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A new Larry Hooper album produced by the incredibly talented Jeff Plankenhorn.
A new Larry Hooper album produced by the incredibly talented Jeff Plankenhorn.
221 backers pledged $19,105 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello friends! How are things? All good I hope. Congratulations on your exciting news and/ or I am sorry to hear about that unfortunate event that occurred recently. 

   It is time for me to go back into the studio and record another full length album.  I have no doubt that the songs that I have for this album are the best I have written. Songs about all kinds of things like: love and loss and heartache and death and not dying and more!

My friend Jeff Plankenhorn, an uber talented singer/songwriter/ and multi-instrumentalist who has played with everyone from Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard to Willis Alan Ramsey, Gavin Degraw, and the Courtyard Hounds,  has agreed to come in and produce and play on this album. Rick Richards (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gurf Morlix, Susan Gibson, Owen Temple, Mary Gauthier and MANY more)  and Jack Saunders (Shake Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Greg Trooper, Hayes Carll,Randy Weeks and MANY more) have agreed to be the rhythm section. THAT'S INCREDIBLE, FOLKS! I'm SO excited about making this album, but I can not do it with out a little help from my friends and my friends friends and so on, and so on...

$18,000.00 is my absolute minimum, and because of the way Kickstarter works, thats what I made my goal. However, thats not my REAL goal. That's just the lowest amount I can raise to make this album and feel like I'm doing it right.

If I can raise $20,000.00 then more time can be spent in the studio. More musicians can be brought in. We can fine tune the record and really take it above and beyond and to an even higher level of quality that the songs deserve.

BUT $20,000.00 isnt my goal either. My goal is $23,000.00. I am fully aware that that is a gigantic amount of money, but if we can work together and achieve that amount, then we can spend the extra time in the studio AND pay a record promoter to take the album and put it in the hands of a wider audience that I couldn't do otherwise. I want to bring my music to as many people as possible, and that takes money to put it in the right hands. That is why my ultimate goal is $23,000.00.  



   Wanna Help? Just click on the green button and pledge whatever level looks most appealing to you. I sincerely think that you will not be disappointed in what we come up with. 

Thank you.

-Hoop

Risks and challenges

I know that launching this kickstarter involves some risk. The biggest being, this is a large amount of money i am asking for, and if I don't raise that money, I can't make the record. That would be disappointing and embarrassing and make me very sad. BUT I have faith in you fine folks that we will go above and beyond this goal and we WILL get to make this record.

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    advanced digital download.

    You get: the entire album, digitally downloaded a week before the release!

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    CD/Digital Download/ Hooper Sticker!

    Advanced download of the album PLUS a hard copy of the album and a new Hooper sticker!

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    Everything in the $30.00 reward PLUS an exclusive,only available to backers, Hooper Shirt!

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    Hooper Duper Prize Pack!

    Everything in the 50.00 reward PLUS a Koozie AND a limited edition, numbered and signed, album poster.

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    You get the Hooper Duper package, PLUS handwritten lyrics to any song of your choice. It doesn't even have to be one of my songs!

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    Super Duper Hooper Prize Package!

    Everything in the Hooper Duper package, PLUS a Hooper hat or beanie (you choose) AND a limited edition Hooper Backer Bandana.

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    Lets write a song together!

    Hooper Duper package, plus we will work together and write a song the way I do it with almost all my cowrites, via email and voice messages! you choose the topic of the song and we will write it together. When it is finished I will send you the recorded acoustic version of the song.

    You will also get a THANK YOU in the liner notes of the album!

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    THE HOOPER BOBBLE-HEAD!

    You get one of the only Hooper Bobbleheads! Plus you get the Super Duper Hooper prize package. Outstanding!

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    The Super Duper Hooper package PLUS I will record (with either my phone or laptop) any 2 songs you want me to record. Any of them. Even songs I hate. Ill do that for you.

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    Spend a day at the studio with us!

    You get the Super Duper Hooper prize package PLUS you get to come to the studio for a day while we are recording and watch it all go down!

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    the Guitar Shelf!

    You get the Hooper Duper Prize Package AND a Hooper made guitar shelf. I make these shelves out of old (no longer playable) guitars. There will only be 5 of these made, and each one will be numbered and signed!

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    Acoustic House concert anywhere in Texas.

    I will come to your house and play a show for you and your friends and family. I will tell jokes and stories and be very charming. Everyone will have fun!

    This will also come with 5 copies of the cd.

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    A 45 Minute photo session from www.AANDCPHOTOS.com

    You get the Hooper Duper package PLUS a 45 minute family photo session from the super talented A & C Photo! (photo session must take place in Granbury Tx)

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    Invitation to a small, intimate, EXCLUSIVE Backer party in the DFW Metroplex with multiple special guests.

    You and a guest will be invited to a private, exclusive concert with me and some of my songwriter friends. Who? Well I don't know yet. It depends on when and where (we will work that out later) but I can guarantee that it will ABSOLUTELY be worth it.

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    Executive Producer Credit!

    The Hooper Duper Package PLUS your name will be listed on the cd as an executive producer. Congratulations! You're in the music business now, baby!

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    Full Band Concert in Texas!!

    I'll load up the band and we will come to your home or venue and play a show for your friends and family and neighbors! It WILL be a great time!! This comes with 10 cds and 10 shirts! PLUS you get an Executive Producer credit. AND the guitar Shelf!!!

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