Help Ryan get to Nashville to record a new album of original material - the follow up to "Old Souls, New Shoes!"
I’m Ryan Humbert, a singer-songwriter from Akron/Canton, Ohio. Lately I’ve been writing songs and making plans to record a new full-length album of original material this Spring/Summer. There's over 20 new tunes to choose from!
The as-yet-untitled album will be the follow-up to our album “Old Souls, New Shoes” which was recorded in Nashville, TN with former members of The Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, The Black Crowes, The Jayhawks and more.
Like the last record, I’ll be heading back to Nashville to record this one with some top-notch talent. And also like the last record, I’ll be doing this record without the help of a record label. Making an album as an independent artist takes a lot of hard work, creativity and money. But there's really no such thing as a truly "independent" artist, and that’s where you come in.
I’m asking you, my fans, friends, family or anyone else who happens to come across our page to watch my video, take a listen to some of the music and consider helping make this new record come to life.
It’s no small task, but I’m excited to be able to move ahead and bring you the best music I can make. Starting Friday, February 4th you can play a part too.
For 40 days I will have this Kickstarter.com page where you can give a gift to help us push forward. No matter how big or small your gift, you become part of the album, part of my project, and part of the music. If you want to hear it, own it, read about it in your favorite magazine, now you can help make it happen.
Every penny raised on Kickstarter will go DIRECTLY to funding this new album, including:
• Recording • Mixing • Mastering • Promotion & Marketing • Manufacturing • Travel
HOWEVER: If we don’t meet our goal by March 15th, 2010, your donation is refunded, I don’t get to send your unique and or exclusive prizes, and we're back to square one. But if we do meet our goal, you’ll get some cool music, gifts, rewards, one-of-a-kind items, surprises and more. And if we go over our goal amount, better still! We’ll have even more money to get the job done, and do it right.
If with your support we achieve our goal, you will have helped our little indie organization grow a bit bigger and get a bit stronger and will be one step closer to taking over the world. Let’s meet, exceed and SHATTER the goal!
Thank you for your ongoing love and support. Your help is VERY appreciated!
With love and gratitude, Ryan Humbert
P.S. Just a reminder – we only have 40 days to make this dream a reality! Tell a friend and please help us spread the word!
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A digital download of the new album emailed directly to you TWO WEEKS before it’s released.
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Everything from $10 level plus: A physical copy of the album, autographed for you, plus an exclusive download of one non-album song!
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Everything from above levels, plus: Exclusive access to Ryan’s daily recording blog, including daily updates with photos, videos, journal updates, sneak peaks, and other fun shenanigans while working on the record in Nashville. Stay in the know!
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Everything from above levels, plus: Your name in the liner notes of the album as a supporter, as well as two tickets to the CD release party for the new album. (Date TBA)
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Everything from above levels, plus: Ryan will record a personal video for you (or for a gift) including a personal message and an exclusive acoustic performance of an original Ryan Humbert song of your choice.
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Everything from above levels, plus: Framed, handwritten & autographed lyrics to the song of your choice from previous level, as well as a disposable camera full of random pictures taken JUST for you from the recording of the record. You never know what you’ll find on there – and you’ll be the only one who has them!
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Everything from above levels, plus: An exclusive, VERY limited edition CD of all the original home demos for the new album, as well as a private dinner with Ryan and longtime singing partner Emily Bates to share stories of the making of the record, the inspiration behind the songs and more.
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Everything from above levels, plus: A very special and exclusive hardbound book with Ryan’s handwritten lyrics for all the songs from the new album, as well as notes, thoughts, drawings and more. Every book will be different, personalized and highly collectible.
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Everything from above levels, plus: You will be listed in the liner notes as an “Associate Producer” on the album. On top of that, Ryan & Emily will come to your house and cook dinner for you and 8 friends. After dinner, they’ll perform a private acoustic house concert over wine and dessert! (House concert takes place of dinner from previous level. Dinner is eligible to those within a 6-hour radius of Akron, Ohio. Outside 6-hour radius, travel expenses required.)
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Everything from above levels, plus: Ever wondered what Ryan would sound like singing your favorite song? We will professionally record the cover song of your choice for you while making the record in Nashville.
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