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Be a part of the making of Laura's 5th kids album called HIGH FIVE. A brand new batch of original songs for the whole family!
Be a part of the making of Laura's 5th kids album called HIGH FIVE. A brand new batch of original songs for the whole family!
126 backers pledged $10,815 to help bring this project to life.

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11/1/17   HIGH FIVE IS SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED, THANK YOU ALL!  To follow this project, go to: http://www.lauradohertymusic.com

I'm back in the studio working on my 5th children's album, titled "High Five!". We've been recording 10 new original, catchy folk-pop songs for your whole family to enjoy! "High Five" will officially release in early spring 2018. Kickstarter pledgers will receive the album early...in December 2017!

What I’m asking for here is your support in helping make this album a reality! Making a record is an expensive endeavor, and with the scarcity of record labels in this day and age (especially in the genre of children's music), independent artists such as myself rely on the support of their fans. Kickstarter is a great platform for spreading the word about my new music, and also having fans and friends be a part of the process. 

One of the nice things about Kickstarter is it's the place to pre-order my new album! You'll receive it in advance, before it officially releases to the world, and also have it in your hands (or downloaded on your computer) before the holidays! A Laura Doherty CD makes a great gift for a little one in your life! This new CD is geared for ages 1-8 yrs!  Check out all the awesome reward options for making a pledge!

I'm recording again with producer Rich Rankin at Mosaic Music studio in Chicago, who has produced my previous 4 award-winning albums: Animal Tracks"(2016), In a Heartbeat (2013), Shining Like a Star, (2011) and Kids in the City (2009). And together we co-produced the Old Town School of Folk Music's Wiggleworms Love You CD (2005). All of my music is available on iTunes and Spotify, and you can hear select tracks on Pandora!

Planning is underway for the "High Five" TOUR in select cities and towns around the country in 2018!

I'm recording with musicians from the Heartbeats, including Rob Newhouse, Rich Rankin, Michael Riendeau, Andrew Wilkins, and Cat Tager. There's a few surprise guest musicians too, including Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts, as well as Anna and Evan Jacobson on horns, and Matt Brown on banjo! Top-notch talent in Chicago!

I've set a goal to raise $10,000, which will help pay for: 

• Recording, studio hours, mixing, mastering, producing and printing the album

• Musician fees

• CD cover art illustration and design 

• Kickstarter Fees- 8-10% of my goal goes directly to Kickstarter and Amazon for hosting and transaction fees.

• Postage - sending out all of the Kickstarter rewards to get to everyone on time

• Marketing, publicity and promotion of "High Five"

In reality, to successfully create, produce and promote "High Five", the expenses will add up to over $15,000, so any additional funds raised beyond the will go towards all of these things listed above.

If you are unable to donate financially, please consider helping me spread the word via social media by posting a link to your page, or sending an email to your friends.  Word of mouth goes a long way!

Thank you all so much!   xo--Laura

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is all or nothing! If I DON'T meet the goal, the project won't be funded (and your card won't be charged either). With all the amazing listeners, supporters, teachers, students and fan families I've met over the years, I am optimistic that I will meet my funding goal!

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    The hit single!

    A digital download of the title track...the "High Five" song!

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    I'm sending you a "High Five"!

    Be the first to hear the new album! A digital download of the entire "High 5" album, in advance of the official release date.

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    Let's Play Two!

    A signed copy of the "High Five" CD, plus a digital download of the entire album, in advance of official release date and in time for a gift at the holidays!

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    Something old and something new!

    A signed copy of the "High Five" CD, plus a digital download of the album, AND any one of my 4 other children's CDs, or an additional "High 5" CD for a gift...your choice!

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    Color my songs!

    Th new "Laura Doherty" coloring book, plus a bonus grown-up coloring page, so you can color along with your kid! Plus a signed copy of the "High Five" CD, and digital album download.

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    Plush toy - Domingo!

    The adorable "Domingo the Flamingo" plush toy, along with a "High Five" CD and digital album, coloring book, and a "High Five" sticker!

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    Jazzasaurus and Domingo plush toys!

    Two are better than one! My popular characters "Jazzasaurus" the baby dinosaur and "Domingo the Flamingo" delivered to you, along with the coloring book, a signed copy of "High Five" CD and digital album, plus a "High 5" sticker!

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    A Birthday greeting!

    A personal birthday greeting to your child, by phone, Facetime or Skype! I'll sing "Happy Birthday, plus another one of my songs. You also get the signed "High Five" CD, the digital album, and a "High 5" sticker!

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    High Fives for your friends!

    Folks were asking, so I added this reward. A signed copy of the "High Five" CD, plus 3 more signed copies of "High Five" to give as gifts to friends! One digital download of the album is included too, and a plush toy--your choice: Jazzasaurus or Domingo!

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    Full catalog!

    Signed copy of the "High Five" CD & digital download, plus my full catalog of children's CDs...all 5 titles! And a "High 5" sticker!

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    Everything on my merch table!--NEW!

    All the goodies! ALL 5 LAURA DOHERTY CDs! Including the signed "High Five" CD, digital download, plus Jazzasaurus AND Domingo plush toys, the coloring book and a "High Five" sticker!

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    VIP concert tickets & meet and greet!

    Tickets for you and your family to my Chicago CD Release concert, or any of my touring shows in 2018, plus a meet and greet, and photo with the band, pre or post show! And, you guessed it...a signed "High Five" CD and digital album, plus a plush toy and coloring book!

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    V.I.P. studio party and record a song!

    5 families are invited to visit the state-of-the-art Mosaic Music studio, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago for a V.I.P. studio party with me and my producer, Rich! Light refreshments provided. Your kids can come into the recording booth and sing with me on a popular children's song and take home a copy on CD! Acoustic uncut version! We'll coordinate schedules to find a convenient time for families. Date TBD. (Jan-May 2018). Plus a signed "High Five" CD and digital album, and a plush toy or coloring book!

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    Laura's Blue Ukulele!

    You can be the owner of my blue "Fluke" brand ukulele. I've written many songs on this uke, including the brand new "Lucky Charm" song! It comes with a soft, travel case too. Perfect for little hands to strum! Also included: a signed copy of "High Five" CD, digital album, and coloring book.

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    House concert!

    Laura will come to your home for a children's concert or birthday party (or grownup show of acoustic covers and originals), in the Chicago area. Also 15 signed copies of the "High 5" CD for party favors, plus the digital album, plush toy and coloring book. I will coordinate with pledgers to find a date between Dec. 2017 - December 2018!

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    VIP Pledger in the USA!

    I'll come and play a house concert or birthday party in your home, anywhere in the USA! I will coordinate with pledgers to find a date between Dec. 2017 - December 2018! Split with a friend and have a duo party! Plus 15 signed "High Five" CDs for party favors, the digital album, 2 plush toys and coloring book, a "High Five" sticker, and my undying gratitude for being a VIP pledger!

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Funding period

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