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A singer/songwriter/pianist with a story to tell.
A singer/songwriter/pianist with a story to tell.
17 backers pledged $895 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, friend. My name is Janelle Burris and I am a singer/songwriter/pianist from Southern California (currently residing in Seattle) and I am going to be recording my very first solo EP in the not-so-very-far-away future.  All of the songs on the album were inspired during my time up here in Washington and all were written within the last 8 months.  These songs, together, tell a story that I feel the need to share with all of you.

Here's the deal though. (Melancholy violin solo) I. Don't. Have. Very. Much. Money. And while the project itself does not cost an exorbitant amount by today's standards, it won't happen unless I have the funds to do so.

Bottom line? (Drumroll) I need to raise $850 in about 30 days.

The deadline? It's easy to remember: 11-22-11 at 11:22pm. THE END. (trumpet fanfare)

Well....not the end. (Flute interlude) Because, as you can see to the right, there are a lot of wonderful rewards in store for those who choose to participate. And I didn't write this on any of the dollar amounts but EVERYONE who donates will be thanked by name, in writing, on the album. Because as my old Grandpappy used to say, every farthing counts! (Distant banjo picking)

Seriously though, (Bagpipes) words cannot fully express my gratitude to each and every one of you for not only your financial contributions but for your encouragement and motivational words and kindness and wisdom and hugs and...gosh. I just love you all so very much. Thank you. (Film score synth pad held out for 80 measures)

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    I will handwrite a letter of thankfulness and mail it to you because you are lovely and wonderful.

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    All of the above + free digital download of the album.

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    All of the above + you will get a signed hard copy of the album complete with the beautiful album artwork created by the one and only Laura Burris as well as the lyrics to one of the songs from the EP hand written by me on coffee paper.

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    All of the above + a hand drawn piece of artwork created especially for you, by me. (you can either tell me what to draw or wait and be surprised!)

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    All of the above + I will make you a CD of self-made recordings of the songs on the album as well as a self-made recording of the cover of your choice.

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    All of the above + a handmade, personalized beanie or scarf and a mug with handwritten lyrics of one of the songs from the album.

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    All of the above + I will write a song for just for you. You select the topic/phrase and any other musical direction you deem fitting and I will write and record the song and send it to you.

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