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An edgy folk rock album written after a bad car accident
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Hi, my name is Daisy O'Connor, and I'm a singer-songwriter based out of Austin, TX.  I've been dedicating my life to music since I quit my job in social work in 2011, and I'm thankful to have released a handful of albums and had the opportunity to tour throughout the United States. Since I released my Kickstarter-funded debut album in 2016, I've had some unexpected challenges. My life almost ended on the road when a car hydroplaned across the highway and into my car on November 3rd, 2016.  I was really lucky, and I've been slowly walking off the whiplash ever since thanks to the support of my friends, family, and fans.  This collection of songs were written after the accident, and they are the songs that helped get me through some of the darkest days of my life. I hope they can help someone else, too.  

Being an indie musician means rolling with the punches and taking lots of hits. Normally, I'm up to the task and keep on trucking.  But my injuries from the car accident set me back physically, which also took an emotional toll. I had to cancel a bunch of shows, dial back my album release plan, and put my life on hold for the indefinite future.  At the time I had planned to be the most busy touring, I wasn't able to work, to push my new album, or to do much of anything besides focus on getting better.

Thankfully, music was there for me.  I had nothing but time and my guitar, and she gave me some sweet songs.  Then friends started stepping forward to help with my shows, and I've been blessed to play with a band regularly ever since.  

At first, the songs on this EP felt so fragile, so scary to play in front of people. I hid them away. But my bandmates kept asking to play them during rehearsals, and I felt something growing. New life, peeking out from under my mountain of depressive, pain ridden darkness. 

Sometimes we have to move through the darkness to see the light. Sometimes we get sick and it takes forever to get better. But eventually, hopefully, we get to feel how incredible it is to heal.  I'm still feeling it. I'm still growing stronger. As always, its the journey not the destination that matters. These are songs of healing, pure and simple.  They take place in a degree of darkness, but they lead with hope.  I hope they reach the people who need to hear them.

 I'm so thankful to YOU- Team Daisy- for helping me finish this album and share it!

xo Daisy

p.s. there is some rock n roll in this EP- a bit of an evolution from my previous work, but I think you will dig it! 

Risks and challenges

With the minimum goal of $6,000, I'll be able to make the album (audio + visual components), print a short run of physical copies, and deliver everything to YOU, my Kickstarter backers!

Our second goal of $10,000 will allow us to make a MUSIC VIDEO to help promote the album! WE LOVE MAKING VIDEOS!

Our 3rd goal of $15,000 would allow us to run a promotional campaign to help the music & video reach more ears. We had some PR success with our recent release and we're excited to build on that momentum, thanks to your very generous support!

Our 4th goal- pie in the sky! - is $20,000. It would allow us to do all of the above AND do a small promotional tour with the band. "I wanna sing that rock n roll!"

Thanks for all your support! GO TEAM!

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    Signed Photo + CD

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    DAISY'S DISCOGRAPHY

    I want you to have all my music! I will send you a signed copy of the new CD + a selection of my previous recordings. CD & MP3 available- I'll follow up post kickstarter and ask your preference. :)

    *If you already have some of my albums, let me know what you have and I'll send you have you don't have!

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    Your Name in the Album Credits!

    Your name will be featured in the album credits!
    (I will also send you a signed copy of the cd + the limited edition album release poster.)

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    House Concert (Central Texas)

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    Photoshoot!

    I LOVE taking pictures, and some say I'm good at it! In thanks for your support, lets get a beverage, talk about life, and take some pictures! I can take pictures of you, your pet, or things we see on our adventure. (Perhaps a combination of all of the above!)

    I will edit the best photos and send them your way promptly! Lets play!

    *Additional cost may be included if you live outside of my normal touring route

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    Album Listening Party + House Concert

    I will come to your home before the album release and spin the album for you and your friends before the rest of the world hears it! (I'll also play some songs live, if ya ask me nice!)

    Also included is a signed CD + plus the limited edition poster!

    *additional travel costs may be required, USA ONLY

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    Executive Producer

    YOU ARE MY HERO! Without you, this album wouldn't be finished! In thanks, you will be credited as the Executive Producer in album credits (and you get all the other things, too.)

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