The Missing Parts are about to embark on their third summer tour of the western US... only the van doesn't quite work.
Bringing our instrumental quartet (violin/lap-steel/cello/guitar) to the unsuspecting citizens of the great American West for three years and counting, The Missing Parts are about to embark on their third summer tour...
Only the van doesn't quite work.
It's pretty simple. The shows have been booked (with more still coming in), the brand new CD is on the way, and Tucson is getting hotter each passing day. The van even runs, mostly. It's just that sometimes you need to beat the starter with a crowbar to get the engine started. Last tour, the starter gave out entirely, and we managed to hotwire it with the parts from a dismantled TV and some duct tape. We'd like to avoid anything like that this year. It's time to get the van roadworthy again, which means we need a starter, tires, a window for the passenger side, and some routine maintenance. We figure that for about 500 bucks we'd be golden. Anything beyond that would put gas in the van and help us to get to the next town.
We'll be playing on the streets raising money to get us there, but we could use some help. In fact, we have a new CD coming out (with the release party set for June 4th) so if you are interested in buying a copy, you can do it here while helping to get us on the road. Not only will you get to hear the songs we've been brewing for the last year, but you can also get brand new merch, unreleased and rare recordings, a personal concert, and even the original artwork for the upcoming album by guitarist Paul Wright.
As always, we'd like to thank you for all the support over the years. We hope to see you on our tour this summer. Thanks!
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Our sincere thanks for helping us make this tour a reality.
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A sticker with artwork from the new CD by guitarist Paul Wright.
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A digital download of the new album, "Sueños".
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A physical copy of the CD and a sticker. (If you live outiside of the US, we ask that you please donate a little more to help us cover shipping.)
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We'll mail you a copy of the CD and a sticker. In addition, you'll get a download of unreleased, behind the scenes tracks of traditional music from our recording session in a beautiful, century-old church here in the old pueblo. These songs aren't original, so they aren't on the new album, but we love traditional music, and we love sharing it.
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A copy of "Sueños", sticker, and a t-shirt mailed to you. The t-shirts have the artwork from the new album silkscreened by guitarist/artist Paul Wright. They were printed by hand with help from a tiny local printshop and some great friends. We have men's and women's shirts available in sizes from small to extra large.
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We'll give you a sticker, a t-shirt, and the unreleased traditional songs along with signed copies of both "Sueños" and "Folk Music from an Undiscovered Country". In addition, you'll get a download of our very first CD, an EP of sorts with 13 original songs played by the original trio on cello, lap steel guitar, and acoustic guitar. This CD was recorded before Oliver (violin) joined the band, and includes the original versions of 12 of the songs from "Folk Music from an Undiscovered Country". Only 300 were ever printed.
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Everything from the $50 pledge, and, if you live in Tucson, we'll play you a private concert in your home.
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All the goodies from the $50 pledge, and, if you're in a state we're touring through this summer, we'll play you a personal concert in your home. We'll be passing through Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
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The first person to pledge $500 gets the original artwork for the new CD by guitarist Paul Wright as well as a personal concert (if on our route), signed copies of the entire discography, all the downloads, a t-shirt, and, of course, a sticker.