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For the last two years I have been pouring my heart and soul into this project. It is a story of love, loss and finding redemption.

Wow! THANK YOU EVERYONE.... We are 112% funded! I am overwhelmed with the love and support from you all. There have even been 15 NEW backers on this launch that have jumped on board. I'm thinking it's a possibility that we may even reach the previous goal of $5,000! :)

It all started in the Spring of 2010. 

I was brokenhearted, and desperately trying to make sense of a recent breakup I was going through. 

I took a trip up to Washington to see my parents via train (30 hours!), and on the train ride back to L.A. I was asking God to give me something... anything to help me navigate my way through this time. It was on this LONG train ride, that I saw a vision of a bird and beaver. What I saw was each of these animals unsuccessfully trying to get the other to live in their environment. When I got back to L.A., I started writing songs like crazy and my sister-in-law started water-coloring the images to some of the songs. One day I thought... Hey, this is would be a great album! And so it began...

About 7 months later, while looking for a piano player for the album I met my husband, Ryan. (I got a real sweet deal out of that one.) He agreed to produce my album, if I agreed to marry him. Okay, not really. But he did agree to produce it. And we did get married in September. 

That pretty much brings us up to date. We have been working our tails off on this album since fall, 2010.  (If you have listened to my previous album or been following me since the beginning of my music career, this album might just surprise you. It actually has.... DRUMS!) We have spent a LOT of time on it, but it has taken that long to find the right sound and the right songs. We have recorded everything ourselves... which was a big undertaking and a huge learning experience. 

Now we need your help to get it mixed ($2,000), mastered ($1,000)

I'm not asking for a hand out. I am willing to work for every dollar I am given by writing and covering songs for you, making you beanies, providing you with live entertainment.... and much more.  

Every pledge means the world to me!

Thanks a million,

Emily

Ps. HUGE THANKS to Doug Wallace for shooting and editing this video. :)

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    You will receive a hand written thank you note. Not just any note, I will sing inside in the envelope, seal it up and send it to you. Every dollar counts!

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    You will get a digital download of the album... before anyone else has it!

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    I will mail you a signed copy of the physical album (before anyone else has it) and a signed official MY WINGS WON'T FIT poster. [Plus all of the above]

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    You will receive a “B-side” cd of all the songs that were demo’d for MY WINGS WON’T FIT but are not on the official album (including a song about being a stalker.. believe me, you won't be disappointed with this one). This is an exclusive to Kickstarter doners only. [Plus all of the above]

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    I will cover ANY song of your choice and put it up on Youtube as a tribute to you, AND I will thank you in the linear notes on the album for helping to make it possible. [Plus all of the above]

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    Ever wonder what inspired your favorite songs? When you pledge $75, you will get a booklet with stories about each song and what inspired them. This includes songs on the album AND the "B-side" CD. Think about it, wouldn't it be cool to know what the songs were written about? This is exclusive to Kickstarter backers only. [Plus all of the above, excluding Youtube cover]

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    You will receive a dvd of the bird and beaver video featured on the kickstarter. I will also crochet you a beanie or headband in the color of your choice. [Plus all of the above]

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    For all those within the Portland or Los Angeles area, I will come to your house and cut, color, and style your hair. I am a licensed Cosmetologist, with over 10 years experience and do hair as a side profession. (Donor must pay for product expenses if wanting color. It's usually no more than $20). [Plus all of the above]

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    I will write a birthday song for you, written specifically for you and the events surrounding your date of birth. I will record it, and send it to you during the month of your birthday. I will also call you on your birthday and sing "Happy Birthday". [Plus all of the above]

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    I will provide live musical entertainment for any event of your choice, i.e., wedding, church function, house show or even your kid’s birthday party. (Doner must provide transportation expenses if more than 6 hour drive from Portland, Or.) [Plus all of the above]

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    You will receive a beautiful hand painted Ukulele, by my very talented brother, Zachary Crawford (featuring artwork from the album). You will also receive a copy of one of the water color prints from the album, signed by original artist Erika Crawford. [Plus all of the above]

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    I will record a 4 song EP for you. This can be any songs of your choosing (cover songs or I can even write a themed project, i.e.; songs about your spouse for your anniversary, songs about each of your children, songs about a subject you are passionate about... the possibilities are endless!). In addition to this, you will receive a free signed copy of every album I produce in the future (for as long as I am alive), and I will be forever grateful. [Plus all of the above excluding painted Ukeulele]

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