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Rockin' fiddle tunes, creative originals and clever covers come together in this debut father & son full length CD
Rockin' fiddle tunes, creative originals and clever covers come together in this debut father & son full length CD
60 backers pledged $4,455 to help bring this project to life.

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Day 21 Update: Base Goal Funded!!! A big thanks to those who took time to watch our video and support our forthcoming project!

Stretch Goal: $6000 Our stretch goal will help us cover studio time and to mix and master the album. Anything above $6,000 will go to paying musicians, printing CDs, and paying for layout and artwork!

Estimated budget: $4,000 for studio time, $2,000 to mix and master, $1,500 to pay musicians $1,250 to print CDs, and $500 for layout and artwork.

Every little bit really does count, thanks for being a part of "Something so Beautiful!"

Hello friends!

There are times in life when possibilities present themselves. I am grateful for every opportunity that I am able to perform with my eldest son, Nelson. In the fall of 2018, he will attend Earlham College. I am not sure how much music we will make together during or after his college days. But as part of his gap year, he wanted to record and tour with me. How can I say no to that?! Needless to say, we are very excited to record a CD. And we are asking you to be a part of it. Our Kickstarter goal is to raise $4,000, about half of the cost to make the CD. 

How does this work?

See the GREEN button over there that says "Back this project"? Click on it to see the contribution options available. Scroll down to see what sorts of rewards you receive at the different levels. There are a variety of things from homemade jam to a performance in your neighborhood. You can get involved for as little as the cost of a download of the new CD, Something So Beautiful.

As some of you already know, Kickstarter is an All or Nothing campaign. If we don't reach the goal by the November deadline, no credit cards will be charged and no rewards fulfilled. 

Here is one of the songs on the upcoming CD:

 

One of the "rewards" for pledging; a T-shirt with the name of one of the original songs
One of the "rewards" for pledging; a T-shirt with the name of one of the original songs

With your help we can pull this off. We hope to raise the funds by the end of November, record and mix in December and January and have the CD out by the beginning of February.  The money raised will be used to rent studio time, engineer, mix and master, duplicate the CDs, pay additional musicians, etc.

Currently, we are booking gigs between January and May and would love to come your way. If you'd be interested in a CD-release concert but pledging for a show near you is a bit too steep, send an email (hanspetersonmusic@gmail.com) and let's figure out something when we are already planning to be in your area. 

How about a concert in your living room?
How about a concert in your living room?

 

 Whether it's your home, school, workplace, nursing home, prison, church, coffee shop, etc, we would love to brainstorm about creating some music near you. (hanspetersonmusic@gmail.com)

Dinner music anyone?
Dinner music anyone?

We are excited about this new CD and invite you to jump on board and support this project today. PLEASE tell your friends and family, and THANK YOU so much!

If you read this far, you are crazy beautiful. And if you didn't read this far, you are crazy beautiful too; it's just that we don't get to tell you in the fine print. 

Risks and challenges

Recording is never predictable. There is always a chance that the timing of the CD-release will change. But we are hopeful with the February 1, 2018 release date.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You will receive a digital download of “Something So Beautiful” upon the successful completion of the campaign.

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    SIGNED CD

    You will receive a physical copy of “Something So Beautiful” mailed to your home.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & SIGNED CD

    You will receive a digital download as well as a copy of the album mailed to your home.

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    CDS & JAM

    You will receive a digital download, as well as 2 copies of the album AND a jar of Heidi’s amazing jam mailed to your home. Choice of three flavors.

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    CDS & T-SHIRT

    Add on an American Apparel, sweatshop-free, Circle the Fire t-shirt! Perfect as a gift (to your child OR to yourself).
    *Shirt design by Claire Boonstra

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    CDS & JAM & T-SHIRT

    A digital download for your computer...
    A signed hard copy for your car...
    A signed hard copy for a close friend...
    Jar of jam for your foodie family member...
    A Circle the Fire t-shirt for your fashion-forward kid...

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    VIOLIN LESSONS

    4 half-hour violin lessons in person or through Skype. Perfect for the up-and-coming fiddler! Specializing in improv and soloing but student ultimately decides (classical, folk, pop, rock etc.).

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    DELICIOUS ORGANIC LAMB

    Organic, all grass-fed lamb from our farm. We drop off the lamb at the processor in New Prague, MN and you pick it up. The amount of meat is an estimated 30 pounds and does not include processing fee.

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    DEDICATED COVER (VIDEO)

    Here is a perfect way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. You tell us the song and we will put the Nelson/Hans twist on it (with a violin solo of course). A creative and thoughtful gift for a special someone. Nothing says "I love you" more than music.
    We will be in touch about how to personalize your video.

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    NAME IN THE ALBUM

    Your name will appear in the liner notes of the album, a sign of our gratitude for your generous support! Also includes 5 hard copies of the album so you can share our music with others!

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    • Circle the Fire shirt
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    FARM STAY

    FARM STAY (up to a family of four): Come experience first-hand the setting that inspires much of our music. Includes dinner together, private concert, farm tour, overnight accommodations, and hearty breakfast (helping with chores optional).

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    • Private duo concert
    • Farm tour
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    DUO HOUSE CONCERT

    You supply the food and the guest list, and we provide a dynamic concert. This is not limited to a house concert; bring us to your church, child's school, local prison, loved one's nursing home etc. Travels costs are included up to 250 miles from Belle Plaine Township, MN.

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    • 1 requested cover
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Funding period

- (30 days)