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Kat Edmonson is in the middle of making her second album. Find out how you can help her finish the record through Kickstarter.com.

Hello,

I'm Kat Edmonson.

I'm a singer and songwriter based in Austin, Texas and am currently in the process of making my second album.

In February 2011, I was honored to receive a gift from the METAlliance: the amazing opportunity to record for two days at Avatar Studios in New York City with the legendary Al Schmitt and Phil Ramone

Al has engineered records for many of the finest musicians in recording history (Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke) and Phil's production you've heard on many of your favorite albums ("Getz/Gilberto", Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years", Billy Joel's "The Stranger").

It was the time of my life.

The recordings that came out of those two days were so inspired and so wonderful that I can’t WAIT to get back in the studio and finish an album!

This is where you come in.  

At this point, I can’t get back into the studio and make the kind of record I'm aiming to make without a certain amount of money.

Studio time is expensive.

So is paying for the musicians, the engineer, mixing the album, mastering the album, paying for the artwork, the manufacturing, the promotion, etc.

Recently, a friend of mine told me about Kickstarter.

It's a safe, easy way to raise money for my album.

and it's FUN.

I'm looking to raise $50,000.

I actually need more than that but I wanted to set up an attainable goal that we could reach together.

Here's the catch- If I don't reach my goal of $50,000 I don't get ANYTHING.

And you, dear reader, will not receive any of the fabulous gifts you would get for donating.

“WHAT GIFTS?!” you ask.

Oh, yes!  If you donate money, I’ll give you all kinds of fabulous things in return.

For instance…

-I’ll send you advance copies of the album before it’s released.

-I'll call and sing Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Graduation (name it, I’ll sing it!) to you or someone that you love.

-I'll cover any song you like at my show.

-I'll let you come to the recording session.

-I'll fly my band to your house and play a show.

A full list of gifts is listed on the right hand side of this page.

Anything you can give will be GREATLY appreciated.

If you can't give anything please forward this link to a friend.

I've got 31 days to raise $50,000.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A GREAT RECORD!

THANK YOU for reading this and for watching my video (video by Ethan Segal).

See you on the flip side!

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    The Download: an advance digital download of the album before its official release

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    The Voicemail: a custom voicemail message sung by Kat to the tune of "Lucky" that she will email to you to be uploaded to your phone

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    The Album: the signed, advance copy of Kat’s album with a hand-written thank you note from Kat mailed to you

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    The Limited Edition T-Shirt: a tastefully designed (by Kat) T-shirt from American Apparel in your specified size (only available through this fundraiser) and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you

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    The Happy Day: Kat will call and sing Happy Birthday to you or someone you love (of course, she can sing for whatever occasion you would prefer)

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    The Souvenir: a signed, advance copy of Kat’s CD + a limited edition T-shirt and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you

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    Oh, What The Heck!: custom voicemail message sung by Kat + a signed CD and limited edition T-shirt and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you

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    The Happy Day Deluxe: Kat will call and sing Happy Birthday to you or someone you love + a signed CD and T-shirt to give to them or keep for yourself

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    The Six-Pack: a bulk package of 6 signed, advance copies of Kat’s album and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you

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    2 Free Tickets: 2 VIP seats at Kat’s Record Release (in either Austin or New York City), a recognition from Kat during the performance, backstage passes, an invitation to the after party + the CD and T-shirt and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you (Travel and lodging not included.)

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    4 Free Tickets: 4 VIP seats at Kat’s Record Release (in either Austin or New York City), a recognition from Kat during the performance, backstage passes, an invitation to the after party + the CD and T-shirt and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you. (Travel and lodging not included. CDs and T-shirts for each of the 4 guests.)

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    The Midnight Special: You and a guest enjoy a late night dinner with Kat after a show at one of Kat's favorite late night spots, 2 VIP seats to the show, a recognition from Kat during the performance, backstage passes + 2 CDs and 2 T-shirts and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you.

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    That’s My Favorite Song!: Request a cover song for Kat to arrange in her own style and she will perform it with her band at the next show you attend. Kat will dedicate the song to you at the show. (Who knows, your song could end up on her next album.) You will receive 2 complimentary VIP tickets to the show, backstage passes + a CD and T-shirt and a hand-written thank you note mailed to you.

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    The Benefactor: a thank you call, a hand-written thank you note, a thanks to you in Kat’s album jacket, the CD, the T-shirt, the limited edition poster, 2 complimentary VIP tickets to a show of your choice, recognition at the show, and backstage passes to the show (Travel and lodging not included.)

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    The Listening Party: Bring your favorite music and Kat will supply hers for an intimate evening of food, wine, and inspired conversation at a location of Kat's choice (up to 4ppl) (the menu will be tailored to your taste and/or dietary limitations). You will also receive a thank you call, a hand-written thank you note, a thanks to you in Kat’s album jacket.

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    An Affair To Remember: Have Kat perform 2 hours of her favorite standards at your next private event (wedding, anniversary, birthday, holiday party, company party, etc.) and receive a thank you call, a thank you note, and a thanks to you in Kat’s album jacket. (Anywhere outside Austin, TX or New York, NY must include travel and lodging for Kat, by herself. You must provide the PA.)

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    You're Going To Hollywood: Spend the day with Kat at her recording session at the historic Capitol Records building in LA (Kat’s favorite place in the world where Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and countless greats have made their records) and observe the legendary Al Schmitt (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Neil Young) engineer and produce. Also, have lunch with Kat and the crew. Who knows who you might run into while you’re there! (Travel and lodging not included.) You'll also receive a thank you call, a hand-written thank you note, and a thanks to you in Kat’s album jacket.

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    The Jet Setter: Kat will fly her band of world-class players to your hometown for a private concert of the new album as well as old favorites at your home or venue of your choice. You’ll get to collaborate with Kat on the set list and this includes a signed CD for every one of your guests. (You must provide the venue, the PA, and extra travel fees apply anywhere outside the Continental US.) You'll also receive a thank you call, a hand-written thank you note, and a thanks to you in Kat’s album jacket.

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