Make "Carolina Smile" - Mark DeRose and The Way Home record their latest CD "Carolina Smile" due out April 16th, 2011!
We are a band that takes pride in trying to keep busy with our musical endeavors... whether it's playing shows or working on new tunes... we do our best to try and keep things moving in a "forward direction".
For the past year plus, we have been keeping busy performing.... all the while stockpiling new tunes for a forthcoming CD "to be made". Wulp, thankfully that TIME had arrived and in late October of 2010 we got cozy in the studio over a 3 week stretch and recorded our newest batch of tunes.
We had the great pleasure of working with Producer/Engineer Eddie Jackson once again. Eddie initially joined us on "Tales from the Sandcastle Kingdom" and again on the LIVE album, "Hear To Listen". Currently, Eddie is back home on the west coast mixing the tracks and editing our work out in California... while back home here we are working on the CD's artwork and other post production details.
The track listing for the album is as follows... some of these tracks you may know, others are brand new even to MDR and The Way Home.
1. Shine 2. Annabella 3. Get Up, Get Out 4. Hold On 5. Carolina Smile 6. Just The Same 7. All It Ever Takes 8. Stay 9. The One Thing 10. Back Around
For a SNEAK PEAK/SAMPLE listen to the above tracks, visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Unfortunately, all of this production/engineering knowledge and studio time does not come without a price tag. That's why we are partnering with Kickstarter.com to ask for your help in paying off a portion of our recording bills. Kickstarter.com is a new way for artists without major financial capital but plenty of creative capital, to raise the money necessary to fund their newest endeavor.
If you choose to support us in the effort "to make Carolina Smile", you will get to decide the amount that you would like to pledge and in exchange for your help, we will hit you up with a thank you in the form of goodies. (tshirts, stickers, CD's, posters, etc. PLEASE see the pledge list for FULL DETAILS.) The HIGHER the dollar amount, the greater the SIZE of the "Thank You" you will receive. ALL pledges are SO greatly appreciated NO matter THE SIZE!!!
To get a better further/better understanding of what this effort to "Make Carolina Smile" on Kickstarter.com is all about, please take a few moments to watch the above video. We are hopeful that it will clear up any remaining questions you may have.
In short, we are calling upon you to make an advance investment in Mark DeRose and The Way Home... we are hopeful to not let you down in the form of a 10 song CD that "excites your ear buds"! It's our overall opinion that music is best when enjoyed with others... a unique means of communicating, whether it be with one another or with you our fans... music is something each one of us is thankful to have in our lives. It's our hope to share this with you.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 20, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011 (50 days)
Pledge $5 or more
"I made Carolina Smile" Sticker + your name on "Carolina Smile" cd artwork listed as "Thank you for making me smile".
Pledge $15 or more
10 song digital download of "Carolina Smile" + all of the above.
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Physical CD of "Carolina Smile" + all of the above.
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"I made Carolina Smile" Tshirt + all of the above.
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Poster signed by Mark DeRose and The Way Home featuring the album's "artwork" (original artwork by Mark) + all of the above.
Pledge $45 or more
"Carolina Smile" Ringtone + all of the above.
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One (1) ticket to the April 16th Rootenany/"Carolina Smile" CD Release Party + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
Pledge $65 or more
One (1) reserved front row seat to the April 16th Rootenany/"Carolina Smile" CD Release Party + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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One (1) ticket to the pre show party for the April 16th Rootenanny/"Carolina Smile" CD Release Party (featuring a 2 song acoustic performance by Mark DeRose & The Way Home) + One (1) ticket to the April 16th Rootenany/"Carolina Smile" CD Release Party + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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Mark DeRose & The Way Home Tshirt + Mark DeRose Music CD Bundle (Hear To Listen, Mark DeRose Band Self Titled EP, Tales from the Sandcastle Kingdom) + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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Personal jingle written and recorded by Mark DeRose and The Way Home and made into a ring tone + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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MP3 recording of a solo acoustic performance of a never before released Mark DeRose song (LIMITED EDITION) + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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Mark will write a song specifically for you - you decide the topic and have chief input as "co-songwriter", Mark will record an acoustic version of the song + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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SOLO (acoustic) Show w/Mark hosted by you + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
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DUO (acoustic) Show w/Mark and Dan Brenner (from The Way Home) hosted by you + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.
Pledge $800 or more
BAND (acoustic or plugged in) Show w/Mark DeRose and The Way Home hosted by you + all of the items from the $40 pledge level.