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The Songs of Beulah Rowley

Hal Willner & Mary Lee Kortes are making a record! Pre-order to get it first AND be an insider on the project!

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So, I was on the road in the UK several years ago, wondering what to do for my next record. I thought I’d like to incorporate other kinds of writing, because that’s what I do—write. But I had no idea what that might mean. So I drifted off to sleep with that puzzle in my brain and woke up in the morning with this woman in my head—Beulah Rowley, a regionally famous singer/songwriter from the Midwest, depression-era. All of a sudden, there was a song by her too, born whole in my head in that moment.

The tour and life continued and more songs appeared. One after the other, they mesmerized me. I met Hal Willner and played the songs for him and he felt all the same things I did: The Songs of Beulah Rowley must see the light of day. This is where you come in.

Hal and I have both made a lot of records, but this one will be different, because you’ll be along for the ride and we’ll be free to make a record as beautiful and bold as it should be. You’ll be inside the whole process with us, and more and more of Beulah’s story and music will be revealed to you as we go along.

So come on, let’s get started! This music has waited long enough. We’re ready to test that mic and hit record. But first, please join us and pledge to the music, ‘cause we can’t start without you, literally.

Big big love,
Mary Lee

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The Songs of Beulah Rowley Download
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You’ll receive a digital download of the new record PLUS unreleased demos Mary Lee made in her home studio, video from the studio, and more.

Mary Lee's original demo of "Everywhere I Go"

Mary Lee's original demo of "Everywhere I Go"
$15
15.00
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Get a copy of Mary Lee’s original demo of Everywhere I Go, never released, later recorded by Amy Grant!

New Album on CD

New Album on CD
$15
15.00
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The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed CD

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The new CD. Signed, in your hands.

Exclusive T-Shirt (includes album download)

Exclusive T-Shirt (includes album download)
$25
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New design you’ll only find here featuring album artwork.

Restore downtown Beulahville!

Restore downtown Beulahville!
$25+
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Restore downtown Beulahville in time for the big record release celebration! You can choose to renovate a building or just restore a patch of sidewalk.

Hal Willner signs other albums he's produced!

Hal Willner signs other albums he's produced!
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Hal Willner will sign albums he’s produced by other artists, like Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful and Lucinda Williams!

Signed Poster

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Poster featuring new artwork from new album. Signed.

A Page From Beulah's Diary

A Page From Beulah's Diary
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Get a page from Beulah’s diary!

Get a shout out from Hal on his radio show!

Get a shout out from Hal on his radio show!
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Tune into Hal’s radio show and hear him thank you on the air!

Hal Willner Puppet Show!

Hal Willner Puppet Show!
$50
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Pre-recorded never before seen video of Hal in his studio with his many magical friends!

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
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An original lyric sheet written in Beulah’s hand.

Autographed photo of SNL band!

Autographed photo of SNL band!
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A photograph of the SNL band with their autographs for you!

First Listen to Finished Record Before Pressing

$75
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Hear the Songs of Beulah Rowley before it even goes for pressing!

Get the whole collection of Mary Lee's Corvette albums

Get the whole collection of Mary Lee's Corvette albums
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Get the entire collection of Mary Lee’s Corvette albums, bundled and signed. Cat not included!

Hal Willner Makes A Personalized Playlist For You

Hal Willner Makes A Personalized Playlist For You
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Tell Hal your favorite genre/time period. He’ll make a playlist for you!

Your Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD

Your Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD
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You’ll be part of the new album…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. PLUS a signed CD.

Original Beulah story signed by Mary Lee

Original Beulah story signed by Mary Lee
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Get the original hard copy Beulah story with images and diary entry, signed by Mary Lee

Interview Hal Willner

Interview Hal Willner
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Interview Hal via telephone/skype for 20 minutes!

Songwriting tutorial with Mary Lee!

Songwriting tutorial with Mary Lee!
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Mary Lee gives songwriting tutorial on Skype. 30 min.

Skype Lesson: Dylan Cover

Skype Lesson: Dylan Cover
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Pick your favorite song from Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks” and I’ll teach it to you!

Original Test Pressing

Original Test Pressing
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Numbered and signed, this is one of the very first pressings which we used to edit during the mixing/manufacturing process.

Hal Willner Super Package

$175
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A shoutout on Hal’s radio show, interview Hal, get a personalized playlist made by Hal just for you!

VIP Concert Experience

VIP Concert Experience
$200
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You and a friend can come to sound check, the show and hang backstage. PLUS receive some signed merch.

Last copy of Mary Lee's original Blood on the Tracks CD

Last copy of Mary Lee's original Blood on the Tracks CD
$250
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This is the last copy of the batch of CD’s I pressed at home with my performance of Blood on the Tracks, complete with my homemade label!

Mary Lee & Hal will sign your instrument

$250
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Mary Lee & Hal will sign your instrument in New York City!

Hal's Prized Puppet Umbriago!

Hal's Prized Puppet Umbriago!
$300
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You could become the new custodian of Hal Willner’s prized puppet Umbriago.

Session at BMG Recording Studios!

Session at BMG Recording Studios!
$300
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Get a six-hour recording session in the BMG studio with a top-notch engineer! Studio comes with Protools, myriad plug ins, a vocal booth, keyboards and guitars (no drum kit).

Hal Willner Gives Feedback On Your Song

Hal Willner Gives Feedback On Your Song
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That’s right! We’ll put you in touch with Hal so you can send him your work and explain the message behind it. He’ll give you feedback on writing, arranging and recording.

Send your music to BMG and a VP will critique it!

Send your music to BMG and a VP will critique it!
$500
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We’ll put you in touch with a VP at BMG/Chrysalis who will listen to your music and critique it!

Studio Hang

Studio Hang
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Come to a mix session and see all the magic of making this recording happen before your eyes.

Visit BMG for personal meeting with VP

Visit BMG for personal meeting with VP
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Visit BMG for a personal meeting with a VP and have your music critiqued!

Acoustic House Concert

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Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music from Mary Lee and another band member.

Your Song!

Your Song!
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Send me your story and I’ll write and record a song inspired by it. The song will be for your personal listening and not for release and all rights retained by Magda Lane Music/BMG/Chrysalis. (disclaimer applies)

Full Band House Concert

Full Band House Concert
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We come to your place with our gear to play for you and all your friends. East coast only.

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