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Natalie York is releasing her new album, "PROMISES." Get involved by pre-ordering your copy of the record and other goodies here!
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 My name is Natalie York, and I’m a singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn (by way of Vienna, Virginia). I have a music degree from the University of Miami, where I was the first graduate from the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. 

I can't wait for you to hear my new album, PROMISES. But first, I need your help. 

There are a lot of costs involved in putting together an album and releasing it. Because I am an independent artist without the backing of a record label, I've put together a budget plan to release and promote the album for $15,000. If we can raise the funds, I'll deliver "PROMISES" right to you. 

**If we do not reach $15,000, the project will not be funded, your credit cards will not be charged, and no prizes will be sent out.**

Thank you so much for landing on this page and considering lending your support. I'm really proud of this music, and I'm so excited to share it with you. 

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::HOW YOU CAN HELP::

Check out the Rewards packages and choose your favorite! Pick from signed CDs, limited edition t-shirts and posters, original paintings, private concerts, and more!

Spread the word!  Show your support for this project by sharing it with your friends and family through texts, emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Getting the word out is a huge part of any successful Kickstarter project, so go forth and tell yo mama! 

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 ::THE SONGS::

  • THREE DAYS JOHN
  • WHEELS
  • WHAT I WANT
  • LICKETY-SPLIT
  • OBVIOUS
  • PROMISES
  • DON'T TELL MAMA
  • BACKBURNER
  • THIS PLACE (the thing is)
  • REFLEX
  • RUN FOR THE HILLS
  • I SHOULD KNOW BETTER

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::THE BAND::

Russ Flynn: Producer, Fender Rhodes, B3 organ, mellotron, vibraphone, vocals, sousaphone and guitars
Russ Flynn: Producer, Fender Rhodes, B3 organ, mellotron, vibraphone, vocals, sousaphone and guitars
Sam Petitti: Electric guitar
Sam Petitti: Electric guitar
Jon Paul: Acoustic guitar
Jon Paul: Acoustic guitar
James Quinlan: Bass
James Quinlan: Bass
Danny Wolf: Drums
Danny Wolf: Drums

Clearly, I chose my band members based on their handsomeness... but they SOUND amazing too. These guys worked tirelessly to make these songs the very best versions of themselves. 

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::THE CREDITS::

Additional musicians: 

  • Bridget Davis - vocals
  • Rich Hinman - pedal steel
  • Alex Toth - trumpet
  • Tivon Pennicott - tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute
  • Adam Dotson - trombone
  • Matt Nelson - baritone saxophone

Recorded by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY 

Additional recording by Danny Wolf at ManEatWolf Studios in Brooklyn, NY 

Horn arrangements by Russ Flynn

Mixed by Danny Wolf 

Mastered by Joe Lambert

Kickstarter video by Oresti Tsonopoulos

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::THE REWARDS::

The following oil-on-canvasboard paintings are four of the $500 Reward options. 

"Bend a Spoon" a Natalie York original abstract painting (18" x 24")
"Bend a Spoon" a Natalie York original abstract painting (18" x 24")
"We Could Fall" Natalie York painting of an autumn scene (18" x 24")
"We Could Fall" Natalie York painting of an autumn scene (18" x 24")
"That Shadow's Mine" Natalie York B&W painting of a winter scene (16" x 20")
"That Shadow's Mine" Natalie York B&W painting of a winter scene (16" x 20")
"Heaven Up My Sleeves" Natalie York B&W painting of a winter scene (16" x 20")
"Heaven Up My Sleeves" Natalie York B&W painting of a winter scene (16" x 20")

Risks and challenges

While $15,000 is a tremendous amount of money, it is the bare minimum we need to release and promote this album. The biggest challenge will be building momentum for the release while staying within the parameters of the budget I've laid out.

Rest assured, if we go over our goal, that money WILL absolutely be used. Depending on just how crazy we get with this, any additional funds will help support our SPRING TOUR, bringing the Natalie York Band to a city near you.

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    I'll write a song for YOU (or someone of your choice)! You'll get a recording and handwritten lyrics of the song + Rewards #1 - 7. (does not include copyright or publishing rights of the song)

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