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Astrograss, a bluegrass band from Brooklyn, NY is recording its 2nd CD of family music and needs your help!

Astrograss is going into the studio this spring to record its 2nd full-length CD of bluegrass music for kids of all ages.

Bluegrass music for kids?   Yes.  Don't worry.  We don't sing murder ballads or heartbreak songs to the kids.  We have a great repertoire of traditional American folk songs, old-time fiddle hoedowns, original songs featuring quirky topics such as world geography, and even songs we've written using our little fans' poetry as lyrics.  We've been playing family shows all over the country since 2005, and released our 1st full-length CD of kids music in 2008.  Since then we have written lots of new songs, acquired new band members, and performed in many schools, parks, and theaters.  Now it's time to record a new CD! 

We have a great batch of songs ready to record, including original songs written by Jordan Shapiro and Joe Grossman as well as other band members, and a bunch of traditional Appalachian music.  

We have great engineers waiting to make the recordings sound as beautiful as possible.   We just need your help in making this happen!

We are raising the money needed to pay for the studio time, engineers, printing costs and a big publicity campaign to bring the music to all corners of this great country. In exchange for your generosity, we have a wide range of ways to say thank you, including signed Astrograss CD's and posters, private lessons with Astrograss band members, a private performance by Astrograss at a location of your choice, and even a song written by Astrograss using your child or grandchild's poetry as lyrics.

We are really excited to make this album and hope to have it in your hands by late summer 2012, with a CD Release Party in September.  

Thanks for helping out.

Love,

Jordan, Tim, Sarah, Jonah and Dennis

http://www.astrograssforkids.com

http://www.astrograssmusic.com

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    Digital Download Astrograss Compilation A 10-track compilation of the various Astrograss recordings has made over the almost 9 years of the band's existence, including unreleased recordings and live performances. From progressive newgrass to off-the-wall covers to old time to original kids music.

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    Advance Copy of the new CD! (plus Astrograss compilation) A copy of the new CD once it's off the press. Get it before anyone else does. (plus the Astrograss compilation download)

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    Signed copy of new CD + Astrograss T-Shirt + Astrograss Compilation download You will receive a signed copy of the new CD plus an Astrograss T-Shirt plus the compilation download

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    Signed poster + everything above You will receive a signed new Astrograss poster plus everything listed above (signed CD + t-shirt + compilation download)

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    Signed Copies of all 4 Astrograss CDs + everything above You will receive signed copies of all 4 Astrograss CD in print (including the new CD) plus everything else listed above (signed poster+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    30-minute lesson on instrument of your choice Take a lesson from an Astrograss member on any of the instruments we might play. 30-minute lesson at the bandmember's home or via Skype. plus everything else up to $100

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    4 tickets to CD Release Party Receive 4 tickets to the CD Release Party taking place in NYC. You also get the 30-minute lesson, plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    Private "Bluegrass Appreciation Class" PLUS Private 30-minute lessons on instrument of your choice. To be taken at the bandmember's home or via Skype. PLUS 4 tickets to CD Release Party plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    Two members of Astrograss will perform a one hour concert at a location of your choice (within the greater NYC area). You will also receive a "Thank You" in the CD's liner notes. plus everything up to $100(signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    Astrograss will perform for you for one hour at the location of your choice within the greater NYC area. You will also receive a "Thank You" in the CD's liner notes plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download).

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    Astrograss will set your child or grandchild's poem to music, record it and perform it in a one hour concert at the location of your choice within the greater NYC area. You will also receive a "Thank You" in the CD's liner notes, plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    Astrograss will record any song of your choice and release it as a digital release. The band will perform it at a 1-hour concert at the location of your choice within the greater NYC area. You will also receive a "Thank You" in the CD's liner notes. plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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    Astrograss will write a song in honor of you and record it just for you. The band will perform the song at a a 1-hour concert at the location of your choice within the greater NYC area. You will also receive a "Thank You" in the CD's liner notes. plus everything up to $100 (signed poster+signed CD+t-shirt+compilation download)

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