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It's been awhile--too long-- since I recorded my 1st CD, "Live and You Learn". I'm a singer/songwriter and play guitar, bass and piano and after a period of writing, creative and personal development, not-writing, doing a few triathlons and just a lot of plain ol' "livingness", I have honed, toiled over and thoroughly enjoyed creating the lyrics and music of 10 new original songs. It is now my wish to send them out into the world in a pretty, l'il, shiny new sonic package on July 17th!

The songs are kind of a mix of /inspired by many different artists whom I love: Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile,Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, The Beatles (I've rearranged a cover of Help for the CD) ... and the list goes on. So, I have these wonderful arrangements where I'm singing and playing guitar or piano and other amazing musicians are playing right there with me: strings and electric and acoustic guitars, piano, accordion, pedal steel guitar, bass, drums, percussion, mouth harp ... (did I say mouth harp?).  Oh, and let's not forget all the lovely, harmonious background vocals! Well, you'll hear what I mean when you receive your "reward" CD.

Anyway, I have been working with a very talented engineer/producer/drummer named Dave Jamrog and it's all sounding great! We are recording and mixing (making sure the drums aren't louder than the singer kinda stuff)  and then I will have the CD "mastered" (kinda like putting the frosting on the cake) at a well-known studio in the Boston area. In the meantime, I'm putting the photo shoot, pics, lyrics/text together for the CD jacket and lots of CDs will need to be duplicated (for the big demand, right?). : )

I also have two CD releases: My BIG 1st release is in Old Saybrook, CT (my hometown) at the www.katharinehepburntheater.org on July 17  (30 days from today ... hoo-hoo!) and my Boston area release will be at Johnny D's in Somerville, MA on Oct. 1. You are cordially invited to attend either or both! These festive parties of course, will be the culmination of all these exciting, busy goings-ons. I'm also putting together lots of rehearsals and promotion for all of the above!

Needless to say, all of this labor of love takes some "fuel" to keep the home fires burning (and bribe the engineer with lots of java for those late night sessions)! Sincerely, though, this is the part where I humbly ask you to consider -- and I greatfully accept and appreciate--any and all assistance and support.

Thank you so much for reading, listening and helping me bring this baby home!

With love and gratitude,
Kelly Laine Riley
www.kellyriley.net

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    Two 1 Hour Sessions of Personal Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Performance or Songwriting Lessons with Kelly (in the Boston area)/ 2 Tickets to either CD Release Concert / 2 VIP Backstage Passes/ 2 Personally Signed CDs

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    Kelly Riley Live Performance at a home concert or venue of your choice within 100 miles of Boston / 2 Tickets to both CD Release Concerts/ 2 VIP Backstage Passes/ 5 Personally Signed CDs

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE, Plus VIP/Free Entrance to Future Shows Over the next Two Years and Dinner For Two (with Kelly or the person of your choice) in the North End of Boston!

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