I want YOU to be part of the LAUNCH of my new album JUST WORDS

I'll be providing WEEKLY updates on progress throughout the length of the campaign,
which will run from SEPTEMBER 12 until the launch of the SECOND single on NOVEMBER 20th
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JUST WORDS | release date Feb 7, 2020

Here at Lynne Hanson headquarters we're busy getting ready to launch my new album Just Words on February 7, 2020.   And it costs a LOT of money to launch an album.    I'm hoping to raise to raise $10,000 (or more) to help cover part of the cost of:

  • Pressing VINYL & CDs - The album art is being designed by award winning designers Jared Barter and Michael Zavacky.  In addition to CDs we'll once again be pressing vinyl.  And this time it will be coloured vinyl so it's gonna LOOK as good as it sounds!!
  • Printing a book of POETRY - The book will include a collection of poems I have been working on over the past three years, as well as the lyrics from the album, with illustrations from Michael Zavacky.
  • Shooting VIDEOs - I'm once again teaming up with the folks at MAVN to create videos for each of the singles we'll be releasing leading up to the album launch.
  • Hiring a MARKETING TEAM - We're putting together a stellar team of PR professionals to undertake the launch of this album in Europe, the UK, the United States, and Canada.  It's not going to be cheap, but I really feel this is the best work I've ever done, so I'm wanting to put a little PR firepower behind this one to get the word OUT.

YOU CAN HELP by PRE-ORDERING  a copy of the album.  By pre-ordering your copy now you're guaranteed to be the first person on your block to receive the download, CD, or vinyl of Just Words!  There's also a number of "perks" that you can choose from as part of this campaign.

WHATEVER you can do to help me with this project will be HUGELY appreciated.  If you aren't in a position to help financially, it would be GREAT if you could SHARE this Campaign with any of your friends, family, coworkers that might be interested AND/OR on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc).  

THANK YOU so much for your support!!
xoxo
Lynne

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Just Words is my 7th studio album.  I feel this collection of songs are the best I've written to this point in my career and I cannot wait to share them with you! 

For the recording I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone, so I asked Jim Bryson to produce it.   Jim is a music industry veteran, both as a recording artist (5 critically acclaimed albums), side person (Kathleen Edwards, Tragically Hip), recording engineer (Kalle Matteson, Lindi Ortega), and producer (Oh Susanna, Skydiggers).    I think you'll really love where we ended up sonically on this project!

We also brought in some really great musicians to play on the album: 

  • Kevin Breit - guitars, octave mandolin  
  • Jim Bryson - guitars, keys, bass 
  • Marshall Bureau – drums, percussion  
  • MJ Dandeneau – upright bass  

And a few very special guests to sing on it: 

  • Anders Drerup 
  • Tara Holloway  
  • Catherine MacLellan 
  • Justin Rutledge

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NOTE ON SHIPPING:   For perks that require shipping (CD, vinyl and poetry book), amounts will be added at checkout to account for CDN and International shipping costs.

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Maybe you don't do downloads or CDs because you prefer to stream your music. If you're not interested in receiving any perks but still want to contribute to the campaign YOU CAN.

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Poetry Book: signed
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Poetry Book: signed

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C$25.00

You receive a signed copy of my new book of poetry, Just Words. The book includes the lyrics to the album, as well as illustrations by award-winning illustrator Michael Zavacky.

DELIVERY date: February 2020

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Handwritten Lyrics
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Handwritten Lyrics

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I'll write out the lyrics for any song I've written and sign and date it for you. I'll even use fancy paper. PLUS you'll get a signed CD AND the digital download. Shipping including.

DELIVERY DATE: February 2020

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Postcard From The Road
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Postcard From The Road

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C$150.00

I'll send you a postcard from the road while I'm on tour. PLUS you'll get a signed CD AND the digital download. Shipping included.

DELIVERY DATE: February 2020

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Custom POEM or HAIKU
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Custom POEM or HAIKU

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C$150.00

You'll get a custom poem or haiku written just for you. Signed and dated, and handwritten on fancy paper. You can provide the title or leave it up to me. PLUS you'll get a signed CD AND the digital download. Shipping included.
DELIVERY Date: February 2020

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Personal Online Concert or Chat
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Personal Online Concert or Chat

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C$500.00

I'll play a 45 minute concert for you online. You can invite your friends and make requests. Or we can even just hang out and chat about songwriting, etc. PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the digital download. Shipping included. DELIVERY DATE: February 2020

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Cover Song
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Cover Song

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C$500.00

I'll play a cover song of your choosing and send you the VIDEO. PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the album download. Shipping included.

DELIVERY date: February 2020

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House Concert
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House Concert

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I'll come to your home (within a 4 hour drive of Ottawa - further if you pay travel) and play a private concert for you and your friends. You can make song requests, and you can even sing on a song with me! PLUS you'll get a signed copy of the CD or vinyl, AND the digital download. Shipping included.

NOTE: House concert date to be arranged by mutual agreement to take place over the next 12 months.

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Updates

HALF way point of the campaign 

TODAY marks the half way point in the crowdfunding campaign.  The first single dropped yesterday, along with the video YOU helped to pay for !!  Many thanks to those of you who have contributed so far.  And if you haven't had a chance be sure to pop over to YOUTUBE to check out the video YOU helped make possible !!!   xoxo  Lynne

UPDATE: Week FOUR 



It's THURSDAY which means UPDATE time. This past week you pledged enough money to make the official video for the FIRST single which drops October 16!!   I'm really excited to have the new music start to trickle out into the world, and having the ability to create videos to support the release is a BIG part of our marketing strategy so THANK YOU.  Still time to take part in the campaign, so feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested...

xo

Lynne

UPDATE: WEEK Three 

I spent the past week in Austin in 35 degree weather so it's back to the COOLNESS of October in Ottawa!  We're still moving the dial in terms of hitting the crowdfunding goal thanks to YOUR continued generosity.  First single drops on October 16, and PR campaigns are starting to be underway in the lead-up to the actual launch!!   Feel free to share with friends and family.  In the meantime, I'm going to be practicing my Texas cool poses in the mirror ;-) 
xo
Lynne

Update: WEEK TWO 

Thanks to your continued support, this week we received enough pledges to cover the cost of travelling to Toronto and my photoshoot with brilliant photographer Jen Squires.  You'll see the results of our shoot over the coming months.  Also big shout out to Misty Fox (hair and makeup) and Renée Lévesque Bijoux Mode in Ottawa.

Update: WEEK ONE 


Well we are ONE WEEK into my crowdfunding campaign and y'all are AMAZING. So far we've raised enough funds to pay for manufacturing the CDs AND to pay for PR for the first single!!   That first single will be coming out October 16 and I can't WAIT for you to hear it.  Thank you so much for your support!   Next goal will be to cover the cost of pressing the vinyl.  Test pressings are IN, sound amazing, and the artwork has been approved and is now off to the printer.   So feel free to share the campaign with people you know! Meanwhile NEXT week's update will be coming from AUSTIN, Texas ... 

xo

Lynne

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