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My newest album will be called "Bare" for a multitude of reasons. I'm stripping myself emotionally bare because...we're brave enough.
My newest album will be called "Bare" for a multitude of reasons. I'm stripping myself emotionally bare because...we're brave enough.
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Bare-The New Album by Marci Geller

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Bare, the new album...

Everyone has challenges but we tend to hide our messes and only show the world what's shiny and perfect. Well, this album bares the perfectly imperfect. I drew from elements of folk, jazz, country and a little bit of classical to portray this story. I wrote you the soundtrack.  My hope is that it inspires you to take chances, and to be real. 

Who added their talent to this labor of love?

It all started with four people in our studio: My husband Gianni DiMauro helming the sound, myself, and two musicians that I am in awe of; Craig Akin on Bass, and Dave Cook on Guitar.

Then I enlisted my Uber talented friend Deni Bonet to arrange and perform strings on three of the songs; All This Is Free, It's the Rain & Playing the Grownup.

Ray DeTone, a long-time friend that I've never worked with before crafted some sultry, "sweaty" electric guitar for "Red Wine and Chocolate."

I was introduced to a very talented young woman Bella Colombo who is now a featured vocalist on "After the Flood—Then I gathered up my fabulously talented friends for a "Big Sing" on this gospel-influenced tune. What a profoundly beautiful experience to unite the voices of my husband Gianni, John Tabacco, Rorie Kelly and Roberta Fabiano!

The only thing missing was the sweet and passionate cello playing of Rebecca Perea. She added such beauty to "Joy Is."

Of course, I couldn't let Gianni only sing on one tune, so we do a sweet duet on "Last Kid Picked for the Team," he does some whistling, and brought me to tears with his trumpet playing on "Replaced By Stars. 

Now I can't wait to share this with YOU!

What I Need & What You Get

As I mentioned in the video, I put up my own money to start the recording. Now I need the rest of the budget in order to finish the album, get it mastered, pressed, etc. There's also artwork and photos for the CD, postage to mail it out to backers and to radio.

I'm projecting postage will cost upwards of $3000 this time around. Then, of course, there's the marketing to get the word out. There's no sense in making an album if I don't have the budget to get the word out. It involves publicity, press, touring, and more. It costs a lot of money to share music with the world. 

What we will accomplish

I truly believe that many of you out there are struggling. My goal is to prove to you that you're not alone. This music is from the depths of my heart and the expanse of my soul. Music is how I connect with the world and I hope it makes you feel a little more connected.  

Rewards

I thought you might appreciate some photos of rewards. I'll keep updating as they become realized:

 T-Shirts XS-4X!

Ltd. Edition Sterling SIlver Lyric Cuff
Ltd. Edition Sterling SIlver Lyric Cuff
The Cookbook!
The Cookbook!
Last Kickstarter 5-Course Tasting Menu
Last Kickstarter 5-Course Tasting Menu
The Tuna Tartare photographed by one of my guests!
The Tuna Tartare photographed by one of my guests!

Risks and challenges

The only risk is being a believer in the indie troubadour. I know this album will happen. Sometimes unexpected acts-of-God can delay things a little, but I am confident we will be able to provide all the rewards you​ choose.

The biggest challenge is shipping. I've had a lot of issues with things not making it to their destination, especially overseas, but you have my word that I will investigate and choose the most reliable methods to get items to you, even if I take a loss on the cost.

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    Digital Download of "Joy Is"

    Every dollar counts and lifts my spirits. I am honored to share my song "Joy Is" with you and hope that it lifts your day!

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    Digital Download of the entire album Bar

    You did it! You invested in a completed version of this new album. You'll receive a digital download of the entire album and I hope it will become the soundtrack for your life!

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    Signed CD

    You're like me. You invest, you want to hold it in your hands. This precious CD will travel from my hands after I sign it, into yours! A magical exchange!

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    Signed CD & Cookbook!

    You missed getting your copy of "Pinch of Salt, Dash of Reverb" last time. Now you can get a signed copy with a signed copy of my new CD. Imagine the meals you'll create while listening to the music!

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    Signed CD & Custom T-Shirt

    How cool are you? You're going to blast my new CD while donning your uber-cool custom T-shirt!

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    Signed CD, Tee & Lyric Sheet

    You'll get a signed copy of my CD, a T-shirt and lyric sheet of one of the songs off of the album that you can choose below.

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    Ltd. Ed. Sterling Silver "Lyric" Cuff

    I have once again partnered with the remarkable artist Amy Volchok who has created a limited edition, sterling-silver, "lyric" unisex cuff. This will be our 3rd one and will sport a line from the title track! They come in sizes for pretty much any size wrist. You will specify before it is made to order for you after the campaign is completed. This will ship directly from the artist Amy.

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    5-Course Tasting Menu, Concert & CD

    What guests said last time:

    "This was the best meal of my entire life" --Marianne Z.

    "You could charge double for this I would do it in a heartbeat" - Alan M.

    I will prepare a 5-course dinner at my home and also treat you to a private concert. I will do my best to accomodate ​​​dietary needs.

    Please note, you are responsible for your travel to an from my home the night of the event. You will most probably be sharing the night with other backers, so time and date will be decided by consensus. Everything will be prepared in my kitchen so unfortunately, I can't Kosher certify or guarantee GF items won't be pristine.

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    Signed CD & Ltd. Ed. 24"x24" Cover Print

    You'll receive a signed copy of the CD along with a 24" x 24" limited edition print of the album artwork to show-off on your favorite wall!

    Please note: Overseas shipping has become tricky. I will do my best to ensure it arrives safe and sound, but cannot guarantee anything once it leaves my hands at the shipping facility.

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    VIP Bundle

    Here's the bundle deal: A signed CD, cookbook, Lyric sheet & a T-shirt!

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    Epic VIP Bundle

    Everything in the VIP Bundle PLUS a 24' x 24" canvas print of the CD artwork!

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    Day in the studio

    You're invited! Come to our recording studio and we can either record you or you can watch me work in the studio and hang! We'll start around 1pm and go until 8pm and yes, we will feed you a fun, "I'm hangin' in the studio" dinner TBD after we discuss! Probably some sushi, or Chinese takeout, or something else fun! You'll also get a signed CD and custom T-shirt!

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    • Some Groovy "eat like a musician" Take-out
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    Executive Producer of a song!

    You're amazing! Your investment will earn you credit on the CD as an executive producer of the song of your choice. I'll let you know which songs will be on the album, and you will choose your favorite! First come, first serve. So the first person to choose this reward will get first dibs on which song. The second person will get the second choice. And so on and so on.

    You'll receive a signed CD a copy of the Lyric sheet of your song, and a T-shirt!

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    Bella the Baldwin Mega Reward

    This one is a tough one for me. I'm not generally a sentimental person about "things," but I wrote almost all the songs from the last album on her, and a good chunk of this one as well.

    We have manifested a new piano that is just better suited for recording, so we need to find Bella a good home. Are you her new parent?

    You'll receive a signed CD, Lyric Sheet & T-shirt.

    PLEASE NOTE: Reward price does NOT include delivery charges. You are responsible for the pick-up and delivery of the piano from our studio. I can help you find a reliable piano mover, or you can choose one of your own. If you're local, I would estimate around $500 for delivery. Outside of the Metro NY area will cost more.

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    Executive Producer of the Album

    You've floored me. You believe so much in me and this project that you will get an Executive Producer credit for the album!

    You'll also receive all the rewards listed in the Epic VIP package and my deep gratitude.

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    You've Made My Dreams Come True

    Well, you took the deep dive with me. You're all in and you want to see this project reach all of its stretch goals. You'll receive a special thank you and credit on the album as well as everything included in the Epic VIP package.

    You'll also get a video call from me where I will thank you an embarrassing amount of times.

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