YOU' note + Signed CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    2015 Calendar by Susa Talan (signed) + Signed CD of New Record

    A little more about Susa:
    You may recognize her work on my current T-shirts... this gal is a rising star in the art scene and her work is sold all over the country. Her art is always both beautiful and poignant, and come to think of it, so is she. So grateful for the support from such an amazing artist!
    *Calendar delivered in December 2014, Signed CD in June 2015*

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    Signed Vinyl LP of New Record + Signed CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Handwritten Lyrics from a song of your choice + Signed CD of New Record + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Signature Sounds Package: ALL of Heather's Signature Sounds releases, signed and personalized. You get - New Record - LP, CD, and Digital; Heather Maloney - CD; Woodstock - CD

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    Scarves Worn on Stage: You will get one of the scarves Heather wore on tour this year + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    KICKSTARTER PACKAGE: Exclusive Poster (signed) + Exclusive T-Shirt + Signed CD + Signed Vinyl LP + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Capo Used on Tour: One of Heather's two capo's used on stage during 2014, signed by Heather + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    My amazingly talented friend Nellie Rose has donated TWO of her stunning silk Petal Scarves! Request a color palette!
    Package includes a signed copy of the new CD.
    Nellie hand-dyes and hand-pleats all of her pieces using the Japanese dye technique, Shibori. Her pieces are all pure silk and come in several gorgeous color palettes.

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    Unlimited Guest List 2015: Guest list for 2 to any Heather Maloney headlining show in 2015 + Digital Download (midnight release) -- Must notify management of plans to attend 3 weeks prior to show --

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    Individual Songwriting Lesson: Heather spends 30 minutes on video chat with you teaching songwriting, singing, lyric technique, performance skills, or any other musical questions you might have + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Private Online Concert: Heather will perform a private 1-hour concert for you via Concert Window. Your show, your setlist! + Digital Download (midnight release)

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    Vinyl Test Press: Get the original test pressings used to print the whole run of Vinyl LP's for the new record, signed by Heather + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Unreleased B Sides: You get two (2) unreleased B-Side tracks not featured on the new record or anywhere else + Handwritten Lyrics of the two songs + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Cover Song of Your Choice: Heather will cover any song of your choice, per approval, and post it on her YouTube page + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Shout-out in Liner Notes: Receive a HUGE thanks from Heather in the liner notes on the new album + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Signed Guitar Strap Used on Tour, 6-String: Get the only guitar strap Heather has used on her 6-string Martin during 2014, strap signed by Heather + Handwritten Lyrics to a song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Signed Guitar Strap Used on Tour, Tenor: This is the only guitar strap Heather has used on her vintage Martin Tenor guitar during 2014, strap signed by Heather + Handwritten Lyrics to a song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    'Heather Marionette' - donated by the artist, Kevin Hill!! Hand crafted from paper-clay and antique found-objects, this is a prototype for a music video idea (Sorry guys, we can't guarantee that a version of this doll will end up in a music video, but maybe!) + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Signed Microphone Used on Tour: Get Heather's personal SM-58 microphone used on the 2014 Tour, signed by her + Handwritten Lyrics to a song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Signed Microphone Used for Demos: This the exact microphone Heather used to track the demos for the album, signed by her + Handwritten Lyrics to a song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Dress from 'Heather Maloney' Album Cover: Get the exact dress worn by Heather on the cover of 'Heather Maloney' + Signed 'Heather Maloney' CD + Signed 'Heather Maloney' Poster + Handwritten Lyrics from song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Signed Guitar: Get a baby Martin signed by Heather + 30 minute Individual Songwriting Lesson + Handwritten Lyrics from song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Solo House Concert (Northeast): Heather will bring her guitars to your house/business for a private 2 hour solo concert (must be within 3 hour drive of Northampton; date to be agreed upon; purchaser to provide stage, sound needs, etc.) + 30 minute Individual Songwriting Lesson + Handwritten Lyrics from song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    Solo House Concert (Continental US): Heather will fly herself + guitars to your house/business for a private 2 hour solo concert (must be in 48 continental states; date to be agreed upon; purchaser to provide stage, sound needs, etc.) + 30 minute Individual Songwriting Lesson + Handwritten Lyrics from song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    HM Trio House Concert (Continental US): Heather will fly the trio out to your house/business for a private 2 hour concert (must be in 48 continental states; date to be agreed upon; purchaser to provide stage, sound needs, etc.) + 30 minute Individual Songwriting Lesson + Handwritten Lyrics from song of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE

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    EVERYTHING SUPERSTAR PACKAGE: Solo House Concert - Heather will fly herself + guitars to your house/business for a private 2 hour solo concert (must be in 48 continental states; date to be agreed upon; purchaser to provide stage, sound needs, etc.) + Signed Baby Martin + 30 minute Individual Songwriting Lesson + Handwritten Lyrics from 5 songs of your choice + KICKSTARTER PACKAGE + Sig Sounds Package + Video Cover of your choice + Thank You in Liner Notes + 2 Unreleased B-Sides + 50 Signed copies of the New Record

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