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I'm Sam Pinkerton, and I'm a singer/songwriter.
Born and raised in Venice, Florida now based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

In the beginning of Fall 2012, I decided that I wanted to take all the songs I had written since moving to Nashville and make my first full length album.

If you haven't heard of me before, you can visit www.sampinkertonmusic.com

In November, I released a few songs on an EP Sampler which I'd love to give you for free. You can download it right here- www.sampinkerton.bandcamp.com 

In early 2013, I released Stay Here, a song that will be on my album, through a live music video that features my friends in Judah & the Lion.


For the past year, my friends and I have spent over hundreds of hours
planning, recording and beginning to put together this album. We have seen many sunrises (even on school nights) and have dedicated every moment of our spare time into perfecting these songs. The album will be release this Fall, which will mark exactly one year since we began this journey.

Sam & Friends is a project that brings all the people in my life together to help make this record happen. Both musically and financially, everyone plays as equally important parts.

This project is only possible because of you so, I thank you with all of my heart. 

If you look to the right of this page, I’ve been working on some things that I’m excited to give you as a welcome to our project and as the first of many thank yous.

Risks and challenges

My team and I here in Nashville started pre-production for this album in November 2012. Since then, we have gone through many songs, picking the ones that will be on this record. We have produced and perfected them to our liking so that they would be ready to record.

We've been blessed with donated studio time to begin working on this record. Therefore, it won't take too long until you can have a copy in your hands. We plan to finish tracking and hand it off for mixing in late July, followed by mastering in late August and then duplication so that we can release the recording in the Fall. Obviously, this is subject to change.

We need funds for the remaining studio time, paying for mixing, mastering and duplication which we calculated to cost about $10,000.
If we end up with extra funds, they will be used for paying for graphic design, a publicist, merchandise, tour expenses, paying our musicians, and if there still is more, we are saving every penny for the next album.

If you haven't donated to Kickstarter before, something important to know is that this is an all or nothing deal. If we don't meet our goal of $10,000 than we don't get to keep any of the money and you will be refunded immediately. If this were to happen, we aren't able to continue this project and release this music.

We are at a standstill until these funds are raised. We went as far as we possibly could on our own but now it's time we ask for you to partner with us and join the "Sam & Friends" team.

Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me. If you have any questions at all, feel free to shoot me an email!
sampinkerton@vidacreative.net

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    A handmade thank you note

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    A pre-release digital download of the new record, and a handmade thank you note.

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    An autographed physical copy of my debut album,
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    Package 1: Digital download of "Stay Here Live” from the music video, a Sam Pinkerton sticker, an autographed physical copy of my debut album, a pre-release digital download, and a handmade thank you note.

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    I'll make you a special care package which includes an assortment of my favorite coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, a bag of my homemade trail mix, and some baked goods. Includes everything in Package 1 and the "B-Sides" summer tour EP.

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    Skype Date.
    Have any questions? Anything you want to talk about? Just want to meet me and can't make it to Nashville? Lets skype! Maybe I'll play you a song or two. Includes Package 1 and the "B-Sides" EP.

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    A handwritten book of songwriting tips from yours truly, as the beginning to your own songwriting journal. Also includes Package 1 and the "B-Sides" summer tour EP.

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    Youtube Cover.

    Any song you'd like, I will humble myself and make a Sam Pinkerton version of your favorite song, dedicate it to you and put on youtube for you and the world to see.

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    A handwritten lyric book. I'll write out the lyrics to each song off of my debut album and even include chord charts if you'd like. I'll bind it with a handmade tie and include Package 1 and the "B-Sides" EP.

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    Lyric Collage. I have the original lyrics to these songs; the day that I wrote them for the first time and scratched them out and started over. I'm crafting up this song into a mod podge of beautiful things. Email sampinkerton@vidacreative.net to steak your claim on one of four songs: Calling You Out,
    I Will Never Fall in Love With You, Someone I Used to Love, Stay Here.
    This reward also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and to top it off, a special thank you- your name listed on my album.

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    Charmer Box.
    I have made a box filled with surprises. May include some original lyrics, jewelry I've worn in shows, Polaroid pictures from my video shoot, a special note just to you, Package 1, the "B-Sdies" summer tour EP and your name listed under the thank yous on my album.

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    Song topic of your choice. I will write a song for you, record it and send it to you. Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    Picnic in the Park. I'm going to pack a picnic lunch of all our favorite things and you (and a friend if you'd like) will join me and my band in enjoying one of the beautiful parks in Nashville while we share stories and eat lunch! (Transportation not included) Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    Co-Write. Have any song ideas? Let's write a song together either here in Nashville or via skype. Who knows, maybe it will end up on my next project. Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    Acoustic Show.
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    Star in my next music video. I want to invite you to the town I love the most, Nashville, and not only be a part but play a role in my next music video. (transportation not included)
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    Play on my next project. I'd like to invite you to Nashville to be a part of my next EP. I will give you credit on my album and also include: Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album. (transportation not included)

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    My Guitar Case. I've had this case since I started playing guitar (back when I was thirteen). It has collected stickers from all the places I've been and has been beat up from all the shows I've played. I'm going to fill it with a few of my favorite things and send it to you to begin your own adventures with. Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    I will produce and record one of your original songs. Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    Full band show (pending location). Email sampinkerton@vidacreative.net for details! Also includes Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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    Executive Producer. Alena and I have been working very hard on producing this album but with this donation, we want your name on it next to ours because without you, we wouldn't be able to get it mixed and ready for mastering.
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    I will name my first born child after you. It's the least I could do for funding the entire project. I will also send you all of Package 1, the "B-Sides" summer tour EP, and have your name listed under the "thank yous" on my album.

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