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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 13 2019 6:55 PM UTC +00:00.

$7,807
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
82
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 13 2019 6:55 PM UTC +00:00.

About

When I was 12 years old, I got my first guitar. It was lent to me by my uncle, and I quickly became obsessed with it, teaching myself chords from internet searches, and singing songs in my bedroom. I wrote my first song within weeks of picking up the guitar- it was called "Not Over It," and I distributed a dramatic, tone deaf, voice memo'd performance of it, burned onto a CD, to all of my middle school besties. Lucky for all of you, that song will not be on this record, but the passion behind the project remains the same. 

I've dreamed of making my first full length album for almost ten years, and I cannot even put into words how thrilled I am to be doing that now! 

To bring this dream to life I've called on:

-Isa Burke (Lula Wiles) - producer, backing vocals, fiddle, electric guitar 

- Grace Ward- upright bass, backing vocals

-Maddie Witler- (Lonely Heartstring Band) - mandolin

- Sean Trischka- drums

and we will be recording this project at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA with Dan Cardinal mixing/mastering and engineering. 

This project is the culmination of years of life experience, practice, hard work at my craft, and continued passion for singing, playing, and sharing stories through music- and I would LOVE for you to be a part of it. In fact, I am calling upon you- my community, my village - to help me to even make this all possible. 

Obviously such a kick-a$$ band and team deserves to be paid (handsomely) for their time and brilliance, and there are other costs associated with releasing music as well:

- studio time

- mixing, mastering

- distribution (to spotify, apple music etc)

- physical copies! 

- graphic design 

- publicity (getting this music out into the universeee!)

all of this costs quite a lot, and so any help, in any amount, that you can offer is appreciated! 

here are some important details:

I have created a ton of different types of rewards for different levels of support- which you can explore below! 

Thank you so much for even clicking this campaign- I feel so blessed to get to share my music with the world and cannot wait for you all to hear these songs. 

thank you, thank you, thank you for your support. 

Risks and challenges

this project is all-or-nothing, meaning if the goal is not reached within thirty days, I get none of the money donated- so be sure to share this campaign to help me reach it by Sep 14!

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    Digital download (of the first single!)

    with this reward you'll get:
    - a digital download of one song from the record
    -behind the scenes updates from throughout the project!
    - the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting independent music

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    Digital Download (of the whole album!)

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    - a digital download of the album emailed to you before it comes out!
    - A big ole virtual hug from me and the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you’re supporting independent music.

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    Signed CD

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    - a digital download emailed to you before the thing drops
    - a physical CD you can hug!!— and I’ll even write ya a little note :)

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    Signed CD + LYRIC ZINE!

    with this reward you’ll get:
    - a digital download emailed to you before it’s out
    - a physical CD you can hug— and I’ll even write ya a little note :)
    - a lyric zine designed by yours truly

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    Signed CD + handwritten lyrics

    with this reward you’ll get:
    - a digital download emailed to you before it’s out.
    - a physical CD you can hug— and I’ll even write ya a little note :)
    - handwritten lyrics to all of the songs on the album!

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    Signed CD, lyric zine & private lesson.

    - with this reward you’ll get:
    - a one hour private lesson with moi (in guitar, singing, songwriting or music theory!)
    (transportation costs not included, but skype lessons are possible!)
    - a physical CD, signed!
    - a digital download emailed to you before it’s out.
    - a lyric zine designed by yours truly

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    Cover song of your choice!

    with this reward you’ll get:
    - a home recording of me covering a song of your choice!
    - a physical CD, signed!
    - a digital download emailed to you before it’s out.
    - a lyric zine designed by yours truly

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    Block of FOUR lessons!

    with this reward you’ll get:
    - FOUR private hour private lessons with moi (in guitar, singing, songwriting or music theory!)
    - a physical CD, signed!
    - a digital download emailed to you before it’s out.
    - a lyric zine designed by yours truly

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    house concert (solo)

    with this reward you'll get:
    - Yours truly to come to your home for an intimate evening of music! (at a time we figure out together! travel costs are not included… unless it’s within a 2 hour drive of either Boston or D.C.)

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    House concert (with a BAND!)

    with this reward you'll get:
    - Yours truly (plus a BAND!) to come to your home for an intimate evening of music! (at a time we figure out together! travel costs are not included… unless it’s within a 2 hour drive of either Boston or D.C.)

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