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Dreamy Weather is an enchanted recording by singer Erin Ivey and special guests, captured at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas.

GOAL UPDATE:  YOU ARE AWESOME!  We are in the home stretch and blew through our goals. Additional pledges will fund a series of music videos to promote the album AND pay an additional honorarium to the other musicians on the recording, so well deserved.  HOW COOL IS THAT!?  THANK YOU!!!  

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Dear friends, old and new,

Earlier this year, we recorded a sparkling, intimate performance at one of Austin's most beloved venues: The Cactus Cafe, since 1979, all heavy red curtains and dark wood, dim lights and swaying shoulder-to-shoulder, "from which careers can be cut" (Billboard Magazine).  

This recording features brand new material mingled with songs from earlier albums, played as never before, with RyDogg Johnson's crystalline electric guitar and a bewitching vocal performance by special guest BettySoo.

Right now, making this beautiful live recording into a full-length album is just a twinkle in my eye.  Its existence truly depends on your interest and support. Please partner with me in this Kickstarter campaign so Dreamy Weather can have a proper release!  

Your contribution will go directly to mixing, mastering, graphic design, duplication, song licensing (a shimmering cover of Tom Waits' "Alice" opens the recording), promotion, distribution, and a little extra for postage as the new CD and other goodies wing their way to you with my HUGE THANKS!

Let's make some good music and your days more dreamy!!

Erin

TRACKS INCLUDE: 

  • Alice (by Tom Waits)
  • Canyon
  • Amelia
  • Chocolate (old song, brand new feel, so good)
  • Rest Your Head (with Betty Soo)
  • Sorrow No More
  • Oh, Light
  • Separational
  • Whisper of the Moon
Tour poster!
Tour poster!

For more information about The Cactus Cafe, please visit www.cactuscafe.org.

For more information about BettySoo, please visit http://bettysoo.com.

For more information about Erin Ivey, please visit www.erinivey.com.

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  • When I play solo shows, I am often asked if my last album, Broken Gold, sounds like what I just played. While it is a wonderful album and a great collaboration between folk singer me and R&B/dub organ trio The Finest Kind, it is a full-band studio album. This new album, Dreamy Weather - Live at the Cactus Cafe, will sound like what you hear at a solo show, but with the added magic of RyDogg Johnson on electric guitar and BettySoo singing with me on a beautiful new lullaby. It is so delicious!

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    The Digital Dream Package: High quality DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album before it's released, proof of your awesomeness.

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    The Hard-Copy Dream Package: A SIGNED Dreamy Weather CD + early digital download, feelings of great joy for making this whole thing possible. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    The World Traveler Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download + AUTOGRAPHED TOUR POSTER with handwritten song lyrics or personalized dedication, perfect for hanging in your trophy room.

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    The Sunshine of my Life Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download + YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES and on the website, in the section where amazing supporters of the arts are recognized. (Can be your business name. Go plug yourself!)

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    The Campfire Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download, your name in the liner notes + ERIN IVEY: DREAMY WEATHER SONGBOOK with lyrics, chords, and notes about each original song on the new album, and a few extras for good measure.

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    The Slacker Fashionista Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download, your name in the liner notes + a first edition "DREAMY WEATHER" T-SHIRT. Yessir, they will be awesome. And yes ma'am, there will be ones cut cute for the ladies. Probably will be the American Apparel Track Shirt because they are sexy-soft and ultra-lovable. I am aiming to make YOUR NEW FAVORITE T-SHIRT!

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    The Collector's Catalogue Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download, your name in the liner notes + ALL OF MY COMMERCIAL RELEASES, signed, including out-of-print titles from the vault (includes The 11th Floor, Sweet Little EP, Broken Gold, and Dark River) PLUS an EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED EP from private demos, called The Also-Rans.

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    The Bag-it-Up Package: All these extras are bundled in a "Dreamy Weather" canvas handbag: A signed Dreamy Weather CD with your name in the liner notes, early digital download, your new favorite "Dreamy Weather" T-shirt, a signed/dedicated tour poster, AND the Erin Ivey Dreamy Weather songbook for the ultimate sing-along experience. Get ready for an awesome care package coming your way! I like the way you work it!

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    The Framer's Artifacts Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download, your name in the liner notes + A TOUR POSTER and the ONLY SURVIVING SET LIST from the night Dreamy Weather was recorded at the Cactus Cafe, signed with a personal dedication.

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    The Best Holiday Shopping Package: 12 signed/dedicated Dreamy Weather CDs for your friends and family, with your name in the liner notes + one deliciously beautiful glass LIGHTS OUT CANDLE to get you in the mood to write those Christmas cards. HOLIDAY SHOPPING = DONE!

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    The Songwriting Workshop Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download + your name in the liner notes AND... AN AFTERNOON SONGWRITING WORKSHOP in Austin. We will learn about form, melody, chord progressions, inspiration, and writing exercises while creating original works. The class will be tailored to your experience and all levels are welcome.

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    The Tear Out My Heart Package: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download, your name in the liner notes + a TOUR POSTER and an ORIGINAL JOURNAL PAGE from show preparations. This one is very dear to me, so I hope you are the sensitive kind who appreciates two-sided scribbles and random notes. This is definitely an insight into my process and a little scary to be putting it out there, but this project is going to be amazing, so I offer this little artifact for your own collection. I will not tear it from its place until you make me. Please, make me!

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    The Bundle of Joy: 12 signed/dedicated Dreamy Weather CDs for your friends, early digital download, ALL my commercial releases (signed, including out-of-print titles from the vault), The Also-Rans EP (exclusive), my favorite Lights Out Candle ever, an autographed tour poster, a "Dreamy Weather" T-shirt, and enduring joy for MAKING THIS HAPPEN!

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    This Package Goes to Eleven: A signed Dreamy Weather CD, early digital download + your name in the liner notes, a "Dreamy Weather" T-shirt, signed tour poster, AND ... an EXCLUSIVE SOIREE AND OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF AUSTIN'S FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR FACTORY, for you and 2 friends. See how world-class electric guitars are made by luthier Peter Skermetta. Enjoy GREAT FOOD, DRINKS, and a LIVE PERFORMANCE in this very special venue. I am so excited about this reward!! We will have an amazing time. (We're shooting for a weekend in October or November and can work with your schedule to make it work perfectly.)

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    The Executive Arts Benefactor Package: ALL OF THE ABOVE + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT, unending gratitude, bragging rights, and blessings upon you. THANK YOU for partnering with me on this project. You're a mogul! (The only thing this doesn't include is the Framer's Artifact and the Tear Out My Heart packages. Other than that, it's allllllll yours.)

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