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After writing songs and performing for the past 10 years, Canyon. is now FINALLY about to record her first professionally produced EP!

*****ABOUT THE VIDEO: I do eventually get to the point... But if your attention wanes (and who's doesn't in this ADD day and age... ) go ahead and skip forward to around 7 minutes or so... Thank you for taking the time to watch and support!!!******

I'm raising funds to record my first professionally recorded and produced EP.  As many of you know, I've been writing and performing for the past 10 years WITHOUT any recorded music that people can actually take home and listen to after a show.  It's the #1 question I always get, "do you have a CD?"  So far, my answer has always been, "no."  Yes, I have the digital download of the DIY recorded Aeroplanes + Astronauts EP from 2010...  And while that represents a great time in my musical history, it's finally time to make something that represents the growth I've experienced since then...  I'm in a new place with my songwriting and performing- I've evolved.  I want this record to show that evolution and mark the beginning of this new chapter in my music...

I'm still deciding which songs will be on the record... I'm in the process of writing a few new ones that I'm excited about- so perhaps there will be a surprise or two... Stay tuned for updates on the final song selection and videos/pictures of the studio!

One song that will be on the record FOR SURE is Slow:

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Risks and challenges... well, let's see... everything feels like a risk and challenge to me :) Honestly, I feel like things have come together pretty brilliantly so far for this record to even happen... From finding Chad Kinsey, my new producer, to the musicians that will be playing with me on the record... it all has really lined up perfectly! BUT (and that's a huge BUT), that being said... challenges are sure to be ahead in the production of it. I know that I'll be working under a tight schedule of 7 days to record... but I'm excited for the chance to work through the obstacles ahead and turn them into opportunities for growth... there's no other way to do it in my book!
It's time to make a record- LET'S DO THIS!

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    This "Thank You" will come in the form of a constant reminder of all that your support means to me. Over the next 12 months (October '13-October '14), no matter WHERE I AM IN THE WORLD OR WHAT I AM DOING... I will send you a postcard from the road and tell you, first hand, how your support of this campaign has been paying off- month by month! You will come along with me as I promote the new record that YOU HELPED TO MAKE HAPPEN and share in the journey with me. At the end of the year, I will send you a special hand made book that will hold every months' postcard and include unseen/unpublished pictures that I've taken along the way to share with JUST you... (PLUS) The handwritten/hand-bound book of lyrics (PLUS) (2) digital downloads of THE FINISHED EP. One for yourself and one for a friend... (PLUS) (2) physical copies of THE FINISHED EP, signed by yours truly. One for you and one gift wrapped for a friend... (PLUS) A HUGE humble "Thank You" from me to you, as I am truly grateful for you taking the time and energy to support this step in my career. Every dollar counts, and I appreciate yours...

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