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I want to make a full length album in Nashville. I have 10 songs that I love but I want to do this album right, without cutting corners

About this project

Hi, my name is Cirijaye. I am a singer/songwriter currently living in Portland, OR.

I am doing this kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make my full length album in Nashville, TN.

Since I was a little girl I have always loved country music, from the funny and sad songs my parents would sing  to me so I'd sleep, to singing everywhere we went in the car. Music is the love of my life.

I feel very fortunate to have a great band and to get to play around town. I hope to tour in the near future.

Our funding goal of $5000 will pay for the studio, recording engineer, producer, all of the great players, mixing, mastering, CD artwork and design and finally having the CD itself physically made.

The songs will be recorded and produced by Andy Gibson, one of my favorite musicians, who plays pedal steel, banjo and Dobro for Hank 3, Bob Wayne and Wayne Hancock and is in high demand as a music producer.

I was lucky enough to work with Andy last year, on a shoe-string budget, on my first EP "Red Flowers". I was amazed by his imagination, musicality and professionalism.

I will be collaborating with my dear friend and amazing songwriter, Cole Fraley, on the songs.

Raising this money will allow us to create this 10 song CD, that I really believe in, the way it deserves to be made.

Any extra money raised will pay for the transportation to Nashville for my band mate, Terry Nicoles, and me, saving me from selling off all of my belongings.  :)

If we do not reach our goal, you will not be charged and we will have to wait for the next act of God to make this recording possible.

Every dollar counts, and just as important as pledges is spreading the word - on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and emails. 

I love you all and truly appreciate all of the support and love I have received in music.

Thank you,

Ciri

Why are you going to Nashville? Why not record locally?

I have been asked this question a lot. Portland does have a lot of really great local talent, including the guys in my band.

I am going to Nashville, not because it is Nashville, but to work with Andy Gibson. Andy has a way of giving each song its own unique personality. He is a very talented musician and amazing music producer.

I first met Andy 7 years ago. He produced and played on some songs for my boyfriend. I have had a major music crush on him ever since. It's hard to trust turning your songs over to someone. With Andy, I love everything he does and I know my songs will sound how I want them to in the end. That is really important to me. Recordings are permanent.

Last years Red Flowers EP  (more on cirijaye.com or reverbnation)

little star

outlaw carnie

digging ditches

starlight

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Mexican Skies Prints

art by Hilary Pillette

Red Flowers Print

Red Flowers Print
Red Flowers Print

These are art examples only, I will paint you your own pet or animal portrait of your choice, you send me jpeg

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  • I have been asked this question a lot. Portland does have a lot of really great local talent, including the guys in my band.

    I am going to Nashville, not because it is Nashville, but to work with Andy Gibson. Andy has a way of giving each song its own unique personality. He is a very talented musician and amazing music producer.

    I first met Andy 7 years ago. He produced and played on some songs for my boyfriend. I have had a major music crush on him ever since. It's hard to trust turning your songs over to someone. With Andy, I love everything he does and I know my songs will sound how I want them to in the end. That is really important to me. Recordings are permanent.

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    Thank you!!!
    Digital download of Mexican Skies CD before its released and the EP "Red Flowers"

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    Digital downloads of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers, and a thank you email and picture from Nashville

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    Wow, Thank you!
    Physical Copy of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers

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    Thank you!!! Physical copy of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers
    and a print of Mexican Skies art
    and a barber style haircut :)
    (at my shop in pdx)

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    Thank you!! Downloads of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers and I will paint a greeting size portrait of your pet or animal of your choice :)

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    Thank you so much! Physical copy of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers
    and I will paint a greeting size portrait of your pet or animal of your choice, and a thank you email with picture from Nashville and a free barber style haircut :) (at my shop in pdx)

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    Thank you :) :) :) 2 copies of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers, an animal portrait painted by me and print art of both albums

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    Thank you!! limit of 2-
    3 copies of Mexican Skies and Red flowers plus
    I will record a personal cover song of your choice (as long as i don't find it offensive :) ) and send you a digital copy (may or may not be recorded in Nashville). OR, we will make a youtube video of the cover or original of your choice with the band (same rules as above)

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    Awe, thanks!
    3 physical copies of Mexican Skies and Red Flowers
    and we will play a free show for you and your friends with in 50 miles of Portland OR

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    2 backers

    Wow, Thank you!! Album credits, 5 physical copies of Mexican Skies and Red flowers, album print and a show with in 100 miles of Portland for you and your friends, maybe a little farther with travel and lodging expenses.
    and 2 free barber style haircuts :) :)
    (at my shop in pdx)

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