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How one musician crowdfunded her music career from Kansas

by A Martínez and Jacob Margolis | Take Two

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Courtesy of http://kawehi.com

"Fake Plastic Trees"

For years, Hawaiian-born artist Kawehi struggled to succeed in the LA music scene, so eventually she moved to Kansas with her husband. Surprisingly, that's when her music career took off.

"Heart-Shaped Box"

She started posting videos of herself covering famous songs with an acoustic guitar, a laptop and loops of her own voice. She even built her audience enough to where they wanted to fund five different musical projects of hers on Kickstarter.

Now, she has a new crowd-funded EP out called "Robot Heart." 

Kawehi recently joined A Martinez in studio to talk about the art of looping, crowdfunding her success and why she took a chance on Kansas. You can hear the full interview at the "Listen Now" icon in the left. 

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