New Music by KLK (Dec15 release)

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All-New Full Length Original CD from Kellie Lin 

12 new tunes featuring music+lyrics by Kellie Lin Knott, with one cover tune (MAY I SUGGEST) written by Susan Werner.


(1) 10% of the funds raised as well as 10% of all future revenue for this record will be donated to one of my favorite organizations, the NYC Yoga Project, (501c3), at  

(2) 7.9% of all funds are paid in fees to /

(3) The rest goes directly to making the record (paying my Producer, Engineers, Mastering Team, Musicians, etc - see below to learn more about this).

Thanks so much for your kindness and consideration in donating to this project.  

The means of distributing & paying for music has changed drastically since my last 5 CDs were released, but the means of making a record is much the same (ie, just as expensive).  

Pre-ordering the CD ($16) is a big help, and we've also got a number of other packages for you to choose from.

Want something specific in exchange for your donation that's not listed or have an idea on what would make you want to donate something more to support this record?  Let us know!

Your support means the world!

Questions before you pick a package?  Email us through this page and we'll respond asap, or view the most commonly asked questions below.


April-July, 2016:  Recording Sessions in Lombard, IL
August 2016:  Final Mixing & Mastering
Sept-Oct 2016: Initial Publicity Campaign
Dec 8, 2016:  Pre-release copies/packages mailed out
Dec 15, 2016:  Official Release Date to General Public


Kellie Lin (a.k.a. Kellie Lin Knott) is an award-winning singer-songwriter, songstress, and CEO (Wild Abundant Life), Kapaa, HI (by way of Mpls, MN, Sheboygan, WI & Boston, MA).

Kellie Lin has delivered soulful performances since age 8 for audiences at coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, stadiums, and, most recently, Yoga Studios. Known for delightfully quirky commentary & an eclectic catalogue of original tunes in divergent styles, Kellie Lin is entertaining, endearing, and irreverent.  Learn More at

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Learn more about this CD's beneficiary charity, production team, instrumentation, etc, below.

Can I propose my own package and donation amount?

Yes, you can.  We're happy to hear from you on creative ways to make sponsoring this project of value to you!

Why did you choose to support the NYC Yoga Project?

I've been so inspired by friend and founder of NYC Yoga Project, Dawn Rizzo, and wanted to find a way to be involved in the project from where ever I am.

NYC Yoga Project (501c3) is an organization created to empower kids and other underserved New Yorkers with access to yoga, coaching and programming to help them create possibility in their lives.

Beneficiaries of the program’s services learn about yoga and stress coping skills, but also get tools to help them make strong choices and take charge of their own destinies for a brighter future. To learn more, visit

10% of the funds collected here & all future sales revenue for the new Kellie Lin Knott CD will be directly donated to NYC Yoga Project.

To make additional direct donations to support the work of NYC Yoga Project, go here:

Where are you recording and who is your producer?

I'm recording at Crystall Recorders Studio in Lombard, IL with Bryan Clavey as engineer, and multi-instrumentalist / arranging phenom (and my Producer), Paul Mutzabaugh.  

I found these guys by sheer luck when in Chicago-land for business and wanting to capture a new tune. I was stunned by their talents and loved the collaborative process of working with them and decided on the SPOT that it was time to make the next record with this particular team.

Will any of the songs feature acoustic guitar & voice, like your live shows?

Some, yes.  Others will feature more instrumentation, but only that which supports the lyric and arrangement in painting the emotional soundscape we intend.

Are you going to tour in support of this record?

Yep!  I'll be launching a limited date tour with the band. Stay tuned for those dates.

What  are you spending money on?

** GoFundMe + WePay Fees (7.9% of all fundraising + .30 per transaction)
** Donations to NYC Yoga Project (10% of all fundraising)
** Recording (Engineers, Studio Time, Mixing & Sound Mastering)
** Musical Personnel (Producer/Arranger/Music Director, Musicians*)
** Promotional & Duplication
** Postage & Included Package Items

* Musicians include string section, horn section, drummer, electric bass, stand up bass, piano, Hammond B3 Organ, percussion, acoustic & electric guitars, lap steel guitar

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CD Update from Kellie Lin Knott:

Hello, Everyone!

Thank you again so much for your support in pre-ordering my new CD. We are almost done but have run into a delay.

The CD is sounding fantastic and we will still get them to you in time for you to share them as holiday gifts.

I will have an update later this week on final duplication, but it looks like you will have them in hand Dec 15 or sooner.

Please text me with questions at 617-435-8683.

And we are still fundraising to cover total costs, so if you'd like to add any more copies to your order, you can do that here:

More to come SOON! Thank you again for being a part of crowd funding to make this project a reality!

Kellie Lin
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We are nearing completion of stage one (the actual music making). Am I awake?

I was telling Producer Paul yesterday, "Each song is like it's own room - each a slightly different space in one beautiful house."

I know you'll enjoy the journey through when we get this music to you.

Thank you to each of your support. I couldn't do any of this without your willingness to purchase without hearing a note. THANK YOU!

In the meantime, as we complete final mixes of the songs, I'm still pre-selling and fundraising to cover this month's and next month's costs. We move to mastering next, then design, photo shoots, and duplication.

I do have new options specific to business owners - and some of you who previously pre-ordered and have opted in with the support of your businesses. Thank you!

For those considering this, let me say this:

I'm a Minnesotan - good midwestern stock, that is - we like to give value back and then some.

So know that for those biz sponsorship options I know I can offer you support, services or exposure that will balance out your investment.

And I will also make you a hotdish.

For the uninitiated, hotdish = casserole with any ingredients you like (literally anything) as long as cream of something soup is liberally dumped in before baking...

Minnesotans are expert hotdish providers, you see.

So, do reach out if you'd like to see the biz sponsor prospectus. ;) Culinary delights and business value await.

Thank you so much to all of you! I remain ever grateful.

Kellie Lin Knott

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Hi Everyone!

It's day three of the vocal sessions. Whew! This is a work out for body & brain. I sing the songs many times, and then we go back and sing smaller parts many more times to get the best out of each lyric.

I have a phenomenally KIND & exceptionally TALENTED team of professionals helping me to sound my best on tunes that I believe will touch your hearts - and we've got a little rock n roll too - don't you worry.

You'll see. This is unlike anything I've done before.

I make the guys turn off all the lights in the vocal booth during the vocal sessions.

Some of you know - when I was a kid I used to sing from the closet while my dad accompanied me - too scared to let people see me. I feel that again all over when on mic in the recording studio. It's a different skill set and I'm learning by leaps and bounds.

FYI - in the story above - eventually I came out of the closet one Thanksgiving on the bridge of "Wind Beneath My Wings" for dramatic effect (flyyyyyyyyy, FLYYYYYYYYYYYY, so Highhhhhhh against the sky) and have been a ham ever since...

But back to the record and what we're creating now:

Many of you have wanted to hear the songs with vocals - to hear previews - all I can say is, "Soon!"

We're on it - there's still much work to be done with these tunes. After all of the vocal parts are in, we start the mixing process, and then on to mastering.

Thank you, as always, so very much for your pre-orders and to those of you who have sponsored the project without even hearing it or me. Your kindness and support means so much!

We continue to race to fund the record so we can finish on time. If you have a business, know that we do have sponsorship options available for businesses with some great marketing inclusions and services for you.

A number folks who contributed personally had asked to be more involved and have committed to sponsorships with their business. If you're or curious about that, please let me know and I can send you info on the packages, included services and marketing inclusions/visibility options to benefit your business .

You'll see the number on the page go up shortly as I add these sponsorship dollars to our total.

Also remember that we are donating 10% of all fundraising and future proceeds for the life of this record to the NYC Yoga Project ( I can't say enough about the good work that they do, and I hope, if you haven't, that you'll investigate their website, like them on facebook, and if you're a yoga teacher in and around NYC, get in and audition to be a part of their many outreach programs!

Here's the status report on tunes and where we're at:


stay right where you are
shake the world
lost in love


tomorrow river
take comfort
the dream


all of me
when i’m ready
may i suggest


gratitude prayer
make me

Thanks again, all! I appreciate you!

With love, Kellie Lin

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We are in the studio RIGHT NOW! Pictures and updates (and sound snippets) to come. Thank you all for supporting the project!
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$11,693 of $38,500 goal

Raised by 160 people in 40 months
Created March 27, 2016
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Get everything in the Super Fan package + @DebWilliamson’s famous raw tootsie rolls + 1 VIDEO of your FAVE COVER SONG + verbal thanks & liner notes thanks.
Be among the first to Get a PRE-RELEASE copy of the CD. You'll also get special live video updates on the project's progress. Thanks for your support!
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Get a SIGNED & PERSONALIZED PRE-RELEASE COPY of the CD + Digital Download of all. Includes special live video updates on project progress
Jam Buddy Pro
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Get 2 Super Fan packages + one 40 min Skype (songwriting, music lesson, biz consulting or life coaching - pick one) with Kellie Lin & liner notes thank you.
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Super Fan package +20 minute call with Kellie (biz consult, coaching, music or fun - you decide!) Includes email support, live video updates & pre-release bonus
We Totally Hang
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Get 2 Super Fan + 1 SPA DAY + COACHING w/KLK & Debbie at Kohler Waters Spa WI & liner notes thanks. Includes spa service, lunch + all day spa. ($1695 value)
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Don't Call us, We'll Call You - 1 MUSE package +Personalized Voicemail Song (written by KLK just for you - you choose musical genre) + liner notes thanks.
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Get 2 Super Fan packages + 1 Skype session w/KLK (music lesson, coaching, you decide) - liner notes thank you + SIGNED UKULELE.
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Get 1 full “We Totally Hang” package + 1 PRIVATE CONCERT at your home or business for you + as many guests as you like (date TBA) & liner notes thank you.
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1 “It’s Ok, I’m with the Band” package + LIVE ATTENDANCE STUDIO HANG (let’s make music history!)& Executive Producer Credit / thanks in the liner notes.
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This is so exciting! You Inspire me Kellie!

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Sending love, light, and abundance to you:-)

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I can't wait to get the CD! You have an amazing voice and are such a talent!

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