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The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and frontman of The Alice Rose  is recording his 2nd solo album. Help make it a reality!
The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and frontman of The Alice Rose is recording his 2nd solo album. Help make it a reality!
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Hello everyone,

My name is JoDee Purkeypile and I am a singer/songwriter out of beautiful Austin, TX. Some of you may know me from my band, The Alice Rose. We released two critically acclaimed albums, made NPR's Song of the Day, had a song in a great horror flick, toured the country a couple of times, and generally had a hell of a time. 

Recently, I decided to go solo and self-released my first record, October House, in 2011. The album received heavy buzz from local media thanks to NPR affiliate KUT-FM and an article in Austin Monthly naming me as one of 11 artists to watch in 2011. The record also received several favorable reviews on this side of the pond and managed to reach an international audience with radio play in France, the U.K., and Spain.  On July 28th, 2011, the day of October House's official release, I was given an honorary day by the Mayor of Austin. 

Currently, I am attempting to raise $5000.00 to cover the costs for my second solo effort (to be named soon). I'll be recording in August of 2012 with producer Matt Smith (The Eastern Sea, Ola Podrida, Golden Bear) at HotTracks!!! Recording near Bastrop, TX. As you probably know, albums recorded in a professional studio cost a bit of money to make. I have to pay for producing, engineering , mastering, studio time, artwork, CD manufacturing, and so on and so on. I have the songs written and ready to record. I just need funding to make the project a reality. 

This is where you can help. I'd like you to be a part of my second solo effort and help create an album that you can enjoy in 2012 and even in 2030. I'm asking you, music fans, to join me in creating a great record. Tell your friends. Tweet. Post on Facebook. Send emails. Shout it on the street corners. And if you want to be a part of this project then feel free to make a pledge.

Check out my video (click play above) if you're interested in learning more about me and my music. I've got some great rewards for those of you kind enough to donate your hard-earned dough.

If you'd like to listen to songs off my first album, October House, then jump over to my Facebook page. You can also listen to tracks from my band, The Alice Rose, on our Facebook page. If you like what you hear then I'd appreciate your backing on this new project.

Also, check out some behind the scenes footage of me recording my song "Rise", from October House.

Cheers,

JoDee Purkeypile

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    Receive a pre-release digital download of my new album (at least two weeks before the album is released).

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    Receive the pre-release digital download of my new album plus some rare demos that did not make the album.

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    Receive the pre-release digital download of my new album, five rare demos that did not make the album, and an autographed physical copy of the new CD when it is finished.

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    All of the above from the $25 reward level, along with a second disk of several rare demos from my band, The Alice Rose.

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    All of the above, plus ANOTHER disk of demos from my band Planet Rye Co. You'll also receive exclusive email updates from me while I'm in the studio letting you know how the album is progressing.

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    All of the great prizes above plus a 30 minute conversation with me on Skype! We can talk about music, Thai food, the weather, or whatever you want.

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    You'll receive the pre-release digital download of my new album, the five rare demos that did not make the album, the autographed physical copy of the new CD, the disk of rare demos from my band, The Alice Rose, the disk of demos from my other band, Planet Rye Co, the daily email updates from the studio, AND I'll record a cover of any song you like and send it to you with a special thank you message included in the audio.

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    You'll receive the pre-release digital download of my new album, the five rare demos that did not make the album, the autographed physical copy of the new CD, the disk of rare demos from my band, The Alice Rose, the disk of demos from my other band, Planet Rye Co, the daily email updates from the studio, AND I'll bring the band to your place for a one hour performance for you and your friends. If you live more than 300 miles from Austin you'll need to provide lodging and airfare.

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    All of the above is yours. Plus you'll be credited in the liner notes as the Executive Producer of the album.

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