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My new album "Here We Are Now," produced by Ken Stringfellow, has a modern rock vibe, moving lyrics and melodies that pop!
40 backers pledged $2,351 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Friends! 

I’m working on a new album called HERE WE ARE NOW and need your help. I hope you will want to be part of it and contribute to my Kickstarter campaign!   

The album is produced by Ken Stringfellow who you know from The Posies, R.E.M. and Big Star. This is the first time Ken and I have worked together in the studio.  With his help I've created what I feel like is my best, most personal work ever. With your help, I will be able to replicate the recording and artwork, plus do some promotions to make sure it gets heard!

Ken & Karen on a Caffeine Break
Ken & Karen on a Caffeine Break

We recorded the tracks at Ken's studio in the Seattle, WA area.  Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes peek at the studio! 

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By backing my Kickstarter campaign you'll get access to more insider info and you can choose from lots of amazing rewards, including music, lyric sheets, a house concert, memorabilia, and original artworks.  

I think you’re going to like the modern rock/vintage pop vibe of HERE WE ARE NOW and if you’re someone who has maybe lived a little, had to survive some things, or messed up a good thing you’ll probably relate to these lyrics.  

Thank you for your support!

Karen 

Listen to the first single "Shake Me"

Now check out some of the rewards you can choose for backing my new album project:

"Crazy Jane" artwork by Charly Hamilton (carved wood and paint, measures 20"x20"x1.5")
"Crazy Jane" artwork by Charly Hamilton (carved wood and paint, measures 20"x20"x1.5")
"She Leads the Way" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen
"She Leads the Way" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen
"Smoke Break" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen
"Smoke Break" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen
"Pike Place" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen
"Pike Place" 8x10 photo print © Karen Allen

Risks and challenges

My Kickstarter campaign ends at 11:59pm on 08.31.18.

I'm counting on the support of my friends to finish the album and I believe it will all come together in time for release on 09.08.18!

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    Digital download of Karen's album, Here We Are Now!

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    Digital Download & Lyric Sheets

    Digital download of Karen's album Here We Are Now along with lyric sheet for each song!

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    CD

    CD of Karen's album Here We Are Now, features 6-panel album artwork by Karen Allen and Kevin Jack.

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    CD & Lyric Sheets

    CD of Karen's album Here We Are Now along with lyric sheet for each song! CD features 6-panel album artwork by Karen Allen and Kevin Jack.

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    Original photo print 8x10

    Your choice of one 8x10 print of Karen's original photographic artwork. Photo will be professionally printed and ready for framing.

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    Coffee Date with Karen

    Talk with Karen about music, life or anything you like! Meet in-person at a café in Charleston, WV or via SKYPE.

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    Mystery Bag o Merch from Karen's Archive

    archives (Wren Allen Band, Crazy Jane, Tofujitsu, Fabulous Head and some of her fav artists). May include CDs, T-Shirts, Stickers and other memorabilia.

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    An Original Song Written by Karen

    Karen will write an original song for you! Chat about subject matter then she will create the song and send it for download.

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    House Concert

    Host a house concert and invite as many people as you like! Karen will play music from her new album and her other music works.

    No travel cost if within 100 miles of Charleston, WV. Outside of that area, you will be asked to cover the cost of Karen's travel and modest accomodations.

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    "Crazy Jane" Artwork by Charly Hamilton

    Own the original artwork used for the self-titled Crazy Jane album cover (a.k.a. the green disc). The piece measures 20"x20"x1.5"and is hand carved and painted wood. Signed by Charly Hamilton.

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