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I have finished my new original album, Bones Will Last!  Now I need your help getting it out to the world!
I have finished my new original album, Bones Will Last! Now I need your help getting it out to the world!
109 backers pledged $5,095 to help bring this project to life.

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I have had the honor and pleasure on creating a new album over the past 2 years titled "Bones Will Last".  Through the extensive writing and recording process I have found greater strength in my own voice, and developed a sound that feels uniquely mine.  The album is a collection of 10 songs.  Five of them are lyric driven songs and five are instrumental compositions.  For the first time, I feel I have been able to bridge my love of songwriting and my love of composition along with my roots in both classical and traditional folk music.  What has emerged is a lyrical, harmonic collection of my music.  I hope it is able to transcend genres and bring peace, inspiration and joy to the listeners.  I worked with three of my favorite musical compatriots on this album: Zak Borden on mandolin, Allen Hunter on bass and Don Henson.  These three men have been with me through the entire process of making this album and have been steadfast, inventive, patient and all of them delivered such beautiful performances.  

Now I am ready to get it out to the world and am asking for help from friends and fans to do this.  I will be printing both physical CDs and vinyl for the project.  Your contribution makes the final push of producing this record possible.  You can simply just pre-order the album or vinyl.  Since the album won't officially be released in the US until February 2017, you will have a chance to obtain the album before everyone else.  I will have download cards to everyone that contributes by the end of the year.

If you wish to go beyond just pre-ordering the album, there are some cool incentives for you including lessons, workshops and private house concerts.  I hope there will be something for everyone!  

Thank you in advance for your help.  I couldn't do it without you and your continued love and support is so greatly appreciated.  

To quote the title track of the album:

"Raise a glass, it's all we have.  For tonight has become tomorrow.  Fear the flood, the rush of blood, we'll be gone, but our bones will last".  

In peace-

Kathryn Claire

Risks and challenges

Of course there is always risk in putting work out into the world. Will people want it? Will people buy it? Will people like it? This is the first project I have ever released on vinyl and of course there is a bit of nervousness about that. But mostly, I feel excited and confident that people will want to listen to this album on vinyl. Thank you for believing in me and this project!

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    "Rock band" wrist band and download card

    You will receive a digital download of the album plus a hand made "rock band" wrist band sewn with love by Kathryn Claire

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    "Bones Will Last" on CD

    You will receive "Bones Will Last" on CD as well as a digital download card. Albums will arrive mid November to locations in US, Europe and Japan. Other locations will arrive in December.

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    Kathryn Claire limited edition tee-shirt

    You will receive a digital download of the album plus a limited edition tee-shirt created by Dutch illustrator Majken Einquist for the project.

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    "Bones Will Last" on Vinyl

    You will receive "Bones Will Last" on vinyl as well as a digital download card. Albums will arrive by February to locations in US, Europe and Japan.

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    The Kathryn Claire ultimate "bundle"

    You will receive "Bones Will Last" on vinyl or CD as well as a digital download card. You will also receive a hand made "rock band" wrist band, a limited edition tee-shirt, and 2 tickets to Kathryn Claire's show at The Doug Fir on Nov. 11th in Portland, Oregon. If you are unable to come to Kathryn's show on Nov. 11th, you will receive a signed limited edition poster OR an extra copy of the album.

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    4 music lessons with Kathryn Claire

    You will receive a download card for "Bones Will Last" as well as 4 private 1 hour lessons with Kathryn Claire in your choice of violin, guitar, voice, performance or song-writing. Lessons will be based on availability and can be redeemed throughout the year 2017. Lessons are for people in the greater Portland area and will be given at Kathryn Claire's studio in St. Johns.

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    House Concert with Kathryn Claire

    Invite Kathryn Claire and a musical guest of her choice to your house for a private house concert. Kathryn Claire and co. will perform two 45 minute sets with a short break. You will also receive a download of the album and the CD of "Bones Will Last". Transportation not included so please budget for that if you live far away. Kathryn Claire will try to accommodate a concert based on her tour schedule if you happen to live outside the greater Portland area. Or you can help her plan a tour around your house concert if you live in a part of the world she has never been to.

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