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We've been DIY, now with your support you can help us create an album on a new level beyond anything any of us have ever done.
We've been DIY, now with your support you can help us create an album on a new level beyond anything any of us have ever done.
We've been DIY, now with your support you can help us create an album on a new level beyond anything any of us have ever done.
107 backers pledged $11,100 to help bring this project to life.

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Help Highway Poets Record Their First Professional Album

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We're already so proud of the songs we have written and excited to be working on this project together. With your support, we can  produce the kind of album that will take The Highway Poets to the next level.

  We began this musical journey with only one rule: no rules. We blend together all the genres that inspire us and the result is a powerhouse 7-piece band that delivers pure, un-generic, pocket-fueled badassery that we call NEW RETRO SOUL.

This album is going to be sexy and sophisticated one moment then gritty and greasy the next. An album with heart-felt lyrics that have a point of view and will pique the ears of the modern listener while at the same time paying homage to the greats that came before us and have given us so much inspiration.

  By putting this project into the hands of professionals we'll create a finished product that you will love and we will forever be proud of. Studio engineers, producers and sonic art enthusiasts have the skills, experience and equipment we need to capture the sounds and performances we have been working for.  

 As a much appreciated donor, you will be a part of a historical collaboration with The Highway Poets, seven of the finest and fastest rising Writers, Singers and Musicians in the San Francisco North Bay Area.

Sebastian Saint James -Lead Vocals and Guitar

Travis James -Lead Guitar and Vocals

Taylor James -Bass and Vocals

Nicholas Hasty -Saxophone, Flute and Vocals

Rhyne Erde -Drums & Percussion 

Nate Dittle -Piano, Electric Piano and Organ

Adam Ehrenpfort -Trombone and Vocals

Risks and challenges

When making an album there is always the risk of getting too involved with perfection. While we strive to create songs that are the very best version we can produce, we also want our songs to sound human and to be an experience that is as fun on the album as it is live. So instead of overdubbing all the tracks separately we intend to spend our time in the studio mustering up our magic as a group and hitting those special takes that you will want to listen to over and over again. We want you to enjoy our music for years to come.

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    Friends in Low Places

    No judgement here, we've all been there. You will receive a free Digital Download of our first single.

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    A Little Help From Our Friends

    We will forever be grateful and you will be one of the first to get the new record in the form of a Digital Download.

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    Movin' On Up

    A physical copy of the album, plus access to special behind the scenes updates. Including video footage of the recording process and reward #2.

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    Time is On Our Side

    A very special acoustic covers EP, credit in the album, limited addition signed poster print and rewards 2 and 3.

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    Proud Mary

    A personalized mixtape of some of our favorite songs and an invitation to a private listening party/performance and rewards 2-4.

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    All You Need is Love

    You'll get production credit, as well as appear in a music video. Also rewards 2-4 and a sweat free hug from the whole band (must be prior to a show).

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    I Put a Spell On You

    What can we say? You're amazing so of course rewards 2-4 plus a dinner for 2 before our record release show, a back stage meet and greet, and a dinner surprise!

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    Let's Give 'em Something to Talk About

    An intimate acoustic house concert in the living room of your choice with all your friends, plus all previous awards. (If we have to fly, you buy!) :)

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    Went Down to the Crossroads

    OK, at this point you tell us what you want and we'll make it happen, skies the limit. (We will have to run all requests by our lawyers, tattoos must be approved by loved ones and no public nudity or actions that will wind anyone in jail for more than a week's time.)

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