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New Kickstarter Campaign! Show your support! 

I have started a new Kickstarter Campaign to try and raise the funds to buy a travel trailer to tour in on my upcoming year-long "Follow Your Bliss" tour. Please help spread the word to your friends and family! Even a $5 donation helps. If everyone I knew that enjoyed my music donated $5, I would reach my goal for sure! Follow this link to learn more, and show your love! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/candylee/candy-lees-follow-your-bliss-tour

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Another Year Older, But Another Year Wiser Too 

Candy Lee and the Sweets perform tonight for the Fayetteville Roots Festival at the Kingfish Stage at 9pm. You can get tickets at the door. Come check out the full band! There are plenty of other amazing bands playing tonight also. Here's the full Roots Festival line up: http://www.fayettevilleroots.com/#!schedule/c1uem

I just turned 30 yesterday, and had to write a little blog post about it. This one's personal: Another Year Older, But Another Year Wiser Too! http://candyleemusic.blogspot.com/2014/08/another-year-older-but-another-year.html

New Blog and VERY Exciting Upcoming Shows 

There's a new HARD CANDY blog post up. It's on the booking and social networking process. Check it out here: http://candyleemusic.blogspot.com/2014/08/social-net-working.html 

I've got some very exciting shows coming up over the next 2 weeks also. The two I'm most excited about are: This Saturday, 8/16- Sisters Sweet open up for Ben Miller Band @ Kitchen Pass in Joplin, MO. I'm also very excited about the Sisters Sweet show next Tuesday, 8/19. My friend, Austin Miller, is on tour from Orlando and we will be putting on a chill, acoustic show @ Maxine's in Fayetteville!

Concert Window, Photo Shoot, and Upcoming Tour 

I did my first Concert Window streaming web concert last Saturday. It was a very new and interesting experience. It was weird not being able to hear or see the people I was performing for. But the cool thing about Concert Window is that the viewers can type comments and communicate that way. I just had a small audience, but I learned a lot! I need to do more preparation all around! I'll be doing a lot more promotion for my next one, I'll do a more extensive soundcheck, and maybe do it on a night when people are more likely to be in their homes, instead of a Saturday, which is prime time to go out. We shall see. It was a fun experience. Those who tuned in gave positive feedback and enjoyed it.

I had my first folk music themed photo shoot yesterday with the great Jeremy Scott, whose amazing band photos have earned him national recognition. His photo of Willie Nelson in action was used as the front cover of Willie Nelson's 2014 Official Calendar. His photo of Les Claypool's Duo de Twang was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine! So, I am very honored to have had him taking my photos, and very grateful that he directed me in what to do during the shoot, as I have NO previous modeling experience. Here's one of my favorites from the shoot, as well as what is now the cover photo for my website:


I'm still planning out my tours for October and November. They're just short, 2-week tours. If you have any friends/family, know bands, know venue owners, etc. in the following cities, please reach out to me as I'm still trying to book those areas:

Asheville, NC
Raleigh or Charlotte area, NC
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
New Orleans, LA

Stay tuned to my show calendar for tour dates!
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Candy Lee and the Sweets are playing the Early Arrival Party at Harvest Fest this year, Wednesday, October 15 from 9:15 - 10:30 PM @ The Roost Stage!

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