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Chesapeake

Loves! New album and tour! Finally!! Your pledge unlocks all behind the scenes as this happens!

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BONJOUR friends….

Writing you from John Alagia’s reconverted house studio from the Eastern Shore. We’ve pitched the tent, blown up air mattresses, moved in gear and I’m thrilled to say are knee deep into one of my favorite recordings ever.

My new team includes the fab musicians that have lovingly bent over backwards to be a part of this adventure AND Pledge Music – my new fav way of returning the artist and fan direct to the driver’s seat – that means YOU and ME.

Here on the Pledge Music page you can become an integral part of making and releasing this record right up to me coming your way for slews of live shows and multiple kisses. We’re making it a full on journey that invites all to be the backstage guest – music, pix, video, prose – anything and everything will be posted here exclusively so you can see what’s happening as it all unfolds.

So here’s how it works:

1. Make a Pledge
I’ve created a list of exclusives in the right hand column. We’re here for the music of course, however there are extra personal goodies that may suit your fancy as well. Yum. The record is a given with your pledge, but I’m equally excited about how it lets you into the behind the scenes rollercoaster of it all….

2. Link and authorize your FB and Twitter
You can become the voice of this project. Nothing beats word of mouth. The grander we make it, the more bells and whistles I can provide in every realm.

3. Updates are Sweet!
Videos, photos, ramblings, song clips – ever wonder what goes down as a song is being worked, wanna see some bloopers, who wears sunglasses with their pjs or gets thrown into the Chesapeake Bay? I’ll post and you comment – tell me I need a haircut. They’ve made it easy on this site so even the technically challenged (moi) can do it!

4. To Infinity and Beyond, for Charity
Once we reach 100% my charitable contribution kicks in. A percentage of all monies raised beyond my target will be donated to the ASPCA, a wonderful organization that protects and helps my little furry friends. Meow. Ruff. Bahhh…Love it.

5. Where’s my Goodies?!?!
Once the target is met, we’ll start fulfilling certain items, but bear with us! Shipping of packages that include multiple items will begin as soon as we receive all of those parts under one roof! Promise we’ll be speedy : ) We wanna do it right!

I’m really looking forward to sharing this entire experience with you. From the bottom of my heart….thanks for pledging!

xoxo
Rachael

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8% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to ASPCA.

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AccessPass: Our New Album Digital Download

Our New Album Digital Download
$10
10.00
Available

I’m calling it our’s because you helped make it : ) By selecting this item, you’ll receive the digital download of the new album before its released to the world, and you’ll have access to all private updates! WOO-HOO!

SIGNED HARD COPY 'LOOSE ENDS' EP

$15+
15.00
Available

3 original RY songs that have already been released, signed +new album download.

Yamagata Pledged Her Love To Me Stickers, Button, Badges

$15+
15.00
Available

Digital Covers EP + New Album Download

$20
20.00
Available

Digital download of as yet unreleased covers EP, to be released in the future. 3 songs (I’m Not in Love;10cc, ‘At Seventeen’:Janis Ian, ‘Meeting Across the River’: Bruce Springsteen) + new album download.

Signed CD of the new album!

$20+
20.00
All gone!

want something physical? lots of pix to go along with the songs. funny scribbles and inspiration. i’ll sign it with love of course! xo

Signed limited edition tour poster

$20+
20.00
Available

From ‘ELEPHANTS’ record release. They’re beauteous, glossy and will never be made again…. A piece of time for me that I will always treasure.

Karoke tracks of new record

$25
25.00
Available

You’ll get the new album download AND the karaoke tracks! sing with me baby…

Limited Edition Signed Album Artwork Poster

$25+
25.00
27 left

We have some beautiful art for the new album. I’ll sign this 16×20 beauty and we protect it with tube shipping. As with all items, the digital download is included!

Limited Edition Signed T-Shirt

$25+
25.00
Available

A special pledge related tshirt – e.g. – YAMAGATA PLEDGED HER LOVE TO ME! I’d get a tattoo, but I’m a chicken when it comes to needles. As with all exclusives, you get the download of the album!

Signed copy of RY original song sketches

$25+
25.00
All gone!

COPY OF ORIGINAL NOTATION (RY CRAZY SCRIBBLES) OF ‘BE BE YOUR LOVE’, ‘WORN ME DOWN’, ‘ELEPHANTS’. See how they started on the page. Mock my lack of music theory. I do.

Signed setlist

Signed setlist
$30+
30.00
All gone!

We will save the setlist from each show through the end to 2011. The band and I will sign them and send to you as soon as the show is finished! Shoe prints & all.

Elephants Journal

Elephants Journal
$35
35.00
43 left

Signed Special Edition Vinyl

$35+
35.00
109 left

We will be pressing a limited edition vinyl of the album. nuff said.

Signed Drumhead From Album Session

$40+
40.00
All gone!

cuz it’s cool and weird and so hot why not…when you hear the drums on this record you may wish you had a piece of them…

The Woodstock Demos

$45
45.00
All gone!

I love the original song sketch demos when writing a song. I’ll make ten CDR’s each with a different track listing and order, sign and send…. if you hear my cat’s meow in the background, he gets royalties…

Signed CD + T-Shirt & Download

$45+
45.00
90 left

Shipping included to North America. Inquire a for international shipping.

20 Questions Via Skype

$50
50.00
All gone!

let’s watch sex and the city together and talk about Mr. Big. ok, no… whatevs you wants to know..let’s skype. ok, maybe not whatever you want to know, but almost anything…

Outgoing voicemail message/ affirmation

$50
50.00
All gone!

i’ll record a message for your phone or if you’ve got a phrase that might be inspirational from me to you – let me know. i’m a whiz at personalized mp3s…

Handwritten lyric book of new record

$50+
50.00
All gone!

Lyric/ sheet music of select songs from 'Happenstance'

$50+
50.00
All gone!

‘be your love’, ‘worn me down’, ‘the reason why’….full sheet music and lyric sheets signed by me! ever wonder what those chords were? voila.

Signed and Matted Handwritten Lyric Sheet

$50+
50.00
All gone!

Just tell me your favorite song of mine and I will handwrite the lyrics on nice parchment and have them matted. Includes the album download!

'Letter Read' - a letter & a lyric from the road

$55+
55.00
All gone!

I’ll hand write the lyrics to this or any song of your choice on parchment paper and mail them to you with a polaroid from the road or something interesting from my daily life that seems worthy of a pix. ;)

Signed CD/Poster/T-shirt Bundle

$70+
70.00
121 left

Shipping included to North America. Inquire a for international shipping.

My Mystery Box

$75+
75.00
All gone!

Recording and touring collectibles! You’ll receive a box with some mystery goodies. Sure to be included is music and treats that will let you see more of my inspiration. shhh…(my fav pledge)

2 x VIP Passes to a show

$100
100.00
All gone!

2 x VIP passes to an RY headlining show of your choice. Includes soundcheck, meet and greet, and preferred seating…and the album download of course!

Personalized Elephants Journal

Personalized Elephants Journal
$150
150.00
All gone!

I’ll take seven of these and dedicate seven days from either the studio or the tour or life during which I will write, draw, add pictures, lyrics or what ever comes to mind and send to you. Each will include the lyrics to ‘Elephants’ hand written on the title page and will include the new album on CD.

'Worn Me Down' video shoot skirt

$250
250.00
All gone!

that i wore in the video….it’s a colorful unique piece that i’ve been displaying in my studio for years as inspiration. hang it up, wear it out, make into a bedspread, light on fire – your choice.

Signed/Personalized Martin Acoustic Guitar

$750
750.00
All gone!

My first tour Martin acoustic guitar signed by me. Wrote many of my songs on this one. It’s been all over the world and has many stories in it’s strings…

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