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Hi! :) I'm so excited to record again, it's been 3 years since my record came out! Let's break the cycle! Help me trumpet awesomeness, please?

So, I've been writing a heck of a lot of great tunes in between tours, being Super (exhausted) Mom, discovering better and better meatloaf recipes, convincing my kid that broccoli is not a torture device... the usual.

It's been thrilling to collaborate with musical genius Alex Alexander and other awesome folks, and it's time to share my happiness through notes with YOU! Would you like to help? You WOULD? That would be fantastic!

It takes a lot of dough, gluten free or not, to hire stellar musicians, pay for a recording studio, engineer, producer, have the darned thing edited, mixed, mastered, printed up, not to mention the shrink wrapping of the final product. Boy, I'm tired just thinking about all of this. Then there's promo, press, and lots of green tea and kombucha to keep me awake through it all!

(Uh, not to mention the work everyone involved will be putting into the actual recording! Cramped fingers, puffy lips, earphone hair...)

I know times are tough, and that is why I'm asking friends, fans, enemies, strangers, and anyone to help out. The smallest to the largest pledge will be immensely appreciated and I promise to do my best to bring happiness to the soundwaves! Just think, you could be part of that collective smile!

Asking for help, especially monetary, has never been my strong suit. I really appreciate everyone's support over the years, encouragement for me to grow as a person and musician, from the bottom of my heart. I've set my goal low enough to be able to reach it, but according to my calculations, it's going to end up being a LOT more than that! So please, give early, give often, and tell all your friends, and tell them to tell their friends! :)

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” - Buddha

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    Good Karma and a smile from the music Gods, and my heartfelt thanks!

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    The karma deal, plus 1 CD shipped for free anywhere in the US when it's been released! Just think, they will sell for $15 PLUS shipping once it's released, so why not reserve an advance copy and use the shipping cash for a latte??? (Hi! International peeps! I'd love a bit more to cover shipping around the globe... thanks!)

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    Everything above, plus a guest appearance on the record if you send me some sound bytes of you playing your favorite percussion instrument! Even ringing your wind chimes on the porch! Will be placed appropriately on a track with a Thank You to you in the liner notes! Please note, anything too weird sounding might be rejected or buried in a track for lack of real production quality. Make yourself shine!

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    Everything above plus a one hour concert (duo) for 20 people or less in NYC. If you're not in NYC, travel and proper lodging will be at your expense (sorry, the private jet is invisible so I can't find it... I knew I couldn't trust Wonder Woman on that sale!)

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    Concert will be trio instead of duo! Play an instrument? Be our guest of honor!

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