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Here we are & we belong: pop-alt cellist/singer-songwriter, Sarah Clanton, is launching an uplifting record to help the world feel good
158 backers pledged $25,499 to help bring this project to life.

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It’s all or nothing on Kickstarter! We meet our $25K goal or we make $0K.

Without you to fuel this feel-good machine, we will not have the financial means it takes to reach those who need this music. But together I know we can cast this love light far and wide. All we need to do is raise at least $25K to do this effectively, without big corporations....no big deal!

Am I feeling freaked out? Yes.
Am I scared? Uh huh, yup.

It’s difficult to ask for help and I’ve had my fair share of “OMG WHAT AM I DOING?!” moments. Let’s be real, I’d be lying if I told you I did not. Yet I believe in the light inside of you and that you can feel good too! I know there is power of music and community to influence seas of change and that together we can be better.

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    Choose Your Own Adventure!

    Let's have an adventure! Donate whatever you want and let's do something, whatever thing, you want! Do you like getting snail mail? Want to grab a coffee together? Or go shopping? Do you love wandering through Target as much as me? Want to chat on the phone or go to a show? Have lunch? Want me to handwrite lyrics on an item of your choice and send it to you? Want to go look at puppies at the humane society together? Want to hang, jam? Want me to do a goofy dance and send it to a friend to brighten their day? One of my super powers is not mind-reading, but I am SUPER grateful for you! Pledge any amount here $15 or over and I will honor any reward tiers that apply. Let's negotiate! This is gonna be fun, THANK YOU!

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    Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork

    You'll be the first to hear the new album at this reward level! Sent to you in high def - that's high quality! You'll receive the digital download of the album artwork.

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    Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker

    Get an early copy of HERE WE ARE sealed with love and a signature + a "We Mermaid to Belong" sticker

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    "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo

    Take home a cello-bratory signed 8 x 10 Photo of yours truly! With I'll send you a handwritten letter in a "We Mermaid to Belong" Greeting Card that you can also color! Color it in, hang it on the fridge or send it on with a kind word to a friend. My letter to you will be tucked separately inside.

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    “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee

    Perfect for fall the "We Mermaid to Belong" baseball tee is a work of art you'll feel good wearing everyday!

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    We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass

    Cello-brate instant access to exclusive content including early access to pictures, videos, new songs and more wth this interactive souvenir! VIP CELLOBRATOR PASS holders will also get special access to meet & greets and other live in concert surprises all just by wearing your pass to a show when I come to your town! As a pass holder the feel-good never ends as I will be adding exclusive content year round!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
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    Workshop Sound & Lyrics with Sarah

    Let's spend the afternoon together! Want to learn to play a little cello, explore songwriting or collaborate on a project? Don't know where to start? Just feeling stuck? Let's write a song or finish yours! Via Skype or in person.

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
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    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
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    A Song Written By Sarah For You!

    Need a little ditty for a loved one on an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion? Look no further! Sarah will write and record the perfect personalized song song (cello + voice) for your important day.

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
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    From the Set: The Sparkle Mermaid Onesie

    Take home this one of a kind royal blue sparkly one piece cat suit. Custom-made by Lily Guilder for the filming of the “I Can See You” official music video - can be worn in AND out of the pool! You may also recognize this fabulous outfit from concert posters and from my music video Slow it Down (worn by Laurel Desmarais). This outfit is SO fun to wear...I'm gonna have to get another one! Check out all of Lily Guilder's style: www.lilyguilder.com or take a dance or pilates class from Laurel at Maeva Movement in East Nashville! www.maevamovement.com

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    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
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    A Month of Music Lessons with Sarah

    Take five, one hour cello lessons with me via Skype, FaceTime or in person on Music Row, scheduled at your convenience. Whether you are just beginning, want to continue your education, explore new methods or learn a Beatles tune, I am here to guide you through!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
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    I'll Play Your Party

    Need holiday music at your party for a birthday or holiday get together? Want to add some pizazz to your wedding proposal? Need wedding music? For a small or large group of your friends I will come a solo play at your party location - your house, community center, wherever. Tell me what music you are looking for, ranging from classical to contemporary or just a show of my originals, and we will work it out! I will throw in 5 extra signed CDs of Here We Are - makes great goodie bag stuffers. Schedule this party any time during 2019. NOTE: I am happy to travel anywhere, travel expenses negotiable out of the Southeast. Want the full band? Check out the "Let's Get Together & House Concert" reward tier. <3

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    Sarah & Lily Guilder Wardrobe Make-Over!

    Spend the day with me and my stylist Lily Guilder! Includes a closet consolation, shopping trip, outfit assembling and lunch on me! For the past two years, from the clothes I wear everyday, on stage to on camera, Lily Guilder has had me covered (literally) and has empowered the way I look at my own closet. This is going to be a great day. Not just for women, this reward is for everyone, however you may identify, you are beautiful and Lily Guilder and I are excited to meet you. www.lilyguilder.com

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    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
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    Custom Painted Cello with a Purpose

    Own one of only two signed cellos painted with a purpose from the set of "I Can See You" and album artwork photoshoot! These "stunt" cellos, after I submerged them underwater (it's amazing what great condition they still are in!) I dried out the cellos then painted them in my driveway, transforming them into art for the album cover! The Purpose: a portion of these proceeds will benefit two non profit organizations that are near and dear to my heart. CELLO 1: "The 'Here We Are' Cello" will benefit Girls Write Nashville - a non profit organization empowering young voices through songwriting, production and mentorship. CELLO 2: "The 'We Belong' Cello will benefit NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Disclaimer: these cellos are not for playing. Please enjoy it as a piece of art to hang (wall mount included!) and cello-brate the feel-good in your home everyday, knowing every time you see it that your contribution supports music and education!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
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    Let's Get Together & House Concert!

    I'll come to your house and give a house show for you and your friends! Plus get 10 copies of "Here We Are" to give to friends. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, holiday party or just for fun, house concerts are the best! This reward level includes travel within of a 5 hour radius of Nashville, all other destinations subject to added travel expenses. I love traveling and playing music, so let me know where you are and we will make it happen no matter where you are on the planet! Got questions? Send me a message, I've got house concert answers.

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    Benefit Concert!

    Thank you for requesting this reward tier! It is an honor to partner with you to positively impact the lives of others! Includes a bonus 10 Here We Are signed CDs, stickers and VIP Cell-brator Pass for event host(s).

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    Write & Hang Weekend in Tennessee

    Let's get together for a weekend writing retreat! With just a few other Cello-brators we will head out to a peaceful cabin, write and record a demo you can take home! Includes lodging and provisions for two days, one night.

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    Fund the Album Release Tour Promotion!

    Become an Executive Producer and get your name printed on all physical copies of Here We Are, forever! This transformative gift will make possible the tour publicity and promotion required for the CD release tour in 2019. Tour promotion includes: mailing posters to all venues, hiring a publicist, mailing CDs to radio stations, radio and tv appearances on tour, album and show reviews and more! This 3 + month campaign will make a huge difference in not only supporting show attendance but in getting this feel-good music into as many hearts and ears as possible. BONUS: Every time I make a radio or tv appearance, I'll give you a shout out on the air!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
    • Sarah & Lily Guilder Wardrobe Make-Over!
    • A Song Written By Sarah For You!
    • Let's Get Together & House Concert!
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    Make the Merch!

    Become an Executive Producer and get your name printed in all copies of Here We Are forever when you make the merch! This transformative gift will allow more fans and friends everywhere to take a feel-good souvenir home with them after shows. It takes a village, even to make the merch! Your pledge supports the artists, services and companies that have designed the album artwork for CD duplication, t-shirts design and printing, VIP cello-orator passes, posters printing, postage, mailing materials and the anxiety-reducing We Mermaid to Belong coloring book (coming soon, because of you!). BONUS: You'll get a personalized "Splash Bag Bag" which includes out of print SC items you can't get anywhere else. PLUS: Take home 10 mega feel-good bags for your friends

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
    • A Song Written By Sarah For You!
    • Let's Get Together & House Concert!
    • Sarah & Lily Guilder Wardrobe Make-Over!
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
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    Ready, Set, Record an EP Ivy Hall!

    Ready to record your next EP?? Come on down to Nashville, Tennessee and bring your songs to life at the beautiful Ivy Hall Studio, with me and Eric Loomis, Ivy Hall Studio manager, engineer and my co-producer. Ivy Hall is where I we tracked "Here We Are!" You are going to love this incredible facility, it's got all the bells and whistles and is nestled in the basement of East Nashville's historic tudor mansion built in 1934. This reward includes a two night stay at Ivy Hall while we create, a day of pre-production, a full studio day to record your songs (3-4) with Nashville's finest session players, as well as mixing and mastering. WOW!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
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    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
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    Feel the Band: Carpe the Per Diem

    There will be no starving artists here thanks to you! Become an Executive Producer and get your name in all copies of Here We Are (forever) with this transformative gift. Your pledge will fill our bellies, fulfilling the budget required to feed 6 band members for 4 full weeks for the album release tour 2019. BONUS: I'll throw you a dinner party for you and some friends. PLUS everyone at the dinner party gets VIP cellobrator passes!

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    • Here We Are: Digital Album & Artwork
    • Here We Are: Signed CD + Sticker
    • "We Mermaid to Belong" Card + 8x10 Photo
    • “We Mermaid to Belong” Baseball Tee
    • We Belong: The VIP Cello-brator Pass
    • Let's Get Together & House Concert!
    • A Song Written By Sarah For You!
    • Sarah & Lily Guilder Wardrobe Make-Over!
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    Fuel the Feel-Good Machine

    Become an Executive Producer and get your name on all copies of Here We Are forever! This transformative gift will rent the tour vehicle we will need transport a crew of 6 for 4 weeks of CD release tour! Help us pick out the van, then when we play our release show in your town (or at your house!), hop in the van and let us take you and a few friends for a spin and out to dinner. Maybe you'll wanna even hit the road with us for a night! BONUS: Get exclusive access to our Here We Are album release Tour Journal - with videos and more from our adventures in the van you made possible!

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