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Nellie Pearl seeks that of which could only be described as "a sensuous orgy of musical expression" for their second release.
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Nellie Pearl is a quartet that is all about TCOB. The band includes Christo Foros, Gregg "Sir Lord Comet" Manfredi, Rachel Lauren Monroe and Jonathon A. Mitchell. When brought together with variant soft and hard woods, wound metals, and taught polyester there is no line left uncrossed. Here at Nellie Pearl we don't believe in such nonsensical, mythological things like "regulations" and "social norms" but rather "good vibrations" and "freedom of expression." We seek not a political revolution at Nellie Pearl. We seek not a life of luxury, nor a glutenous one. We seek not fame, nor adoration! We simply seek the freedom to express ourselves musically on record. 

We have booked ten days in late July/early August at The Church, a premier recording studio near Detroit, MI. We plan on spending these ten days recording the many songs we have been working on this past year. We are excited about working with a co-producer for the first time after self-producing our first EP, experiencing how an outside party will fit in the creative process with us. We are looking to release the new album around March of 2016. 

Here is a quick breakdown of expenses: 

Studio (10 Days Tracking & Mixing) = $5,000

Lodging = $1,000

Mastering (MP3, CD & Vinyl) = $1,000

Pressing & Packaging (250 Vinyl/500 CD) = $3,000       

There was never a question that we would make a full-length album. We were born ready, grown to be in this moment together, groomed by life to make this record with each other and stand proudly on the other side. We invite you to stand with us, not just for Nellie Pearl, not just for "Lonesome No More!", but for the freedom of creating something new, for the freedom of speech and expression, for the freedom to be exactly who we are.

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. " Said Ed Finnerty, an important character in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s first novel, Player Piano. We, Nellie Pearl, also seek to stand on the edge. 

Risks and challenges

Civil war veteran, geologist, director of ethnology at the Smithsonian, explorer Professor John Wesley Powell put it best when describing an upcoming expedition, "We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things."

With every venture comes setbacks. A wise individual once said, "If you think everything is going to go exactly as you plan, you are fooling yourself". No matter how large or small we will work hard to overcome any and all obstacles that come our way.

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    Two different styles of Nellie Pearl sticker art!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF OUR FIRST EP "SO IT GOES..."

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF:
    1) "LONESOME NO MORE!", our forthcoming LP
    2) Our first EP, "So It Goes..."

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    1) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    2) "So It Goes..." T-shirt!!!
    ***The shirts are limited and won't be printed again!!***

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    1) STANDARD VINYL OF "LONESOME NO MORE!" - 180 gram black vinyl with full colored jacket
    2) Digital Download of "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    3) Digital Download of "So It Goes..."

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    1) AUTOGRAPHED CD of "LONESOME NO MORE!" LP
    2) AUTOGRAPHED CD of "SO IT GOES..." EP
    3) "So It Goes..." T-shirt

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    1) AUTOGRAPHED STANDARD VINYL OF "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    2) Digital download of "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    3) CD of "So It Goes..." and
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    GRASS LEVEL PEARL PASS:
    A Pearl pass is bestowed upon only the most loyal of fans, a club for the most prestigious Nellie Pearl supporters.

    A Grass Pass includes:
    1) STANDARD VINYL OF "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    2) CD of "So It Goes..." EP
    3) Digital download of "LONESOME NO MORE!"
    4) Digital download of "So It Goes..."
    5) "So It Goes..." T-shirt
    6) RANDOM, HANDWRITTEN LETTERS from guitarist/singer Jonathon A. Mitchell
    7) Eligibility to purchase two tickets to the 1st Annual Nellie Pearl Banquet! (Summer 2016)

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    BRASS LEVEL PEARL PASS (Package 1):

    1-7) All of the luxuries of GRASS LEVEL
    8) EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD of the PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED "PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE" EP (LIVE at the "SO IT GOES..." EP Release Show - Tim Faulkner Gallery; Louisville, KY)"

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    BRASS LEVEL PEARL PASS (Package 2):

    1-7) All of the luxuries of GRASS LEVEL
    8) ONE TIME ONLY VIDEO RELEASE of Nellie Pearl performing/recording a COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE
    9-11) Three (3) CD's from the BAND MEMBERS' OTHER GROUPS including HARLEY POE, LOCAL VILLAINS and BLUNT HONEY
    12) FREE SHIPPING!!!

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    FULL MAST LEVEL PEARL PASS:

    1-7) All luxuries of GRASS LEVEL
    8) ADMITTANCE TO THE ANNUAL NELLIE PEARL BANQUET (includes dinner with the band AND a private performance by Nellie Pearl with special guests)
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    MOTHER OF PEARL LEVEL PASS: The penthouse of all levels of Pearl Passes.

    1-9) All luxuries of FULL MAST LEVEL
    10) BACK STAGE PASSES TO THE ANNUAL NELLIE PEARL BANQUET AND SPECIAL VIP AMENITIES

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    PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE WITH THE PEARL!!

    1-10) ALL LUXURIES OF MOTHER OF PEARL PASS
    11) Nellie Pearl will host a canoe trip near Louisville, KY and you will be a guest of honor!
    12) One (1) night of camping and all food included
    13) Two (2) acoustic Nellie Pearl sets!

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    LET THE PEARL COOK FOR YOU!!!

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    11) Nellie Pearl will travel to your hometown (within 500 miles of Louisville, KY) and play a PRIVATE SHOW for you and up to ten (10) guests FOLLOWED BY A PRIVATE STORYTELLERS STYLE SHOW.

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    LET THE PEARL BE YOUR GUIDE!!

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    11) Come to Louisville on us! We will put you up in a nice hotel for two (2) nights and make sure you're pampered for the weekend. Allow us to take you to some of Louisville's finest establishment's and top it off with being the guest of honor at a Nellie Pearl show!

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    LET THE PEARL COME TO YOU!!

    1-10) ALL LUXURIES OF MOTHER OF PEARL PASS
    11) We will pack up our gear and come to a city of your choice (within the continental U.S.) and play a show in your honor! Just say what town and we will book a venue and make the trip!

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