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Ambassadors of Kindness Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett are embarking on their biggest recording to date and want YOU to be part of it!
Ambassadors of Kindness Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett are embarking on their biggest recording to date and want YOU to be part of it!
364 backers pledged $36,864 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello friends!

We're about to record our biggest album to date and we want YOU to be a part of it! We make music to feed the soul, to remind us of the deepest, most beautiful part of what it is to be ALIVE, to connect with one another and to share our good with you!

Our upcoming album is called "Leaning Toward the Good." After years of creating and sharing music around the planet, we know that each one of us is here to grow our good, share it with those around us, and make the world a better place.  We do this by connecting, by supporting what is most life affirming and joy producing. We're all in this together! And that is why we're asking you to be a part of this ever expanding SPIRAL OF GOOD! We can't do this without you...and we don't want to!

Support the music that moves you! Say YES to what you want to increase in your midst.  Water what you want to grow!

If you haven't heard our music yet, here's a short clip:

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Share your passion. Grow your joy. Feed the world!

We call our music SONIC NOURISHMENT. Whatever the style, the groove, the language or the key...it's rooted in the heart and is music that makes you feel good!

Your participation is essential!  $35,000 is the minimum we need to create a high quality recording (like Erika's previous release, Unexpected, which won several music awards including the Just Plain Folks Album of the Year, Best Female Singer/Songwriter Album, and International Music CD of the Year from the World Arts Celebrity Journal.) We know what it takes to create a world class album and we're ready to do it!  A major record label would easily spend over $100,000 to accomplish what we're doing at a fraction of the cost.  All that we receive over $35,000 will be used in continuing support of the recording, including  marketing/promotion, advertising, product placement, tour support and every other expense it takes to get the completed album out to the public.

We've put together an incredible team of collaborators! Julie Wolf, our producer and keyboard player has worked around the globe with a wide stretch of artists, including Carly Simon, Maceo Parker, Ani DiFranco, and The Indigo Girls. Our drummer, Curt Bisquera, has played with a "who's who" of the pop/rock world: Mick Jagger, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Seal, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. And our bass player, Paul Olguin, a Bay Area standout, has not only has performed with Huey Lewis and Maria Muldaur, but also recorded on Erika's award winning album Unexpected.

The funds we raise will go to pay our fantastic team of musicians, producer, recording engineer, mastering engineer and the exceptional recording capabilities of the historic Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. This campaign will also finance the graphic design, manufacturing and marketing of the CD.

THE EXPANDING SPIRAL OF GOOD

So now that you've read a bit about the nuts and bolts of the project, we want to share another fundamental part of our campaign. As we bring our good into the world and send it your way, we want to inspire and remind you to grow your good as well! In that spirit, we have created a GALLERY OF GOOD on our website where we will upload photos of everyone who has contributed, sharing what brings them joy or expresses their good. Send us your pictures!

Our incentives are also about sharing the good and expanding the spiral! Whether it's a song dedication you give to someone else, the hosting of a house concert for your community, or bringing us in for a benefit concert for your organization or foundation, there are numerous ways for us to collaborate and increase the GOOD! Let's all LEAN TOWARD THE GOOD together!

With much gratitude and love, Lisa and Erika

Risks and challenges

We're confident about our capacity to deliver a gorgeous album teeming with Sonic Nourishment. We've got the right team assembled and an extraordinary facility in which to record.

The biggest challenges are mostly related to delivery time on our incentives. We've given ourselves a comfortable margin of time to make sure you get what you've signed up for! Our CD release concert is slated for March 14 at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA. Our final mixing day is slated for January 11. Although there can often be shifts in recording/mixing schedules we've allotted time to adjust if we need some extra days.

It's always possible that unforeseen weather or other challenges may disrupt scheduled performances, but that's pretty rare and we always reschedule to the best of our abilities.

What we know for sure is that as long as we breathe, we'll be creating beauty and making music...

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the title track, "Leaning Toward the Good." Every dollar counts! A Personalized thank you on Facebook.
    Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the COMPLETE ALBUM before it's released, a personal thank you on our Facebook page.
    Thank you for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    A SIGNED CD of "Leaning Toward the Good" mailed to you, digital download of entire CD and personal thank you on our Facebook page. Thank you for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of entire album w/ DIGITAL PHOTO SCRAP BOOK of recording sessions. We'll also add you to the GALLERY OF GOOD (photo gallery) on our website. In the spirit of "Grow Your Joy. Feed the World!" We will post the photo that demonstrates your joy (be creative!) and honors the good that you're bringing to the world. You will be part of the Spiral of Good that expands in the world! Spread the Joy!
    You also receive A SIGNED CD of "Leaning Toward the Good" mailed to you, and a personal thank you on our Facebook page.
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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER T-SHIRT - We have designed a special T-shirt just for Kickstarter. Let us know your size and we'll include it with the other goodies: a signed CD of "Leaning Toward the Good" mailed to you, a DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of ENTIRE CD, a personal thank you on our Facebook page and the PDF PHOTO SCRAP BOOK, GALLERY OF GOOD entry. Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    PERSONAL BIRTHDAY CALL: We'll call your friend, or loved one (or YOU!) and sing our unique version of Happy Birthday in either English or Spanish! Send us the date, the phone number and we will call on that special day and let them know you send your wishes along with our song!
    We'll also include the other goodies: a signed CD of "Leaning Toward the Good" mailed to you, a DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of ENTIRE CD, a personal thank you on our Facebook page and the PDF PHOTO SCRAP BOOK, GALLERY OF GOOD entry. Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA!
    PERSONALIZED SONG DEDICATION VIDEO on YOUTUBE. Let us know which song of ours you would like to dedicate (and why, if you choose). We'll make a video recording with the dedication and upload it to our YouTube channel so you can watch it and share it. Think of each one as an opportunity to send an intention of love, appreciation, healing, and goodness to whomever you choose. It will be carried into the world with our song. We will send a digital card letting the recipient know a song is on its way! Additionally, you will receive PRINTED THANK YOU in the CD booklet and all but the T-shirt from previous reward levels. Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    VIDEO RECORDING of STUDIO SESSIONS!
    It's like being there right? We will compile video clips of the recording sessions so you can join us virtually and be part of the behind the scenes creation! Nice! You also receive the signed hard copy CD, digital download, PDF Scrapbook, personal Facebook thank you, printed thank you in our CD booklet, Gallery of Good. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    THANK YOU IN OUR CD, SIGNED LYRIC SHEET, signed CD, digital download of entire CD, PDF photo scrapbook of studio session, added to GALLERY of GOOD, personal thank you on our Facebook page and EXCLUSIVE BACKER T-SHIRT.THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    SKYPE GUITAR LESSON with ERIKA. (Not Lisa! LOL Lisa will teach you how to play like a nun. :-)
    We will connect with you to set up date and time. One 50 minute guitar lesson plus Digital download of album, PDF scrapbook, Gallery of Good and Personal thank you on Facebook. Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    HANDWRITTEN lyrics to the song of your choice, on a high quality paper personally dedicated to you and PRINTED THANK YOU IN THE CD. Additionally you will receive a signed copy of "Leaning Toward the Good" mailed to you, a personal thank you on our Facebook page, we'll add you to the Gallery of Good,PDF Scrapbook and digital download of entire album. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    TWO VIP TICKETS TO OUR CD RELEASE w/ MEET & GREET BACKSTAGE with photo. Berkeley, CA on March 14th, 2014. (You provide your own travel)
    Plus signed hard copy of CD (Given at concert), digital download of new CD, PDF photo Scrapbook, personal thank you on Facebook, Gallery of Good photo, Printed Thank YOU IN the CD list of backers. Thank YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    MINI CONCERT via SKYPE or Facetime.
    We'll play 3 songs, answer 3 questions, and chat up to 30 minutes with you through the cozy connection of Facetime or Skype! Invite your friends over and enjoy a home to home mini concert share! Additionally, you will receive a signed copy of "Leaning Toward the Good" and a personal thank you on our Facebook page, Gallery of Good. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    LUNCH AND 2 TICKETS TO CONCERT in any town where we are performing. Join us for lunch on the day of our show before we sound check. We'll have a chance to connect, talk, share ideas, open to philosophical discussions on the mysteries of life ;^) Then join us for VIP seating at our concert that follows. Plus the rest of the fun goodies: Printed thank you in CD, Gallery of Good, personal thank you on Facebook, 2 signed CD's, PDF scrapbook, video recording from studio sessions. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    3 SONGWRITING SESSIONS via SKYPE: Lisa and Erika will coach you (and up to 2 more friends) for three 45 minute songwriting sessions. First one will be an introduction/overview and then send you off on a songwriting assignment. Second session we will review your creation, offer suggestions. Third session you will play your song. We'll coach you on performance/singing/playing techniques so you feel rooted and connected to your creation. You can do it! Plus the rest of the fun goodies: Printed thank you in CD, Gallery of Good, personal thank you on Facebook, 2 signed CD's, PDF scrapbook, video recording from studio sessions. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    HOUSE CONCERT: Erika and Lisa will show up at your house and play a 60-75 minute concert for you and your friends! (Up to 4 hours drive) Since we'll be on tour, we can fit these into the tour schedule for equal opportunity across the country! Additional for travel beyond 4 hour drive from any point) We will have a chat about the best date and time.
    Plus, 4 signed Hard copy CD's, PDF photo scrap book, video from studio, digital download, thank you in CD, personal thank you on Facebook, handwritten thank you. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    PRIVATE CONCERT in a large venue: Lisa and Erika will come to your town and perform a 75 minute concert for you. This way you can invite more people to your event. Rent out that theater or community space and create an evening to remember! (Professional sound and lighting not included. Travel not included beyond 4 hour drive to venue)
    2 signed copies of new CD, PDF scrapbook, personal thank you on facebook page, personalized hand written thank you and added to Gallery of Good. ( We will connect on dates and time) THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    PERSONALIZED SONG: Lisa and Erika will write a song especially for you or someone you choose. We will connect with you to get an idea of what you'd like, then write and record this song in a professional studio just for you! You also receive the signed hard copy CD, digital download, PDF Scrapbook, personal Facebook thank you, printed thank you in our CD booklet, Gallery of Good. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    DINNER AND HOUSE CONCERT. Lisa and Erika will come to your home, prepare a multi course dinner for up to 12 people and then perform a 75 minute concert. (Clean Up not included) ;-)
    Sound system provided by host. Travel and lodging additional if over 4 hour drive required.
    Printed thank you in CD, Gallery of Good, personal thank you on Facebook, 2 signed CD's, PDF scrapbook, video recording from studio sessions. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD with us! :-)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT for LEANING TOWARD THE GOOD!
    Printed credit in CD booklet, video of studio sessions, PDF scrapbook, 2 signed copies of CD, TWO VIP TICKETS to CD release concert, personalized thank you on Facebook. Any of the aforementioned rewards that interest you. Let's talk!
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    CREATIVITY RETREAT weekend with LISA AND ERIKA and up to 12 friends along with
    PLATINUM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STATUS.
    We can arrange the location dates and times of this retreat by phone or email. We have lead our life transforming retreats in numerous sites around the globe. Be ready to turn the key of self mastery and open to the genius within. You also receive 4 signed copies of the CD, PDF scrapbook, thank you on Facebook and printed as producer in CD booklet, TWO TICKETS to CD release in Berkeley CA on March 14th, 2014 (Travel not included) video of studio session. THANK YOU for LEANING TOWARD the GOOD with us! :-)

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