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Brad has a degenerative disease. Millions watched him play his guitar during a brain surgery to control it. Now, time is running out.
Brad has a degenerative disease. Millions watched him play his guitar during a brain surgery to control it. Now, time is running out.
892 backers pledged $51,057 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Kyle Leonardo Gusek on May 28

      Looking forward to the album!

    2. Creator Adrian Rogers on December 31, 2014

      Hey Brad Thank You got my Tony Hawk and Mary Winstead items and cannot wait for the album.

      FYI got them here in Australia.

    3. Creator Thomas Rudolph on December 19, 2014

      Hey Brad, got my signed tony hawk picture.

      Thank you very much

      Merry christmas and a happy new year

    4. Creator Brad Carter on February 11, 2014

      You guys are great!

    5. Creator Aaron Cohen on October 13, 2013

      I hope all is well!!

    6. Creator Brad Smith on September 24, 2013

      Good luck Brad! I have pledged!
      Also if you want a "guest appearance" from Brad Smith of Blind Melon/ Abandon Jalopy let me know , I am game and I live in the Valley .. Cheers and good luck !
      Brad

    7. Creator fredde duke on September 23, 2013

      Good luck with your surgery and congratulations on raising the money for your upcoming album!!

    8. Creator Brad Carter on September 14, 2013

      Thank you all for the lovely comments on here! I really appreciate all the support and extra time you took to say something on here. Very grateful. Be sure to go and read the newest update.
      Brad

    9. Creator Anthony Steinke on September 12, 2013

      I'm proud of you. I really love how you are so motivated and optimistic. Very cool you have those motifs around your home to remind you to be positive. You're very right that it's easy to fall into the negative. I'm excited for you, and for your album. Congrats on reaching the goal and I'm wishing you the best for the video. Many thanks to you for your art, and for the others contributing to help make this happen.

    10. Creator Adrian Rogers on September 12, 2013

      Put my pledge up so you are now at $49,800 only $200 left to get to $50,000 lets do it people.

    11. Creator Byron Gore on September 12, 2013

      WOOHOOOOO!!! You did it Brad. We are so proud of you!! All our love and pushing for the best, Byron and Aleisha xo

    12. Creator Phillip Darlington on September 11, 2013

      Hey, Brad. Just brought you up to an even $48,550. Things were kind of tight this month with all we had to dump into THE DARK ZONE, but I was able to sell a camera I'm not using. It's not much, but I really believe in you and wanted to put something in before the deadline. I also pinged all my heavy facebook friends a few days ago, so hopefully that helped too. Go get 'em big guy!!

    13. Creator Brad Carter on September 11, 2013

      YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! CBS LA just stopped by for a follow-up it'll air at 4pm and 8pm today! ABC came by last night too, and today I'm on the front page of the Daily News!! I couldn't have done this without all of you!!! Keep Sharing Please! Let's Rock this!

    14. Creator Katy Dolle on September 11, 2013

      Happy for you! Keep fighting the good fight. I'm glad I can support you on this journey. xx

    15. Creator John on September 10, 2013

      BTW, I chose no reward but I assume that still comes with eternal Love and gratitude, probably the most valuable thing on the list of rewards if you ask me.

    16. Creator John on September 10, 2013

      Congratulations Brad!

    17. Creator Jayne Becker on September 10, 2013

      Congratulations! You have earned this. Besides the funding, you must have endorphins-aplenty from your success!

    18. Creator Chuck Saale on September 10, 2013

      Outstanding....................Brad couldn't happen to a nicer guy my friend see at the recording session your are blessed my friend wow 817 backers I'm impressed

    19. Creator Lewis Cardoso on September 10, 2013

      Congrats! & Awsome job u guys.. will crack open a beer to celebrate

    20. Creator Toby on September 10, 2013

      WAHOO!

    21. Creator Adrian Rogers on September 10, 2013

      Congrats on reaching the funding goal

    22. Creator Christian M. Shepherd on September 10, 2013

      You did it old friend! I'm very happy for you!

    23. Creator Nicole Partin Centers on September 10, 2013

      Ok. I just upped mine to the next level. I hope you make it! You are so close I would hate for you to not make it now! Best of luck!!

    24. Creator Daved Wilkins on September 10, 2013

      Oh. I just clicked on a higher pledge amount. I was doing it all on my phone so it didn't seem to work right. Hope that works for you guys!!

    25. Creator Brad Carter on September 10, 2013

      HI Daved... when you go to manage pledge you have to type your new TOTAL pledge in the box.. so for instance if you were at $50 and you were pledging another $50.. you have to write $100 in the box. Let me know if you need any more help (Leah)

    26. Creator Daved Wilkins on September 10, 2013

      Now my original edge went away!! What do I do?

    27. Creator Daved Wilkins on September 9, 2013

      My folks wanted to contribute but were afraid of Kickstarter so I upped my pledge to include theirs!!

    28. Creator Anthony Lafata on September 8, 2013

      I would like the Mary Headshot.

      Thanks and good luck.

    29. Creator Brad Carter on September 7, 2013

      Hi Joshua-- got ya down for the Nowhere Dexter Perk. Thanks!

    30. Creator Maggie on September 7, 2013

      Brad, It warms my heart every time I see you on the screen (big or small). I will do whatever I can to make sure you get to your goal. Love from your favorite Fear Factor Live dresser ;)

    31. Creator Jonathan Fann on September 7, 2013

      You're getting close.... I'm very very excited for this album. Good luck, man!

    32. Creator Joshua Gilmore on September 6, 2013

      Sorry I should of have added this to my comment. To Leah- My donation is from both of us at Nowhere California and I would like the "Nowhere Dexter Perk"

    33. Creator Joshua Gilmore on September 6, 2013

      Everyone deserves a chance to make their dreams a reality. Brad good luck sir we are all behind you!

    34. Creator Melinda Chilton on September 5, 2013

      Gitter Done, Brad!! You are an amazing courageous man. I know your dream will become a reality. I can't wait to hear the tunes! xo

    35. Creator Isabelle on September 5, 2013

      Don't give up!!!! It's on its way!! :D

    36. Creator Brad Carter on September 4, 2013

      Thx Kristina, I RT'd! ~Leah

    37. Creator Kristina Hughes on September 4, 2013

      You requested Tweets to musicians...as my dad is connected to Ronnie Wood @ronniewood, and I've spent time w/him I made a request for a RT. Perhaps you can RT the RT!

      I hope you have been visualizing yourself in the studio b/c it's going to HAPPEN!

    38. Creator Thomas Rudolph on September 2, 2013

      Keep fighting Brad !!!!!!

      Crossing my Fingers for your surgery

      Take care

    39. Creator Daved Wilkins on September 1, 2013

      Watching Brad on TV in the movie Smashed. Reminds me that this Kickstarter goal needs to be smashed!!

    40. Creator Ben Lee on September 1, 2013

      Keep fightin', Brad... this album will happen. I believe in you!

    41. Creator Brad Carter on August 31, 2013

      Dear everyone in the world.
      It's crunch time. There are 11 days left. Thank you all for all you have done so far! You cannot understand how much it means to me. So let me tell you.
      The bottom line is, I have to brain surgery again. I found out yesterday. It's not working. It sucks and I'm not gonna lie. They speculate that it could be early onset of Parkinson's disease which would explain why the procedure isn't working. Now I have been a good sport through all of this and done all this TV shit and that's all well and good, but fact is, I'm gonna lose the ability to play guitar at some point in the future. It hurts my heart every minute of the day and all that really is getting me through all this is the idea that I can record a record before that happens and all of you are supporting me. It has never been more important to do this and I need you guys all to send my link to anyone you know, especially people that are in the music industry. I need all my friends to tweet and to facebook huge Stars so that they will retweet it to their fans. Jason Aldean is from my hometown, he would be a good one. Zach Brown Band, Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Jack White, any and all you can think of. Do it often. It can't hurt. Even big TV and Movie stars like Ashton Kutcher who has the most twitter followers of anyone. I don't care who you contact. Just do it soon and do it often. I'm gonna get through this next surgery and I'm gonna make my record if I have to glue a pick to my hand and bang the guitar like a monkey. This is gonna get done. It has too.
      All my love and thanks
      Brad
      www.bradcarterkickstarter.com

    42. Creator Eli Selzer on August 31, 2013

      Hey Brad! Just pledged $100, but wasn't sure where to comment my name in the hopes of a Black Market gift card: Eli Selzer

      Hope you're well, buddy!

    43. Creator Szymon Karl on August 31, 2013

      Keep fighting. We're fighting with you!

    44. Creator Heather Dove Sherman on August 31, 2013

      Yay, I got to be the one to make the goal tonight! :)

    45. Creator Daved Wilkins on August 31, 2013

      I'll take your man from Black Market up on his offer so long as you join us for a celebratory cocktail.

    46. Creator Brad Carter on August 31, 2013

      Thank you all for your wonderful donations and comments! I promise to get back to each of you when this is all over. You would not believe how incredibly busy Leah, Kelsey, and myself have been staying on top of this campaign. When this is all over we should all go have a beer. :) In the meantime please keep sharing and tweeting and emailing. You guys have been the backbone of this campaign and I appreciate it so much. If you know any celebs or musicians or artist please make sure they see it. I will be on KCAL morning News around 8:30 AM for those of you who are local.
      Love, brad

    47. Creator Jayne Becker on August 30, 2013

      Additional funding source is PledgeMusic.com. I hear good things.

    48. Creator Brian Fritz on August 30, 2013

      Brad and I are friends on Facebook and I saw the news reports of his DBS surgery and checked him out.
      I had the same surgery done in Dec of 04 for a tremor in my right hand. I was an "Experiment" to see if DBS could be used to control ET. I was blessed in that it worked better than they expected.
      Also I play bass so i kinda felt a connection.
      So, i try to keep his spirits up and share his story with family and friends on my Facebook page (but with only 83 friends I don't think it helps much)
      Regardless, I'm glad to help him with his dream, wish it was more but...
      Take care

      b

    49. Creator Jayne Becker on August 30, 2013

      Brad, have tried to spread the word and admire your talent and your determination.
      I have had my own experience with an undefined medical problem of longstanding that has at times been identified as a movement disorder, but appears to be simply an autoimmune disorder that---has progressed to ALZ! I am finally on some awesome meds and working with my condition as if I have had a stroke. Solutions are being arrived at for everyone as I type. I hate to say it this way, but it's a fantastic time to have a neurological disorder.
      My question, as hopeful for your project as I am, is if you come close to the deadline and look as though you may fall short, can you re-structure to a slightly more modest plan at that point so as to capture your supports, bring them on board for the scaled down project and cobble together the missing parts from other sources. The way we do with grants?

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