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Deb Talan, the woman 1/2 of the Weepies, is making a solo record.
Deb Talan, the woman 1/2 of the Weepies, is making a solo record.
Deb Talan, the woman 1/2 of the Weepies, is making a solo record.
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Deb Talan - LUCKY GIRL. The Weepies singer's solo record

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Deb Talan Lucky Girl

I’m making a solo record, pretty much back where I started: in a room alone, writing and singing. I've got a stash of songs that no one has heard and I want to send them out into the world.

I’ve been in the Weepies for more than 10 years. We've toured tens of thousands of miles, we made 6 albums, we sold about a million records, and while all that was happening Steve and I got married, we had three kids, moved to Iowa, I got stage 3 breast cancer, had treatment and recovered, and we kept working. It’s been a wonderful, terrible, full-joy-full-catastrophe kind of 10 years.

I feel different, and the same. My kids are out of babyhood, I’m healthy, and I want to reclaim something. Some sense of myself as my own person.

I'm still in the Weepies! But I also want to step out musically as who I am right now: a survivor, a songwriter, and a lucky girl.

With your help, I can bring these songs to life. I'm nervous. And I’m really excited.

Thanks so much for your support, and as always, for listening.

Deb Talan

Risks and challenges

I've had a lot of help and support for years, and now I'm doing this alone - but alone in the studio, NOT alone in the world!

It takes money and support to put a record together and put it out. I'm very excited to tackle this new project on my own, with your support.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    The entire album digitally delivered to you (mastered MP3 or hi-resolution) the moment it becomes available anywhere, ahead of anyone else. Includes exclusive updates, check-ins and videos.

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    CD, LYRIC BOOKLET & DOWNLOAD
    Includes the physical CD with the Lyric Booklet illustrated by Deb, shipped to you before it's available anywhere else. Everything in the Digital Download pack also included.

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    SUPER FUN SIGNED PARTY PACK
    Deb Talan Temp Tattoo (temporary tattoo based on Deb's actual bird tattoo), Deb Talan Lucky Girl stickers and balloons, PLUS a CD Signed by Deb and Lyric Booklet! Digital download pack included.

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    T-SHIRT SUPER SUPPORTER PACK
    An exclusive, this-time-only limited edition t-shirt designed by Deb, in your size. Plus all the stuff you get with the Super Fun Signed Party Pack.

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    Hand-Made LYRIC ART SHEET Pack
    A hand-printed and illustrated Lyric Sheet, made personally by Deb Talan. YOU choose any song by Deb, from any era (Weepies or early solo albums) and Deb will hand-print and illustrate it. Size will be approximately 9" x 12". Also included will be the T-Shirt Super Supporter Pack.

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    SILVER NECKLACE PACK
    Limited edition, sterling silver, hand-designed and individually cast Deb Talan totem necklace. This necklace will be created for the individual supporters of this project, and won't be available anywhere else. Comes with an elegant silver chain, or optional leather cord clasp. Also included is the T-shirt Super Supporter Pack.

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    ORIGINAL PAINTING BY DEB
    An actual, one-of-a-kind newly created painting by Deb Talan. Will be approximately 9"x12" - the media and subject will be up to Deb, she will paint them as the record gets mixed and mastered. Deb will only have time for a few of these! T-Shirt Super Supporter Pack included.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
    Make this project happen! Get personal updates via email, hear early and alternate versions of the recordings, including songs no one else will get to hear through the track selection process, and see the evolution of the artwork. You will receive original lyrics sheets (handwritten with cross outs and corrections!), as well as original art made during the creation of the cover and booklet. Also included will be 2 VIP tickets with meet and greet to a Deb Talan show near you - email with the show you want to go to, and we'll get you in. And of course your name will be in the CD Liner Notes as an Executive Producer!

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    TAYLOR 610CE Guitar
    A Taylor 610 CE acoustic guitar, played on the road and in concert by Deb Talan.

    Sitka Spruce top with a Maple body and Ebony fretboard, Venetian cutaway, fretboard inlays, and Taylor Expression 2 electronics - a beautiful instrument.

    If you like, Deb is happy to sign it, paint it, or just personally send it to you as it goes to a new home, with lots of songs still in it.

    Shipping, Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown, a capo, the strings and picks Deb uses, and personal note included.

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    DEB TALAN PERSONAL HOUSE CONCERT
    Deb Talan will come to your town, anywhere in the continental United States, and play a concert for you and as many of your friends you can fit into your house or convenient space!* You will be able to request songs ahead of time, meet and spend time with Deb, and make this into a truly one-of-a-kind night.

    *There are some legal and safety ground rules, but if you've always wanted Deb to come and play a concert in your home, this is the time to do it. This Reward is subject to agreement by the performer, and is expressly not for commercial resale (though if you have some friends who all want to chip in to make it happen, that's AWESOME).

    Deb will do her absolute best to accommodate your schedule and find a mutually great time, within one year, and as early as November, 2016.

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    TAYLOR 914CE Guitar
    A Taylor 914 CE Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar, played on the road and in concert by Deb.

    Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood body. Venetian cutaway, hand-carved ebony armrest with abalone shell inlay and trim, plus Taylor Expression 2 electronics - an absolutely gorgeous instrument.

    If you like, Deb is happy to sign it, paint it, or just personally send it to you as it goes to a new home, with lots of songs still in it.

    Shipping, Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case, a capo, the strings and picks Deb uses, and personal note included.

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