Daphne Lee Martin's Scared Fearless

$3,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 7 months
Hi Friends!
     Scared Fearless is finally underway! 

     The crew and I tracked 13 original songs at Dirt Floor the last week of August, and I couldn't have ever imagined the tasty, passionate, groovy performances we all gave to these songs- some travelogues, some cautionary tales, some confessions -all stories about the comings and goings of life, the folks who touch you for a moment and change everything forever, the folks you hold onto tight for a lifetime, and the folks that (however much you love them) it was never meant to last. 

     The base goal is 5k, that will help cover the costs of studio time and manufacturing. My dream is to be able to press this to vinyl and get a publicity campaign behind it. We did that with Fall On Your Sword and it made my dream of a feature in American Songwriter a reality- boy would l love to keep building on that foundation, and now more than ever as I'm healing through this wild time. 
     Every penny counts, and I'm deeply grateful to everyone who has been there since day one and climbed aboard since to help grow this thing. One of the things I learned about my relationship with music was  that when I needed it to be a 'brand' and 'commercially viable' it lost something very important. I was raised with music as a piece of everyday life, a comfort in hard times, a motivator, a way of telling the story of life. With this new collection of songs, and the way I'm recording it, I'm getting back to the truth and substance of what it means and how it's as much a part of the day as breakfast or tying my shoes. That said, the rewards for contributing this time are going to be far more personal than just the manufactured product and I can't wait to share all of it with you! THANK YOU!

Much Love,
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Hello, loves!
Here's a little joyous teaser of one of the passages of music on the new album and the warmth we all felt making it! Please share this with anyone you think might dig it, we are so closer our reaching our goal! Thank you!
Till We Meet Again!
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Mixing starts in less than a week! And we have one seriously special guest joining in!
Big thanks to Mike Savino, you know him as Tall Tall Trees, for playing banjo on Songbirds. We can't wait to share it with you! In the meantime, we still have a ways to go on the campaign goal, so please share it out. Thank you all so much!
Mixing Time!
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Hello, my loves! We are over half way there! The last of our special guests are wrapping up their parts, the artwork is nearly done, and I cannot wait to start sharing music with you. It's been a long, crazy process with lots of rewards and beautiful shared moments, but we still need your help! There are lots of goodies in the works for those of you who get in on the pre-order, and this last push is what's going to really get us there. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Love, Daph & the crew

Photo by Kate Brown, dreamgirl
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Some goods for the meantime! Our version of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak.
Featuring many of the artists that will be on Scared Fearless as well, Thor Robert Jensen, Kieran Ledwidge, Matt Slobogan. Corina Malbaurn, Graham Thompson, and on both guitar and in the role of Producer, Jonah Tolchin! Big thanks to CT Scramble for premiering it for us. <3
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$3,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 7 months
Digital Age
For those of you who dig music but not the clutter, you can grab the download only here!
Driving Music
For those of us with tape decks or CD players who take in most of our tunes on the commute- your choice of CD or Cassette.
CD/Tape & Tee
Wanna rep and rock? You can do both!
Illuminate Me!
CD/Tape and Illuminated Lyric sheet for your choice of one of the songs on the album. These are gorgeous hand-drawn and colored original pieces of art.
The Package
CD/Tape/Vinyl (if we press), Tee, Illuminated Lyrics- really the kaboodle of merch!
All the $50 merch & a poster print of one of the original pieces of artwork by a handful of really talented folks building the album design, signed.
Live it up!
All the $50 goods plus an exclusive invitation to the house show launch when we release, will include dinner and drinks! Or 2 tix to the nearest show on tour!
Giving Back
I'll give a coaching/writing session to a young writer/group. Teaching & sharing the craft is the most beautiful way to keep the music coming! Oh & merch too!
Wrap it up!
All the merch + a handmade (by me) crochet or knit blanket. These are pretty darn special! You can see some of them on my Instagram.
High Rollers!
Anything over $250, let's talk! Maybe you wanna customize your package! Maybe you want a house show! Hit me up!
The Book
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All fot $75 stuff plus a notebook with the entire series of #dlmsummerofsong handwritten lyrics. Limited to 5!
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