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After three years of touring, celebrating her first EP, and self-discovery – Kari Arnett is releasing her debut full-length album!
After three years of touring, celebrating her first EP, and self-discovery – Kari Arnett is releasing her debut full-length album!
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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!

Photo By: David Dennison
Photo By: David Dennison

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! 

Photo By: Shelley Lehner // Aster Cafe
Photo By: Shelley Lehner // Aster Cafe

  

 HUGE thanks to Latasia Dhami // The Full Wolf for creating the amazing video.  http://www.thefullwolf.com

Hot Dad Labs Studio
Hot Dad Labs Studio

  

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!

Shipping:
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!

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    The Karmic Tip Jar

    I have played shows for free and given away CDs, throw a little love in the tip jar!

    You are an amazing human. Thank you for your support! You will get all the good karma with happy vibes guaranteed!

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    Let's Get Digital!

    Conquering the Internet, one download at a time!

    You'll receive a digital download of the new record before its release + handwritten thank you note!

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    Autographed CD!

    A lot of love will be going into this album and for those who like to have something physical to hold on to, I like your style! Plus you will get a handwritten thank you note and all the behind the scenes action with backer updates!

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    Merch Table Goods

    You will receive the new signed CD, plus a copy of my first EP Midwestern Skyline and write you a handwritten thank you note, package all your little goodies up, hug them, and send them off! Steal of a deal for all these merch goodies!

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    • Digital Download
    • Midwestern Skyline (EP)
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    The Photo-Op Package

    Who doesn't love a one-of-a-kind photo?
    I love taking pictures, so here's an opportunity to get that special snap!

    I'm gonna assemble your signed CD, snap a cool, one-of-a-kind photo with Polaroid Snap Film of me with your reward and slip it in with your CD, write you an awesome note, plus you'll get all behind the scenes backer updates!

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    • Digital Download
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    YOUR NAME in Liner Notes + Video

    Have you always wanted to see your name on an album? When you get this reward, your name will be immortalized in the Album Liner Notes. Plus I will mention your name in small thank you video. That is the coolest of the cool!

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    • Digital Download
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    Let's hang at a show!

    Wanna hang out and go to a show with me?
    I will buy you a ticket to a concert of your choice (max ticket at $20 and in the Twin Cities area) and we will go to see a concert and take a selfie together!
    You will also get the signed album, digital download, plus all the backer updates!

    * we will do this on a day that is mutually agreed upon!

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    • 1 Autographed CD
    • Digital Download
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    • 1 Concert Ticket ($20 or less) + selfie
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    One of a Kind Watercolor + Signed CD

    You will get a one of a kind hand-painted watercolor (pained by me!) plus a signed CD, digital download, and a hand-written thank you note, + backer updates.

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    • Hand-Painted Watercolor
    • 1 Autographed CD
    • Handwritten Thank You Note
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    Handwritten Lyrics + Name in Liner Notes

    Handwritten and from the heart, you'll receive lyrics to your choice of any song I wrote and I'll make it all artistic.

    Plus you will get the signed cd+ name in the liner notes, digital download, my first EP, and all backer updates!!

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    • Digital Download
    • Handwritten Lyrics
    • Midwestern Skyline (EP)
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    Songwriting Lesson + Key Chain

    Because songwriting is "key"!

    Skype or meet with me in person (Twin Cities area on a mutually agreed upon date/time), share laughs and hugs (if in person), and talk songwriting, guitar playing, music, and other fun topics!
    Hooray for songwriting hangs!

    You will also get a special, limited edition vintage motel style keychain with signed CD and name in the liner notes, handwritten thank you, plus ALL backer updates!

    Sweet deal for all these awesome rewards!

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    • Signed CD + Name in Liner Notes
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    House Concert (Local)

    Wanna be the envy of all your Americana loving friends?
    I'll pack up my guitar and PA and hit the road to your house! No driving necessary!
    Invite all your music loving friends over because I want to sing, share stories and connect with YOU.
    I will play a 90 minute show and as a bonus throw in 5 autographed CD's and 1 autographed set list! Plus, your name will be in the liner notes.

    * We would come to a date/time that's mutually agreeable!

    ** Location has to be within 200 miles of the Twin Cities Metro.

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    House Concert (National)

    I'll leave on a jet plane and come to you, because I haven't toured your area, and you have been wanting to hear ALL these songs and you will also be the coolest house and hosts on the block!!
    Invite all your Americana loving music friends and I will sing, share stories and connect with YOU and your amazing guests!
    I will play a 120 minute show and as a bonus I'll throw in 5 autographed CD's, a copy of my first EP and 1 autographed set list!
    Plus YOUR NAME will be in the liner notes of the album.
    * We would come to a date/time that's mutually agreeable!

    ** You would provide the PA/Sound or we could do a stripped acoustic show, your choice!

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