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Help Danielle Ate the Sandwich release her new album, The Terrible Dinner Guest. (It's actually pretty good, hardly terrible at all!)
Help Danielle Ate the Sandwich release her new album, The Terrible Dinner Guest. (It's actually pretty good, hardly terrible at all!)
Help Danielle Ate the Sandwich release her new album, The Terrible Dinner Guest. (It's actually pretty good, hardly terrible at all!)
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PROJECT UPDATE: We reached our goal of $6,000 in one day and are over 200% funded at $12K, with a few days left! I'm very thankful for your support and I can't wait to release the new album in September!

IS THIS ALBUM COOL OR WHAT?

It's way cool. Over the last seven years, I've had amazing support from a fan base raised mostly on the internet and in my home state of Colorado. It's all been going very well, but I wanted something different this time around. I wanted a change of scene, a newer sound. I wanted to try working and collaborating with women. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, trust other creative minds and face some of my fears.

So I did.

WHAT'D YOU DO DIFFERENT? 
I packed up and drove from Colorado to Norfolk, Virginia. I lived and worked in a new place, felt different air, and worked with new people who did an amazing job making my songs come alive. I said yes. I said let's try that. I said that's a great idea! I worked side by side with and trusted two amazing women to engineer and produce these songs.Together we all spent many hours, working, singing, playing, trying, creating, talking, laughing, eating, crying, and making this beautiful record, The Terrible Dinner Guest.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE UNIVERSE?
I like to think the Universe rewards us for trying something new, being brave, taking chances and giving the stuff we're afraid or find difficult, a shot. The Terrible Dinner Guest is that sort of reward for me. I like it a lot, I'm proud that I did something new and I hope you like it too.

WHERE DID THIS HAPPEN?
Recorded in Norfolk, VA, at TAPTAP Recordings and Clay Garden Studios, The Terrible Dinner Guest was engineered by Jacki Paolella and co-produced by Skye Zentz. It is Danielle Ate the Sandwich's 6th full length album. 

Below are some of the amazing people involved with the project:
Danielle Anderson: Vocals, Ukulele, Guitar, Keys, Rhodes
Skye Zentz: Vocals, Glockenspiel, Keys
Ian Randall Thornton: Upright Bass, Vocals
Jacki Paolella: Electric Bass
John DiGiorgio: Drums
Zach Jones: Electric Guitar
Mothy: Trumpet

HOW CAN I HELP?
Support the new album by choosing one of the rewards to the right! The Kickstarter is kind of like a preorder with some added incentives for you and a little extra moolah for me! Each item will be carefully packed and shipped by Danielle! She is an independent musician fueled by her creative desire and your amazing support! Most rewards will ship the first week of September 2016, unless otherwise noted!

Photograph by Cooper James
Photograph by Cooper James

WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE GOING ON, DANIELLE?
Along with the new album releasing in September 2016, I plan to put out a brand new music video for the title track, "The Terrible Dinner Guest," filmed in Los Angeles by Cooper James and Synthetic Picturehaus. I am also planning an EAST COAST tour in September in support of the new release. I'm going to be, like, the busiest. 

As always catch me on Facebook or my website to make sure you're up to date with all my business!

http://www.facebook.com/danielleatethesandwich 
http://www.danielleatethesandwich.com 

YOU GOTTA HASHTAG?
Be sure to search #SandwichintheStudio and #TerribleSandwich for posts from the studio and album related madness!

Risks and challenges

This album was a step forward artistically and professionally. I tried to say yes and be open to a lot of things that I believed would make the album great, even if it cost more money. I also wanted the hardworking musicians and producers to be paid what they deserved. The budget I had in mind changed as the project evolved, but I was able to pay for most of the studio time with my own savings (and a loan from my mom-Thanks, mom!) Now, I'm raising funds via Kickstarter to pay for the final steps of the recording process in order to release the album by September 2016!

My Kickstarter goal is lower than what it cost to make the Terrible Dinner Guest. I want to feel good about your generous pledges, rather then set a higher goal and stress about making back the entire cost of the project. I am very grateful for anything you can give to me and my music. If it's enough to make this Kickstarter goal and pay for the remaining costs, or if we go above and beyond to fund the whole record, it's a true honor to have your support!

-Danielle Ate the Sandwich

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    NEPHEW WITH QUESTIONABLE INFLUENCES

    One sticker that reads "I love Danielle Ate the Sandwich's Terrible Music!" sent to you in the mail!

    "The rock made me throw it through the window. I am only a vessel."

    *Sticker will be included in all previous levels that have other items to be shipped!

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    THE KIDS TABLE

    1 DATS thank you postcard, autographed & sent through mail!

    "Now finish your vegetables or you won't get dessert!"

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    THE GAMING GRANDSON

    1 digital download of the new album!

    "Pass the Mountain Dew and Doritos!"

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    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE POLITICALLY NEUTRAL NIECE

    One autographed copy of the new album, plus a DATS postcard!

    "Who cares about politics when there are endangered moths starving in Africa!"

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    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE TEXTING TEENAGER

    Ten original ringtones created by Danielle Ate the Sandwich, plus a digital download of Terrible Dinner Guest!

    "I was like 'ugh', and she was all 'omg', and then we were like 'yaaas."

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    • DATS Original Ringtones
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE OVERSHARING AUNT

    One "Terrible Dinner Guest" T-shirt exclusive to Kickstarter backers, the new CD and thank you post card!

    "You'll never believe what the doctor found under my toenail!"

    Includes:
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE MAD GRANDPA

    Behind the scenes videos from the studio, interviews with the producers, and Danielle's audio commentary on the stories behind some of her favorite songs from Terrible Dinner Guest. Also includes a digital album download and DATS original ringtones!

    "In my day, you had to walk your Kickstarter through the snow, uphill, both ways!"

    Includes:
    • Behind the Scenes Singer/Songwriter Digital Package
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE OVERBEARING GRANDMA

    Terrible Dinner Party Kit with DATS themed plates, napkins, party games and conversation starters and a "How to Be a Terrible Dinner Guest" booklet written by Danielle! (Serves 6)

    "Now when are you going to settle down and start a family of your own?"

    Includes:
    • Terrible Dinner Party Kit
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • DATS Original Ringtones
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    COUSIN WHO COULDN’T MAKE IT

    One Skype Lesson with Danielle Ate the Sandwich! You can choose between Ukulele, Songwriting, Online Marketing or gushing about one of the Hemsworth Brothers!

    "So sorry I couldn't be there, Aunt Margaret. Next year!"

    Includes:
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Postcard
    • Behind the Scenes Singer/Songwriter Digital Package
    • DATS Original Ringtones
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE OPINIONATED NEIGHBOR

    Danielle will cover the song of your choice and perform it in a Youtube Video dedicated to you (Items will ship ASAP, and video will be uploaded by November 2016)

    "Is this free-range cranberry sauce? Ohhh...no thank you."

    Includes:
    • YouTube Cover Request Video
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Postcard
    • DATS Original Ringtones
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    THE SHOW OFF SON IN LAW

    An autographed concert Lanakai Ukulele, used in a short Youtube cover video of your choice, uploaded and dedicated to you! (Gig bag included)

    "After the promotion, I hardly spend any time in my corner office with all this paid vacation!"

    Includes:
    • Lanakai Concert Ukulele
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Party Kit
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Behind the Scenes Singer/Songwriter Digital Package
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
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    THE BABY BOOMER

    One autographed (optional) Ohana O'Nino Sopranissimo Ukulele donated by Mim's Ukes, used in a short YouTube video with a song of your choice, uploaded and dedicated to you!



    Mim’s Ukes is Ohana’s largest dealer and the top O’Nino seller with the sah-weeeeet setup!
    http://mimsukes.com/

    "Who's this Late Night Jimmy Fallon? Now Johnny Carson...that's a funny man!"

    Includes:
    • Autographed Ohana O'Nino Sopranissimo Ukulele from Mim's Ukes
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
    • Terrible Dinner Party Kit
    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Behind the Scenes Singer/Songwriter Digital Package
    • DATS Original Ringtones
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    UNDERAPPRECIATED MUSICIAN IN THE CORNER

    Danielle will attend and perform a concert at your dinner party! Includes a 60 minute concert at your home for your friends and family! She'll come armed with DATS themed paper plates and her "How to Be a Terrible Dinner Guest" booklet!

    "Uhm...This next song is another one about my feelings."

    -Travel costs included in pledge
    -Only available in the contiguous USA
    -solo performance, will supply sound equipment
    -Danielle will fulfill pledge by December 2017

    Includes:
    • DATS House Concert + Dinner Party Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Party Kit
    • Autographed Copy of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • Terrible Dinner Guest Kickstarter T-shirt
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    • Digital Download of The Terrible Dinner Guest
    • DATS Original Ringtones
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