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Dave Herrero & The Hero Brothers Band are recording a new album. They have the songs, producers and studios. All that's left is you. Read more

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Dave Herrero & The Hero Brothers Band are recording a new album. They have the songs, producers and studios. All that's left is you.

Chicago, IL Rock
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Hello friends, fans and family. My band and I are going into the studio this July to work on our third album. Our last album, “Austin to Chicago,” has received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Illinois Blues Award, and we expect even better things from this next project. We have an opportunity to record some of the compositions, and parts of the record at the historic former home of Chess Records Recording Studio (2120 South Michigan Avenue), which is now the home to Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation.

And, with expressed interest by some of the finest labels around, this album could very well be the one that gets us signed. These are exciting times for the band and I, and we know every time we play that we wouldn’t be this far without you, our fans.

When we set out to create this new album, we wanted it to capture the love we've been feeling from our fans as we've been developing the material. And then we got hooked up with Kickstarter, who provided the perfect opportunity. With their help, we’re able to let you all play a critical role in helping us record the album the right way, as executive producers. In exchange for your support, we get to express our gratitude with all the cool rewards you see here.

As the climate of the record industry has rapidly evolved over the past several years, labels are expecting artists to shop to them completed projects, and we’re looking for funding to get this record completed by late July for a late fall release, by a large independent record label. After a very successful six-week European tour, we’ve managed to put several thousands of dollars away, but need YOUR help to match their efforts to make this project come to life, and be everything it can be. We have an amazing team together in Grammy Award Nominated Engineer/Producer Greg Magers, our collective of studios (Chess Records, I.V. Labs and Felix Reyes' House of Tone), and the best musicians a band could ask for. 

With expert songwriters Felix Reyes (who penned Susan Tedeschi’s Grammy nominated Title Song “Wait For Me”) and Steve Batterson in his corner, they have written a slew of new material that they have been trying out on crowds all over the world, to great success, and are excited to get in the studio to lay these down.

We would like to thank all of you for all of your support though the years, and will continue to deliver to you the highest energy, highest quality, original music that’s sure to get your blood flowing. 

(We would also like to thank Nasko and Rado at Outvision Photography for their support of this project, as well as our friends and designers who have been donating their time.) 

Much love,

Dave Herrero

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    A free mp3 of the final and an early demo version of the album’s title track before it releases.

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    Free download of the entire album before it releases.

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    A pre-release of the new CD plus both of Dave & The Band's previous CDs, “Hard Life Blues” and “Austin to Chicago”

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    An official backer special edition t-shirt and a signed copy of the CD before it releases.

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    A t-shirt and CD, along with a personal Thank You letter, from the band, with love.

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    A pre-release CD and an autographed typographic poster with the lyrics to one of the album’s original songs.

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    Official backer t-shirt, pre-release album download or signed CD and only-through-Kickstarter DVD featuring a video of the recording of the title track.

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    Official backer tee, CD/DVD package and your name listed under the special thanks section of the CD book.

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    Your name listed in the CD’s book, and a personal video thanks featuring us playing any song you like. From Muddy Waters to Patsy Cline to Justin Bieber...you call it, we’ll cover it!

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    Ultimate fan pack—your pick of any of the prizes above, plus a chance to weigh in on the CD’s cover art.

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    Your own image used for promoting your favorite song on the album as a single, on viinyl.com!

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    An autographed notebook used for songwriting. (Limited quantity reward)
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    We’ll write and record a song especially for you, and a video of us recording it.

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    A writing session, guitar lesson or jam session with Dave via Skype. You choose, plus any of the rewards above.

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    An acoustic guitar from Felix Reyes’ own recording studio, autographed by the band!

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    Wow. First of all, you’re officially our Hero!! And we owe you one, so we’ll play a private concert for you and all your friends! (Travel expenses not included outside a 200 mile radius of Chicago.)

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    Dave’s baby—a gold 1971 Honda CB350 motorcycle with only 9,000 original miles on it! The ride of your life, for the chance of his. Whudaya say?

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