Hello! My name is Kari Arnett and I am an Americana singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis, MN. For the last few years I have been working as a full-time musician, writing songs, touring and checking things off my musical bucket list such as, playing the Bluebird Café and having a song appear in American Songwriter Magazine. Since the release of my EP Midwestern Skyline, I've had many opportunities touring other states, getting my songs played on the radio, and opening for some of my favorite artists.
These songs I've written come from a personal place and I know that other people may have gone through similar feelings and situations which makes me feel like we are in this together and we are not alone. I am inspired by human connection and the deeper need to relate on a bare bones level, because in this day and age, it's hard to find common ground. Music connects us. This album is going to be my letter to those people wanting to build that community and connection with real, honest issues that are going on in day to day lives. I picked 10 tracks of my best work and will be putting my whole heart and soul into this process. I am confident with the support from amazing friends/fans, family, help from the Universe and YOU, that this will happen!
Why do I need your help?
Let's face it, there's a lot to going into making a record and it can get expensive. Touring musicians face a lot of financial & business realities that are totally different than they were a few years ago. Here’s why this presents an amazing opportunity…. It gives me a chance to build partners and benefactors around what I am doing on the front end. It’s such an honor to act as a conduit for this community of folks who believe in me & my music. You are essential to this dream. You are essential to this art being made. I'd love to have your support of this project!
On this page, you have the option to pre-order this record, along with gaining access to exclusive behind the scenes footage, learn the stories behind the songs, and get rewards that only campaign backers will have access to! So come with me and let's do this!
Here is where your contribution is going:
-The amazing and talented musicians
-The brilliant producer/engineer (Danny O' Brien // Hot Dad Labs http://www.hotdadlabs.com)
-Studio Time along with Mixing/Mastering the record
-Paying Kickstarter their fees for using the platform
-REWARDS (You want these!)
-Duplication of CD's
Thank you x 1,000,000 for your support. I'm so grateful that I can play music for a living. Music is my favorite thing in the whole world and the only reason I'm able to make/share it is because of you incredible human beings. I am so lucky. Thank you. I can't wait to get to work, connect and share all the updates, then to meet you all when I go on tour after this CD is released!
HUGE thanks to Latasia Dhami // The Full Wolf for creating the amazing video. http://www.thefullwolf.com
Risks and challenges
I am aiming for a late August release date for the digital download.
I will of course post updates on my Kickstarter blog to keep you all informed of progress as it all comes together.
Physical CD’s, lyrics, etc. will ship 2-3 weeks after the digital release of the album. I’ll have to wait on items to get back from manufacturing but once I have them, I will ship them out right away.
House Concerts: We will work together on a date that mutually works for the host and myself! I want this to be super special for you!
I've worked really hard to keep shipping costs super affordable & easy, as well as planning the back-end of the campaign for order fulfillment once the album releases.
It means a lot to have your support, and I take all of this very seriously.
I’m excited to walk through this process with all of you and see what we can accomplish together! Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me here. Thanks so much!
- (25 days)