Home Stretch for New Lauri Jones CD

$1,240 of $1,150 goal

Raised by 26 people in 19 months
I'm pretty excited to announce that a brand new CD is in the works... one that has been evolving organically over the past few months. Inspiration hit big this past year and some powerful songs emerged. I didn't really set out to release something new so soon after my 2015 album, "Walk Your Life"... but so goes the artist's journey... the SOUL's journey. This EP (a collection of about 6 songs at this point), is called "Watch Love Rise", built around the song that came through me like a thunderbolt last fall. For more specifics on that song and how it came about, please read my blog:  http://www.laurijones.com/blog/watch-love-rise

What gave me the idea to release an EP of live recordings, rather than going back into the studio, is the completely magical way they all transpired. When you have the opportunity to bring a new song to incredibly talented musicians for a live performance...  and then that performance happens to be captured brilliantly on multi-track... well, I'd call that divine intervention. :-) The energy, the execution, the emotion... everything lined up in a way that felt much bigger than me.  I can hear and FEEL the raw, authentic energy, heart, soul, LOVE and beauty SO powerfully in all of the songs. And I know they need to be shared NOW... in these times.

The songs are currently being mixed and polished by my brilliant partner and producer (thank you, Eric Montgomery!)... and then the collection needs to be mastered, replicated, and packaged for distribution. This is where I need a little help! :-)

I am beyond grateful for the resources available to me in the creative evolution of these songs so far... and am now taking a big breath and asking for financial assistance to bring this project to fruition. All funds received will go specifically to mastering, replication, and packaging of this CD. 

It's my absolute passion and mission to minister the power of LOVE through my songs and share them with the world. Your contribution in any amount means the world to me... thank you!
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Hello, hello, hello! :-) The new CD's have arrived and I would love to give you wonderful contributors your copies! I sent emails to the out-of-towners to get your addresses. And for you locals, I will find you and get you yours as soon as I can. For you NTCSL friends, I will be singing there this Sunday 8/6, so stop by my table if you're there! THANK YOU so much for your support .... hope you enjoy the new music! :-)
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Ahhhhhh! THANK YOU ALL for helping me reach the goal to wrap up (quite literally) this CD project! I am SO excited to share this music with you all. I want to be sure each of you gets a CD when it is done! If you are local, I will get you one when I see you. If you are not local, I will reach out to you to confirm your shipping address and send one to you.

THANKS AGAIN, dear friends and family... I will keep you posted! :-)

With Love & Gratitude,
Lauri
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So... here's another little tidbit about a song on the new CD. :-) In February of this year, I helped with the music for the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living women's retreat out in Eagle Creek, OR. On the first night, one of the amazing women there came to me saying she had an epiphany while listening to me sing one of my songs that night. She handed me a note saying, "Can we all help write a new song with you this weekend? Here's the title that came to me: First 100 Days." There was already a pretty full agenda for the retreat, but I was really taken by her flash of divine inspiration and impulse to share it with me... so I brought the idea to the retreat facilitators. We kept it simple and loose and I just asked the women there to write any ideas or insights that came to them over the course of the weekend about the title "First 100 Days", keeping in mind the theme of the retreat, "We Were Made for These Times". By the end of the weekend, I had a stack of index cards with lots of beautiful inspiration for lyrics. We didn't have time to create a song on the spot, so I took those cards home and sat with everything for a few days... meditating on the weekend and the energy and connection with those women... and the heartfelt desire and mission to step more fully into our power as enlightened spiritual beings in "these mighty, precious days". After a few rough drafts of lyrics... going back and forth in email, sharing with everyone what I was coming up with and getting feedback... and then sitting down at the piano to "find" the music (though it really found me)... a song was born. :-) And then, as it turned out, I was scheduled to sing at NTCSL a few weeks later on a Sunday where that song fit the message perfectly. So once again, the band brought its heart, soul, talent, and skill to the song and that magic was captured on multi-track. Eric and I did play with the arrangement a bit in the mix and I re-recorded my vocal to bring more emotion and dynamics to the piece... but that organic, divine energy and inspiration remains. I am thrilled to have this song included on the new CD. It's a "time capsule" kind of song that I feel needs to be heard. So, again, THANK YOU for helping make this special project happen... for being part of it. Your contributions, financially and energetically, mean the world to me! <3
"First 100 Days" (premiere at NTCSL)
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Hi! :-) Just wanted to check in... been having a blast working on this new CD! THANK YOU so much for helping to make it happen!!! Discovered another gem last night to add this CD... another song that was recorded live at NTCSL (New Thought Center for Spiritual Living) with the fabulous choir! It's an obscure Carole King song called "One" that can only be found on vinyl (!!!), so I can't even share a version with you here. BUT... it is just amazing. Written in the 70's... even more relevant today. Again, captured on multi-track last year so we are mixing and polishing with the other songs. SO EXCITED! Goose bumps listening. So now this will be a 6 song CD. :-) Which adds a bit more to costs of mastering and licensing... so hoping to reach the goal soon! And so grateful to be SO CLOSE! Thanks again to all. I truly appreciate the support and cannot wait to share this music!!!
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David Duvall
18 months ago
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How fantastic to have found that recording!!! Can't wait to hear it. And you may as well add it to the rest since there's room - as you know, I PACK my CD's with music because I can't stand the wasted space ... and how wonderful to let ONE be heard again! (I'm covering Carole's I THINK I CAN HEAR YOU on mine right now ) - xoxo

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Barbara Wold
15 months ago

Such a beautiful new album, Lauri. And so timely. Thank you!

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Michael Walker
18 months ago
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Rock on! Can't wait to hear the new CD!

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18 months ago
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David Duvall
18 months ago
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A little unexpected money came in. Thought I'd share! xo

David Duvall
18 months ago
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How fantastic to have found that recording!!! Can't wait to hear it. And you may as well add it to the rest since there's room - as you know, I PACK my CD's with music because I can't stand the wasted space ... and how wonderful to let ONE be heard again! (I'm covering Carole's I THINK I CAN HEAR YOU on mine right now ) - xoxo

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