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Help release this beautiful-ugly album of songs about the monsters we are, we fear & we love.
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MONSTERS is my fourth album of what I call "experimental folk" songs.  It's about people who are monsters, or have been turned into monsters, or think they are monsters, or are haunted by monsters.  

OK that's not exactly party music.  But then neither was my first album, RESTORE, a metaphoric journey through AIDS, let alone my last, which featured  the love-and-masochism exploration LOVE SONG FOR JEFFREY DAHMER.  

So yeah, I never really expected mainstream support.

At least, not anymore than people like Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen or the other emotionally adventurous artists who always excited ME.  But I sure bought their records.  And I figured the same emotionally adventurous people who listened to them might value what I was doing.

(And lately you have: I got the Outmusic Award for my last album, and then last fall two of the new songs were honored by the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest)

Now, after a long, fifteen months in the studio - the most creative and pleasurable recording process of my life - the new album is mixed and mastered. And now it just needs to get released and publicized.

You are my best record company.  A record company of risk-taking hearts and ears!   You are the only "mainstream" I really ever cared to reach.  

I've got a tightly budgeted campaign ready to roll -- but if enough of you go for this music and the other rewards I'm offering, I can expand and extend the tour dates and the PR campaign that will help more risk-taking ears discover what I have to offer them.  

And all you really have to do to join the cause -- is enjoy the album!

All my love (seriously, folks) -- Dudley

PS:  Oh - almost as important - let your friends & Facebook friends & Twitter followers know that you think this is valuable and they should support it.  In other words: click those "Share" buttons!

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    Signed copies of Dudley's last two CDs (Outmusic Award winner THE EMERGENCY LANE & THE BILLY WHITE ACRE SESSIONS)

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    A digital copy of Dudley's debut album RESTORE!

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    Four (4) free tickets to any Dudley Saunders concert

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    A handwritten copy of lyrics to your favorite of Dudley Saunders song, signed by Dudley and personally dedicated to you!

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    A 40 minute Skype concert for you and any of your friends, at the earliest mutually agreeable time!

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    Dudley will fly or drive to your home (at a mutually agreeable time and date) and perform a full-length House Concert for you and your friends!

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