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3/29 UPDATE: We hit $15k! To everyone who has already contributed, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We still have a little over two days left for the campaign to continue raising funds, which will all go toward the project, as well as covering Kickstarter's fees (which run between 8-10% of what we raise).

At this point, there's still time for us to reach Stretch Goal #1 - Live Album: If we reach $20,000, everyone who gives will also receive a digital download of a live concert that my band and I did last year. So keep spreading the word, and let's see how far we can go with this!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

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Hello, my friends! I am so excited to be launching another Kickstarter campaign. I have been writing songs like a champ this past year, and now it’s time to record them. But, here is the thing… I can’t do it without YOU. Longings, my last record has been a tremendous success, and my Kickstarter supporters were the people who made it happen - not only for me, but for a group of musicians who had their dreams realized, too, by playing on the project.

The songs I've written for my new project, The Things We Never Say, are a way to honor the people that I love and the people that have loved me well. This time around, I have set a goal of $15,000 for the recording and release of the album. The money raised will go toward booking studio time, paying the musicians, and CD duplication.

My main reason for doing this Kickstarter campaign is to get YOU, my friends, family, and fans, all involved in the process. I have come up with some really cool reward packages to thank you for giving to our project. So, you give AND you get!

Remember, the way Kickstarter works is that I must reach the $15,000 goal or I don’t get any of the money at all. So please give, and tell your friends about this cool opportunity to fund this great project.

BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE!

The reality is, this project is actually going to cost us at least $20,000 to reach its fullest potential. That's why we have some Stretch Goals planned to bring added value to everyone who backs the project:

Stretch Goal #1 - Live Album: If we reach $20,000, everyone who gives will also receive a digital download of a live concert that my band and I did last year.

BUT WAIT... THERE’S MORE!!!! 

Stretch Goal #2 - Christmas EP: The second Stretch Goal takes effect if we reach $25,000. When we reach that threshold, everyone who backs the project will also receive a digital Christmas EP. Some of you have been bugging me to record Christmas music for years, and this is your chance to finally make it happen. :-)

Thank you, thank you, thank you… in advance… for supporting me and making it possible for me to do what I do.

Risks and challenges

We don't foresee any issues arising that would keep the project from being finished by December 2015 (and hopefully, even sooner), but of course that doesn't mean that the unforeseen can't happen.

But even if something unexpected does pop up and delay the release of the album, rest assured of this: The album will be completed and released to you as soon as it's humanly possible.

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    LEVEL ONE - Undying gratitude, plus a Digital Download of the album two weeks before it's available to anyone else.

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    LEVEL TWO - Gratitude / Digital Download of the album two weeks early... PLUS a physical copy of the CD two weeks before it's available to anyone else.



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    LEVEL THREE - Gratitude / Download of album / Copy of the CD... PLUS a t-shirt designed exclusively for Kickstarter backers.

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    LEVEL FOUR (The Whole Enchilada) - Gratitude / Download of album / T-shirt... PLUS TWO physical copies of the new CD AND one copy each of Nikki's previous releases, Longings and her self-titled EP.

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    LEVEL FIVE - You get the LEVEL FOUR package... PLUS your name in the liner notes and a handwritten thank-you note from Nikki.



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    BE IN HER CHOIR – You get the LEVEL FIVE package… PLUS come be on the album as part of the choir on one of the songs on the new album.
    NOTE: Recording date and location to be determined based on number of participants.

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    VIDEO GREETING/SONG - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS Nikki will sing a message for you! Want to wish a happy birthday or confess your undying love to someone? Or do you just need to have a little pep-talk on standby for those days you're feeling a little down? Nikki will sing your message and send you a video of it.

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    BE FEATURED ON THE CD - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS come to the studio and record a short spoken word voiceover that will be included on the new record.

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    PROMOTER LEVEL - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... BUT instead of two copies of the new disc, you will receive TEN copies to give to your family, friends, neighbors, work buddies, and complete strangers.

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    VOCAL COACHING - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS you will get a personalized one-hour vocal coaching session with Nikki. (Please note: If you don't live in the Baltimore/DC area, travel costs to either get her to you or get you to her aren't included in the pledge amount. So please, plan accordingly before you pledge for this reward.)



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    PERSONALIZED SONG - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS Nikki will write you a song and send a digital download of it to you.

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    SONGWRITING SESSION - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS spend time in the Baltimore area with Nikki, fleshing out your song idea. You will also walk away with a basic demo recording of your song.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS you can sit in on a recording session AND you'll be listed as an Executive Producer on the CD. ... Just to be clear, Executive Producer is an honorary title, and doesn't give you much say in the final product. But my, how your friends will be impressed when you tell them you're an Executive Producer...



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    HOUSE CONCERT - (100-mile radius of Baltimore, MD) - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS Nikki and an instrumentalist will perform an acoustic concert for you and however many friends you can fit in your house without breaking any fire marshall codes.

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    VENUE CONCERT w/ FULL BAND - (100-mile radius of Baltimore, MD) - You get the LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS Nikki and her band will perform a concert at your church/coffeehouse/live music venue. We will need you to provide a sound system for this event.

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    HOUSE CONCERT (Continental US) - You get the entire LEVEL FIVE package... PLUS Nikki and an instrumentalist will perform a concert for you and however many friends can fit comfortably in your house. The price of this package includes Nikki's travel and lodging.

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