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    Louisville group Nellie Pearl has just successfully surpassed a Kickstarter goal of 10,003 dollars to fund the band’s second release, “Lonesome No More!”

    The campaign, which launched June 8, 2015, gained 154 backers and 10,248 dollars to fund the LP’s recording and production costs. Last night, with just 110 minutes to go in the campaign, the band reached its goal. The stress and excitement of the final day’s updates is chronicled on the band’s Facebook page.

    The folky quartet previously released a five-track album titled “So it Goes…” just nine months ago. You can stream or purchase it here. In just a few songs, Nellie Pearl showcases a wide range of talent and musical style - from upbeat folk to darker rock-influenced songs - adding another appeal in the collaboration of multiple vocalists: a female voice matched with male vocals.

    At the end of July, Nellie Pearl will head to The Church, “a premier recording studio near Detroit, Michigan,” to record the songs they’ve curated and cultivated over the last year. “Lonesome No More!” is expected to be released in March, 2016, and it promises to be worth the wait.

    According to the Kickstarter campaign: “There was never a question that we would make a full-length album. We were born ready, grown to be in this moment together, groomed by life to make this record with each other and stand proudly on the other side. We invite you to stand with us, not just for Nellie Pearl, not just for ‘Lonesome No More!’, but for the freedom of creating something new, for the freedom of speech and expression, for the freedom to be exactly who we are.

    "‘I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center,' said Ed Finnerty, an important character in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s first novel, Player Piano. We, Nellie Pearl, also seek to stand on the edge."



    Photos courtesy of Nellie Pearl

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