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About this project

Dear listeners and friends:

I’ve been writing songs about hope and longing and loss; songs about the risks we take to find and lose love; songs about sweet summers, sobering autumns, and the grateful spring times of life.

These new songs are ready to come to life! Let's bring them into the studio, embrace and embody them with a full band, rile 'em up with steel and fiddle! Then we'll iron them out onto an album, which I will be able to send to you, dear listener. 

This is my most ambitious project yet. A full-length (12-14) song album, with the delights and challenges of producing the album myself, together with my band and an amazing, Grammy-award-winning engineer, Julian Dreyer.

As an artist, I am relishing these challenges. But as a human, I can’t stand alone. Want to see a little more beauty and truth in the world? Me, too. That’s why I am inviting you to be a part of this Kickstarter campaign.

Let's make something beautiful, together.

To create an ambitious and beautiful project, it truly takes a village. I am asking you, if you believe in the art I am making, to jump into this project with me.

Part of my village is the local arts councils* - and because of them, I have a running start to this Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to them, this past December I received a $1,000 Regional Artist Project Grant.

Another part of my village is the musicians of Asheville, especially the ones who have mentored me and who have helped nurture my songs by playing in my band, Heartbreak Highlight Reel.

Still a third part of my village is this wonderful engineer/producer, Julian Dreyer, who will be helping me as I produce this album.

But you - you are the linchpin for the whole project. You the listeners who actually believe in me as an artist and songwriter - it is up to you to bring this music into the world. You are my song midwives and art doulas.

*This grant is sponsored by: the Toe River Arts Council (Mitchell and Yancey Counties); Madison County Arts Council; The Asheville Area Arts Council (Buncombe County) with support from Avery County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Cultural Resources Department.

Financial Details

To create this ambitious piece of art, I will need your help. But I also expect that you want to see transparency from me. Here is the breakdown of the expenses for this full-length album:

Breakdown of Costs
Breakdown of Costs

Two More Ways to Help:

1. Come to my Altamont Theatre show on May 19th, and bring friends! My full band and I will be playing a very special show at Asheville's premier listening room. You will hear many of the new songs that will be recorded on the new album.

2. Share my songs, videos, and this Kickstarter page with your friends on Facebook and Instagram during the month of May, including your own comments about why you enjoy this music.

Thank you for listening!

xoxo

Hannah

About the Rewards

The descriptions of the rewards can be found in the right vertical column on this page. But here are photos of some of the rewards, from stickers to salves.

 

HK Pen&Ink Drawing Music Sticker (3")
HK Pen&Ink Drawing Music Sticker (3")

 

Live Music NC Mug (HK Pen & Ink) (Side A)
Live Music NC Mug (HK Pen & Ink) (Side A)

 

Live Music NC Mug (HK Pen & Ink) (Side B)
Live Music NC Mug (HK Pen & Ink) (Side B)

 

City Song Mug (Pen&Ink - Asheville Cityscape) - Side A
City Song Mug (Pen&Ink - Asheville Cityscape) - Side A

 

City Song Mug (Asheville Pen & Ink Cityscape) (Side B)
City Song Mug (Asheville Pen & Ink Cityscape) (Side B)

 

 

HK Pen&Ink NC Music Tote Version 1
HK Pen&Ink NC Music Tote Version 1

 

HK Pen&Ink Music Tote Version 2
HK Pen&Ink Music Tote Version 2

 

Good Juju Herbal (Special Limited Kickstarter Edition Full Bloom Salve)
Good Juju Herbal (Special Limited Kickstarter Edition Full Bloom Salve)

 

Risks and challenges

Project risks and challenges include:
-- Working with humans :-)
-- Time constraints related to the Regional Artist Project Grant (the recording of the new album must be finished by the end of 2017).
-- Moving the project forward as I continue to work my other job.

How I am addressing these challenges:
By asking for support and assistance from my community, my fans, my manager, and my very supportive work environment. This is my second Kickstarter campaign and my hope is that the challenges of this creative process will enable me to grow as an artist and connect more with y'all, my listeners, fans, and broader community.

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    Go Digital

    For the mobile minimalist! The digital-only version of the new album, as soon as it is released!

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    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
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    Old School + Represent

    I still love my CD player, too. Choose this reward and I will mail you an actual physical CD! plus the digital download, and an HK Music Sticker. Want more than one? Back the campaign in multiples of $25. (Or see the $100 reward).

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    Old School [Updated Version]

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    Old School + Represent [Fixed Version!]

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    I still love my CD player, too. Choose this reward and I will mail you an actual physical CD! plus the digital download, and an HK Music Sticker. Want more than one? Back the campaign in multiples of $25. (Or see the $100 reward).

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    New Listener

    Can't wait to meet you! You will receive both the new album and my first professional studio album, "Acre by Acre" (released in 2015), plus an HK Music Sticker.

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    • CD of "Acre by Acre"
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    One for You + One for Me

    Share the sweetness with a friend! A signed copy of "Heavy Magnolias" for you + 1 for a friend.

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    Pen-and-Ink Music Mug by Hannah Kaminer

    Savor some caffeine with your Heavy Magnolias! Choice of mugs features Hannah Kaminer pen-and-ink artwork: "Live Music, Y'all" (North Carolina design) or "City Song" mug (with lyrics and Asheville skyline). (See photos of rewards below.) Includes two copies of the new album.

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    • Coffee mug with pen-and-ink artwork by Hannah Kaminer
    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
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    Relax into Heavy Magnolias + Good Juju

    In need of relaxation? North Carolina artist and soapmaker Good JuJu Herbal has designed a special "Full Bloom" salve and skincare kit inspired by Heavy Magnolias! These items are handmade and feature many North Carolina-sourced ingredients. (See photos of rewards below.) Includes two copies of the new album.

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    • One *Limited Edition* Full Bloom Soothing Salve (Good Juju)
    • One Rose Clay and Geranium Soap (Good Juju)
    • One Ylang Ylang and Rose Lip Balm (Good Juju)
    • CD of "Heavy Magnolias" - Signed if requested
    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
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    Pen-and-Ink Music Tote by Hannah Kaminer

    Give those library books some love! This tote bag features Hannah Kaminer pen-and-ink artwork with the text "Live Music, Y'all" or "Hannah Kaminer + Heartbreak Highlight Reel." (See photos of rewards below.) Includes two copies of the new album.

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    Share Heavy Magnolias with friends!

    You will receive 5 copies of the album + a very grateful acknowledgment in my liner notes.

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    • Thank You! in Liner Notes
    • CD of "Heavy Magnolias" - Signed if requested
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    Hungry Yet?

    We'll go eat a scrumptious dinner before a local or regional show. I'll tell you stories and probably forget the punchlines! And then we'll go find some dessert. (Because ICE CREAM.) You will also receive two copies of the album and a grateful acknowledgment in the liner notes. Note: Bandmates may also come (if not a solo show) because tacos.

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    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
    • Dinner with the crew
    • Dessert with the crew
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    Co-Write or Copy-Write

    "Co-Write:"
    We'll spend 2-3 hours to write a song together! You bring a raw feeling, story, or idea, and we'll turn it into a song. You'll get to take home chords and lyrics. I reserve the right to record it. Note: This does not require you to be musical.

    OR "Copy-Write"
    Use those hours of writing for your own project! I am an experienced copywriter, professional blogger, and social media manager, and I specialize in vibrant, clean copy that will still sound like you! Up to 1000 words of high-quality content for your small business, blog, or art project. (Time limit: 3 hours)

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    Two copies of the album and a grateful acknowledgment in the liner notes.

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    Behind the Scenes: Recording!

    Visit with me and my band during our recording session in the studio. You will get to see around the place (the state-of-the-art recording studio that is Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC), meet the other musicians and the sound engineer, and you will get to see part of the recording process! Visiting this place is like eating dessert... !! This includes two copies of Heavy Magnolias as well as a grateful acknowledgment in the liner notes.

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    Hannah's Favorite Day in Asheville

    I love my city. No, I mean: I REALLY love this town. Choose this reward, and we'll go on a whirlwind Hannah's-tour-of-Asheville for a day: tasty food, live music, good drink, beautiful sights, amazing artwork, and quirky people. Food and drink is included. Includes 2 copies of the new album as soon as it is released.

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    House Concert

    I will play a low-key, high-fun house concert in your living room or on your porch!! You can invite as many people as will fit on your porch or in your living room. Some of the very best shows and stories come from doing house concerts. <3
    (Contact me directly for a farther away show; must be within a day's drive of Asheville due to travel expenses.)

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    • Regional House Concert
    • CD of "Heavy Magnolias" - Signed if requested
    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
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    Sponsor a Song (Song Producer)

    Become a Patron of the Arts -- Adopt a song! Choose a song to be your baby and raise it up right! You will be mentioned as a "Song Producer" in the album's liner notes. Also includes two copies of the new album.

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    • Song Producer Acknowledgement in the Liner Notes
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    Match the Grant (Executive Producer)

    Become a Patron of the Arts! Match the Regional Artist Project Grant dollar-for-dollar and be recognized alongside a coalition of North Carolina Arts Councils as an "Executive Producer." Includes two copies of the new album, and you will be acknowledged as an executive producer of the album.

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    • Digital Album of "Heavy Magnolias"
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    Above and beyond

    Become a Super Patron of Hannah Kaminer music!!! You will receive everything on this list of backer rewards, including a house concert with a sweet band anywhere in the continental U.S.

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    First-Day Backer

    Pledge at least $5 in the first 24 hours of the campaign, and get a secret download of a previously unrecorded song! Promise it's just as comical/gutwrenching as my usual.

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