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A quiet road of love and longing, tainted or true, is revealed in this personal narrative.
A quiet road of love and longing, tainted or true, is revealed in this personal narrative.
310 backers pledged $21,052 to help bring this project to life.

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My Dear Friends,
I'm so excited to record my long awaited third album. This one is going to be the best one yet, but I need your help and your pledge to make this happen! I've written twelve fantastic songs over the past few years and it's finally time to share them with you. It's a beautiful collection that will hopefully have as much meaning to you as it does to me. From having artwork created, to working with a great producer and a beautiful Minneapolis studio, to being blessed with a new band that will deliver the rich soul of the songs- I am now ready!  

Before I go any further, I would like to thank John Munson for helping me arrange the song on my video, provide the studio and for playing the upright bass. He has been a great help to me! Also, thanks to Richard Medek for playing drums and mixing and mastering the song. Thanks to Joe Pollock of Joe Pollock films for the great video and finally, Thanks to Marieka Heinlen (Design) for all my lovely artwork. I couldn't have made it this far without you all!!

Why is my limit $20,000? Well, as they say, it takes a village. 

Here’s a breakdown of how I came up with my goal, and realized the minimum amount needed to produce “Hiding in the Light.” 

First and foremost, there's recording studio time. My plan this time around is to rent out a studio called 'Terrarium' in downtown Minneapolis.http://www.the-terrarium.com/ 

Their studio rate is $550 a day. They have a beautiful piano and separated rooms, so I can bring my musicians in and record all of my songs live. I'm estimating I'll need to be there for 5-7 days. Once the songs are recorded, there's mixing and mastering of the CD, which is at a lower rate and will take a few weeks.

I'll also need to pay my studio musicians for their time. I'll have a bass player, drummer, strings, vibes, percussion etc. These people are professionals, and usually get the job done quickly, but each of them charge a rate from $75-150 a day.

I’ve also tallied the fees that Kickstarter and Amazon require, time off work, artwork, and web site update. Then there is last, but BEST, printing my new album! The first printing of the CD's and digital downloads are estimated at $2,000

Being that my first two albums were funded by the sale of my car and the mortgaging of my first house, I'm keenly aware of the importance of keeping a deadline and staying on budget. Plus, I've become very attached to my Minivan and my children to their home :)

How can you be a part of this? 

By backing my project here on kickstarter, you directly enable me to reach these goals. In exchange for your pledge, I've come up with all kinds of fun, lovely rewards. Buttons, digital downloads, autographed CD's, limited edition silkscreened cover art, handwritten lyrics, in-home concerts.. the list goes on!  In a season of giving, I look forward to sharing these gifts with you and the blessing of your love and support.

Look!! My beautiful new album cover designed by Marieka Heinlen.  And, if you hurry, you can also have this as an exclusive, silkscreened, limited edition poster.
Look!! My beautiful new album cover designed by Marieka Heinlen. And, if you hurry, you can also have this as an exclusive, silkscreened, limited edition poster.
Here's my cute Lil' Love Button! Reward #1
Here's my cute Lil' Love Button! Reward #1

Risks and challenges

This new album is the culmination of years of hard work, joy, sacrifice and inspiration. I have created a detailed, organized budget and a timeline for completion and I have a realistic buffer for any bumps in the road. Most of you know me, and if you do, you know that I always work my butt off on whatever I set my sights. This is my full vision, and no matter what the setbacks, it will be completed with your strength and inspiration moving me forward. Come along for the ride!

All my love,
Natalie!!

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    LOVE BUTTON - Receive a button with album artwork to wear around like a proud soccer Mom or Dad!

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    THE FEEL GOOD - Receive a digital download of the new album and my undying appreciation for your love and support.

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    THE LOVE - Receive an exclusive, backers-only, signed copy of my new album made out to you! A cute lil' button and my undying appreciation for your love and support. Plus a hug at my CD release party.

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    THE LOVE TRIO - Receive personally signed CD copies of all three of my albums (2 past one new), the LOVE BUTTON, and my undying appreciation for your love and support.

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    LYRICAL LOVE - I'll rap or sing your very own personal answering machine or voicemail message. You'll love it so much you'll be calling yourself all day long! Plus reward #4 THE LOVE TRIO.

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    ARTSY LOVE - Receive a limited addition, numbered, hand made silkscreen poster of the album artwork personally signed by me and also by the amazing artist behind the design, Marieka Heinlen. Plus, the exclusive autographed new album.

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    WHOLE LOTTA LOVE - Receive personally signed CD copies of all three of my albums (2 past, one new) handwritten lyrics of your favorite song by me, (sealed with a kiss) and two VIP front row seats to the CD release concert.

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    UNDERCOVER LOVE - I will record a cover of YOUR favorite song (vocals and piano) and post it on YouTube with a personal "shout out"! Jazz standard, classic rock, 80's dance, heavy metal, gangsta rap? If you like it, I'll play it! Makes a great holiday, birthday, or anniversary gift! Also, THE LOVE TRIO and Two tickets to my CD release concert.

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    COZY LOVE - This... could be the best night of your life!! A solo performance by yours truly in your home, for you and anyone you care to share me with and... THE LOVE TRIO! *if this is beyond a 100-mile radius, pledger agrees to cover travel expenses.

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    FOREVER YOURS... FAITHFULLY - This... WILL be the best night of your life. An in-home performance by yours truly with my great band for you and anyone you care to share us with. PLUS two laminated lifetime passes to any show I ever play... ever. And... THE LOVE TRIO *if this is beyond a 100-mile radius, pledger agrees to cover travel expenses.

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    ALL-IN LOVE - This will include everything you see listed above, buttons, all three albums, hugs, poster, house concert with band, hand-written lyrics, laminated lifetime passes and the option to introduce me at my CD release concert.

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