The mix has been mixed to a smooth, pancake batter consistency (we left in plenty of lumps, of course; everyone knows good pancakes come from lumpy batter). The cover photo has been shot. The graphic layout has been started, and today we take the album in for mastering. The way things are looking, I expect to send this concoction to the disc factory in about a week, which means you fine folks who backed me should have albums in your hands by late May- early June. Once it's off to be pressed I will be sending out the rewards surveys so you can get all the cool stuff I promised. I'll keep you posted.
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Digital download of the album BEFORE the official release date, highbrow "Patron of the Arts" status (with a card that says so), and my sincere and everlasting gratitude.
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
A copy of the CD (signed by me if desired; let me know) and free admission for 2 to the release party (date and location TBA).
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Above, plus a limited-edition print of a hand-drawn (by my hand) poster for the album with my thanks to you scrawled thereon.
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Above, plus a hand-written lyric sheet to one of my songs (song of your choice, solo or Vinegar Creek Constituency repertoire). I will spring for fancy paper and use my prettiest scribble.
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Above, plus a copy of a limited edition songbook for the album, which will include guitar chords and lyrics for all the songs thereon.
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
All 75$ level rewards, plus a free month of guitar lessons (one half-hour lesson per week) with me as your instructor. We can work on songs from my songbook (see above), your favorite Doc Watson solo, or the riff from AC/DC's "Back in Black." You choose the direction. (please allow for individual scheduling)
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Clearance sale house concert! I will perform a solo house concert- previously a 300$-level reward, for the insanely low price of 150$. I'm foaming at the mouth like a deranged carpet salesman and am ready to perform for you and your pals. This fire sale is limited to a quantity of 3 available shows before the concert option returns to normal price; get em while the getting's good! (If you don't live within an hour or two of Lancaster let's talk- with this kind of loony-bin price tag who can afford to travel?)
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
All 75$ level rewards, plus free guest list admission to any headlining Vinegar Creek Constituency or Leo solo shows for the year 2011 (restrictions may apply when we are the opening act).
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
All 75$ level rewards, plus a free (solo) house concert. I will travel to your house (100 mile radius of Lancaster or let's talk about it) and perform a full-length concert for you and your pals. I will behave with social grace and aplomb and will not grimace or lose my temper no matter how many of your guests ask if I can play "Wagon Wheel." (Due to gas prices, locations more than 100 miles from Lancaster may warrant a larger donation- if applicable we'll work it out).
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
All 75$ level rewards, plus a free kayaking trip (lunch included) on the beautiful Susquehanna River that flows beside my home with me as your paddle guide. My pals at Chiques Rock Outfitters (Columbia PA) will generously donate the boats and services for the day's outing. We can spot for bald eagles and eat lunch on an island; good living. Or choose house concert.
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
All 75$ level rewards, plus I paint your house. Seriously: I will put in a full week (Monday-Friday, 9-5-ish) of professional quality house painting, a trade in which I have years of full-time experience. Interior or exterior (in season), your choice. It'll look sharp. (all equipment and labor to be provided by me; some material costs may apply).
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