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Cleveland native Songwriter, Tracy Marie will release a record, "Beautiful Mess" produced by Grammy-nominated Engineer, David Mayfield
Cleveland native Songwriter, Tracy Marie will release a record, "Beautiful Mess" produced by Grammy-nominated Engineer, David Mayfield
Cleveland native Songwriter, Tracy Marie will release a record, "Beautiful Mess" produced by Grammy-nominated Engineer, David Mayfield
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Hi thank you for taking the time to read this and check out my latest project Beautiful Mess. This is my 5th release. All of the songs on this record were self-written. The album was produced by David Ray Mayfield, an Emmy and Grammy-nominated artist and engineer. I have written over 150 original songs, 11 of which have been chosen for this record.  The album is recorded, mixed and mastered. It's time for manufacturing, and money has run out.

I have been performing in and around northeast Ohio since 1996. I am proud to be part of the Cleveland, Ohio music scene, where original music is nurtured by both the song writers and fans! This is where you come in. Please be part of the team making this music possible. No contribution is too small and is greatly appreciated!

On a personal note, the journey so far, in the making of this record has been cathartic in more than one way for me. The reason I make music is to reach hearts and minds of others. It is also an outlet for myself emotionally and also in healing and pain relief. It is my honor to be able to have the opportunity to create music to reach others. Everyone has their own struggles whether they can be seen or not. I hope my music helps you and your healing process as it has myself...  Thank you!

Risks and challenges

This record has already been recorded and we are in the process of completing artwork in preparation for manufacturing. Please help in completing the final steps of manufacturing and paying the cost of this expensive artistic effort! I will keep making music as long as I breathe. But there is a reason they call it an effort.

In addition to the challenges that come with putting together a project like this (each individual has their own set of challenges), in October, and during the completion of recording this record, I had a confirmed diagnosis of a rare disease called Morquio syndrome. It causes an enzyme deficiency in the cell and a metabolic malfunction which creates damage and cell death. It affects the skeleton, eyes and ears, heart valve and respiratory system. It wasn't until October 11th of 2017 that I got my confirmed diagnosis, although I have been affected by it my entire life. This condition has caused me to require many surgeries and endure months of physical therapy throughout the years. As of January, I will be starting a weekly infusion of enzymes in hospital to supplement what my body is not producing. This is not a cure, but it could be a way to stop the progression.

It has been a challenge to balance between doctors appointments, diagnostic testing, bad days and putting together a creative project. But with determination and the help of many others who deserve the utmost gratitude, we have managed to complete the record, get it mastered and work a very creative artist to do the artwork!

Music is medicine! Please join in the team by contributing, liking and sharing this campaign.

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    For your generous support you will receive a signed copy of Tracy Marie's Beautiful Mess on compact disk as well as signed copies of Tracy's first four releases. 5 CD total!!

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    • Tracy Marie Shiek European Assassin Woman CD Autographed
    • Tracy Marie & Friends Live on Crooked River Groove CD Autographed
    • Tracy Marie True Blue CD Autographed
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    For your extra pledge of support and your everlasting loyalty you'll receive a signed copy of Tracy Marie's, "Beautiful Mess" on compact disc and two tickets to the CD release concert the evening of Tuesday, March 6th 2018 at Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland.

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    Maybe you like to follow Tracy around to her gigs, or maybe you have built a shrine in your home for her. Either way, thank you for your loyalty and generous support of this project. You will receive a copy of the new record on CD, but more importantly you'll receive a mystery box of Tracy Marie's personal belongings specially selected just for you.

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    You are Tracy's number one fan. You buy every CD and you try to make it to every show that you can get to. Thank you so much for your continued support. You will receive a signed copy of Beautiful Mess, one ticket to the CD release party and a personalized thank-you note from Tracy

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    Thank you so much for your generous support of this project. For your sponsorship of this project you will receive 5 signed copies of Tracy Marie's, "Beautuful Mess".

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    Thank you for your generous contribution to this project. You will receive a signed copy of Beautiful Mess and Tracy will meet you for coffee within 25 miles of Cleveland. You will also receive a personal thank-you note. Thank you so much again!

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    Thank you for your loyal support! You will receive your own signed copy of "Beautiful Mess", a personal thank you note and a scrapbook of Tracy Marie memories, which may include photographs of the two of you together!

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    For your generous pledge of support and your love of romantic gestures, you will receive 2 signed copies of Tracy Marie's new release, "Beautiful Mess" and Tracy will come serenade you and a date, table-side at a Cleveland restaurant, time and place to be decided.

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    Thank you so much for contributing bigly to this project. For your generous contribution, and in recognition of your ability to enjoy great music and have a good time, you and Tracy will enjoy an evening out somewhere in Cleveland to hear local live music. Date and event TBD! In addition you will receive a personal thank-you note from Tracy Marie.

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    From your generous contribution, it is clear that you must really believe in this music! Maybe you have told all your friends about Tracy and her records, gigs, songs. That's awesome! You will receive enough signed copies of Tracy Marie's, "Beautiful Mess" to distribute to 30 of your friends and a personal thank-you note from Tracy.

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    My Inspiration

    Tracy Marie will write a song inspired by a story you tell her or just a song in your honor!

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    The Gambler

    An evening gambling with Tracy Marie for her *first gambling experience* at Cleveland Jack Casino.

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    With your support, the completion of this production was made possible. Thank you for believing in this music.

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    My Angel

    You are an angel! Tracy will crochet you your own custom blanket. You choose the color, and she will make it for you.

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    • Custom crocheted blanket by Tracy Marie
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    The Bomb

    You know what you did, and you know why you are the bomb! You are a hero. Thank you for helping Tracy hit the goal of this project!

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