THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU! This CD wouldn't be possible without your generous contributions (I consider even $1 to be generous).
I have been humbled by all of the folks that have contributed to my project. I'm 86% funded, and have 10 days left to raise the last $560! Please feel free to pass this link along to anyone you might feel would like to support a guy and his project.
Do you want to listen to some songs that we have recorded so far? Go over to: www.soundcloud.com/jacobelliot
The story about this album is that I have been trying to make it for, seriously, 3 years. I get a little bit of money and I record one song. Then I have no extra money for, like, 6 months, so nothing gets done. I have a great great engineer (who has recorded people like, say, The Dandy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper, The Decemberists, just to name a few) with a mountain of gear at his disposal, and great musicians to back me up in the studio, But, by the time I finally fund this thing myself it will be an anthology of my life's work.
That is where Kickstarter (and especially you, dear Backer) come in! Why don't we just get 'er all done in one big shebang and get touring!
This CD isn't one of those lets-write-some-songs-and-go-in-the-studio-and-mess-around-arranging-them-for-months type of affairs. I write and record all the music at home in my humble little studio, produce it and tweak it until it's just the way I want it, then I give that demo to the musicians to learn the parts. Then we go in the studio and record it. No wasting time.
I've set a bit of a distant date for the estimated time of delivery for the rewards. Not because I think it will take that long, but because it could take that long. Studio slots fill up, musicians are...well...musicians and sometimes hard to wrangle all into one place, and sometimes CD duplicators are a bit backed up. Anyway! When I get fully funded I will work friggin' tirelessly to get this record hammered out and done. I've been waiting a long time, and I aint a patient man (to quote a line from Hud--one of my top 3 favorite movies).
Thank you again for taking the time to listen and consider donating to this project. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to send me an email.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 3, 2011 - Jan 2, 2012 (60 days)
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Your name in the CD liner notes as a big thank you!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A copy of the CD, plus your name in the liner notes as a great big thank you!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A copy of the CD, your name in the liner notes, and free tickets to a show when I roll thru a town near you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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An advanced signed copy of the CD, your name in the liner notes as a huge thank you, free tickets to a show when I roll thru a town near you, and two free beverages at the venue. Plus a bag of Stumptown coffee shipped right to your door.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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An advanced signed copy of the CD, plus one unopened CD (gift it! or not.), your name in the liner notes, two free tickets to a show when I roll thru a town near you, two free beverages at the venue, and a bag of Stumptown coffee shipped to your door. Plus! a handmade recipe booklet with 10 of my favorite recipes that are pretty quick and easy to make! (note: since each recipe booklet will be hand made, I have to limit it to 5 of them).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above, plus dinner on me when I'm in a city near you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above, plus an iPod Nano loaded up with the new CD, plus a ton of other music from my favorite artists.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012