We made it!! STRETCH GOAL TIME!!
We did it!! We get to make the record! And by "we" I mean all of us. We're so proud of the whole team. We really all pulled together and worked to DRIVE this thing right over the finish line. With time to spare! Which is great, because that leaves us 4 days to raise money for our stretch goals.
Here's how it works. Since we raised the $25,000, we get to make the record. But that's it. There is no duplication, publicity or radio support included in that number. (or Kickstarter fees - we actually have to clear around $27,000 to take home $25,000) We've got to come up with the money for that on our own. UNLESS!! Can we do it? Can we raise enough to cover some of those costs?
$4584 - It's going to cost us around $2420 to make 2500 copies of the CD. For the vinyl records, it's going to cost another $2164. So it's not cheap. We use recycled packaging, and that's a little more expensive, but we think it's worth it. Think you can help out with that? For this stretch goal, let's see if we can raise enough between now and November 14th to cover it! That'll push our total up to $30,000. So- If we hit that goal, EVERY single backer, no matter what amount, gets a limited edition D&T Can Coozie! Everybody. Only costs $1. The only way to get this is to be a backer.
We're Doug and Telisha and we're dying to bring Things that Used to Shine to your door.
Since we released Ghost of the Knoxville Girl in 2009, we have traveled thousands of miles, been to 47 states and 6 Canadian provinces, played hundreds of shows, and met some of the most amazing and inspiring people in the world. We left our home in Virginia and spent a year living on the road before we settled down (sort of) in East Nashville, Tennessee.
We've listened and learned from your stories. True stories. Stories about stock car drivers, drug addicts, other touring musicians, people who have been abused, stories about loss and rejection and how we all deal with our own struggles.
We've taken those stories, and some of our own, and pieced them together in this collection of songs, Things that Used to Shine. It's sort of a study on the human spirit. Sounds kind of big and lofty when you say it that way, and maybe it is. But it's our own honest look at what happens when things get tough. Some people can't take it. Some get violent. Some push forward, one foot in front of the other, in amazing ways. We'll let you listen to the songs for yourself, but what we've found is that the one thing beneath it all, the most important thing in love, life, and art, is the truth.
We are confident that this collection of songs is the best we've written so far, and we are thrilled by this opportunity to share them with you. We're putting together an incredible team to give these songs the respect they deserve, and we are asking you to be a part of that team. Yes, you, not that dude behind you at the counter, though he looks like a nice guy.
Here's the deal
We need $25,000 to reach our kick starter project goal. It's a lot of money, we know, but we have a chance to work with one of the best producers in Nashville. We're talking multiple grammys on the shelves. This is huge! Since arriving in East Nashville, we've had the amazing fortune to be able to play with some of the best musicians in the city, a city known for the best musicians in the world.
We've spent time with and written with the best writers in a town full of the best writers in the world. We're truly humbled and inspired to be a part of this community. More so, we're humbled by the support we have here- these people are WRITING with us! And they're going to play on the record! It's a really big deal, so we're giving you the chance to be a part of it, too. It's a chance for us all to pull together and be a part of something extraordinary.
*** If we do not meet the $25,000 goal, the project will not be funded, your credit card will not be charged, and no thank-you gifts will be sent out. **
How do you join the team?
It's super simple . . .
- Choose your favorite thank-you gift from the list to your right ------>
- Tell all your friends about it. Share this project on facebook, tweet about it, blog away, text, call, knock on doors. However you can get your friends involved. Let's make this the ultimate dream team!
If, by chance, our team is so awesome (which we fully anticipate) that we exceed our goal, the extra money will be used for manufacturing, radio, promotion, and touring to support this project.
You are a part of lives everyday, and we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for us along the way. We can't wait to share this experience with you.
We trust you. We love you!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Once the project is funded, we've got to get to work. Every project has risks and challenges. We plan to record in early December, mix through the remainder of the month, and then hopefully finish the mastering process in January of 2013. This will allow us ample time to get the project duplicated by March, and get our release plans in order before Spring. Because our project depends on the involvement of other people (producer, musicians, engineers, etc.), there's always the chance that something could slow the process down.
We've got a great team. We're really looking forward to working with them. However, if one of our principal players gets sick or has to back out for any reason, we'll have to shift to our back up plan. The good news is that we're already preparing for that possibility. Living in East Nashville and being a part of this amazingly supportive community means that we have lots of great choices when it comes to players and producers. That means that if we do encounter a problem, it may slow us down a little, but it won't stop us. You can be sure that once this project is funded, we're going to get it to you. We're really glad to have you as a part of our team. Thanks for putting your trust in us!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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The I’m Broke But I Love You - Believe me. We get it. We’re broke, but we still like to support the arts and our friends making real, good music. If $1 is all you can spare, we thank you for it. You’ll get project up-dates, so tell all your friends.Estimated delivery:
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The Give Up Your Frappicocoa – For about the price of two cups fancy coffee, you can be a patron of the arts. A 10 spot gets you a digital download of Things that Used to Shine, a signed postcard from the road, and our eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery:
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The Pre-Buy - Hey, if you’re planning on getting the record anyway, why not pre-order and help make this dream a reality. Think of that Karma! A donation of $25 gets you a signed physical copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and we’ll love you forever. (+ you get it before anybody else does)Estimated delivery:
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Smells Like . . . Awesome – Many of you already know that T has her own perfume, designed in honor of Ghost of the Knoxville Girl, but with this special donation, you’ll get a digital download copy of Things that Used to Shine, and an exclusive (available only to kick starter donors) 5 oz. Ghost of the Knoxville Girl Body Butter. If you like the perfume, just wait to you feel the magic of the butter. (Hey guys -The holidays are right around the corner.)Estimated delivery:
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I’ve Totally Got That On Vinyl - This one is for all you old-schoolers or old-school wannabes (aka hipsters) – We’re going to release Things that Used to Shine on Vinyl and for $40, you can have your own sweet, warm, vinyl melodies, in addition to a digital download, a signed postcard from the road, and our sweet affection forever.Estimated delivery:
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Get It While It’s HOT - We’re not only going to feed your soul with some good tunes, we’re going to warm your belly with some homemade hot pepper jelly right from our garden. Donate $50 to our cause and you’ll get a physical signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a 4 oz. jar of hot pepper goodness, a postcard from the road, and our homegrown love.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The “Oh, I’ve Got All Their Records” Pack - You’ll receive a physical copy of Rope Around My Heart, Ghost of the Knoxville Girl, Live at Hippie Jack’s (DVD/CD Combo), and Things that Used to Shine. We’ll throw in a post card from the road and our eternal gratitude as a bonus.Estimated delivery:
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Let’s Get Personal – With this donation, we will record a personalized video telegram for you. Feel free to use this for a loved one’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, or just an opportunity to see and hear us do a cover or your choice. Of course, you’ll also get a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and recorded evidence that we’ll love you forever.Estimated delivery:
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered! -- Suitable for framing! You pick any one of our songs (from 'Shine' or any other record) and we'll send you a hand-written copy of the lyrics, signed and dated. On nice paper. Maybe even with a doodle or two in the margin. PLUS your very own copy of Things That Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and our un-dying love.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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Now We’re Cookin’ – With this donation, you will receive your choice of a western or halter style-apron designed and sewn by T. These aprons are the hottest little things you’ll find for hosting your holiday (or otherwise) cocktail party. In addition, you’ll receive a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and our eternal gratitude. There is a limit to this premium, so get it while you can.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Songster Skype – A one-hour skype session to talk about songwriting, touring, performing, or whatever else your little heart desires. You also get a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a post card from the road, and our appreciation.Estimated delivery:
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Custom Folk Art – Get an honest-to-goodness piece of recording history with a custom folk art piece consisting of up-cycled barn wood and the actual guitar strings used while making the record. Doug’s only in for doing three of these, so you better make your pledge, before it’s too late. You’ll also get a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and the art to remind you how much we love and appreciate your pledge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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You Make the Set - For one of our shows during 2013, you'll make the set list. You can choose and arrange the songs however you want. It's your chance to produce a LIVE Doug and Telisha show! PLUS you'll get Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and we'll love you forever.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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DJ Jazzy Jeff or Folky Fran – Have you ever wanted to be a DJ? It’s one of the most fun things we’ve ever done. For a $500 donation, you can join us a guest host of Whiskey Wednesday. We’ll work out a time to record a show in your area or if you’re close to Nashville, we’ll do it here. Technology is amazing. You’ll also get a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and our love and admiration.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Hippie Nation Pass – You’ve heard us rave about one of our favorite festivals in the states, come see it for yourselves. With this donation, you’ll be our VIP guests at Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Memorial Day Weekend Festival. This pass includes your camping spot, 2 weekend passes, and VIP access to the festival grounds. If you’d rather hotel it, that’s on you, and you’d be missing out. You’ll also get The "Oh, I've Got All Their Records" Pack, listed above.Estimated delivery:
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The Home Sweet Home – It’s a D&T show in very own living room, garage, back yard . . . wherever! We encourage you to get creative with this one. Go in with your music-loving friends and neighbors, and make it happen. You won’t regret it. Thanks to the ever-rising price of gas, we’ll have to limit this one to 500 miles from Nashville. You’ll also get a signed copy of Things that Used to Shine, a postcard from the road, and our eternal gratitude. We'll work with you to find a good date sometime before the end of 2013.Estimated delivery:
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The Home Sweet Home 2 - Same as the home sweet home, but we’re extending the mileage limitation to 800 miles from Nashville. We'll work with you to find a good date sometime before the end of 2013.Estimated delivery:
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Dude, I’m ON The Record – With this donation, you get to do it. You get to be ON Things that Used to Shine. No kidding. Your name will be in those liner notes, just like all those other Nashville cats and us. Transportation is on you, but we’ll be as flexible as we can to work it all out. Of course, you’ll get a copy of the record you’re on, and we think you should sign it, this time! Limit 5Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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Let’s Talk About It – If you’d like to give us more than these premiums suggest, we welcome it. As we stated to the left, we actually need more than our goal, so we’re open to combining premiums and other ideas . . . Let’s talk about it!Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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