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An album divided into four chapters, each highlighting a distinct expression of Nikki's artistry.
196 backers pledged $20,450 to help bring this project to life.

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5/31 - STRETCH GOAL #2!

We hit the first stretch goal!  We know this is last minute, but we're adding a SECOND stretch goal! If we reach $20,000, everyone who pledges at LEVEL FIVE or higher will receive a digital copy of a show that Nikki and the band played at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City shortly after the release of her previous album, The Things We Never Say.  The recording is directly off of the board, and has never been heard by anyone outside of the band.  And it can be yours!  LET'S GO!

5/28 - STRETCH GOALS UPDATE!

We are three days from the end of the campaign, and we're SO CLOSE to our goal that I've added an additional stretch goal.

If we reach $18,000, everyone who has pledged at LEVEL FIVE or higher will receive a digital copy of the demo recordings of the majority of the songs on Human Too! You'll be able to get an inside look at the recording process, listening to the original versions of the songs and seeing the evolution that occurs between the original demos and the final album versions.

So keep spreading the word! We've only got a few days left!

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Hey, everybody!

I am embarking on my next music project! Thank you for taking the time to engage and invest your money as supporter of my music and work!  I am raising $15,000 in 30 Days, and every dollar counts!  “Human Too” will be a collection of 12 songs, being released as four 3-song EPs.  Each set of 3 songs will reflect a different part of my sound:

  • A set of studio recordings with my band
  • A set with me and one of my favorite guitar players, Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy
  • A set of live recordings with my band
  • A set that will be specifically for meditation and soul care

One project with many expressions of artistry.

AFTER 30 DAYS, I EITHER GET ALL THE MONEY OR I GET NONE OF IT….that is how this works.  $15,000 is my goal and I MUST reach it in 30 days.  We can do this!  The money will go towards 3 major areas for the project: 

  1. Studio Time (recording, mixing, and mastering the songs) - 80% 
  2. Paying Stellar Musicians - 10%
  3. CD duplication - 10%

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!  Stretch Goals! Once we hit the $15,000 mark we will receive every dollar of funding.  We have set a stretch goal of $25,000.  If we hit that mark, we will create a video for each song.  You will receive these videos ahead of time, and they will also include “Song Stories” about the genesis of each tune on the project.  You will get the behind-the-scenes story of how each song came to be, as well as stories about the process of actually making the project.

I love using the Kickstarter platform because it allows ME to engage and share with YOU in the process.  It's also a way to keep me encouraged while creating music that matters, knowing that there are a committed group of backers who are cheering me on and ready to receive the finished work.

I am so excited to share this work with you when it is finished.  Thank you in advance for giving and supporting.  $15K. 30 Days. EVERY PENNY COUNTS!

Risks and challenges

This being Nikki's third go-round on Kickstarter, we are fully confident that our timetable is doable. The goal is to have the project completed before next April, but we believe we've built in plenty of time to cover any unexpected shenanigans that may attempt to slow the process down.

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    LEVEL ONE - Thx for the Moral Support!

    If you want to help Nikki reach her goal, but aren't looking for anything in return, choose this reward (It doesn't have to just be $1, you can give as much as you like!). You'll get Nikki's undying gratitude, as well as updates on the recording process. You'll also receive the peace of mind that comes with knowing you've done a wonderful thing by helping out.

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    LEVEL TWO - Digital Download

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    LEVEL THREE - CD

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    LEVEL FOUR - T-Shirt

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

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    LEVEL FIVE - The Music Library

    Download / T-shirt... PLUS TWO physical copies of the new CD AND one copy each of Nikki's previous releases: The Things We Never Say, Longings, and her self-titled EP.

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    LEVEL SIX

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



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    BE IN THE CHOIR

    You get the LEVEL SIX package… PLUS be on the album as part of the choir on one of the songs. NOTE: Recording date and location to be determined.

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    BE ON THE ALBUM

    You get the LEVEL SIX 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 SIX package... BUT instead of two copies of the new album, 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 SIX 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, coaching by FaceTime or Skype is an option.)



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    A SONG FOR YOU

    You get the LEVEL SIX 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 SIX 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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    HOUSE CONCERT - (Baltimore area)

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

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    HOUSE CONCERT - (Continental US)

    You get the entire LEVEL SIX 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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    LIVE CONCERT w/FULL BAND (Balt. area)

    (100-mile radius of Baltimore, MD) - You get the LEVEL SIX package... PLUS Nikki and her band will perform a concert at your house / church / coffeehouse / live music venue.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You get the LEVEL SIX package... PLUS live in music history with your name on the project as Executive Producer. Be the envy of all your friends! Enjoy the never-ending gratitude of Nikki's fans for helping the world hear her music! Rest in the knowledge that you are incredibly awesome!

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Funding period

- (30 days)