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I'm in the studio to record my first full-length record of brand new songs.
I'm in the studio to record my first full-length record of brand new songs.
163 backers pledged $12,135 to help bring this project to life.

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**STRETCH GOAL** $12,000 : The River House Fall Tour! 

Once we release RIVER HOUSE, let's celebrate with a FALL TOUR -- The stretch goal will help to cover travel expenses, and pay musicians to travel with me.  This means more shows and better shows for you guys -- and more people getting to hear the record we make!

WHO ARE YOU?

I'm Taylor Leonhardt, a singer-songwriter from Raleigh, North Carolina.  I've been playing music for most of my life and writing songs since I was in high school.

Over the last several years I've released a couple of projects: first, an EP called Truest Things in late 2015, and most recently, recorded my song "Behold" for a collaborative EP called All Things New.

Now I'm ready to dive into my first full-length record, RIVER HOUSE.  I think RH represents the best songs I've created to date and my growth as a writer and an artist.  I am bursting to share this record with the world, and especially with you.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Independent musicians face a struggle when it comes to recording projects.  Without the backing of a label, it can be difficult to finance the production needs of making a record.  Many artists turn to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter to invite their fans into the process.  It's cool, because it keeps all the creative power and decision making with the artist, and creates more opportunities for us to connect along the way.

The $10,000 Kickstarter goal will cover production expenses, mixing & mastering, printing, video, artwork, + promotional content.

WHEN CAN WE HEAR RIVER HOUSE? 

We're expecting to release RIVER HOUSE by late summer 2017, but will keep you posted with project updates and behind-the-scenes info along the way.

Risks and challenges

Maybe you won't like these songs at all, BUT...
I'm pretty sure you will.

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
-Brené Brown

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    Digital Download

    Get a digital download of RIVER HOUSE before it's released

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    Physical Copy

    Get a physical copy of RIVER HOUSE before it's released + a digital download

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    New Threads

    Get a soft and cozy tee based on artwork from the album + a physical copy of RH + a digital download

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    VIP Status

    Get tickets to my album release show in Raleigh, access to an exclusive online show this summer + a soft new tee + a physical copy of RH + a digital download

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    • River House Lyric Book
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    Geek Out With Me

    I'll send you a book with handwritten lyrics from RIVER HOUSE with pictures, notes, and stories behind the songs + VIP access to my release show and online concert + cozy tee + physical album + digital download

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    Riding Solo

    I'll come sing in your living room, church, or other venue, just me + my guitar
    (Travel expenses may be required for locations outside of driving distance from Raleigh, NC)
    + Album release and online concert tickets + a RH lyric book + cozy tee + physical album + digital download

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    Bring The Band To You

    You're AWESOME...so awesome that my friends and I will come perform in your living room, church, or other venue.
    (Travel expenses may be required for locations outside of driving distance from Raleigh, NC)
    + Album release and online concert tickets + RH lyric book + cozy tee + physical album + digital download

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    So Crazy, It Just Might Work

    If you've really lost your mind, fund half of the project and become my biggest hero.
    You'll get ALL the River House rewards including a solo or full-band show at your venue + a copy of any record, project, or merch I release for the rest of time :)

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