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I am recording my first independent record. I really believe in these songs and would be honored if you would help me in this journey.
THANK YOU for funding this record. Recording begins in Nashville on January 16th with Juan Solorzano. Already working on lining up all of your rewards. Excited and thankful for all of you.
THANK YOU for funding this record. Recording begins in Nashville on January 16th with Juan Solorzano. Already working on lining up all of your rewards. Excited and thankful for all of you.
201 backers pledged $13,681 to help bring this project to life.

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Why I'm excited about this project

This writing process was a return to how I began writing songs - by living alongside close friends and writing about what was going on in all of our lives. It was an important process for me, but I am most excited about recording and finishing this record so I can share it with all of you!

I've taken several years to write these new songs, and some of them I even started way back in the Wild Sweet Orange days. The songs cover a lot of themes such as marriage, divorce, forgiveness, and all of the beautiful and challenging aspects of relationships. My friends Sanders Bohlke and Brad Odum contributed a lot of their talents to several of the songs. I spent a lot of time in Nashville working with them, and did most of the rest of the writing in the tiniest bedroom ever in Highland Park in Birmingham.

I love writing songs, and I have always done my best work when collaborating with others. Another important person who has contributed to the new songs is Juan Solorzano. Juan has helped me write and complete many of these songs, and I am incredibly excited that he has agreed to produce the record. Juan has worked on a ton of projects with all sorts of talented artists in Nashville (he is an incredible guitarist among other things). If this campaign is successful, we are planning to begin recording at Juan's home studio in January. I am eager to continue working with Juan to see where he takes these songs. He has already brought a lot of new sounds and creativity to my music, so you can be sure the final project will be something special. 

Here's an example of the kind of polaroid you will receive with any reward of $15 or more
Here's an example of the kind of polaroid you will receive with any reward of $15 or more

 Funding/Rewards

We have a ton of rewards to choose from at all different prices, from a simple digital pre-order, to t-shirts, to candles made by my friend Jake at Great Bear Wax Co (I will be pouring these candles with Jake!). Artists Ashley Wingo and MaryGrace Wolnski have contributed some artwork as rewards. You can book me and my band for a house show, or even get your name featured in the album credits. All rewards of $15 or more come with a polaroid of some part of this process, whether tuning a guitar, taking a coffee break, mailing out rewards, or just hanging out in the studio or at home in between working. Each of you are a huge part of this project, and we want you to really feel like it. The goal is to raise $12,000 to complete the project. Here's a rough breakdown of what the pledges will go towards:

  • $8,000 - This covers recording, mixing, mastering, paying Juan the producer, and paying musicians.
  • $2,500 - Production and distribution of all merch, as well as shipping and production costs related to the Kickstarter rewards.
  • $800 - Album and merch design
  • $700 - Miscellaneous expenses including gas and meals for the band during recording.

I am committed to investing as much of my personal time, money, and energy to make this the best record possible. I would be honored if you would join me in this journey.

Love,

Preston

Me and Chip with one of our heroes Damien Jurado
Me and Chip with one of our heroes Damien Jurado

 

Great Bear Wax Candle ($55 reward, scent may vary)
Great Bear Wax Candle ($55 reward, scent may vary)

 

Example of one of Nelson Grice's original clay sculputures. $500 reward includes shirt, cd, etc. (nelsongriceart.com)
Example of one of Nelson Grice's original clay sculputures. $500 reward includes shirt, cd, etc. (nelsongriceart.com)

Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate any major risks or obstacles. If we raise the funds we are good to go!

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    Digital Album

    -Digital copy of the album at least 2 weeks before it's official release.

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    Polaroid + Digital Album

    -You'll get a polaroid taken sometime throughout the process of making the album, totally unique to you
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    Signed CD + 2 bonus tracks + Polaroid

    -Signed CD copy of the album
    -Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    -Totally unique polaroid of some part of the process - in the studio, packaging rewards, taking a coffee break, etc.
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release

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    T-shirt + #1-3

    -T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    Coffee or Skype hangout + #1-4

    -Skype with Preston, or if you live in Birmingham or Nashville, you can meet up for coffee. Ask him whatever! Talk about LOST.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
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    Poster + #1-4

    -Poster designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thomson
    +T-shirt also designed by Andrew Thomson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
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    Great Bear Wax Co. Candle + #1-4

    -An amazing 6 oz. candle from Great Bear Wax Co. (I'm helping pour these)
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    Personalized Mixtape + #1-4

    I will make a CD mixtape and send it to you. Just like middle school. Each CD will be unique, and songs will be limited to songs I actually own, so they will reflect my personal tastes.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    2 Candles + #1-4

    -2 sweet smellin' 6 oz. candles from Great Bear Wax Co. (I'm helping pour these)
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    Lyric Booklet + #1-4

    -Handwritten lyric booklet made by Preston, including lyrics, drawings, notes, etc.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original Polaroid

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    Artwork by Ashley Wingo - 6x6

    -An awesome 6x6 piece of original artwork by my good friend and artist Ashley Wingo.
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    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    Cover Song + #1-4

    Rewards 1-3 + You choose a song, Preston will record an acoustic version of it and send the digital copy to only you.

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    Album Listening Party + #1-4

    -As soon as the album is mixed and mastered, I will host a listening party where all backers who chooses this reward can hang out, get to know each other, and be some of the first people to hear the new record. I will provide dinner, beverages, and music! Limited to 15 people.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
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    Artwork by Ashley Wingo - 8.5x10

    -A lovely 8 1/2x10 original artwork by Birmingham artist Ashley Wingo.
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    +Signed CD copy of the album
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    Name in Album Credits + #1-4

    -Your name will be featured in the album credits. This reward obviously carries a lot of sentimental value for me, and will be a one time opportunity.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
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    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
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    Nelson Grice Sculpture + #1-4

    -Nelson Grice is an incredible artist and sculptor. He is making and donating an original sculpture inspired by my music exclusively for this campaign. He works a lot with bronze and clay, and his work is well respected in Birmingham and beyond. You can see some of his incredible work at nelsongriceart.com or in the story section of this page. He was also my high school art teacher :) I can't believe he agreed to this, and whoever chooses this reward will definitely be pleased. (Shipping details are unclear at the moment, so this will likely need to be local pickup in Birmingham or Nashville)
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thomson
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    Solo House Show + #1-4

    I will play a solo show at your house or some other venue you may have (barn? barber shop?). I will work with you to plan the details as needed. (Depending on distance from Birmingham, we may need to add a little bit of money for gas).
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
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    Vintage Silvertone Acoustic + #1-4

    -Very cool Silvertone acoustic. Not sure what year, but it sounds cool and looks cool. It's a smaller guitar but not like a toy, just like small and cool. I'm playing it in that polaroid up top and to the left. Cool?
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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    Band House Show + #1-4

    I will get the band together for a full blown rock n roll show at your house or other venue. I will work with you to plan the details as needed. (Depending on distance from Birmingham, we may need to add a little bit of money for gas).
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
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    MaryGrace Wolnski Painting + #1-4

    -A huge incredible 30x40 original painting from local artist MaryGrace Wolnski. She is a longtime friend of mine and if you have seen her work you know how special it is.
    +T-shirt designed by Birmingham artist Andrew Thompson
    +Digital copy of the album 2 weeks before release
    +Signed CD copy of the album
    +Download of 2 exclusive songs not featured on the album
    +Original polaroid

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Funding period

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