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The arrival of Little Miss Kate
Thanks for your overwhelming encouragement for the biggest gig of my life - the birth of my baby girl. As the proud mama of the most beautiful and amazing little girl in the world, I couldn't resist the opportunity to publish a photo and brag! Duff and I never knew we could love anyone or anything this much. After 26 fun-filled hours of labor, Katharine Celine (named for her two great-grandma's, NOT the singer) turned our world upside down on September 27, 2004 -- weighing in at eight pounds ten ounces and measuring 21 inches long. As if Duff wasn't already the best guy in the universe, dealing with me during my labor officially elevated his status to sainthood in our family. A musician to the core, I brought to the hospital 10 CDs of musical inspiration, which included a song from my new album that I started writing on the day I found out I was pregnant, called "One Day at a Time." I sing to Kate all the time, and when she's not rolling onto her belly, eating her toes, giggling, or giving me open mouth kisses on my cheek, she squeals along too. (She's very talented.) At nearly six months, she has finally grown into her unusually long fingers… a future pianist perhaps? At the rate she kicked inside of me, however, I think I may be destined to be the mother of a drummer… time will tell.


Mamapalooza-San Francisco Festival - a celebration of Moms in music and the arts

Yup, you read it correctly: Mamapalooza. I was honored to be invited to chair its San Francisco debut this May along with local singer/songwriter/mom Tiffany Petrossi. The first Mamapalooza-SF show will be at Slim's on Saturday May 14th from noon-4pm. Slim's is an all ages venue, so bring your families! My The Little Fox Theatre CD release party on May 15th will be the final show of weekend. Mamapalooza is the only cultural event of its kind dedicated to honoring and celebrating motherhood - we feature MOM musicians, artists, poets, comics, dancers and filmmakers. Founded in New York four years ago, Mamapalooza and the "mom rock" movement have been featured by ABC, NBC, CBS, National Public Radio, USA Today, and People Magazine among others. We're proud to be donating a portion of the profits of Mamapalooza to SOS Children's Village USA - a charity dedicated to providing abandoned and abused children with permanent homes. One final note: if you are a mom-artist, photographer, filmmaker, or poet and would like to participate in Mamapalooza-SF, please email us at info@junglequeenrecords.com for more information about how to apply!


You Can Help!

Would you like to join the Emily Lord street team? We need volunteers to help sell merchandise at our live shows, staff the Slim's Mamapalooza show, put up posters in your local neighborhood hangouts, and spread the word about Emily Lord's music. Please email me directly or write info@junglequeenrecords.com for more info. Benefits include free admission to live shows and free music! And, of course, the deep satisfaction in knowing that you are forever in our debt.

Take care & thanks for your ongoing support!

All the best,
Emily

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Hello Friends,

I'm back! After nearly an eight-month "sabbatical" for the birth of my baby girl, I'm back! I return a little less rested (as is the way with new moms) but I have NEVER felt more energized about my music and where we're headed. I have so much to tell you about, and if you're patient enough to read the entirety of this newsletter, thank you. I hope that after reading you'll be fired up, too. We have an extraordinary few months ahead of us, and through it all, we'll need your support more than ever before!


Brand New Day coming May 2005!
We hope you'll agree this album was worth the wait. We are so proud of this project! I was lucky to have the support of amazing musicians during our Austin recording session last June. My band (Brian Breckenridge, Steve Clendenin, Shawn Currin, Carolyn McNabb), Kevin Fleming (a long-time buddy of mine from high school, Notre Dame, and albums past) and Producer extraordinaire, Mark Hallman were invaluable. Mark recently added to his resume a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album for producing Eliza Gilkyson's Land of Milk and Honey (one of my favorite albums of 2004.) I feel so fortunate to have Mark on our team. I'm calling the album Brand New Day for the recent changes in my personal life, the ever changing music industry, and the dawn of a whole new chapter in my music career. We have assembled a killer team in New York City to help market and promote the CD nationally, but most important to the success of this release is our grassroots campaign with all of you spreading the word!



CD Release Party: The Little Fox on Sunday, May 15th at 7pm
We're delighted to return to the Little Fox Theatre to celebrate my new CD release on Sunday, May 15th --- please come and join us! Stick around after the performance to mingle with the band and celebrate … we'll have finger foods, a celebration cake, CD signings, and other fun stuff going on. Little Miss Kate may make a cameo appearance as well. Tickets are $15 ($13 advance + $2 service charge) and all CD's will be on sale that evening for $15. As a reward to our friends for attending the release party and purchasing show tickets in advance from the emilylord.com events page, we are offering a special deal:

  • Special Fan Club Package: show ticket and copy of Brand New Day for $25 (saves you $5 off the new CD!)
  • Additional copies of Brand New Day: $12 each (saves you $3 per CD)
  • Pick up your CDs and tickets on the night of the show at The Little Fox Box office (we will not mail them to you in advance)


Vote for the album cover design
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We're going into final production of Brand New Day at the end of the month and we want your feedback! Vote for album cover 1 or 2 by emailing us your opinion at info@junglequeenrecords.com

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COVER #2:






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