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Welcome friends old and new!
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,
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.
Get a copy of Mary Lee’s original demo of Everywhere I Go, never released, later recorded by Amy Grant!
The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.
The new CD. Signed, in your hands.
New design you’ll only find here featuring album artwork.
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 will sign albums he’s produced by other artists, like Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful and Lucinda Williams!
Poster featuring new artwork from new album. Signed.
Get a page from Beulah’s diary!
Tune into Hal’s radio show and hear him thank you on the air!
Pre-recorded never before seen video of Hal in his studio with his many magical friends!
An original lyric sheet written in Beulah’s hand.
A photograph of the SNL band with their autographs for you!
Hear the Songs of Beulah Rowley before it even goes for pressing!
Get the entire collection of Mary Lee’s Corvette albums, bundled and signed. Cat not included!
Tell Hal your favorite genre/time period. He’ll make a playlist for you!
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.
Get the original hard copy Beulah story with images and diary entry, signed by Mary Lee
Interview Hal via telephone/skype for 20 minutes!
Mary Lee gives songwriting tutorial on Skype. 30 min.
Pick your favorite song from Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks” and I’ll teach it to you!
Numbered and signed, this is one of the very first pressings which we used to edit during the mixing/manufacturing process.
A shoutout on Hal’s radio show, interview Hal, get a personalized playlist made by Hal just for you!
You and a friend can come to sound check, the show and hang backstage. PLUS receive some signed merch.
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 in New York City!
You could become the new custodian of Hal Willner’s prized puppet Umbriago.
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).
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.
We’ll put you in touch with a VP at BMG/Chrysalis who will listen to your music and critique it!
Come to a mix session and see all the magic of making this recording happen before your eyes.
Visit BMG for a personal meeting with a VP and have your music critiqued!
Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music from Mary Lee and another band member.
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)
We come to your place with our gear to play for you and all your friends. East coast only.