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Swing band Megan & her Goody Goodies are recording their debut album, Come and Get It Honey - Live at The Studio.
Swing band Megan & her Goody Goodies are recording their debut album, Come and Get It Honey - Live at The Studio. Did you miss the chance to back us? Pre-orders available at the link below!
Swing band Megan & her Goody Goodies are recording their debut album, Come and Get It Honey - Live at The Studio. Did you miss the chance to back us? Pre-orders available at the link below!
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Megan & her Goody Goodies Album Debut - Come & Get It Honey

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Wait, so what's happening? You're recording a live album?

Let me explain.

Swing music. When it comes to making your feet dance, there's nothing like it. The life - the vitality! - it brings to the table is unparalleled. 

Over the years, the recording process has undergone drastic changes. When the first swing albums were recorded, they frequently used just three - or even one - microphones to pick up the sound from the full band. As time went by, more sophisticated processes were developed, leading bands to mic each individual instrument. While this creates a very clean sound, that's not the swing music I'm going to record.

With the help of Gabriel Klein, Sam Hunter, and Brook Sutton (owner of The Studio in Nashville, TN), Megan and her Goody Goodies are embarking on a journey to record a LIVE ALBUM in the style of the old big bands we know and love. We'll experience the nitty-gritty of calling solos, responding to the crowd, trading bars, and all that jazz (no pun intended)... all live in the studio with you.

Live at the Green Thumb Gala
Live at the Green Thumb Gala

It sounds like the recording process is going to be... different.

Well, it is! My goal, from the get-go, has been to record an album like Artie Shaw Live at Cafe Rouge or Sinatra at the Sands. 

From using vintage ribbon mics to capture the warm sound of those earlier recordings to arranging my musicians in a way that creates a more unified sound, there's a lot that goes into this. I've been lucky to snag the talents of Nashville's Sam Hunter and Gabriel Klein to produce this album for me, and we've spent a lot of time listening to tracks, researching old techniques, and figuring out ways to combine the best of the 30s/40s sound with today's modern recording process. Will it be different? Yes. Will it be amazing? Abso-freaking-lutely.

So dance party?

You got that right! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 10th at The Studio in Nashville.

We're renting out The Studio on Charlotte, a favorite spot for Swing Dance Nashville live band dances (and one with an excellent wood floor), and we're excited to be recording this album with you, our friends and dance family, in the room with us.

Think of it as an event - and as part of making history. Will this be remembered in history books? No way! Will your presence be remembered by me for the rest of eternity? ......is that even a question?

Frankie Dance - Live at the Studio
Frankie Dance - Live at the Studio

Why Kickstarter? 

Think of it as pre-sales - you are essentially ordering this album in advance, with the understanding that this album will be the best thing you've heard since you got snowed in with your husband and made him watch murder mysteries with you (......is that just me?)!

We've chosen Kickstarter primarily because it's all-or-nothing. If we don't meet our monetary goal, it's not the right time for us to make this album - we'll put it on a shelf and revisit it in a year or two. That means there's no risk for you as a backer.

Who's on the record?

It's been a goal of mine since I started bandleading to have a primarily women's band. Although we're not ALL women, I am delighted and honored to announce that of the eight musicians on this record, five of them will be women.

The CD, "Come and Get It, Honey," will feature bandleader and vocalist Megan Lange on vocals, Danielle Knight on clarinet, Jason Knight on trombone, Charles Kay on saxophone, Annie Erbsen on guitar, Stacey Glasgow on drums, Gideon Klein on double bass, and Libby Pascoe on piano.

Although the band has gone through many iterations over the course of its time, this lineup is, by far, the most exciting and compelling group I could pull together. Each musician brings a unique sound and energy to the tunes, and I cannot wait to share that sound with you.

Stacey Glasgow, Libby Pascoe, Megan Lange, Annie Erbsen
Stacey Glasgow, Libby Pascoe, Megan Lange, Annie Erbsen

Where can I get more of the Goody Goodies?

For information on shows, videos, photos, news, and all things Goody Goodies, visit meganandhergoodygoodies.com!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/meganandhergoodygoodies 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/meganandhergoodygoodies
Website: www.meganandhergoodygoodies.com
Youtube: www.youtube.com/meganandhergoodygoodies

And... rewards?

Let's chat about this. We have some cool rewards, and our vendors are ready and waiting as soon as I get them the material. T-shirts will be printed by SwingThreads, a favorite dance event screen printer here in the Southeast. Palomino Records, up in Louisville, KY, will be pressing our vinyls. We'll be working with We Make Tapes to reproduce the CD, and we have a local printer just outside of Nashville, Busy Bee Printing, who will be printing our posters for us.

As mentioned, this will be a LIVE recording hosted at The Studio in Nashville, and that is obviously one of the most exciting reward levels - we'd love to have you come out and join us for our recording! We promise it'll be danceable, and we'll even offer a brief swing dance lesson prior to the recording's start just to give you a foot up (in case you need one).

Next Level Apparel Shirts - Crew Neck and Dolman
Next Level Apparel Shirts - Crew Neck and Dolman

 Merch designs: check out these cool shirts! We'll be offering the shirt both in dolman and crew cuts, and Next Level Apparel shirts are always SUPER comfy. And below, we have three poster designs - still being tweaked, but we're off to a good start. As designs are finalized, I'll be updating images to show the final posters!

Goody Goody Poster Designs
Goody Goody Poster Designs

 

Risks and challenges

If we are not able to reach our funding goal, we will not receive the money that has been pledged. This means there will be no CD and we will have to figure out if this is the right time for us to record and if a CD is a financially viable option for us.

If we are funded, there could be other challenges. There could certainly be delays, since we are using a lot of different services and contractors to produce our CD - this is a multi-step process with lots of components that have to come together to deliver a completed CD project.

We're lucky to be working with a lot of local vendors we trust, so we don't anticipate many problems... but you never know!

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    Eternal Gratitude

    Thank you for your support! Every dollar counts when it comes to a project of this size, and I could not do it without a whole slew of folks who want to help make it happen.

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    Digital Download

    For your ten dollar donation, you will receive a digital download of Megan and her Goody Goodies' debut album, Come and Get It Honey! Additionally, you will have Megan's eternal gratitude for the continued support. You're what keeps the music going!

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    Physical CD + Digital Download

    Your fifteen dollar donation gets you not only the digital download, but also the physical copy of Megan and her Goody Goodies' debut album Come and Get It Honey.

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    Goody Goodies TShirt ONLY

    Get your hands on the first Goody Goodies tshirt! This Next Level Apparel shirt, featuring a microphone and lips, comes in both crew neck and dolman.

    This reward does not include a copy of the CD, as I have been informed that *some people* might want just the shirt. Therefore, here is an option for the shirt ONLY.

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    Goody Goodies T-Shirt + Digital Download

    Get your hands on the first Goody Goodies tshirt! This Next Level Apparel shirt, featuring a microphone and lips, comes in both crew neck and dolman. Additionally, receive a digital download of the Goody Goodies debut album, Come and Get It Honey.

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    Poster + Digital Download

    Decorate your house (or your office, we don't care!) with a Limited Edition Poster designed by Megan herself! This reward level also includes a digital download of the Goody Goodies debut album, Come and Get It Honey.

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    Goody Goodies T-Shirt + Physical CD

    Get your hands on the first Goody Goodies tshirt! This Next Level Apparel shirt, featuring a microphone and lips, comes in both crew neck and dolman. Additionally, receive a physical copy of the Goody Goodies debut album, Come and Get It Honey.

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    Limited Edition Poster + Physical CD

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    Vinyl + Digital Download

    Any vinyl aficionados out there? We'll be pressing a limited run of 50 records for those of you who love the sound of a vinyl on the turn table! This reward also includes a digital download of Megan and her Goody Goodies debut album, Come and Get It Honey.

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    Live Recording + Physical CD

    Have you ever listened to live albums and thought to yourself, "Damn, I wish I could have been there!"? If that sounds familiar, this is the reward for you. Join us on Saturday, March 10th, for our LIVE RECORDING of Come and Get It Honey at the Studio, Nashville. Featuring an 8-piece band and swell wood floors, this will be something you'll never forget.

    As a thank you for coming out, we'll mail you a copy of the physical CD once it's completed!

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    Rhythm Is Our Business Dance Pass!

    Are you a Lindy Hopper? If so, we have the reward for you!

    Join us the weekend of October 12th through 14th for Rhythm Is Our Business, a workshop weekend just outside of Nashville, TN. Your reward includes a dance pass (two nights of live music led by Michael Gamble and James Posedel) and a physical copy of the CD.

    For more information about the event, visit www.rhythmbusinessnash.com.

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    The Number One Fan Merch Pack

    Can't make it to the live recording, but want to cash in on all the cool merch? For your donation, receive a care package full of Goody Goodies merch - we'll even throw in some of Great-Grandma Carrie Mathisen's gingersnap!

    Merch includes tshirt, physical CD, poster, and vinyl.

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    Award Winning Pie and Vintage Apron!

    Our rhythm guitarist, Annie Erbsen, is part of a family of INCREDIBLE bakers. Their family throws a pie party each year, and Annie's award-winning pies are mind-blowingly delicious.

    For this reward, receive a vintage apron from Megan's personal collection, a pie specially baked by Annie, and The Lost Art of Pie Making, a cookbook written by Annie's mother. This reward also includes a physical CD.

    *Must be local to Asheville area. Delivery based on availability of Annie.

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    Take Me Out (to the live recording)!

    For this reward level, receive a pair of tickets to the live recording, a physical copy of the CD, and a signed poster just for you!

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    Rhythm Is Our Business Class Pass!

    Are you a Lindy Hopper? If so, we have the reward for you!

    Join us the weekend of October 12th through 14th for Rhythm Is Our Business, a workshop weekend just outside of Nashville, TN. Your reward includes a class pass (two nights of live music, two days of dance classes) and a physical copy of the CD.

    For more information about the event, visit www.rhythmbusinessnash.com.

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    SOHK Beginner Pass (2) + Recording/CD

    For our beginner dancers: join us at School of Hard Knox for a pair of SOHK beginner lessons plus entrance to a main dance ($130 value)* + 2 tickets to the live recording AND a physical CD (mailed straight to your house!) up for grabs.

    Event Dates: March 23 through 25, 2018 - visit hardknoxlindyrox.com to learn more!

    *Only available for 2018 event

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    Hard Knox Class Pass + Recording/CD

    Another special dance event, y'all! Thanks to Aliceann Talley and the amazing people at School of Hard Knox in Knoxville, TN, we have a FULL CLASS PASS ($165 value)* + 2 tickets to the live recording AND a physical CD (mailed straight to your house!) up for grabs.

    Event Dates: March 23 through 25, 2018 - visit hardknoxlindyrox.com to learn more!

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    Vintage Styling with Megan + Physical CD

    Do you have a penchant for vintage clothing, but have no idea where to find it, how to style it, or what to do once you've got it on? Megan's got you covered!

    Join Megan for an afternoon of thrift store hopping, coffee at a local coffee shop (or ice cream - let's be real here), and a in-depth hang out where vintage is the theme.

    Reward includes a pair of tickets to the live recording and a physical CD. Must be redeemed by December 31st, 2018. Subject to Megan's schedule availability.

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    Lindy Focus Dance Pass + CD / Recording

    Thanks to the incredible folks over at Lindy Focus, we have a special Lindy Focus dance pass ($198 value)* + 2 tickets to the live recording AND a physical CD (mailed straight to your house!) up for grabs. This one will go fast, folks - get it while you can!

    *Only applicable for Lindy Focus 2018

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    Steak Dinner with Megan and Nick

    Nick and I make a MEAN steak dinner, and we'd love to invite you and a guest over for a fancy dinner party one night! Join us for steak, veggies, garlic bread, and a delicious dessert of Megan's choosing (...but let's be real, it's probably cobbler).

    This reward includes two tickets to the live recording and a physical copy of the CD.

    Must be redeemed by December 31st, 2018. Subject to Megan and Nick's schedule availability.

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    Number One Fan Merch + Live Recording

    Do you want to be there for the live recording AND cash in on all the cool merch? For your donation, receive a care package full of Goody Goodies merch and a pair of tickets to the Goody Goodies live recording!

    Merch includes tshirt, physical CD, poster, and vinyl.

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    Bring the Goody Goodies to your city!

    Planning a wedding or a fundraiser? If you need a band, we're here for you! For your donation, Megan and her band will come play a night of live music just for you!

    Reward includes a physical copy of the CD and two tickets to the live recording. Subject to availability of Megan and her Goody Goodies. Must be redeemed by December 31st, 2019. Travel and housing must be provided if farther than 90 miles from Nashville, TN. Includes three one-hour sets of music.

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    Hire the Goody Goodies for your event!

    Do you run a dance event? Have you ever thought to yourself, "MAN I wish I could bring the Goody Goodies out to my next workshop weekend?" If that sounds like you, you're in luck! For your donation, Megan and her band will come play two nights of live music for your scene or event!

    Reward includes a physical copy of the CD and two tickets to the live recording. Subject to availability of Megan and her Goody Goodies. Must be redeemed by December 31st, 2019. Travel and housing must be provided if farther than 90 miles from Nashville, TN. Each night includes three one-hour sets, for a total of six one-hour sets.

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