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An album of original music~
  a soulful mix of indie-folk-pop
with a little bit of blues and jazz 
by Singer-Songwriter~Lynn Hollyfield
An album of original music~ a soulful mix of indie-folk-pop with a little bit of blues and jazz by Singer-Songwriter~Lynn Hollyfield
139 backers pledged $10,800 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks for taking the time to check out my kickstarter project!!! I'm so excited about the prospect of making my next CD. Another recording…I'm ready…music…this new music I'm making, these songs-are ready to go…it's time!   Nothing like music to get you going…music makes us feel, music touches us, music connects us and marks moments in time. In the past, I was lucky to be able to pay for making my recordings. But right now, I need to reach out to you for help to make this happen to put this music out in the world.

In the Balance, will be my second solo recording only this one will have all original songs-with themes covering life and all it's craziness-from relationships, the blues, climate change, love, mothering…and the complex, fun, swirling mix of emotions that stem from it all…a little bit of something for everyone in a range of genres from blues, jazz, pop to contemporary folk. Arrangements will include driving, rhythmic guitar playing, a sprinkling of mandolin, powerful vocals and a myriad of talented, award winning musicians. Two of the songs are collaborations with poet, friend and amazing writer, Carol Burbank!

So, $10,000??? Does it really cost that much? Well….yes and more! To make a quality recording it really does! What does this cover? Studio time, paying musicians, mixing and mastering. Then there are additional costs, above the $10,000. for photos, graphic design, manufacturing, publicity and promotion. Really this is a minimum for getting in the studio, making and producing a quality recording. ...and remember...Kickstarter rules are: if you do not meet your funding goal-you get $0. But you can go beyond!  Look to the right and you'll see varying amounts of pledges and rewards.  Every bit counts towards making the $10,000. goal.  Anything beyond will help take the project from the studio, in to your hands and out to the world.

Why a physical CD? "CD's? Aren't they becoming obsolete?" As a performing songwriter you need a physical copy-it shows you're serious. Many DJ's prefer it and there are many people like me who still like the physical product. (I'm a little old fashioned that way-love my old album jackets and CD covers…seeing who is playing on them and reading about the artist). And yeah, of course there will still be digital downloads of all the songs!

I will be working at Recording Arts in Fairfax, VA with award-winning Producer and Engineer, Marco Delmar. Mastering of the recording will be done by Bill Wolf, Wolf Productions, Inc. The multi-talented artists that will join me on this album are Grace Griffith (Blix Street) (vocals), Carey Creed (Azalea Recordings)(vocals/piano), Steve Wolf (bass), Brian Simms (multi-instrumentalist/vocalist), Dave Abe (violin, mandolin, penny-whistle), Jimmy Brink (percussion) plus some. I've learned as the creative process unfolds…as you hear the tracks being laid down, you often have moments like-this song just has to have a cello banjo! I love that part…

So, you're here, with me…stay with me on this project if you can-in whatever way you can contribute, any amount counts and goes to making the goal. You can also help in other ways-pass this on to your family, significant others, friends, neighbors, co-workers, through your social networks…anyone you think might be interested!

To those of you who have been with me the whole way, I'm forever grateful~you know it!!!! And for those of you who are new to my music, I invite you to come with me on this journey of making~ In the Balance! It will be great!

Thank you everyone and take care!
Lynn

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St. Charles Sunset Festival 6/15/12, Photo by Paul Kasko
St. Charles Sunset Festival 6/15/12, Photo by Paul Kasko
St. Charles Sunset Festival 4/15/11, photo by Terri St. Cloud, www.bonesigharts.com
St. Charles Sunset Festival 4/15/11, photo by Terri St. Cloud, www.bonesigharts.com
Lynn, Steve Wolf (left)&Dave Abe(right) at TPOM 8/12/12, Capital Cheesecake Factory
Lynn, Steve Wolf (left)&Dave Abe(right) at TPOM 8/12/12, Capital Cheesecake Factory
WAMA Jam at IOTA, Arlington, VA, October 2011 with Grace Griffith, Dave Abe & Shane LaBrake
WAMA Jam at IOTA, Arlington, VA, October 2011 with Grace Griffith, Dave Abe & Shane LaBrake
Lynn & Ron Goad @ Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC 4/22/11-DDOE~Earth Day Celebration. Photo by Ken Avis
Lynn & Ron Goad @ Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC 4/22/11-DDOE~Earth Day Celebration. Photo by Ken Avis
Lynn and Steve Wolf at TPOM 8/12/12, CC Factory, Takoma Park, MD. Host: Rob Hinkal
Lynn and Steve Wolf at TPOM 8/12/12, CC Factory, Takoma Park, MD. Host: Rob Hinkal
Photo by Terri St. Cloud
Photo by Terri St. Cloud

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    I will learn YOUR favorite song-guitar and vocals~Lynn Hollyfield style : ) and create a mp3 for you (you provide the artist/lyrics) + a personal thank you note + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download.

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    I'll sew you a patchwork (definitely non-traditional) type pillow/colorful and cozy, 18" x 18" (removable pillow case) + a personal thank you listed on the CD + the signed - In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download.

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    Carol Burbank (one of the most awesome, incredible writer's) and I will WRITE YOU A SONG. Give us a topic, some notes and you'll get a mp3 of Lynn playing and singing YOUR SONG on guitar + a personal thank you listed on the CD + 2 tickets to one of Lynn's concerts + the signed In the Balance CD+ the pre-release digital download.

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    I'll perform a solo, 1 hour CONCERT for YOU (within approximately a 300 mile radius of Washington DC) in your home, church, office, warehouse, library, book club, writer's group, coffeehouse, wedding. + a digital download of last 3 CD's, a LOADED CD of song lyrics, concert photos, in-studio photos, videos + a personal thank you listed on the CD + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download (You may choose to recoup the money by taking guest donations/admission tickets.) Anywhere in the continental US. (If greater than 300 miles radius from the Washington DC area, travel expenses will apply). Please allow for scheduling.

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    I'll perform a solo 2 hour CONCERT FOR YOU in your home, church, office, warehouse, library, book club, writer's group, coffeehouse, wedding. + a personal thank you listed on the CD + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download (You may choose to recoup the money by taking guest donations/admission tickets.) Anywhere in the continental US. (If greater than 300 miles radius from the Washington DC area, travel expenses will apply). Please allow for scheduling.

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    Hand made lap quilt by Lynn (3' x 6'), a signed, limited edition of 'Winter's Gift' Holiday single-you can listen to when you're all cuddled up in your quilt + a personal thank you on the CD + 2 tickets to one of Lynn's concerts + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download.

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    I'll sew you a hand made pillow/crazy quilt/colorful and cozy, 18" x 18" +Lynn's lovingly made, homebaked bread & a jar of home made jam + a LOADED CD with various concert photos/In the studio photos of the making of In the Balance, videos + digital download of last 3 CD's+ personal notes and history about the songs on In the Balance + some homegrown garlic (MUSIC variety-grown by Lynn in her garden) + 2 tickets to any of Lynn's upcoming concerts + a personal thank you listed on the CD + a personal thank you from Lynn at the CD release concert + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download and 10 copies for you to distribute any way you desire.

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    A Handmade lap quilt (3' x 6')+hand made crazy quilt pillow/colorful & cozy 18" x 18" +Lynn's lovingly made, homebaked bread & a jar of home made jam + a LOADED FLASH DRIVE with various concert photos & In-Studio photos, videos + digital downloads of the last 3 CD's + personal notes and history about the songs on In the Balance + some homegrown garlic (MUSIC variety-from Lynn's garden) + two tickets to any of Lynn's upcoming concerts + a personal thank you from Lynn at the CD release concert + a personal thank you on the CD/ listing YOU as CO-PRODUCER of the CD + the signed In the Balance CD + the pre-release digital download and 20 copies of the CD for you to distribute any way your little heart desires.

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