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Dear friends, family, fan, and curious browser,

Hi! I’m Eden :)

MEET "This Is Me"

When I moved from Brazil, where I grew up (see Biography), to Wenatchee (North Central Washington) seven years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would one day be on the verge of releasing a solo album, let alone one with my own compositions. At that time, I didn't even consider myself a songwriter!

It's funny. I can make music happen in my mind 48 hours a day. AND I can also have some amazing conversations in my head. But arrange those conversations into LYRICS to go WITH the music?? That's another story entirely!  For me, it takes a TREMENDOUS amount of focus in a distraction free environment.—Hardly the picture of my day-to-day...

Aaaanyways...back to my story...

After dabbling in music for a good part of five years—playing open mics, playing for backyard bonfire parties, basement parties, garage jams, performing at community events, singing National Anthems, taking a performance hiatus, making lots of friends at karaoke, joining a cover band, quitting a party band...all the while trying to decide what "sensible" thing I wanted to do when I grew up, it dawned on me: STOP trying to be "sensible". "Sensible" as defined by society at large is overrated. The only thing that TRULY makes sense is to fearlessly give the talents you've been given a chance to achieve their fullest potential. And I wasn't doing that. I was waiting for... Really! What the heck was I waiting for?! Truth is, I was scared of "flying solo". 

Well, "Life begins at the end of our comfort zone", right? So...in September of 2012, I decided to give my wings a try. I learned enough songs to start playing solo gigs and invested in a PA system that was small enough for me to haul around in my Kia...and in heels. (you never know!) 

After the FIRST gig, though, I realized, I NEED A CD!!! At least that's what the general consensus was from the audience. SOooo…I began making phone calls, sending emails, and researching how much it would cost to record a professional album.

SONGS & MUSIC TEAM

In the process of doing my research, I met a now Washington based NASHVILLE PRODUCER—and former Nashville studio owner—who fell in love with my songs! (Right?!! What are the odds in WENATCHEE?!!) He personally invested his time so I could release "This Is Me" –my debut single, also the title track for this album that I want to record—because he firmly believes "These are REALLY good songs...They're songs everybody can relate to AND they're catchy, well written, well structured, ORIGINAL, AND commercially marketable!"

You see, because of my interesting background and upbringing, the songs actually branch out in several directions, as one Wenatchee World writer recently wrote in an article about me in the paper, Moody’s unique style is a fusion of country, Latin and Brazilian rhythms sung through a pop voice”. LOVE that description! I would throw in a little rock there, too ;)

[BREAK TIME! Let’s pause to watch a music video]

Now here's why I wanted you to watch/listen to the above video/song: The musicians who played in "This Is Me" are the same musicians enlisted in this project (+more), and they are ALL tops in their field. They are Nashville session AND touring musicians for current mainstream artists. Unbeknownst to you, you've seen them onstage at the Grammys, ACM & CMA awards...and in cool pictures like these:

See that sharp guy rocking the stage with Carrie Undewood? That’s Chad Jeffers. And that Badass up there next to LeAnn Rimes? That’s Joeie Canaday… And guess what? THEY played in "This Is Me" (the single/music video), and THEY AND OTHER MUSIC MASTERS LIKE THEM WILL BE ONES PLAYING ON MY ALBUM!!! No big deal.

WHY $10,000?

I know, right! $10,000 sounds like a LOT of money to me, but in reality, it is the BARE MINIMUM needed to complete an album consistent with the quality of the single "This Is Me". It is the MINIMUM needed to do these songs justice. I'll explain: while researching local studio/recording/musician rates, I found I could probably finish the album with two thirds of that amount, BUT it would lack the professional magic that to the listener—and to the RADIO!—sounds like BIG music.

Following is the breakdown of how the $10,000 will be used:

$1,000 - Kickstarter (5%) and Amazon Processing Fees (3-5%)

$6,000 - Musicians, Sound Engineer/s, Studio Time: Instruments

$3,000 - Production, Mixing, Mastering, Studio Time: Vocals

Total: $10,000

As you can see, the $10,000 does not include CD art, CD duplication, release costs, advertising, music video production, happy hours, pizza parties, or any other often overlooked expense such as travel and fuel expenses…OR Kickstarter prizes and postage!!! Yikes! Some of those bridges I am currently crossing, and others I will cross when I get there! First things first: THE SONGS!!! 

YOUR REWARDS!!!

  • Signed CD
  • Poster with personal thank you note
  • EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt (scroll down to see example of t-shirt)
  • DVD - Kickstarter Kickoff Show (including This Is Me Music Video w/ Special Features)
  • Show / Private Concert
  • Dedicated Cover Song
  • Your OWN Song
  • A Beginner Guitar & 1 Lesson by Yours Truly! (kid package)

...and MORE...

LIKE...
  • Digital pre-release
  • A shout-out on ALL my social network pages (immediate)
  • Your Name and photo in my Hall Of Backers photo album on my Facebook Page (immediate)
  • Personal phone call
  • Your business logo featured on my website
  • Your Name in the CD credits
  • Your photo in the CD booklet
  • Your business logo on the CD case
  • ...Even a TATTOO in your honor...!!!

...and MORE!!! 

Example of T-Shirt
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Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is an ALL OR NOTHING fundraising platform. So the biggest challenge is that of reaching the $10,000 goal in its ENTIRETY by June 5th. If I don't, the project will receive ZERO funds... That translates to ZERO album... ZERO prizes. AND as Larry so well expresses in Silly Songs, "That'd be too BAD. I'd be so SAD."

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    The TIPPER: Those of you who are like... "Eh, not too fond of her music, but this project is pretty cool AND she has OBVIOUSLY put a lot of HEART and WORK into it so I'LL drop her a dolla...", DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE YOUR POWER!!! I VALUE YOUR GESTURE and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will shoot you a thank you email when the goal is reached and give you a second chance to purchase a CD ;)

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    The FOLLOWER: Digital CD pre-release + lyrics pdf & wallpaper + An IMMEDIATE shout out on all my social networking profiles when I get notified that you're a backer + YOUR "This Is ME" picture in my "Hall Of Backers" facebook photo album that you can proudly tag yourself in! (Please message me your photo)

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    The PROMOTER: THREE signed CDs + An 8x10 POSTER card with a sweet PERSONALIZED handwritten thank you note + Everything in The FOLLOWER!

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    The SUPPORTER: EXCLUSIVE "I KICKSTARTED HER A$$" T-SHIRT + EXCLUSIVE DVD of the Kickstarter Kickoff Show (unplugged performances of all the songs on the album and MORE) and "This Is Me" music video with commentaries and special features + RECOGNITION in the “Hall Of Backers” on my website + PHONE CALL (anywhere in the world) to thank you :) Hopefully you speak English, Portuguese, or Spanish so that we can chat for a bit too! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The SENTIMENTALIST: A VIDEO (youtube) OF ME PERFORMING ANY ONE COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE (BE NICE!) in Portuguese, English, or Spanish dedicated to you or someone of your choosing. + Everything in The SUPPORTER! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The PARTNER: PRINTED RECOGNITION (your name or business) in the CD credits + YOUR BUSINESS LOGO ON THE LANDING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE for a whole year + A SHOW!: I will pack my guitar and mini PA sound system into my car and drive out to rock a 90 minute set at any venue of your choice within 100 miles. This can be your church, you favorite bar, your folks’ nursing home, your favorite charity…rehab, shelter…you get the picture. (Date to be mutually agreed upon within a year of the album's release. Travel expenses included for shows within 100 miles) + Everything in The SUPPORTER! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The LEARNER: A BEGINNER CLASSICAL GUITAR & QUALITY ONE-ON-ONE BEGINNER GUITAR LESSON **Within 50miles of Wenatchee, WA, ONLY** I will personally deliver the guitar and teach your child how to teach themselves to play...just like I did! I am a really good teacher :D They (and you!) will be surprised at how much can be learned in 60 minutes. If they already play a little, we will work on technique or learn to play a song of their choice (subject to pre-approval). + PRINTED RECOGNITION (your name or business) in the CD credits + YOUR BUSINESS LOGO ON THE LANDING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE for a whole year + Everything in The SUPPORTER! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The V.I.P ("P"...for PARTIER!): YOUR OWN PRIVATE CD RELEASE PARTY at your house…or on your boat…or at your pool party…or wherever!!! I will pack my guitar, overnight bag (+sleeping bag, if needed!), extra CDs to give to your party peeps…aaand…I will get there early to help you cook & set up, then spend the day hanging out and getting to know you and your friends and/or family, take a bunch of pictures…aaand…if you have a couch I can crash on, I will stick around to help you tidy up afterwards :D (Date to be mutually agreed upon within six months of the album's release. Travel expenses and small sound system for the solo performance included within 200 miles) + YOUR NAME LISTED AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in CD credits + YOUR PHOTO IN THE CD BOOKLET + YOUR BUSINESS LOGO ON THE LANDING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE for a whole year + Everything in The SUPPORTER! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The V.S.P ("S" is for SPECIAL!): I WILL WRITE A SONG INSPIRED BY YOU: we will talk via phone or skype so you can share your idea, story, or lyrics** with me, and I will use that as inspiration for a song written in your honor. When the song is ready (please be patient), I will send you the handwritten lyrics of the finished product and post a performance of it dedicated to you on youtube (**you, of course, get credit for any lyrics of yours I use) + YOUR NAME LISTED AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in CD credits + YOUR PHOTO IN THE CD BOOKLET + YOUR BUSINESS LOGO ON THE LANDING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE for a whole year + Everything in The SUPPORTER! + Everything in The FAN!! + Everything in The FOLLOWER!!!

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    The BOSS: GET THE INSIDE SCOOP BEHIND THE SCENES! Make your way to Wenatchee (WA) and ride with me over to my producer's studio/home (2hr drive) to spend a day or two seeing how we roll! **Please plan on making your own accommodations if you plan on staying overnight** + YOUR BUSINESS LOGO (or your NAME) ON THE CD CASE + Everything in The VIP + Everything in the PARTNER + Everything in The SENTIMENTALIST + Everything in The SUPPORTER + Everything in The FAN + Everything in the FOLLOWER!!!

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    The HERO: $10,000?!!! THAT merits a token of DRASTIC proportions. At this level, you are beyond "BOSS"… You are my HERO!!! Soooo (...drumroll...) because you—and you ALONE—Kickstarted my a$$ and backed this ENTIRE project, besides getting the FAN, SUPPORTER, PARTNER, and VIP rewards, I will ALSO tattoo your “badge” (aka: initials) to my back. You pick: shoulder blade or lower back…heck, even my back-side if you want! (OMG, I can hear the GASPs!!! haha) Why?? VERY simple: REASON#1. I would stand on my head for a day if I could, but I can't. I would probably die and the album would not be completed. A 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” tattoo in a not-so-visible OR non-visible-unless-in-a-bathing-suit spot is STILL radical but WAY more sensible REASON#2. I have no tattoos...your badge/initials would be my first, aww :) REASON#3. I know there are people out there that have and blow this kind of money on less worthwhile or exciting or things that would totally get a kick out of doing this. Dares are wildly amusing. So I dare you to dare me!

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