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Just in time for the zombie apocalypse, I am working on a three song E.P. about love, death and insanity called "Zombie Heart."
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Hi friends! This last year has been a crazy one for me, and I've been writing up a storm.  For the past few months, I have been working on a new E.P. called Zombie Heart so that I can get some of my new music into your ears.  It's a three song E.P. featuring 'Field of Marigolds,' 'The Wilds' and 'Zombie Heart,' which are songs I wrote about love, death and insanity.  They are all piano songs and I am so excited to finish them up because I feel like I haven't recorded enough of what I've written on piano over the years. I've played since I was four years old and it's always really satisfying to write on piano more than any other instrument.  These songs are very meaningful to me and I can't wait to share them with you! In order to finish them, I really need about $2K, but I'm trying to set a realistic goal, and if you guys want to help me raise more, that would be incredible.  Here's a list of what I will need:

$300 to lay some sweet lead guitar down

$300 for some amazing strings

$200 for the engineer to re track the vocals on a better mic

$400 to mix and master 

As you can see, things stack up, but I wanted to try to make an achievable goal.  I'm hoping to make a bit more than $1k to have the E.P. printed to download cards, which will cost about $350.  Also, I need to redo one of the drum tracks, so that will cost $100, but would be super stoked just to get the grand.  I am also out of shirts, which cost $700 to print. I would love to have them for my 3 month tour to NY and back.

Also, my touring vehicle, Spartacus, has 242K miles on him and his brakes are going out. If you'd like to give a little to keep Spartacus alive, and thereby keeping me alive, that would be glorious.  Your support is greatly, greatly appreciated!! 

Love, 

Gayle Skidmore

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    A digital copy of the Zombie Heart E.P., which includes "The Wilds," "Field of Marigolds," and "Zombie Heart."

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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 Zombie Heart tour, please send me a message soon!

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    I will play a house concert for you! Invite your friends and neighbors, and I will come to your living room and play a show just for you. You'll also get a signed poster, a digital copy of the Zombie Heart E.P., and a hug. (This is limited to the U.S. unless you would like to fly me somewhere awesome).

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