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Subdued thrasher bluegrass artist, Poeina & The Lucid Dreamers, are accepted to the Songs & Whispers month-long Euro Tour circuit!!!
186 backers pledged $9,855 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO?

Poeina has been playing music for over 15 years with various bands and has always had the dream to play music in Europe. Three years ago Poeina started performing as a solo artist. During the last six months she has hitch hiked, used rideshares, trains, & buses, and fans even bought her plane tickets to make it to her shows; all while putting together pick up bands in as many cities as possible to sit in on her gigs. From the many musicians Poeina has played with she has put together an all-star cast of musicians to join her in Europe! Sarah Linderman on percussion from Portland, OR (originally from France), Thomas Deakin on trumpet from Seattle, WA, and Jake Saunders on Cello from Boise, ID.

WHAT/WHERE?

Poeina applied for and was accepted by the Songs & Whispers Tour Circuit based in Bremen, Germany!  The tour lasts a month and goes through Germany, France, UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The Songs and Whispers Tour Circuit will be running a radio campaign throughout Europe, as well as booking TV, radio, and print interviews. It is an amazing opportunity for exposure and fulfilling a life-long goal.  The gigs will be in old churches, at house parties, and in small pubs.  A few of the gigs will be paid, but mostly it will be a pass-the-hat tradition and the venues will feed the band a meal. The money made on the tour from gigs will cover costs such as personal expenses/bills, gasoline, food, any medical items, and technical/repair needs for the musicians.

Some of the cities in Europe we will be touring through are:
Bremen, Oldenburg, Hamburg, Kapelle Op Den Bos (B), Delmenhorst, Osnabrück, Hengelo (NL), Oldenburg, Hamburg, Worpswede, Groningen (NL), Osterholz - Scharmbeck, Neuharlingersiel, Celle, Hannover, Wilhelmshaven, Achim, Emden, Verden, and Quelkhorn.

WHEN?

The tour has been set for December 14th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014.

What do the funds cover??

$1500 per airline ticket (currently $1365 so slightly over budget in case ticket prices go up while raising funds to go ~ anything left over will go to the kickstarter/amazon processing fees and/or the new album) = $6000 for 4 musicians

$1500 for the van rental for the whole trip to get from gig to gig

$1500 for the artist house rental and a deposit. If/when our deposit is returned it will be used in production costs for the new album &/or the live recordings from the tour.

$400 for 2nd bag luggage fees (we will have to get creative to bring all the instruments, merch, and winter clothes for this tour!)

$15 per person for fresh bed linens in the house = $60 

$100 for Poeina's passport  

$200  for blank cd's, shipping/printing costs, etc. for the kickstarter donation gifts (Any expense above $200 will be paid for by Poeina.)

Total Expenses ~

$6000+$1500+$1500+$400+$60+$100+$200 = $9,760.00

Risks and challenges

After funding this project one obstacle will be rehearsing with the musicians before our tour. To tackle this problem I will be touring 2-3 weeks a month for the rest of the year so that I can meet up with them and practice to get ready for the European tour. We will also be getting together in November to do an intensive couple week rehearsal before we leave.

Bringing the cello is a challenge because we will either need to borrow a flight case from someone, borrow a cello from someone in Europe, or come up with the money for an extra plane ticket for the instrument to ride in a seat.

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    Downloads of 2 unreleased original recordings, "Montega Mover" & "Strange is Love", by Poeina Suddarth (recorded in Seattle by Audra O'Dell @ Intrepid Visions).

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    5 songs from Poeina & The Lucid Dreamers ~ the 5 best live recordings from the tour!!

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    Photo booklet with pics from the Songs & Whispers Tour!! **Bonus** Downloads of 2 unreleased original recordings, "Montega Mover" & "Strange is Love", by Poeina Suddarth.

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    Tour poster of Poeina Suddarth & The Lucid Dreamers autographed by all the band members! **Bonus** You will receive 2 songs, live recordings, from Poeina & The Lucid Dreamers!!

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    Mixed album of songs from other music projects that each musician has worked on. For example, tracks from Alexander's Realtime Band, Yogman Burning Band, Unorthodox Methods, Felina's Arrow, Smoke of OlDominion, and the Boise Cello Collective to name a few!

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    Happy Whore t-shirt that says "happy whore" on the front, and "i will not become a machine heart ~poeina" on the back. **Bonus** 3 songs from Poeina & The Lucid Dreamers ~ the 3 best live recordings from the tour!!

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    Limited edition live album compiled from the music performed by the band during the tour! This will include live full-band versions of songs from Poeina's album, Happy Whore, as well as live tunes from the upcoming albums: The Sea & The Siren, and Small Town Lovers. You will also receive a photo booklet compiled of awesome behind-the-scenes band pics from the tour!

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    Thumb drive filled with original music previously released, unreleased material, interesting voice memos and live recordings!! That's over 6 hours of music!!
    **Bonus** Autographed (by all the musicians) photo booklet compiled of awesome behind-the-scenes band pics from the tour!

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    Live album of Poeina & The Lucid Dreamers of songs from the tour, and a lifetime membership to Poeina's Songclub. Songclub members receive a new song, live recording, or cover song every month in their email inbox!!

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    Home-cooked vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or raw meal by Poeina anywhere in the US to be redeemed when she tours through your town next! You will also be serenaded by Poeina while you enjoy your meal!

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    A private house concert for you and your VIP guests will be added to one of Poeina's tours in 2013 or 2014. **Bonus** I will learn any song by one of your favorite artists and perform it for you at the concert! **bonus** Thumb drive filled with original music previously released, unreleased material, interesting voice memos and live recordings!! That's over 6 hours of music!! **Bonus** Autographed (by all the musicians) photo booklet compiled of awesome behind-the-scenes band pics from the tour!

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    For an amazing $5000 donation you will receive.... Everything above plus a pinup poster of Poeina from Yaquina Photography, a pinup girl light switch plate.

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