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Kristin Diable: 10 out of 10 project. 10 songs written & recorded in 10 weeks. Pre-produce the next record with New Orleans artist Kristin Diable!

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****UPDATE AUG 2, 2010**** I am awe-struck & so grateful for the support you all have given this project! Now since we've surpassed the original goal, I wanted to make a note on all the pledges received from here forward. The more funding I have available, the more music I will be able to create, period.

I'm working on a brand spankin' new marketing & business plan to turn this 10/10 project into a serious, big time record, with all sorts of famous players, producers & creatives taking part. In addition to this, there will be a significant marketing budget, so that we are able to really get the music out into the world, get on the road & tour more, create more media, etc.

All additional funding for this 10/10 project will be paving the way for what it can grow in to. Your pledges go SO FAR and open up so many new opportunities.

Let's blow this baby out! Love, KD

Kristin Diable: 10 out of 10 project!

Help write, record & pre-produce the next record with New Orleans recording artist Kristin Diable!

If you're not already familiar with the music, feel free check out some free downloads HERE. There's also more on FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, and

This year has already been filled with some amazing shows & accomplishments: Our band debut at the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (to some glowing reviews), I showcased at Sundance Film Festival, Austin's South by Southwest, released a wonderful music video for "Gypsy Queen" from the Extended Play record, and composed the music to the international Jeep Grand Cherokee "WE BUILD" commercial, among others.

I've been "paying my dues" as they say, for a while now, and I feel better prepared than ever to take the next step forward with my music. I'm more excited to finish writing & tracking these new songs than I've ever been in my life. This "next step" involves you and I would love for you to join me in taking these next strides forward.

I have a whole bunch of new songs in the ether, ready to make their way out to YOU. I want you to be a part of creating the next record, from demoing the songs, to choosing which ones are selected for the record. I want to share the whole experience with you and bring you on board for the demoing process that occurs before we hit the final studio. We will make an exclusive release available ONLY to KICKSTARTER funders of this material.

Our proposal: KD will write & record 10 songs in the next 10 weeks (yes, that’s a song a week!).

What do we need to make this happen? Time & money.

In exchange for your funding, we are offering all sorts of exclusives available only to those who participate in this project. We're excited to be able to connect with YOU in such an immediate & intimate way. The days of a traditional record label funding such projects is long over. With this new fan-funded model, the power & process stay in the hands of the people who care about it most: the fans who love the music & the musicians who love to make it. Makes sense, right? I'm excited to be able to start a more meaningful narrative with each other and further merge the roles of artist, fan, a&r, and producer. We get to be a little bit of it ALL, together.


"There’s a young woman out of south Louisiana who has got some serious chops, a peroxide, leggy crooner with the a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt..... It was Kristin Diable. Devil in a white dress. Biggest thing out of Baton Rouge since rush hour." - JAZZFEST review from Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Chris Rose.

**NOTE: If we surpass our funding goal, all additional funds will go toward the actual production of the next record and/or additional projects (music video, tour, etc). If this happens, we will keep you in the loop and let you know just how far your funding has gone to keep this ship sailing!

****NOTE: All private engagement packages are subject to availability of course, but we'll work with you to make sure we find the perfect dates to plan for.


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    1 backer

    Exclusive videos, blogs & updates of the demoing process, in the studio & anywhere else the project occurs. Available only to Kickstarter Funders!

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    17 backers

    All of the above
    + PLUS Exclusive download of each of the 10 songs (not available anywhere else)

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    33 backers

    THE "10/10" PAK: All of the above
    + PLUS a physical CD of the 10 songs, personalized to you
    + PLUS Your name & chosen link will also be listed on as a funder of this project!

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    22 backers

    THE "MIX TAPE" PAK: All of the above
    + PLUS Mix Tape of amazing artists & songs you may not have ever heard (that have influenced KD in loving music so much), personalized direct to you
    + Signed & personalized KD poster

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    16 backers

    THE "SUPER-FAN" PAK: All of the above
    + PLUS your name in the credits of the packaging for the new record
    + PLUS the entire KD catalogue: signed copies of the "Shelter" & "Extended Play" records
    + PLUS bonus handmade CD of unreleased live tracks recorded over the past 4 years
    + PLUS after all songs are recorded, pick your favorites you want to go on the next record and let us know the production qualities you like or dislike about it. Tell us how you WANT to hear each song.

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    9 backers

    THE "JAZZFEST" PAK: Everything in the SUPER FAN PAK
    + PLUS Exclusive, unreleased DVD of KD's debut JAZZFEST performance (including behind the scenes before the show) + PLUS one of KD's guitar pics, signed!

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    THE "SONG" PAK: All project updates and 10/10 downloads + KD will record an acoustic version of ANY SONG YOU LIKE, any song in the whole world, and send it to you. She'll even record a personal message to you at the start of the song, if you so choose (imagine: "For [Your Name Here], with love and appreciation, here's [song you choose], recorded especially for you.")

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    THE "MUSIC VIDEO & CHAT" PAK: Project updates, 10/10 downloads + PLUS Audio & VIDEO recording of ANY song you choose, dedicated to you and uploaded on Youtube (or wherever you like).
    + PLUS Skype chat & private online performance of three KD songs of your choice. (Have questions about songwriting? Personal dilemmas? Need dating advice? Let’s talk, baby! )

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    1 backer

    THE "COLLABORATOR" PAK : Project updates, 10/10 downloads + PLUS 60-minute SONGWRITING LESSON with KD. We'll rendezvous if I’m touring through your town or if you live in or around New Orleans. Otherwise, we can get together via Skype! + PLUS Signed & personalized glossy photo

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    1 backer

    The " LOCAL PARTY " PAK: Having a party or house concert within 150 miles of New Orleans? Want to pitch in with friends and have KD perform? KD will join you to perform an intimate set just for your special event.
    + PLUS Project updates & 10/10 downloads

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    + PLUS tickets/VIP passes to any 2010 New Orleans show + PLUS Go out on the town before/after the show, experience the life of a musician in New Orleans, first hand
    + PLUS Come by KD’s apartment (The oldest apartment building in the US, THE PONTALBA on Jackson Square) for a cocktail, living room performance of new songs, tour of the home studio and checkout the rooftop view from the heart of the French Quarter (feel free to bring a guest for this). + PLUS Project updates & 10/10 downloads

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    THE "BAND MEMBER" PAK: Want to be able to tell people you're a rock-star without lying? Be on the next record! You will record a part (instrument, vocal, percussion, whatever fits for the song) on the next record. Your name will be immortalized in the record credits. And if you're skills are limited, don't worry, our studio magic will make you sound like gold! Join us at the studio in Louisiana OR if you can't get to where we are, we'll make it work from wherever you are. We can track remotely. You can GIFT this opportunity to someone as well (instant-cool).
    + Handwritten & signed lyric sheet, song of your choice + PLUS all project updates & 10/10/ downloads

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    THE "YOU'RE SO VAIN" PAK: A special song written & recorded for/about you or anything you want it to be about. (GIFT ALERT! What better way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or event than to immortalize it in song?). We will get together in person or via Skype to discuss the concept and grant you eternal life in song! + PLUS Handwritten & signed lyric sheet + PLUS Project updates & 10/10 downloads

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    1 backer

    THE "VIP HOUSE CONCERT / INSTANT PARTY" PAK: Throw a killer party .... or pitch-in with your pals to host a great private show! KD will drive or fly anywhere in the continental USA to perform for you (house, venue, party, mountain top, you name it, she'll play it). Invite as many guests as you like.
    + We will video tape the show for you to keep forever & ever. + PLUS autographed set list + PLUS all project updates & 10/10 downloads

    ***If you live outside the USA, this option is also available, if you cover airfare/transportation costs.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    THE "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" PAK: Go down in history! Receive "Executive Producer" credit & special thank you on the next record + PLUS appear in a feature role in the next music video. Be in the bright lights baby!
    + VIP guest list access to all KD concerts through 2012
    + PLUS Your choice of ANY one of the above packages
    + PLUS Project updates & 10/10 downloads
    + PLUS one-and-only signed print of one of KD's photographs

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Includes everything from the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE + PLUS
    KD's very own 70's GUILD acoustic guitar, signed if you like. This ain't no pawn shop crapper either, it's a fine (& valuable) guitar! A real investment in both KD's future AND yours! + PLUS Dinner and/or drinks to celebrate (in New Orleans, or in your city when KD is on tour nearby)

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    THE "MEET THE GOAL" PAK: A $7,000 bid will make this project a reality. For this generous amount of funding, you can choose any of the above packages (excluding the guitar, though I will consider giving you a different instrument of mine) + PLUS make up your very own package. Have you thought of something that would be really cool that we haven't offered? Want to go on the road with KD? Sing on the next record? Have KD give you a Rod-Stewart/Tina Turner haircut? Produce your next record? Email us your proposal ( and we'll negotiate & confirm the details to dream up something exceptional!

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    THE " VIP MAGIC NEW ORLEANS VACATION " PAK: It doesn't get much better than this!! KD will take care of your travel & accommodations and be your guide, host & travel agent for a 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT VIP NEW ORLEANS VACATION, tailored to your interests & inspirations. She will share with you all of the incredible places, people, music, food & art that have inspired the music she makes. Experience New Orleans from the inside out with all encompassing southern hospitality!

    Includes roundtrip airfare for two (in the continental US), airport pickup & drop-off, your choice of accommodation in private guest bedroom at KD's home in the world famous Pontalba building OR at a four-star hotel, decadent dinner at one of New Orleans best restaurants, a night of music on Frenchman Street (and possibly beyond) to hear KD's favorite bands, adventures into New Orleans many historic neighborhoods, a trip down the mighty Mississippi River on the Natchez Steamboat. Depending on travel dates additional activities can include: a night of jazz & burlesque at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, a daytime antique shopping stroll down Magazine Street, a visit to the Ogden Museum (home to some amazing Southern folk art), Sazerac's & Sidecars at the Carousel bar, a night at Bullet's for trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, a trip to a local recording studio where I will track a song of your choice for you to keep for all eternity, adventure in the swamps, parading with a real New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, and much more!
    + PLUS Executive Producer credit on the next record + PLUS a handwritten, signed & framed poem written about the whole adventure.

Funding period

- (37 days)