Modern Appalachia

Sarah Siskind embarks on her most honest and auto-biographical album to date with Modern Appalachia.

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In January 2019 I’ll be recording an album that will dig deep into my stories in a way none of my other albums have. Who am I really? How do I love? What does my faith mean to me? How has where I’m from shaped me? What are my weaknesses and how do I break patterns? There are weavings throughout these songs of being a child, being a mother, being a friend, being a lover, and just being human. There’s an arrival that I’m feeling. It’s Modern Appalachia.

“Modern Appalachia” is the fusion of new and old; ancient and free. Originally conceived as a way to describe a music style or sound, it became much more over the last few years as I wrote songs for the project and settled back into my home state of North Carolina. It is a feeling; a little wild, a little old-fashioned. It’s a way of life; progressive, but rooted in long standing patterns. It’s a conversation about humanity and how we relate to each other and also to ourselves.

I’m really excited to hunker down at Echo Mountain, a beautiful, state-of-the-art recording studio on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC with a truly special group of musicians and heroes of mine; Jeff Sipe, Mike Seal and Daniel Kimbro. A long-time fan of Jeff Sipe, I went to hear his jazz-fusion trio in a local North Carolina club several years ago and they spoke straight to my heart. I barely slept that night! I knew that moment that their lush, emotive sound would be the perfect backdrop to my stories.

After recording over ten albums, I’m ready to truly invite folks in to the creation of this one. Welcome into my adventure!

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AccessPass
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You’ll receive an MP3 download of “Modern Appalachia”, and have access to all behind the scenes updates throughout the campaign!

Snow Day Holiday Package

Snow Day Holiday Package
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Snowed in this holiday season? Cozy up with Sarah’s 2010 holiday EP All Come Together Now, featuring “Stocking” which was recently highlighted on NBC’s Midnight, Texas! and NPR’s Holiday Playlist favorite “May Love Fall Like Snow”. You’ll also receive two of Sarah’s improv piano holiday songs she originally recorded exclusively for friends and family. Both will be delivered via digital download.

Wood and Vintage Guitar String Earrings

Wood and Vintage Guitar String Earrings
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Sarah’s personal favorites, these are very lightweight and versatile! A perfect blend of wood, wire and vintage green glass beads, all strung on Sarah’s guitar strings. One of a kind and lovingly made by hand by Sarah! Nickel and lead free ear wires.

Bluebird Guitar String Earrings

Bluebird Guitar String Earrings
$35
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These eye catching earring are made by hand by Sarah using a set of her guitar strings. She paired vibrant bluebirds with antique glass beads for a whimsical feel – perfect for the bird lover! One of a kind and made with love by Sarah. Nickel and lead free stainless steel ear wires.

Signed CD

Signed CD
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Signed by Sarah, with love

Signed Vinyl

Signed Vinyl
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Signed by Sarah, with love.

Birds in Flight Mixed Metal Guitar String Earrings

Birds in Flight Mixed Metal Guitar String Earrings
$35
35.00
All gone!

The mixed metal of bronze and copper match perfectly with the guitar string endpins on these completely one-of-a-kind earrings. A petite bronze bird sits carefully at the bottom with its wings spread in flight. Made by Sarah with love. Lead and nickel free ear wires.

Minimalist Hoop Guitar String Earrings

Minimalist Hoop Guitar String Earrings
$35
35.00
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These unique earrings make a huge statement! A beautiful full hoop made from Sarah’s guitar strings are adorned with rustic turquoise and thin wood. Very earthy and special. Made with love and by hand by Sarah. Nickel and lead free ear wires.

Modern Appalachia T-shirt

Modern Appalachia T-shirt
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Design to be revealed!

Modern Appalachia earrings handmade by Sarah

Modern Appalachia earrings handmade by Sarah
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These earrings will reflect “Modern Appalachia”, designed and hand made by Sarah. Ear wires will be lead and nickel free.

Exclusive to campaign; not available otherwise.

Modern Appalachia necklace handmade by Sarah

Modern Appalachia necklace handmade by Sarah
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This necklace will reflect “Modern Appalachia”, designed and hand made by Sarah.

Exclusive to campaign; not available otherwise.

T-Shirt and Signed CD Bundle

T-Shirt and Signed CD Bundle
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Listen to “Modern Appalachia” on CD (signed!) while rocking your Modern Appalachia T-shirt (design to be revealed)!

T-shirt and Signed Vinyl Bundle

T-shirt and Signed Vinyl Bundle
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Listen to “Modern Appalachia” on vinyl (signed by Sarah!) while rocking your Modern Appalachia T-shirt (design to be revealed)!

New Album Work Tapes

New Album Work Tapes
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You will receive a digital download of the original work tapes, the earliest rendition of each song captured at their inception, stripped away of production elements focusing solely on the lyrics and melody as they were originally intended. Includes notes written by Sarah about each song.

*RARE* Cassette of "Horizon Cries" (14 yr old) + Download

*RARE* Cassette of "Horizon Cries" (14 yr old) + Download
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Few know that Sarah made her first full length album at the tender age of 14.

Only a limited number of copies are available, and are exclusively on cassette tape!

This pledge gets you your rare copy, along with a digital download of Horizon Cries.

"Sarah on Nashville" Songs

"Sarah on Nashville" Songs
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Digital Download of “Sarah on Nashville” Songs – Guitar/vocal recordings of all 21 songs Sarah had on TV Show “Nashville”

Autographed "A Life That's Good" Lyric Wall Hanging

Autographed "A Life That's Good" Lyric Wall Hanging
$75
75.00
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This is a one-of-a-kind wall hanging, autographed by Sarah featuring the chorus lyric from her hit “A Life That’s Good” from CMT’s “Nashville.”

“At the end of the day, Lord I pray I have a life that’s good.”

Modern Appalachia Merch Bundle with CD

Modern Appalachia Merch Bundle with CD
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Celebrate the release of Sarah’s new record with all these Modern Appalachia goodies, including a copy of the album on CD!

Modern Appalachia Merch Bundle with Signed Vinyl

Modern Appalachia Merch Bundle with Signed Vinyl
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Celebrate the release of Sarah’s new record with all these Modern Appalachia goodies, including a signed vinyl copy of the album!

Signed CD w/Your Name in Liner Notes

Signed CD w/Your Name in Liner Notes
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Your CD will be signed with love, and your name will appear in the liner notes of “Modern Appalachia”

Singed Vinyl w/Your Name in Liner Notes

Singed Vinyl w/Your Name in Liner Notes
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Your CD will be signed with love, and your name will appear in the liner notes of “Modern Appalachia”.

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
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Get the Sarah Siskind song of your choice handwritten and signed by Sarah Siskind. Framed.

If no song is specified, it will be a handwritten lyric of the song “Modern Appalachia”.

Online Songwriting Mentorship Session

Online Songwriting Mentorship Session
$150
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Spend 60 minutes talking with Sarah about songwriting.

Bring a song to share, or questions about the creative process, writer’s block or anything else you’d like to discuss.

With experience in teaching Songwriting Courses and Workshops, Sarah will be equipped with inspirational exercises to get creative juices flowing.

“Modern Appalachia” Recipes

“Modern Appalachia” Recipes
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10 of Sarah’s exclusive recipes delivered digitally to you.

Modern Appalachia First Listen Party

Modern Appalachia First Listen Party
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Invitation for two to a live performance of the record in Nashville, TN (travel not included)

Sarah Siskind Autographed Discography (CD format)

Sarah Siskind Autographed Discography (CD format)
$350
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Nine albums by Sarah, dating back to the age of 17. In CD format, each autographed. Will not include Covered.
Will include:
Modern Appalachia (2020)
Love (Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, 2017)
In the Mountains (2013)
Novel (2011)
All Come Together Now (2010)
Say It Louder (2009)
Studio.Living Room (2008)
Six Songs of Mine (2000)
Words In The Air (1995)

“You Pick The Setlist” Online Concert

“You Pick The Setlist” Online Concert
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Sarah performs concert online, and YOU get to write the setlist ahead of time!

Personalized Song written by Sarah

Personalized Song written by Sarah
$1,000
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You tell Sarah what you want the song to be about; a story, idea or memory of yours and she will write a song. You will receive a digital download of your song, as well as signed hand-written lyrics.

Signed Electric Guitar

Signed Electric Guitar
$1,250
1250.00
All gone!

Sarah’s beloved “Yolanda” will go to a new home in order to further the making of “Modern Appalachia”!

Yolanda is a beautiful sunburst Epiphone ES-175 Reissue, shaped and designed much like Sarah’s main axe “Larry.” Yolanda has received great care from Sarah and has provided much inspiration for songs.

Includes case. Buyer responsible for shipping and handling.

House Concert

House Concert
$2,000
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Sarah performs solo house concert within 100 miles of Brevard, NC (Otherwise, travel costs will be added)

Platinum Fan Bundle

Platinum Fan Bundle
$4,500
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Includes:
-Signed vinyl copy of Modern Appalachia
-Modern Appalachia t-shirt
-Modern Appalachia bumper sticker
-New Album Worktapes
-Signed handwritten lyrics
-Your name in print in the liner notes
-Modern Appalachia recipes by Sarah
-Modern Appalachia earrings made by Sarah
-Modern Appalachia necklace made by Sarah
-Digital Download of “Sarah on Nashville” Songs – Guitar/vocal recordings of all 21 songs Sarah had on TV Show “Nashville”
-Nine albums by Sarah, dating back to the age of 17. In CD format, each autographed. Will not include Covered.
Will include:
Modern Appalachia (2020)
Love (Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, 2017)
In the Mountains (2013)
Novel (2011)
All Come Together Now (2010)
Say It Louder (2009)
Studio.Living Room (2008)
Six Songs of Mine (2000)
Words in the Air (1995)

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