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It's time to make a new record! Since the bike tour, I've written a lot of songs - You can help by pre-ordering the album and get a free download! Read more

Nashville, TN Indie Rock
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It's time to make a new record! Since the bike tour, I've written a lot of songs - You can help by pre-ordering the album and get a free download!

Nashville, TN Indie Rock
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http://www.reverbnation.com/rachelvanslyke#/artist/exclusives/rachelvanslyke
Thank you for visiting my kickstarter page, get a free download of "Hold on to that Dream" by clicking the link above!

My name is Rachel VanSlyke. Since recording my debut album in 2007 with TSR Records, I’ve toured around the country playing music shows and writing new songs. I have found that we are extremely encouraged and lifted by the help of others, and I am more surprised everyday by the power of ideas and dreams.

In the spring of 2008, I did a 4,100 mile 24 concert tour on a bicycle from Davie FL zigzagging all the way up to Canada, solo self-supported. Needless to say I have many new songs inspired by these travels that I would really like to share everyone.

So I’ve decided it’s time to BELIEVE that this can really happen, and I found kickstarter.com to be an excellent way to do it! I’m asking all of you to help to make this possible. One of the most important ways you can help is to share the message and pass it along to friends and family. Every little bit helps and there isn’t an amount too small. The way it works? You can make any pledge you choose and it does not actually charge you unless the entire goal is met by the deadline. In return you will get neat prizes and KNOW that you have thought outside of the box and helped someone do something INCREDIBLE! I could not do it with out you.

I’ve put together some interesting prizes (to the right) and gifts to show my appreciation. It works on pyramid, so depending on how much you pledge you will get every prize leading up to that amount in addition to the prize for that amount. I’ve even thought out a way to do some of my tour next year on a bicycle. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact me for further details. I will use a charity of your choice, or your company/ organization logo on my vehicle for the entire year including any portion done on bicycle. This has to be discussed first, as I would want to make sure it would be a good fit.

Demos of songs that will be on the album have all ready received some awards. “I’m comin home”, placed “Winner in Folk” for Feb. 2009 Song of the Year songwriting contest, as well put in the “Winner’s Circle” for the Windows Playlist 7 contest. There will be more details to come about the musicians helping on the album and the opportunities that all ready are in the works.
Oh yeah, and I’d like all of your ideas on what to name the album – you can click on the comment tab and leave some of your beautiful titles and ideas. I will be picking from your suggestions!

By believing in this project, we can make it happen!

Photos by: www.whereonearthisbill.blogspot.com, www.alansnel.blogspot.com, and www.lunahzon.com

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    2 backers

    You will receive exclusive video updates, and the peaceful understanding that you have helped make this project happen

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    3 backers

    You will get two tracks off the new album, and your name/ website posted on the Thank you page of my websites (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    5 backers

    Digital Download of the full new record, Two weeks before the release date! (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    26 backers

    You will get a signed and numbered hard copy of the CD, exclusive to Kickstarter’s fundraising friends, mailed directly to your home (U.S.A.), Plus one song download of Casey’s side project! (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $60 or more
    About $60 USD

    4 backers

    DVD, the making of the album! This will also include live performance footage and bloopers! (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    4 backers

    A handmade Gift from Casey’s Jewelry line (hemp or beaded) Plus and Eco-friendly T-Shirt and a one-of-a-kind disposable camera with shots from the studio and/or other adventures, and a copy of my first album “so I begin” (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    0 backers

    Hand made scarf by Rachel, Claw- Hammer Banjo lesson from Casey via online, or in person if in Nashville, a handmade batch of my favorite healthy cookies, (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    1 backer

    Your name in the Album Liner Notes, One unreleased B-Side Track, 2 Tickets to a show along the 2011 tour (excluding festivals), and one incredibly delicious Veggie meal cooked in Nashville at our house or at your house (inside of 50 mi radius on a 2011 tour city)
    (plus includes everything above).

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    About $1,500 USD

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    House Concert! You and up to 100 friends to get a two hour house concert at your home including a CD for every guest! Must be along the tour schedule for 2011 email me to discuss. (plus includes everything above).

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    About $2,500 USD

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    A Day in the Studio- We will find something for you to play or sing to, get to be a part of it all! (must cover your expenses to get to Nashville) And… free entry to all shows in 2011 (excluding festivals) (plus includes everything above).

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    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

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    Sponsorship! BIKE TOUR, PLUS I will write a song for you! This can be for a loved one or a topic of your choice (rated G) . PLUS I will ride 1,000 miles of my tour next year on a BICYCLE! …and I will labor in your backyard to help you plant a garden for at least one day. Then I will use your Name/ Company Logo sticker on my Car and on my Bicycle for the entire year of 2011! (includes everything above). Must discuss approval. This could be a group of people or a single donor. Please email if interested.

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