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We're proud of our new record: it's rustic, cohesive, and Southern as all get out. Collaborate with us to be a part of making a new LP!
We're proud of our new record: it's rustic, cohesive, and Southern as all get out. Collaborate with us to be a part of making a new LP!
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In February of 2012, we folks who are a part of Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery released our debut LP, Traveler. Since then, we've toured the Southeast and worked tirelessly to build our fanbase in our hometown in Indiana and in the surrounding Midwestern sprawl.

After a year of growth, a handful of sunburns, gallons of coffee, miles of gypsy travel, about 7 broken guitar strings, and hundreds of stories heard, told and crafted, my band and I are returning to the studio to create a new collection of songs.

Whereas Traveler was an amalgamation of highlights from four years of scattered experience, this as-of-yet-unnamed new album was written within the span of one year. This translates into a more cohesive, complete album that is surer of its identity. It wedges itself deep into the niche that the band has been aiming for: a rocky crevasse of finger-picking folk, crammed full of banjo licks, southern grit, plate reverb, and the occasional overdriven brawl.

My friends and I have finally honed in on a rootsy brand of folk rock that suggests a post-modern Neil Young with a stack of Ray Bradbury novels and a cello. I think what we've come up with is some rust-colored music that's meaningful in layers and just about as memorable as taking off the training wheels for the first time.

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The kicker of all this is that we won't be able to make it happen without your support. The expenses of tracking, mixing, editing, mastering and distributing the record are more than we have. What we want to create through this Kickstarter is an interactive way for you to be a part of what we're doing. You're not just helping fund our project, you're becoming a friend.

Please consider backing our project - we've got some pretty cool incentives, and we want more than anything to share this new record with you. We're proud of it, and we're even prouder to have excellent people like you behind us and our art.

Shalom,

- Joshua

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    Acoustic version of any GTR song + with the band + liner notes + "Coyote King" t-shirt + photo + sticker + thank-you + early LP + cover + video + Twitter.

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    A song written and recorded by the band for you, about whatever you want + all previous rewards.

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    Acoustic house show at your place of residence (subject to location, to be agreed upon) + all previous rewards.

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    You will be listed as the executive producer on the new LP and featured on the album with a guest appearance + all previous rewards. We'll also pretty much do anything you want, ever.

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