I began working on a new record this summer and need your help to ensure it gets completed! It will be a collection of nine brand new folk songs...
WRITTEN GOAL: 1000
( HOPED FOR GOAL: 1500 )
Dear friends and strangers,
I'm making a new record and need your help. I began recording this May but am going to need some help in ensuring a finished product - my hopes and what still needs to be done are overdubs, mixing, mastering, pressing to vinyl and adding some beautiful artwork. It's a collection of 9 folk songs on guitar. This group of songs is extremely personal and important to me, and represents a great leap of faith in writing for me... I would like to be able to present them to the world in the best way possible!
The video above is of the song "All Ye Faithful" which will go on the record (it's from a performance I did from a broadcast for CCTV in Cambridge, MA last August... thank you to Marissa for the footage).
Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated and noted. I've set up some exciting things that will come your way once the project succeeds... rather than sending you silly memorabilia relating to myself, I would like to send you things that might get used and treasured... (field guides anyone? folk records?) These are some of my favorite things...
Some details about the project: its being recorded in a home studio here in Portland with a friend, low-maintenance and cozy style. So far most of the basic tracks are done & I will update this section as progress gets made... Again, anything you can do would be wonderful.
thank you kindly,
MYSPACE.COM/MUSEEMECANIQUE (sean's band, recording engineer)
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an mp3 of an in progress song from the record + my gratitude
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mp3 as described above + a hard copy of the record as soon as it's finished + gratitude
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in prog mp3 + copy of the record when finished + a copy of a pete seeger album (reason? 'perhaps no single person in the 20th century has done more to preserve, broadcast, and re-destribute folk music than Pete Seeger, whose passion for politics, environment, and humanity have earned him both ardent fans and vocal enemies since he...began performing in the late 30's.') !
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in prog mp3 + copy of the record + a peterson or audubon field guide to your state or region of choice with which you can educate, identify, and experience the world! (note: potentially not the best option for folks overseas)
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in prog mp3 + copy of record + dvd of Pete Seeger: the POWER of SONG. "Music, [Seeger] states in the Power of Song, should not be used just to forget one's troubles, but to also help to understand and to do something about your troubles." OR a double vinyl compilation from the Whitehaus Family Record (1 song of mine on there...)
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in prog mp3 + copy of the record + WFR double vinyl compilation OR Power of song dvd + 1 mp3 of an unreleased or new song (not going on the record) + hard copy of my last record 'thistle the maker'
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in prog mp3 + copy of record + 1 yr subscription to EDIBLE magazine (tell me your city) + 2 mp3s of new/unreleased songs + hard copy or download of 'thistle the maker'
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in prog mp3 + copy of the record + Anthology Of American Folk Music (6 disc set edited by Harry Smith) + 2 mp3s of new/unreleased songs + personalized thank yous + endless gratitude (+ 'thistle the maker' cd if you want it, why not)
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in prog mp3 + copy of the record + 1928 Sessions [original vinyl] - Mississippi John Hurt + personalized thank yous and gratitude <3
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