Thanks for checking out Carter Sampson's new project "Mockingbird Sing"!
First I want to say “Thanks” to you for taking the time to look at my new project. I am ready to hatch my fifth record out of my little nest. “Mockingbird Sing” will have 10-12 original songs and I’ll be working with some new and old friends who happen to be killer musicians and all around great people. With your help, I will be recording at East Hall Studios in Fayetteville, AR with Chris Moore behind the board. Chris and I have decided to return to the “good ol days” of recording. We are going to make this album by recording it to tape on a reel to reel analog recorder. What does this mean? Well, good analog recordings have an extra warmth and honesty to them. No drum machines or vocal tuners here!
Since moving to Fayetteville I have been playing with a new band and these talented Arkansans will be joining me as well as some old Okie pals. After recording and mixing, I will send the tracks to Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios in PA for mastering. Garrett is an ex-okie and I was thrilled with the work he did on “Good for the Meantime”. I will also be teaming up with a photographer and graphic designer to make me and the CD look totally great! Finally, the project will be sent to Oasis Manufacturing where they will magically turn a bunch of digital files into a beautiful eco-friendly CD using their Zero Carbon Footprint Digipak. Then the glorious day will come when FedEx delivers a pile of boxes full of CDs ready to be mailed to you! And that, my friends, is how a record is made!
Here at my Kickstarter page I humbly ask you to join me in this endeavor. After all, you have been with me for so many years, listening to my songs, knowing the lyrics, coming to shows, buying my CDs and giving me your kind words. I am so lucky to be where I am today! By backing “Mockingbird Sing” you get some really cool stuff, but I realize I’m the winner here and I cannot say THANK YOU enough.
Soooo… you can support me some more and get some awesome treats in return. This is the best way to preorder the new album, get great merchandise like t-shirts, posters and tote bags. You can even have your name in the liner notes or have me to your house for your very own private concert with your closest friends. I’m even giving my favorite sparkly guitar and 2 Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE tracks that will not be available anywhere else! I’ll leave you here to check out the rewards and, one more time, THANK YOU!!!!
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Apr 29, 2011 - May 29, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
You'll get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new album "Mockingbird Sing" before the release date, plus 2 totally ECXLUSIVE B-sides that will not be on the record.
Pledge $25 or more
Here you get the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BONUS CD with 2 Kickstarter exclusive B-sides, a physical CD SIGNED and sent to your home and a big fat handwritten thank ye note from me!
Pledge $50 or more
Here's where it gets really good... For $50 or more you get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new CD, BONUS CD with 2 Kickstarter ECXLUSIVE B-sides, a hard copy of "Mockingbird Sing" signed and mailed to you, a signed POSTER, a TEE SHIRT and a totally awesome TOTE BAG filled with special prizes. And my eternal gratitude expressed in a personal thank you note!
Pledge $75 or more
Here's a cool one! ALL of the above will be given to you at this level. That's right, the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, the B-sides BONUS CD, the signed CD and POSTER, and the TEE and TOTE BAG. Plus, you choose your favorite Carter Sampson song from any album and I will send you a HANDWRITTEN FRAMED one of a kind LYRIC SHEET.
Pledge $100 or more
Have you ever wanted to see your name in lights? OR maybe just printed in the liner notes of a CD? Here's your chance! For $100 you get ALL of the above plus YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES of "Mockingbird Sing" and your name + 1 on the GUEST LIST at one of the CD release parties!
Pledge $250 or more
Here you get all of the above and I will come to your house and perform a solo acoustic HOUSE CONCERT! (Within 100 miles of OKC, OK or Fayetteville, AR) You can invite whoever you want, help with the set list and even sing along, loudly, it's your house, you won't be judged :)
Pledge $500 or more
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This is my favorite one! You get the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, 2 B-sides, the SIGNED CD, the TEE, the TOTE and the POSTER, the LYRIC SHEET, the HOUSE CONCERT, YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES and on the CD Release Party guest list and... MY most sparkly of GUITARS! I will sign my GOLD DAISY ROCK VENUS GUITAR and PRESENT it to you on stage at one of the CD Release Parties! There is only one available!
Pledge $750 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
At this level you get all of the above (minus the guitar) plus the very special handmade birds nest used in my Kickstarter video and an original piece of art by Carter Sampson. Might be a painting of a squid or an octopus or maybe a painting of a bird's nest with a surprise in it. You never know!
Pledge $1,000 or more
Here's the big one! At this level you get the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BONUS CD with 2 B-sides, the SIGNED CD, the TEE, the TOTE and the POSTER, the LYRIC SHEET, the HOUSE CONCERT, YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES and on the CD Release Party guest list an original piece of Carter Sampson ART and...... ONE WHOLE DAY AT EAST HALL STUDIOS (in Fayetteville, AR) with me, Chris, Delia the cat, and the other musicians. We will give you the nicest sofa in the studio and bring you sodas, H2O and probably some beer and whisky while you sit and witness a record being made. And I will love you forever!