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We are releasing a new full-length album called "Magnesium Dreams." We can't wait to share it with you and the world.
233 backers pledged $19,312 to help bring this project to life.

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1. WHO AM I?

I am an Alaska-based folk musician. Along with my musical collaborator, Bryan Daste, I've released 6 full-length folk/Americana albums over the last 12 years. During that time we have completed dozens of tours in the US, Canada, and Europe, played hundreds of shows, and met some of the most amazing people. Currently, we are working on the release of our 7th studio album, Magnesium Dreams. Over the years, critics have compared us to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and we are known for being some of the hardest working touring artists in the circuit. Here are some of the nice things people have had to say about us:

“Hill’s voice is clear, strong and fierce, her lyrics to-the-bone, while Daste and company bring a tough yet gentle touch—and it all comes together with an honesty and truthfulness that’s rare to find in any genre these days. Here’s an artist you’ll be following for ages to come.”

Tom Hallett, Elmore Magazine

“Her brand of tundra country, bright as sunlight on snow, sharp like the first outdoor breath on a frosty morning, is required in any serious musical collection.”

Rudie Humphrey, Americana UK

 If you're curious, you can hear our entire back catalog here.

2. WHAT AM I MAKING? 

WE ARE 100% FUNDED!!! Thanks so much, backers!!

ADDED STRETCH GOALS for 20K and 22K!!!

Listen to the first single, "Magnesium Dreams," released March 1st, 2019!

 Also available on streaming platforms (Apple Music, Spotify).

We are so excited to release our 7th studio album into the world. Magnesium Dreams is the culmination of a lot of hard work writing, planning, and recording, and it's unlike any other project we’ve released. While writing songs that are emotionally charged and lyrically focused has always been my passion, with this album we have pushed our boundaries with genre, vulnerability, and writing style more than ever before. For example, the title track, featured in the intro video, employs drum loops, synthesizers, and vocal processing - new territory for us!  With this album, we've managed to weave together songs with sonic dreamscapes, Parisian jazz, and indie pop ballads into a single cohesive work. 

3. WHY I NEED YOUR HELP

While we have already finished recording and mastering Magnesium Dreams, there is still so much left to do to release it to the world. Because of our excitement over this album, we are planning a bigger release than we have ever done, including: CDs, vinyl (finally!), digital downloads, three music videos, both European and US tours, and a full press campaign. However, we are not going to be able to do this without the support of you, our friends, families, and fans. So we are here on Kickstarter to ask for your support. This album will be an awesome step forward in our career, but not without your pledges, which we only get if we reach our goal! We’ve made a record that we love and are incredibly proud of. We have expanded our sound and grown into new lyrical depths. We’d really like the world to hear it!

4. WHAT YOU CAN GET

-A digital download of the album

-A signed CD

-Vinyl record of Magnesium Dreams

-Fan packages

-Digital Discography and a song from the vault

-One Hour Workshop

-House Concert


-EVERYTHING FROM ABOVE 

5. WHERE THE MONEY GOES


6. THANK YOU

The support of our families, friends, and fans is absolutely what has allowed Bryan and myself to keep making our music for the last twelve years. I truly believe music is the glue that holds life together, but it’s the fans and supporters of music who are the unsung heroes that keep it all alive. Thank you so much for supporting this project and helping us bring this music into the world. We cannot wait for you to hear this album and look forward to seeing you all out on the road! 

Risks and challenges

Luckily, the album has been created, so there's no risk of that not happening. It's more about how we get to release it into the world so it reaches as many people as possible. With any big project, there's always a chance of a bump in the road, but luckily Bryan and I are road dogs at this point and we can always find a way to turn things around. We appreciate your faith in this project, and by extension, us!

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    Easy Peasy

    Be the first to get your hands on the album, sent directly to your inbox! We want you to be able to experience Magnesium Dreams anytime and anywhere!

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    Tried and True

    We will sign your CD with love and appreciation and get it sent out to you just as soon as they arrive. You'll have the digital download to tide you over until it gets there.

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    Finally, Vinyl!

    You've asked and we've heard you. We are finally pressing an album to vinyl. We couldn't be more excited that it's with this project. Magnesium Dreams is going to be a record you'll put on while you sit next to the fire and contemplate the world and your existence within it. It'll have the art, the lyrics, and the full experience. We will also send you the digital download so you can take that experience with you on any of your devices.

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    Fan and Friendo

    Welcome to our fan club! We are stoked that you like our music and we're excited to go grocery shopping with you via your awesome new Emma Hill Tote!

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    Super Fan Package

    Hello Super Fan! You are going to look so cute in your locally printed, super soft Magnesium Dreams Tee! Plus you can carry around your most prized belongings, or you know, go grocery shopping, with your rad Emma Hill Tote! We love you!

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    Songs from the Vault

    We will re-learn any song from our 12-year discography and make a video of us singing it specifically to you. We can't wait to shake off some of these cobwebs and think back on the good ol' early days! To make it super easy for you to choose, we will send you our entire digital discography.

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    Heart to Heart

    Enjoy a one-hour workshop session with Emma or Bryan in person or via Skype. We can talk songwriting, touring, house concerts, bush Alaska, snacks, yoga, pedal steel (Bryan) and really just have a heart to heart about music, art and the complexities of life. We will send you a Super Fan Package to get you excited about our workshop!

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    An Alaskan Gathering

    If you live anywhere on the road system in Alaska, I will come and sing to you and your friends in your living room. I'll share all of the stories behind the songs, and I'm sure by the end of the night, we will feel like old friends. You will get the Super Fan package to get you all excited about your special house concert!

    Feel free to treat this as a normal house concert and charge/ask for a donation and you'll make your money right back.

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    Tour Stop!

    If you live anywhere on the road system in the United States or Canada, we will make your house one of our tour stops! You invite all of your friends and we'll set up in the living room for a proper serenade. We will tell you some of our craziest tour stories and I'll fill you in on what life is like in Bush Alaska. You'll be sent the Super Fan package to get you excited about our visit.

    Feel free to treat this as a normal house concert and charge/ask for a donation and you'll make your money right back.

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    An Overseas Soiree

    If you live in Europe or the UK, we will fly all the way from Alaska to play songs and share stories for you and your friends. Right in your own home. Just promise us there will be cheese! You will be sent a Super Fan Package to get you excited about our visit.

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    Guardian Angel

    Moon shot! In the off chance that someone with money to spare feels like investing in two hardworking folksters, your reward will be anything/everything from above, plus a mystery box care package sent with love. Want us to fly to you for your wedding day? Surprise your sweetie with a front stoop serenade? We can make it happen because you've gone above and beyond to invest in us and this project.

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