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Passionate singer/songwriter to release her first, full-length album with the help of the interwebz!

*******JUNE 8TH 1:20 AM*******
THERE'S 1 HR LEFT TO PLEDGE AND AS A SUPER SPECIAL PRIZE, THE LAST PERSON TO PLEDGE TO THE PROJECT WILL RECEIVE MY NYLON GUITAR, HAND-PAINTED (BY YOURS TRULY)!!!

June 5th: -- Thank you to everyone who has pledged! We've successfully made the $3,500 goal! I am forever grateful to everyone who believed in this project and helped by donating and spreading the word! I've still got time left before the deadline and we can raise EVEN MORE, YOU CAN STILL DONATE! The extra funds will be going towards studio musicians so the album can be even better :)

-Arielle

****"Oh, Sophia! - Live at spazz fest/screw cancer round 2!" video credit goes to Daniel Ely Rankin ******

What "Singing to Strangers" is to me...

"Singing to Strangers" is my first, full-length album! 

I have been preparing for this album since I released my first EP " I Am the Lemon" in May of 2009. Since then, my music has changed TREMENDOUSLY and I am hoping to  share my songs with the world through the release of "Singing to Strangers". It will be my first professional, studio album with loads of new songs, accompaniment, sweat, blood and the essence of my soul. 

Your donation will be helping me pay for studio costs and the physical pressing of the album. I am a DIY artist, I have been doing everything myself since 2005 and now the time has come that I reach out to those who have gifted me with their ears and hearts to help make this album a reality.

Music is my life and "Singing to Strangers" would mean my life changing for the better.  I plan to use this album to submit to independent labels, find musicians to form a permanent band and successfully launch my regional tour!

"Where Will My Donation Go?"

I will be keeping a public account of EXACTLY how I will be spending your thoughtful donations, right here on Kickstarter! But.. here's an idea -----

Most of the cost will go towards the actual studio time, the rest will go towards paying for studio musicians, creating the physical product and distributing it around the galaxy!

"Can you raise more than your $3,500 goal? What happens then? "

At the moment, all of the pledges made after the goal has been reached will help counteract the % that the most excellent Kickstarter takes to pay for credit card processing and to keep this wonderful website running! 

The more we can raise the more studio musicians I can afford to bring into the studio to make this album truly a dream realized. This way I can add the flavor of : cello, violin, mandolin, banjo, stand up bass, drums, bass, accordion, xylaphone and electronic effects.

* I WILL POST EVERY PURCHASE ONLINE SO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING!!!! * 

"What Songs Will Be On The New Album?"

*Playing Cards ( The Jewish Romp) *Ophelia *Red Haired & Violent *In Mirrors *Salsa Dancing With My Confusion *Letters of War *Grow *Oh, Sophia *Yellow Suitcase and more super secret tracks you're haven't even dreamt of yet ;)

"I Can't Afford to Give A Donation, But I want to Help!"

I can TOTALLY relate! I mean, I AM the one holding a fundraiser aren't I? It's alright if you can't afford to give a donation! If you'd like to help with the album without the extra cost, all you have to do is Scroll up the page and SHARE my project with your friends and family. Just look right below the video, pick your favorite social media platform and  share away!!! I appreciate every penny, every click of the mouse and every tick of the second hand you spend helping with this album :)

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    *Physical CD delivered to your home as soon as it's in my hands!! *exclusive tracks before the album is released. *Your website/blog linked on ArielleBryant.com *Free copy of my first EP "I Am the Lemon" *EXCLUSIVE surprise Merch! *Your name in the album liners!!!! * "Singing to Strangers" painting made especially for you, by me :) * LIVE, FREE CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE!!! or anywhere else you'd like me to play. -------- OR -------- *A special video performance posted in your honor !! you could even choose the song!

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    *Physical CD delivered to your home as soon as it's in my hands!! *Your website/blog linked on ArielleBryant.com *Free copy of my first EP "I Am the Lemon" *EXCLUSIVE surprise Merch! *Your name in the album liners!!!! * "Singing to Strangers" painting made especially for you, by me :) * LIVE, FREE CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE!!! or anywhere else you'd like me to play. -------- OR -------- *A special video performance posted in your honor !! you could even choose the song! *The first person to pledge 200$ or more will get my prized Yellow Suitcase, signed by me and stuffed with prizes!! ------ OR ------ If someone beats ya to it, i'll write you your own song, about anything!!

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    * You would be my hero for life! You would receive--- *Physical CD delivered to your home as soon as it's in my hands!! *Your website/blog linked on ArielleBryant.com *Free copy of my first EP "I Am the Lemon" *EXCLUSIVE surprise Merch! *Your name in the album liners!!!! * "Singing to Strangers" painting made especially for you, by me :) * LIVE, FREE CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE!!! or anywhere else you'd like me to play. -------- OR -------- *A special video performance posted in your honor !! you could even choose the song! *The first person to pledge 200$ or more will get my prized Yellow Suitcase, signed by me and stuffed with prizes!! ------ OR ------ If someone beats ya to it, i'll write you your own song, about anything!! and My first guitar, signed.

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