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This summer I'm working on two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," which I'll be releasing on Bandcamp!
This summer I'm working on two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," which I'll be releasing on Bandcamp!
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Hi friends! Welcome to Kickstarter #5!  This has been an exciting year for me-- I won "Best Singer Songwriter" in the San Diego Music Awards and finally got a good sync for my song "Paper Box" on HBO.  I've been writing up a storm and am ready to record the next 3 albums.  

For the last few months, I have been working on putting out two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun."  Both of these songs have become staples of my recent shows, and a lot of you have been asking when I will be releasing them.  My good friend Fernando Perdomo and I have already recorded the songs at his studio up in Reseda, and we would love to release them as soon as possible. I was hoping to have them done by my summer tour, which starts on the 16th, but we just need a little push to get them done.  

We have one more track to record on "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and then it needs to be mixed and mastered.  Jason Begin of Octagrape has been working on some synthy magic for the song over at Singing Serpent, with Brandon O'Connell engineering, and we're hoping to be done with that by the end of the week.  

"Rag Doll," one of my favorite songs that I've written so far, has a few more tracks needed, and then mixing and mastering.  I have been having a blast playing this song live and can't wait to get it just right and release it.  

Thank you for taking the time to check out this project! I appreciate you so much. xoxo, GS

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Hopefully this project will be easy to complete! I am dependent on other music industry professionals to get it done in a timely manner, but we are in the final stages of recording, mixing and mastering, so it should be fairly easy to accomplish. The artwork is done, and it's ready to be loaded on to Bandcamp once we're all finished!

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    *DIGITAL DOWNLOAD* A digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    POSTCARD FROM GAYLE SKIDMORE. Gayle will send you a personal postcard from the road during her upcoming west coast tour to Seattle and back! You can put it up on your fridge, sleep with it under your pillow, or keep it in your treasure chest. You'll also get a digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    My eternal thanks and good wishes, the comforting knowledge that you have helped a fellow human being accomplish an artistic undertaking, the satisfaction of being a part of something bigger than yourself, a bit of good cheer, and good word with Santa to put you on the nice list this year.

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    SIGNED TOUR POSTER! A personalized, signed Gayle Skidmore tour poster, with any message you'd like. You'll also get a digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    A personal thank you letter written on my blog for all to see and that you can share with your friends on all of your social networks. If there is a personal message you'd like for me to work in, you can email it to me and I will post it! You'll also get a digital download of two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the TWO new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    GRAB BAG! You'll receive a signed copy of the Sleeping Bear album and coloring book, a Gayle Skidmore button, a personal postcard, and mini prints from the Sleeping Bear coloring book. You'll also get a digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    Your name + 1 on the VIP list for the show of your choice, and a digital photo of us for you to post as your profile photo, instagram, or to clutter your hard drive. If there is a show you'd like to be on the list for on the summer tour, please send me a message soon! You'll also get a digital download of two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the TWO new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Gayle Skidmore will do an original illustration for you. Email your input for the drawing to (gayleskidmore@gmail.com). {Nothing explicit or gross, please!!} A digital proof will be emailed to you, along with a hard copy via snail mail. Want Gayle to draw you? Still need that narwhal for your wall? This is the reward for you! You'll also get a digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    HOUSE CONCERT- You'll get to throw a living room/backyard/courtyard/drawing room concert for your friends. You can make song requests and will get a signed copy of the Sleeping Bear album & coloring book, a signed tour poster, and a digital download of two new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song. (Limited to San Diego and Los Angeles unless approved directly by Gayle Skidmore. Email gayleskidmore@gmail.com with inquiries, Subject: Kickstarter Concert! Booking dates and details will be discussed via email.) You'll also get a digital download of TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and a pdf of the two new illustrations by Gayle Skidmore for each song.

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    PICNIC WITH THE BAND! Want to hang out with me and the guys and let us pack you an amazing picnic lunch? This reward is for you! You'll get a copy of the TWO new singles, "Rag Doll" and "Barrel, Trigger, Gun," and get to share a lovely picnic with us in Balboa Park. Spend some quality time with me, Chad, and Dave! We can toss around a frisbee, bring a board game, or just chit chat. We'll also give you a signed poster and take a photo with you to remember the good times. This reward is limited to San Diego. You can still get in on it if you are planning a trip to San Diego :D. Just email gayleskidmore@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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