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The balance between a life of music and parenting requires flexibility and innovation. Here's how we make it work. Our debut album!
The balance between a life of music and parenting requires flexibility and innovation. Here's how we make it work. Our debut album!
69 backers pledged $6,820 to help bring this project to life.

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SUPPORT one band's effort to balance parenting with a career in the arts. 

We’re The Savage Hearts, a rising bluegrass-meets-honky tonk band on Colorado's musically innovative Front Range. Featuring string pedagogue Annie Savage along with songwriter/educator Kevin Slick, Kit Simon, Bianca Bentz and twin fiddle guests ranging from the fiddle pros to the Young Pickers kids'  ensemble we direct, we specialize in high energy performances and providing educational outreach. We invite professionals and our own children and students alike to join in the high energy Route 66 flavored honky tonk and bluegrass shows … AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! 

Our upcoming album, The Twin Fiddle Album, will feature our own children and students right along with guest fiddlers from the mountains of the west to the studios of Nashville. Featured guests will include the award-winning Becky Buller, Greg Blake, Jeff Scroggins, Ellie Hakanson and more! Twin fiddles have long been a hallmark of bluegrass and swing music and they are a perfect platform for making great music TOGETHER. We call this brand of fiddle music "twiddling!". The album will feature a mix of sangin' songs and standard, fiddle tunes- some traditional, some a little Latin flavored and some just straight up honky tonk. All delivered with the heart. 

What makes this album special? This album  feature kids and pros in the same room- playing it forward- together! All against a backdrop of your favorite spicy southwestern bluegrass band, The Savage Hearts! Viva! 

Your support will encourage young players, and will assist with studio, production, duplication and promotion costs … and will help us to share our mission of music on the road! 

Risks and challenges

As a group, The Savage Hearts is a new band, however, band members have recorded, performed and produced over 30 CDs! Our collective expertise will cut down on many of the usual "unforeseen" costs and bumps in the road, like time management in the studio, photography, design time/costs, etc. We are working with a great publicity firm (Laughing Penguin Publicity & Consulting) out of Nashville and are working with them on a timeline to ensure an effective release campaign strategy. We have given ourselves a bit more time than we need and feel confident about the studio and production timeline! YOUR RISK IS NOTHING! Your support garners some sweet gifts for you, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re a part of a lasting musical legacy! THANK YOU for your consideration!

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    PRE-ORDER THE TWIN FIDDLE ALBUM!

    Get your own SIGNED copy of the album!

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    Precious Memories gospel album

    Lovingly crafted by members of the Savage Hearts, this is the perfect album for background music that harkens back to simpler times. You will like this album. A lot.

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    Savage Fiddler Method Book

    Pledge $40 and get your very own SIGNED copy of the method Annie uses to teach jamming to string players, the Savage Fiddler Method Book!

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    30 minute one on one lesson

    The FARM School is your GO TO for lessons in traditional bluegrass and stringed instruments! For a pledge of $50, you get a 30 minute lesson in person OR via Skype! Help us reach our goal AND get a music lesson in all at the same time!

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    A Bluegrass Band at YOUR Wedding/Event

    BRING THE SAVAGE HEARTS TO YOU! We will perform for 2 hours anywhere within 2 hours of Denver! Music tailored to your event by professionals with many years of experience! and professionalism!

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    A SONG FOR YOU!

    Have you always wanted to have your own song? Want to dedicate it to someone meaningful in your life? We will WRITE AND RECORD A SONG FOR YOU following the guidelines that you provide. Dedicate to someone you love. Kevin Slick is a renown song-writer and he and Annie work together to create beautiful melodies with meaningful text. We would love to craft something creative that you will have and can share FOREVER!

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    Jamming Workshop

    The Savage Hearts are expert teachers too! Bring them to your venue for a personalized workshop in bluegrass jamming! Good for 6 hours of instruction total with the full band on hand for the performance! Travel/accomodations in areas over 3 hours from Denver must be provided! Contact us for date availability. Must be used by July 2017!

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