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Tarantula 🕷️ - The Full Length LP

Join me in helping bring this new collection of songs into the world!

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Project Description

Step right up, step right up! The name’s Misty Dawn and I'll be your Show Country Chanteuse on this journey.

 

About Me: 

About Misty Dawn

 

Hey there! If you're friends and family reading this, thanks for being here ❤️

For those of you who don't know me, let me give you the skinny on who I am and how I’d like for you to collaborate and create with me! 

I’m a country artist in Nashville, Tennessee and I’m so honored to be sharing my Show Country style here in Music City!

I have been performing in professional theatre and television productions since the wise old age of six years old, and my theatrical resume include a musical theatre degree, off-Broadway productions, and international theatre touring companies (to name a few).

I recently transferred my skills over to the country music world and released my first few singles in 2020 (yep, during the pandemic).

I'm so proud of those singles, which were self-funded. But I'm ready to make more music and have a  full-length LP brewing in my soul.  This leads me to why we are here...

About The Project: Tarantula II The Full-Length LP

Part theatre, desert swing country, and jazz, Tarantula invites you to explore the cavernous spaces a woman is often asked to fill, simply because she exists. 

Told through an 8-song arch, Lady Arachnid must weave her way through and around societal expectations by being both vulnerable and empowered in her choices. 

P.S.- I have a full creative pitch deck if you’re interested in more of the fun details! Just reach out and ask me for a copy. 

The Request:

Here’s the thing, this is a big project and will require big resources, which is why I’m approaching you for help. As mentioned earlier, I footed the bill for my first project but I can't do this one alone. 

I'm not setting out to make a bunch of fluffy singles but rather a complete project that you can spin on vinyl! With your help, I want to tell a story that transports the listener to a place, experience, and set of ideas; inviting them to become more engaged in the narrative. 

The good news is, today’s musician doesn’t need the backing of a label to be successful! Of course, I’ll still be pursuing that route, but I can get just as far with YOUR help. 

The digital era of music has made the direct-to-fan model possible and puts more creative control and revenue in the hands of the artist. This also means that you and I can create something truly special together. 

What does it mean to patronize my art? 

The explosion of culture we know as the Renaissance was catalyzed by patrons like the Medici family who sponsored history’s most notable masterpieces (works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Galileo, etc.). You can be a modern-day Medici! 

It’s a special thing to patronize someone’s art, to be a crucial part of their creation. Without benefactors such as yourself, artists would have fewer (and harder to access) ways to monetize their talents and put them out into the world. 

If you decide to help fund Tarantula, you aren’t just allowing me to make whatever frivolous art I want… you are holding me accountable to make something worth your investment. 

You are saying that you believe in me as an artist but more importantly, you believe that you and I can make something absolutely magical together. 

What I Need & What You Get

It's important to me to be transparent with you about where this money is going. While I do have producers, music video directors, and musicians waiting in the wings some of those details may shift. That said, I've done a good deal of valuation and budgeting to figure out where and how this funding will be allocated. 

Here's the breakdown of the budget: 

  • 11k for production (musicians, pre-production, recording studio, producer fees)  <----- This is the minimum I need 
  • 2k for post-production (mixing, mastering, distribution, pressing)
  • 5k for marketing collateral (music video, photoshoot, merchandise, 3-part ad strategy for pre-sale, streaming, and audience building campaigns). 

Oh, and you'll DEFINITELY be getting some sweet swag in exchange for contributing! Check out all the perks in the "Rewards" section (if you're reading this on mobile, go back to the top of the page and select the rewards tab to see what I'm offering and make a donation). 

Risks & Challenges

This will be a long-haul project. It may take a year to complete because I really want to give it the full attention it deserves in production and because the producers I will be working with will be taking it to radio stations, industry execs, and more. Good art takes time and I appreciate your patience in receiving your rewards. 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially but want to help, you're in luck! 

  • Do you know what else is helpful? You helping to spread the word! Get out and make some noise for me, will ya? Share this page, tell your friends, pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested. 
  • Use them fancy share tools! It's simple folks. 

And that's all there is to it.

You're my hero! 

- Misty Dawn

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are my perks?

First, it may take up to a year for the album to come out since my producers and I will be shopping it around to A&R and labels. Also, since my manager and I are a two-person operation, it will take some time to get everything put together to mail out to you. I tentatively put release dates for a year from now but I will be sending perks as soon as possible and the quicker I can get this project funded, the faster that will happen. 

Is it possible I'll get my perks sooner? 

100%! In fact, that's the idea! By funding this campaign, you are helping me to expedite the process.  I put a year from now as the perk release date but I will work to get perks to you sooner and will keep you updated via email. 

What if I don't have a crypto wallet for my NFT?

If you aren't sure how to create a crypto wallet, let me know and I can send you general resources on how to get started. You can also let me know if you'd prefer to pass on receiving an NFT and you've bought a higher tier, let me know and we can sort it out. 

What happens if you don't meet your goal? 

The good news is, I get to keep the funds I raise no matter what and those will 100% go towards production. If I'm unable to raise the full amount I will have to find capital elsewhere and it may take longer for the project's completion. Alternatively, I may have to modify the project to create fewer songs. Either way, something will get created but I'm holding space for the full album to be made!

Have a question that's not answered here? Email me at [email protected] and I'll do my best to assist you! 

 

 

 

Ian DePriest
02/14/2022
Holy Smoke- Above + Virtual Release Show
$25
Salome D'sa
02/14/2022
Room 303- Digital Copy Of Tarantula
$10
02/14/2022
Room 303- Digital Copy Of Tarantula
$10
Gregory Foster
02/14/2022
Sleepless Nights- Above + Vinyl
$100
Arianne Udell
02/14/2022
Bartender
$40
Stephen Foster
02/14/2022
Sleepless Nights- Above + Vinyl
$100
Leslie Meyers
02/14/2022
The Bouffant- All Inclusive Bundle
$200
Dango Rose
02/13/2022
Holy Smoke- Above + Virtual Release Show
$25
Chase Burnett
02/12/2022
Monetary Contribution
$150
Justin Lui
02/12/2022
Room 303- Digital Copy Of Tarantula
$10
Monetary Contribution

Feeling generous and just want to support? Donate any amount from $5-5,000 (or more, the sky's the limit here!) to help me get closer to my goal. 

12 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Room 303- Digital Copy Of Tarantula

Join Lady Arachnid at The Cactus Motel, where our story begins. 

Be among the first to hear 'Tarantula' with an advance, discounted digital download copy of the album including artwork and liner notes.

The Room 303 Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
1986 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Cherry On Top- Above + NFT

You deserve the cherry & the whipped cream! Inspired by the song Cherry Intentions, I intend on giving you a little extra love with this perk—some future-forward perks! 

NFTs (or non-fungible tokens) are unique digital tokens that serve as proof of ownership of an asset, and cannot be replicated. Think of it as a digital trading card that you own! Much like baseball cards, NFT's can increase in value down the line. 

NFT's are usually graphic piece of artwork that is 3D animated. Mine will be a custom piece of art related to the album with a snippet of one of the songs. 

I'll be minting a small amount of NFT's (most likely on Open Sea or Mint Songs) to begin with and if you don't already have a crypto wallet, you will need one. 

The Cherry On Top Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
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11 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Bartender
  • Leave gratuity on the tab just because you like the service 

If you want a quick way to contribute to the album but don't want anything in return, except for my sincere love and appreciation forever. <3

296 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Saguaro Swing- Above + T-Shirt & Hat

Got that desert swagger and swing? You will once you sport a Tarantula tee and trucker hat, perfect for those desert motel pit stops! 

The Saguaro Swing Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
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8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Sleepless Nights- Above + Vinyl

Inspired by the song, Sleepless Nights, stay up all night listening to the album in a classic way.

Spin the full album just like Lady Arachnid spins her web. Be among the first to hear 'Tarantula' on silky smooth vinyl. 

The Sleepless Night Bundle Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • Digital Lyric book
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
  • Vinyl copy of the album
83 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
The Bouffant- All Inclusive Bundle

They say the higher the hair, the closer to God. Let's defy gravity and reach the sky with this BIG perk.

You'll get it all baby! This tier includes all perks from the previous tiers +  a personalized video message from me AND album credit. 

The Bouffant Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • Vinyl copy of the album
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
  • Personalized video message
  • Album credit
  • I'm putting together a digital lyric book for the album with notes,  artwork, and annotations from me-- and it'll be signed! This perk level gets you all the above perks AND the signed lyric book. 
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5 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The Piper

Want your life or story to be commemorated in song? 

I will work with you to write you a custom song based on a topic, story, or person! Includes handwritten lyrics. 

Also includes: Access to the Virtual Album Performance + Digital Album 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
800.00 USD
Lady Arachnid

Pay for the cost of producing a full song on the album, just because you want to help out and see this project succeed! 

In exchange, I'll do a virtual private concert for you and your friends!

Bring a private virtual show to your own home. I'll work with you to schedule the show, and perform a full set of favorite originals and covers for you and your guests. Since it's an intimate setting, we'll have the chance to chat about the songs, take requests, and chat about the process of making the album. 

Also includes: Access to all the above perks.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Executive Suite

Ever wanted to be the producer on an album? Now you can be! The credit of Honorary Executive Producer, and exclusive early listening of the produced tracks.

Also includes: access to the download of the album + Virtual Album Performance

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Feeling generous and just want to support? Donate any amount from $5-5,000 (or more, the sky's the limit here!) to help me get closer to my goal. 

12 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Room 303- Digital Copy Of Tarantula

Join Lady Arachnid at The Cactus Motel, where our story begins. 

Be among the first to hear 'Tarantula' with an advance, discounted digital download copy of the album including artwork and liner notes.

The Room 303 Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
1986 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Cherry On Top- Above + NFT

You deserve the cherry & the whipped cream! Inspired by the song Cherry Intentions, I intend on giving you a little extra love with this perk—some future-forward perks! 

NFTs (or non-fungible tokens) are unique digital tokens that serve as proof of ownership of an asset, and cannot be replicated. Think of it as a digital trading card that you own! Much like baseball cards, NFT's can increase in value down the line. 

NFT's are usually graphic piece of artwork that is 3D animated. Mine will be a custom piece of art related to the album with a snippet of one of the songs. 

I'll be minting a small amount of NFT's (most likely on Open Sea or Mint Songs) to begin with and if you don't already have a crypto wallet, you will need one. 

The Cherry On Top Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
189 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Bartender
  • Leave gratuity on the tab just because you like the service 

If you want a quick way to contribute to the album but don't want anything in return, except for my sincere love and appreciation forever. <3

296 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Saguaro Swing- Above + T-Shirt & Hat

Got that desert swagger and swing? You will once you sport a Tarantula tee and trucker hat, perfect for those desert motel pit stops! 

The Saguaro Swing Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
92 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Sleepless Nights- Above + Vinyl

Inspired by the song, Sleepless Nights, stay up all night listening to the album in a classic way.

Spin the full album just like Lady Arachnid spins her web. Be among the first to hear 'Tarantula' on silky smooth vinyl. 

The Sleepless Night Bundle Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • Digital Lyric book
  • NFT
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
  • Vinyl copy of the album
83 Left
17 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
The Bouffant- All Inclusive Bundle

They say the higher the hair, the closer to God. Let's defy gravity and reach the sky with this BIG perk.

You'll get it all baby! This tier includes all perks from the previous tiers +  a personalized video message from me AND album credit. 

The Bouffant Includes: 

  • Digital copy of the album
  • Ticket to release show
  • NFT
  • Vinyl copy of the album
  • T-shirt
  • Trucker hat
  • Personalized video message
  • Album credit
  • I'm putting together a digital lyric book for the album with notes,  artwork, and annotations from me-- and it'll be signed! This perk level gets you all the above perks AND the signed lyric book. 
45 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The Piper

Want your life or story to be commemorated in song? 

I will work with you to write you a custom song based on a topic, story, or person! Includes handwritten lyrics. 

Also includes: Access to the Virtual Album Performance + Digital Album 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
800.00 USD
Lady Arachnid

Pay for the cost of producing a full song on the album, just because you want to help out and see this project succeed! 

In exchange, I'll do a virtual private concert for you and your friends!

Bring a private virtual show to your own home. I'll work with you to schedule the show, and perform a full set of favorite originals and covers for you and your guests. Since it's an intimate setting, we'll have the chance to chat about the songs, take requests, and chat about the process of making the album. 

Also includes: Access to all the above perks.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Executive Suite

Ever wanted to be the producer on an album? Now you can be! The credit of Honorary Executive Producer, and exclusive early listening of the produced tracks.

Also includes: access to the download of the album + Virtual Album Performance

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward