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IN JOY, VOL 2 releases worldwide on 5/23/19. All backers pledges include access to the early global listening party on 4/20/19 1pm Pacific. More rewards include deluxe albums, custom singing telegrams, music therapy, and more.
IN JOY, VOL 2 releases worldwide on 5/23/19. All backers pledges include access to the early global listening party on 4/20/19 1pm Pacific. More rewards include deluxe albums, custom singing telegrams, music therapy, and more.
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Somewhere between jazzy rockabilly retro-pop...

Is my world of feisty folk. And IN JOY was my gateway there- using the space of songwriting to find higher meaning in the heavy, the joy in the journey, and trusting all good grooves lead to home ;) That's where the original concept IN JOY came from. And now, IN JOY, VOL 2.

Photo by Matt Kallish, tracking keys at MooseCat Recording.
Photo by Matt Kallish, tracking keys at MooseCat Recording.

I'm a songwriter and music therapist.

Songs are my meditation, my livelihood. They're my magic trick, my mystery, my way of finding sense in chaos. Since my debut album IN JOY (2011), songwriting and music therapy have taken me clear around the globe, and back to L.A. The crème de la crème of my songs along the way have become IN JOY, VOL 2. 

This is where you come in-

I'm not on a major label, I'm an independent artist. I manage songwriting to rehearsals to production and financing, designing to manufacturing, shipping, booking. And did you know it takes 250-750 online streams before we make $1? So I truly am employed by my fans. Here's what goes into a 99¢ download, and what your pledge will support:

So I'm inviting you 

To be my label, my feisty folk army. And in exchange for your pledge, you'll get exclusive rewards and experiences. If you connect with what I'm about and want to support what I have to offer, check out the rewards and give what feels good...  

**Hot Tip: Go in on high tier rewards with friends! Or for corporate events! Redeemable thru 12/2019. Additional rewards and details are listed in the "Rewards" tab.
**Hot Tip: Go in on high tier rewards with friends! Or for corporate events! Redeemable thru 12/2019. Additional rewards and details are listed in the "Rewards" tab.

If you're interested to make an angel investment or match pledges, then I definitely already love you. And you are an actual angel. Please contact me directly sara@saradeemusic.com 

These rewards are available only on Kickstarter for the next 30 days, or until sold out. Your pledge will help me and my band take this farther than we ever could on our own. And you'll be joining a music family that stands for more than just a good time. So wherever you are around the world, whatever you're going thru, I hope it finds you, in joy. ~Sara

Photo by Angelica Monroy. L to R: Harry, Nick, Sara.
Photo by Angelica Monroy. L to R: Harry, Nick, Sara.

BONUS FUN FACT! 

Final day at MooseCat Recording, with Mike Post (engineer) ...probably talking about guinea pigs.
Final day at MooseCat Recording, with Mike Post (engineer) ...probably talking about guinea pigs.

Mike Post is the hardest working moose I know, and he specializes in vintage and analog recording. So listen up music nerds: my new album is old school. We tracked thru a bunch of tube amps and gear, then mixed to tape through a 1973 Auditronics 110A board. It goes by "Grandson" and was made in Memphis for places like, oh say, Stax Records. So if you're still reading, then you know I mean it when I say- grab yuh good pair of headphones and enjoy the track-by-track digital preview of the vinyl IJV2 experience.

IN JOY, VOL 2 Magicians! 

Includes: Sara Dee (songwriter, vocals, guitars, keys, percussion, design). Nick Ornelas (upright). Harry Ostrander (trumpet). Gaby Martinez (harmonies). Herlin Riley (percussion). Aaron Beaumont (lead keys). Steve Aguilar (lead keys). Brian Phillips (keys). Will Logan (drums). Taylor Kennedy (drums). Nick Stone (drums, percussion). Freddy Hernandez (upright). Taylor Covey (trombone). Lance Keller (trombone). Raymond Richards (pedal steel). Mike Post (lead guitar, engineer). Recorded and Mixed at MooseCat Recording. Mastered by Jim Wilson. Album & campaign photography by Matt Kallish and Angelica Monroy. Yo Soy Joy illustration by Erick Martinez. 

Risks and challenges

IN JOY, VOL 2 releases worldwide on 5/23/19.
The remaining challenge... 'Having the courage to live a life true to myself, not the one others expect of me.' (Go, Bronnie Ware!)

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    ENJOY IN JOY (Listening Party)

    Hear IN JOY, VOL 2 before the rest of the world with access the global live-chat listening party! Plus an MP3 single.

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    • Digital Single Download
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    ENJOY DELUXE (Album Download)

    Early copy of the deluxe digital album:
    Includes digital liner notes, full spread artwork, lyrics, artist statement, production credits. Plus a direct iTunes download!

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    FOOLS JOY

    Happy Holidays! Available on April 1st only, upgrade your digital album to a signed CD. AIl pledges today are matched up to $1k!

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    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY (Song Gram)

    Custom "Happy Birthday" singing telegram!

    ...Or Happy Graduation, Engagement, Quitting Your Job, Divorce, Adoption, Anniversary, Mid-Life Crisis, anything worth me singing about! You name the dedication and I'll do rest.

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    VIP JOY (L.A. Private Party)

    Access to the upcoming L.A. album release show private pre-party! Meet n mingle with me and my band, including an artist Q&A. Oh and dibs on the fresh cotton candy.

    Includes:
    • L.A. Private Party Access
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • Access Live Chat Listening Party
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    GIVE JOY (CD Party Pack)

    Surprise a couple friends with some joy!

    Also includes bonus swag and an original Sara Dee origami fortune teller that- well I can't say or it won't come true. But rumor has it if you read fortunes while listening to IN JOY, a unicorn gets a golden horn.

    Includes:
    • 3-Pack of IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • L.A. Private Party Access
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    YO SOY JOY (Tshirt Combo)

    If you got the joy joy joy joy down in yuh heart, wear it on your sleeve. Pick from 3 designs, including the new spanglish tee (Translation: "I Am Joy").

    Includes bonus swag and fortune teller!

    Includes:
    • New Sara Dee T-shirt
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • L.A. Private Party Access
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    CLEAR JOY (Vinyl Patron)

    Literally see yourself in my music- thru a limited edition crystal clear vinyl album, featuring YOUR NAME printed in the credits. Numbered and signed, with liner notes. Only 15 available!

    Includes:
    • Signed Limited Edition Clear Vinyl
    • Patron Status, Listed in Credits
    • Patron Status Tshirt + Swag
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • L.A. Private Party Access
    • Deluxe Album Download
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    JOY TO THE WHIRL (Music Video)

    Official music video patron with YOUR NAME in the credits and optional cameo! (kid-friendly)

    Includes:
    • Patron Status, Listed in Credits
    • Music Video Cameo (optional)
    • Patron Status Tshirt + Swag
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • L.A. Private Party Access
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    DR. JOY (Music Therapy Session)

    Spread some music therapy joy!

    Give a music therapy to the charity, organization, or individual of your choice. At the end of the year, I'd like to spotlight the communities who were impacted, and honor those who donated the sessions. For more info or questions on music therapy, contact me directly: sara@saradeemusic.com

    (Locations outside Southern California are subject to tour schedule availability)

    Includes:
    • Music Therapy Session
    • Patron Status Tshirt + Swag
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
    • Custom Singing Telegram
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    PARTY JOY (Live Concert)

    See IN JOY live! With a show in your honor

    (or in honor of someone you love) This can be for family, friends, surprise or holiday parties, and corporate events. OR I can book a free-entry show at a venue near you. Includes meet n greet, 2 music sets and artist Q&A.

    (Locations outside Southern California are subject to tour schedule availability)

    Includes:
    • Live Concert
    • Patron Status Tshirt + Swag
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
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    JOIE DE VIVRE (Joy Jackpot)

    Cue me singing Three Dog Night "Joy to the World!" You get the concert, the music therapy, the vinyl, the shirt, the CD, VIP tickets, and more. You're a true patron of the arts and I LOVE YOU!

    (Locations outside Southern California are subject to tour schedule availability)

    Includes:
    • Live Concert
    • Music Therapy Session
    • Patron Status Tshirt + Swag
    • Signed Limited Edition Clear Vinyl
    • Deluxe Album Download
    • IN JOY, VOL 2 on CD (optional)
    • Music Video Cameo (optional)
    • Custom Singing Telegram
    • L.A. Private Party Access
    • Access Live Chat Listening Party
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