NPR’s Music’s Ann Powers has today debuted Nora Jane Struthers’ & The Party Line’s first song, “The Same Road” off their to-be-released new album, Wake.  Describing Nora Jane as creating “some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists“, Powers calls Nora Jane “a serious woman with a light heart“, and says “the sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.”  She says that “The Same Road,” “should make anyone excited to hear the whole thing.”

The song is also featured in Songs We Love carousel on the NPR Music homepage.

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Wake releases to the public on February 24, 2014.  However, you can listen to “The Same Road” now, and also get early access to “Wake” by supporting Nora Jane’s Kickstarter campaign today!  By just pre-purchasing the record, you’ll get a digital download of the record before it is released to the public!

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Dear Friends,

So many artists are turning to Fan-Funding to create art.  So many music fans ask me why?

Here’s my 2 cents:

I have 9 more days to reach my goal on my Kickstarter Campaign or my project won’t be funded.

You can support my art by Pre-Ordering my new album WAKE right now on Kickstarter:

Thank you for all of your support! I cannot do this without you!


Nora Jane



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Dear Friends,

I am feeling so grateful for all the support my Kickstarter has already received.  So to return the love, I made you a mixtape!


Here are three songs I wrote for individuals who backed the Carnival Kickstarter and chose the $1,000 Reward: tell me your story and I’ll write you a song.  The song “The Other Side” actually made it on to our new album, WAKE.


The Other Side – written for Martha who wanted a song about growing up in a small town/rural area, not feeling like she fit in, and wanting to get out and see the world.

Lonnie and Janice – written for Jan who wanted to immortalize her parents’ first date and love story, which happens to involve pimento cheese.

Cold and Lonely Dark – written for Paul who has had an incredibly difficult life and wanted me to capture some of that pain in a song for him.

Thanks for reading friends!


Nora Jane
Help us keep up the momentum: Pre-Order YOUR copy of WAKE today and/or
Spread the Word about the campaign!
Share this link and TAG any of your friends who you think would be excited to Pre-Buy the record and support this project!


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Ahhh! Just clicked “LAUNCH” on our Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds to print-up and release our new album WAKE! Pleeeease come watch the video explaining this project. – I’m so excited about this record and I can’t wait to share it with you. Will you help me get this project off the ground?

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My band and I recorded a NEW STUDIO ALBUM this summer!  The album, Wake, is comprised of 11 of my original songs, and will be released in February of 2015.

I am extremely proud of this record and SO EXCITED to share it with you.

On Oct 15th I’m going to launch a Kickstarter pre-sale of our new album “Wake”

That campaign will have many tiers of rewards: from $15 – $5000.


THIS is a Pre-Campaign Special:


11 Songs, 11 Rewards, 11 Days,

&  Each Reward Costs $1,111.



This Offer Expires on October 11th at 11:11pm!

I need to send the record off to the presses very soon which is why this reward is time sensitive.


1. You get to download our New Album Immediately. (You get to hear this record 4 MONTHS before it is released to the public! You DO have to promise not to leak it on the internet. 🙂

2. You get to Choose a Song (First come first serve.)

3. You get to have this song Dedicated to You or a person (or people) of your choosing in the album liner notes.

4. You get The VIP Show Package: 2 Guest List Spots, a Pre-Show Backstage Meet-and-Greet, & I’ll perform a couple songs just for you, acoustic style in the greenroom before the show.

5. You get a Merch Schwag Package: including a hand-written, signed & dedicated Lyric Sheet to your song, 2 personalized, autographed cds and/or 2 personalized, autographed vinyl records, stickers, and more mailed to your home one week before the album is released!

So, if this sounds like something you want to do, shoot me an email to discuss, pick, and process your preferred payment option (check, paypal, credit card, cash).  Then I’ll send you a link to download our new record and you can get to choosing your song!


Here are the TITLES of all the SONGS on “Wake”

The Same Road
Dreamin’ (‘Bout the Road)
When I Wake
Lovin’ You
I Ain’t Holdin’ Back
The Wire
Let Go
Other Side
Don’t Care
The South


Lots of Love,

Nora Jane

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