Naomi LaViolette New Record Fund

$3,600 of $10k goal

Raised by 21 people in 3 months
Naomi Morton  WEST LINN, OR
To my dear friends, fans, family, and folks I hope to meet someday,

My name is Naomi LaViolette, and I'm an independent songwriter in Portland, Oregon.

What I've learned as a songwriter, is that our lives are full of amazing stories, and that using music is one of the most magical ways to tell those stories.  Melody, rhythm, and harmony, intertwined with words, poetry and metaphor captures and preserves stories and people beyond our memories.  

Over the last few years I've been so blessed by writing songs for specific people and projects. I call these "Song Commissions". Many of these songs were given by other people to their loved ones as birthday and anniversary gifts. Some of them are inspired by dear people in my own life, that either passed away, made my heart swell with love, or filled me with gratitude.

My dream is to combine this precious collection of songs into a full-length record.  It will be called "Written For You". Funds are needed soon, so that production can happen in the spring of 2017.

What's involved in producing a record? Oh my. A lot. Recording studio costs, hiring musicians, CD artwork, duplication... to name a few things. Some incredible Portland strings and percussion players will be brought on board to create an epic, organic, and emotional expression of the stories present in these songs.

You can listen to some of my Song Commissions here, and read their stories.  Some of these tracks are fully produced and already on records, some are just homemade by me, my keyboard, and a computer. I think you'll be able to tell which is which...

Why does this mean so much to me?  These people and the music that captures them needs to shared.  We all have our own little bit of time on this world, and every person's story is a gift. This record will be very special.  I will be so thankful for any support to make this dream come true.





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Update 3
Posted by Naomi Morton
12 days ago
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Please mark you calendars! "Written For You" will be released October 27, 2017 in concert at the Old Church Concert Hall.
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Update 2
Posted by Naomi Morton
3 months ago
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Pre-production on the record begins today, thanks to your donations! I'm so excited. We still need 7k to finish the project, so I'd be so grateful for more sharing/support. :)
Gettin' musical in here....
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Update 1
Posted by Naomi Morton
3 months ago
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Wow I'm so amazed at the support that keeps coming in. Thank you to everyone! If you'd like to hear some previews of the songs that are going on the record, visit my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/naomilaviolette.
I'm posting videos there of just me at the piano, performing the tunes. Love to you all! Naomi
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$3,600 of $10k goal

Raised by 21 people in 3 months
Created January 6, 2017
CC
$150
Cheryl Canning
11 days ago
DS
$500
Diana Scholtes
11 days ago
KM
$100
Kirk Masterson
2 months ago

Wooot! You go!

JH
$100
Jo Anne and Alan Holt
3 months ago

So happy that you are continuing to create and record. We love you!

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
JR
$100
Jessica Rykert-Holt
3 months ago

Sweet sister songwriter :)

JR
$25
Joseph Rykert
3 months ago
RN
$100
Roger Neill
3 months ago

Go Naomi!!! We're excited to hear the new album!

CL
$100
Carolyn Lindberg
3 months ago

I've listened to some of the songs and they are just gorgeous--congratulations on creating a beautiful set of memories to record!

PB
$100
Paige Baker
3 months ago

You go get 'em girl! Keep up the great work...

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