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"The Little Wren" is the third full-length album by singer-songwriter Rose Thomas Bannister, and will be her initial vinyl release.
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My third full-length album, "The Little Wren," is fully recorded, mixed and ready to be released. The dream is to make "The Little Wren" my first vinyl release! 

The songs on "The Little Wren" speak of love and betrayal, joy and secrecy, parents and children and the birds of Macbeth. The album features performances by many delicious musicians, including my regular collaborators as well as several special guests.

I'm a singer-songwriter who lives in Brooklyn, NY. I create music that has been described as literary folk rock. My work has drawn on mythology including the Old Testament, Shakespeare, and the stark landscapes from where I was raised in western Nebraska. 

I now inhabit a different landscape, including a Brooklyn apartment whose walls are practically paved by thousands of vinyl records. I'd be honored to add my own work to this collection of artifacts as I release these songs so that everyone gets to listen to them!

The songwriting, arranging, performing, recording, and mixing have already been finished. Your contributions will make possible the the printing of the records and covers.  

Risks and challenges

Life in all its complicated glory has already challenged the timeline of this release, as it was actually recorded several years ago. Waiting to put out these songs has been hard because I knew that the album was really strong, but coming together with all of you to realize this release is a source of joy and celebration.

Speaking of celebration, one current challenge is that during two weeks of this campaign, my main collaborator in music and life, Bob Bannister, and I will be on our honeymoon! I'm a little nervous we won't be able to promote the campaign as thoroughly as we should; I am hoping all of you can help us make sure the project succeeds by sharing the link a couple extra times!

At the conclusion of the campaign, the process should be pretty simple. I have a printing company in mind, and I already have the image I'd like to use for the cover. While I'd be unwise to rule out any unexpected challenges, I'd like to believe the tough and tricky bits of this project are behind us, and that the printing and release process should be straightforward and smooth.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Download of "The Little Wren"

    Mastered digital download files in your choice of file format.

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    "The Little Wren" on Vinyl!

    Gorgeous vinyl record mailed to your doorstep. Includes US shipping.

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    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
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    "The Little Wren" + "The Sewing Room"

    Get Rose's third record "The Little Wren" on Vinyl and digital, plus a digital download of her second record "The Sewing Room." Also included is an art card commemorating the cool artwork from The Sewing Room. US shipping included.

    Includes:
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
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    "The Little Wren"+ Skull-Butterfly Shirt

    "The Little Wren" on vinyl shipped to your door along with a skull-butterfly Rose Thomas Bannister T Shirt designed by UK artist Ian Pyper. Shirts available in black and light blue. Receive also a download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room" + art card. Includes US Shipping.

    Includes:
    • Rose Thomas Bannister T Shirt
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
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    Albums 1,2 & 3 + A Recipe

    Digital Downloads of Rose's first two records, "A Cruel, Cruel Woman" and "The Sewing Room." Plus the new record of course, and a hand-written recipe. Anyone who has attended a gathering curated by Rose knows about her cooking. Choose from a selection of Rose's favorite recipes and she'll write one out on an old-fashioned card! US Shipping included. Oh and be thanked by name in the new album's liner notes!

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    • Handwritten Recipe
    • Digital Download of Rose's first album "A Cruel, Cruel Woman"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • Thanked by name in the liner notes
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    Limited Edition Early-Demos Artifact

    Rose Thomas has actually written over 200 songs, many of which were documented on home recordings self-released to friends prior to her breaking out of Bible college, with lots of quirky hand-drawn art. She will create a fascinating artifact documenting this personal and artistic evolution including artwork, CdR and digital download. Also included in this reward are copies of Rose's EPs "Jephthah's Daughter" (2010) and "Ambition" (2012). Plus digital downloads of her first two records, and the new one on vinyl of course! US shipping included.

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    • Limited Edition Early-Demos Artifact
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • "Jephthah's Daughter" EP (2010)
    • "Ambition" EP (2019)
    • Digital Download of Rose's first album "A Cruel, Cruel Woman"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
    • Thanked by name in the liner notes
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    Sommelier Wine Lesson!

    Have you ever said the words "I don't know anything about wine"? Discover how much a little bit of knowledge can increase your enjoyment of this mysterious fermented grape beverage. Rose is a double-certified sommelier and Italian Wine Ambassador who will set you up with an excellent basic overview that will get you sniffing, tasting and talking like someone who does, indeed, know a little something about wine! Schedule session in person, or, outside NYC area, by Skype. Plus the album of course (US shipping included), digital downloads of Rose's first two records, and be thanked by name in the liner notes!

    Includes:
    • Wine Lesson with Rose
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • Digital Download of Rose's first album "A Cruel, Cruel Woman"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
    • Thanked by name in the liner notes
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    A True Champion

    If you'd like to be a true champion of Rose Thomas Bannister's work being sent out into the world, this generosity would affirm not only the long-awaited dream to release this record on vinyl, but would serve as an encouragement for much more music-making in the future. Receive (US shipping included): "The Little Wren" on vinyl + digital download, downloads of Rose's 1st 2 albums, art card for The Sewing Room, the early demos artifact, two EPs, skull-butterfly T Shirt, and an extra special thank you in the album's liner notes.

    Includes:
    • "The Little Wren" On Vinyl
    • Digital Download of "The Little Wren"
    • Rose Thomas Bannister T Shirt
    • Digital Download of Rose's first album "A Cruel, Cruel Woman"
    • Digital Download of Rose's second album "The Sewing Room"
    • Art Card for "The Sewing Room"
    • "Jephthah's Daughter" EP (2010)
    • "Ambition" EP (2019)
    • Limited Edition Early-Demos Artifact
    • Extra Special Thank You In the Liner Notes
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