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We did it! With the help of so many great backers, we have finished making our album, Miles of Green, soon to be released to the world!
We did it! With the help of so many great backers, we have finished making our album, Miles of Green, soon to be released to the world!
64 backers pledged $7,298 to help bring this project to life.

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Miles of Green: Abbye West Pates' 2nd Album!

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**STRETCH-FUNDING GOALS!**

Thank you to all of our backers who have fully funded our album! But we would still appreciate your pledges! Not only could there be unexpected costs that come up, but we have stretch-funding goals.

The pledges we receive from now through the end of our campaign on Dec. 1 first will go toward funding one or more of these goals:

  • Keyboard. We currently don't have a portable keyboard we can take on the road with us. As I continue to write more songs from the keys, we would love to share them with you LIVE! But we can't do that until we purchase a keyboard.
  • Monitor. We purchased our own sound system a year ago, but we don't have a monitor. We'll sound a lot better to you if we have a monitor (so we can hear ourselves)!
  • New website! Though we can make a very simple website ourselves, which we'll have to do with limited funds, if we get enough funding, we can hire someone to do a much, much, MUCH better job than we can. We currently don't an easy-to-edit site (and we're lacking basic things like an online store) and hope to remedy that one day soon.

Regardless of what happens for the last days of our campaign, we are very thankful for your support of us. SO. THANKFUL. 

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Friends and fans, old and new - we're making our second album

As you'll see in the video, it's been awhile since our first album. And in order to not keep putting off the finishing of this album, we truly do need a little help. "Who is 'we'?" you may ask. "We" includes my husband, drummer and records-keeper Jeff, also creator of seasoning blends and roaster of coffee beans.

The songs on this album came from an Amtrak ride, porch-sitting, a hospital bedside and the imagining of how relationships could have been and can still be. And we're really excited at how they're turning out!

We've crunched the numbers several times, and we're asking for exactly what we need to finish our album (and deliver those rewards you'll see!) This includes mastering, partnering with a designer for album art, printing the actual album, a little bit of touring (house concerts, anyone?) in the spring, and a very small amount for new photos and website updates to support the album release.

If we surpass our goal, we have other needs, including the purchase of a keyboard (we currently can't play some of our songs live without this), a couple of videos, and maybe, just maybe, a new website that we don't have to build ourselves (because it's going to take us a long time to learn how).

THANK YOU. Yes, whether you've given or not, thank you, because your reading of this means you probably care about supporting the arts, and for that you deserve a thank you. (Though, we'll give you another thank you if you support us!)

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks. Though we don't forsee any big roadblocks to the release of our album and delivery of rewards, there are times when someone gets sick, a delivery truck full of CDs overturns, or your coffee-roasting device breaks and your new one is on back-order.

But if any of those things happen, we'll be timely communicators and let you know what's up. We even have some back-up rewards should that happen.

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    THE DOWNLOAD // Get the digital download of the album when it releases!

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    THE ONLINE CONCERT // *New Reward!* You'll get The Download plus free admission to an online concert, from my living room to yours! {all higher tiers also get admission, too!}

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    THE MUSIC // You'll get the The Download of the album before it releases and a physical copy when the album is released + an Abbye West Pates sticker.

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    THE "T" // You'll get The Download, The Music and an Abbye West Pates t-shirt.

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    THE BONUS // You'll get The Download, The Music, The "T" and TWO Bonus Songs that won't be on the album! Let's just say that I was inspired to write a song about a creepy looking fish called a garfish. You don't wanna miss that one.

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    THE CHEF // You'll get The Download, The Music, The "T", and a the trio of Pates Family Seasoning (Original, Spicy, and Dirty South). This will be the first place this trio pack is available. You'll also get a "Sometimes the Best Medicine is Good Food" sticker.

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    THE CAFFEINE FIX // You'll get The Download, The Music, The Chef and a 12 oz. bag of home-roasted coffee plus a unique-to-you coffee mug, handpicked by Jeff and Abbye from a local thrift store.

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    THE CUPPING // You'll get The Download, The Music, The Chef, The Caffeine Fix and an invitation for you and a friend to come to a TBD location (Memphis) for a coffee-cupping, tasting different varieties of Jeff's home-roasted coffee. (local only)

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    THE PIZZA PARTY // You'll get The Download, The Music, The Bonus, The Chef, The Caffeine Fix, and a pizza party for you and 3 friends at our home. (local only)

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    THE DINNER AND SONG // You'll get The Download, The Music, The Chef, The Bonus and a private evening with Abbye & Jeff and a few of your friends, at our house or yours, for a home-cooked meal and a mini-concert. Or you can order pizza. Whatever you want.

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    THE HOUSE CONCERT // You get everything (except Dinner and Song) plus, we'll come to home to play a house concert at no charge to you or your guests - as many as you can fit! (within 300 miles or additional travel costs may apply)

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Funding period

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