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We are asking for your support to release our second studio album recorded in Nederland, CO with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon!
We are asking for your support to release our second studio album recorded in Nederland, CO with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon!
209 backers pledged $18,863 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: INITIAL FUNDING GOAL ACHIEVED! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!  

We are incredibly excited to announce that we reached our initial fundraising goal! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and supported us in getting to this point. We are so grateful to our family and friends and to be part of this amazing community. We have now raised the $17,850 that we needed to cover the costs of creating the album and promoting our album release show.  

With five days left, we are now launching a second phase of our campaign. There are many other costs associated with releasing this album and bringing it to the rest of the world. Additional funding will help us press more CD's and release a vinyl version of the album, create live promotional video, allow us to work with a promotional company to bring this album to a wider audience, and maintain our touring vehicle. The breakdown of our Phase II fundraising goal is below:  

Phase II Album Promotion: $8,000  

Phase II Video Design/Production: $5,000  

Phase II Additional Physical Reproduction of the album (more CDs + Vinyl): $4,000  

Phase II Tires for the Van: $1,000  

Total Phase II Goal: $18,000  

Total Kickstarter Effort: $35,850

Thank you so much for helping make our dreams a reality. We couldn’t do this without you and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your continued support!  

Lots of love,  

Julie, Becca, and Melanie

We are really excited about our reward packages that include some brand new merchandise!

Earlier this year The Sweet Lillies recorded their second album at The Caribou Room in Nederland, CO with producer Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon!

The Sweet Lillies with Vince Herman at The Caribou Room
The Sweet Lillies with Vince Herman at The Caribou Room

For the past two and a half years we have been traveling the country writing and sharing our songs. We have played hundreds of shows together and poured ourselves wholeheartedly into this musical journey. The three of us have come a long way together, and this album represents all of the love and effort that we have put forth.

This year has been filled with amazing opportunities. We headlined GoddessGrass with Bridget Law (founding member of Elephant Revival) in celebration of women in music and toured the Midwest with one of our heroes, Jeff Austin (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band). Releasing this album will give us the momentum that we need to continue turning our dreams into reality. 

The Sweet Lillies with Jeff Austin at The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN
The Sweet Lillies with Jeff Austin at The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, IN

We are asking for your help in order to bring this project to completion. We are so grateful to all of our friends, fans, and family who have supported us in reaching this point. Your kindness and generosity have made it possible for us to continue creating these songs and we are so excited to share the next phase of our journey with you!

Your donations are the foundation for this campaign's success, and your recommendations are the icing on the cake. Our community is constantly expanding as we meet the friends of our friends, and we need your help to continue growing this network. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all of the support you have given thus far. We are incredibly grateful to each and every person who is able to contribute to this project! 

Love,

Julie, Becca, and Melanie

The Sweet Lillies

Risks and challenges

The process of making a record is a labor of love with many inherent risks and challenges. We have put in an incredible amount of time and effort to ensure that this process runs smoothly.

We carefully selected a production team that is invested in our sound and our success. Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon (producer) and Andrew Gragg Lunsford (producer and engineer) worked together seamlessly. Their expertise and creative guidance helped us to capture our sound in its most authentic form.

We are extremely fortunate to have a network of support that spans across the country. So many of you have already expressed interest in helping us bring this album to fruition, and your support at this moment means the world to us!

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about this project. Please feel free to contact us at thesweetlilliesmusic@gmail.com.

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    Digital Download

    A digital download of the new album.

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    CD + Signed Photo of the Band

    An autographed copy of the new album plus a signed photo of us from the recording session.

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    CD + Behind the Scenes Materials

    An autographed copy of the album plus a handmade book of lyrics and access to exclusive behind the scenes photos and video footage from the recording session at The Caribou Room, plus a signed photo of the band.

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    Merch Package

    Choose between a Trucker Hat or our brand new Tie Dye undies PLUS a signed copy of our album, a signed poster, Tshirt, vinyl decal, signed photo, and access to Behind the Scenes material.

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    Backers Only Cocktail Hour

    Two tickets to an exclusive donor party on July 12th! Plus you will receive an autographed CD and a signed photo from the recording session.

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    • Two Tickets to Backers Only Cocktail Hour
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    Deluxe Merch Package

    This upgraded package includes the choice of a LIMITED EDITION Trucker Hat or our brand new Tie Dye Undies, plus an upgraded Tie Dye Tshirt and handmade book of lyrics! You will also receive all items in the regular merch package (autographed CD & poster, vinyl decal, signed photo from the recording session and Behind the Scenes material.)

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    • Tie Dye Tshirt
    • Handmade Book of Lyrics
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    Cover Song of Your Choice

    We will cover a song of your choice and send you an audio recording! You will also receive an autographed CD and vinyl decal.

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    • Audio Recording of Cover Song
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    Nerd Out on Herbs with Becca

    Attend a 1 hour herbal medicine study session hosted by our violist Becca! You will leave with a homemade herbal remedy (tea, tincture, or salve) as well as an autographed CD. (Sessions also available via Skype)

    Choose a topic of interest to learn more about:
    - Wound Healing (salve)
    - Immune Boosting Herbs (Tincture)
    - Nutritive Herbs (Tea)

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    • Herbal Medicine Study Session + Remedy
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    Shopping Day with Melly

    Spend an afternoon with our fashionista Melly! Looking for an update to your closet? Melly will take you shopping and help you create some great new outfits that you will love! Plus you will receive an autographed CD (cost of clothing/other purchases not included).

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    The Sweet Lillies Cook You Dinner

    Two spots at a dinner party hosted by The Sweet Lillies in Boulder, CO on Wednesday, August 29th! PLUS an autographed CD, signed photo from the recording session, and vinyl decal.

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    • Two Spots at The Sweet Lillies Dinner Party
    • CD
    • Signed Photo from Recording Session
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    Original Composition

    The Sweet Lillies will write you an original song and send you an audio recording of the tune! You will also receive an autographed CD and vinyl decal.

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    • Original song composed by The Sweet Lillies
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    Acoustic Concert

    Enjoy a Sweet Lillies acoustic set anywhere in Colorado! Plus you will receive an autographed CD, Behind the Scenes material, signed photo and vinyl decal.

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    • Acoustic Set (CO)
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    Private House Concert in CO!

    The Sweet Lillies will play a private house concert anywhere in Colorado! Plus you will receive an autographed CD, Behind the Scenes material, signed photo and vinyl decal.

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    House Concert ANYWHERE in the US!

    The Sweet Lillies will play a private house concert anywhere in the contiguous US! Plus you will receive an autographed CD, Behind the Scenes material, signed photo and vinyl decal.

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