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The Illegitimate Sons is a band that plays Americana, Old Country and Murder Ballads and we're making a record!
The Illegitimate Sons is a band that plays Americana, Old Country and Murder Ballads and we're making a record!
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You are pledging to support the completion and pressing of our new album, "AMERICAN MUSIC". Everyone who donates - no matter the amount - will be included in the liner notes for this album. 

"AMERICAN MUSIC" was recorded on a shoestring budget in songwriter Lee Miles' home studio, with the help of some very talented and generous friends. This album was produced by The Illegitimate Sons and engineered by Josh Estock. Needless to say, we're very excited about this project!

We want to press this album on vinyl - which is very expensive. This is where you come in, dear supporter of fine music! We need to raise enough money to pay for engineering and mastering, offering this album on vinyl and CD as well as hosting digital downloads online. We can meet all of these financial demands for $3500. 

We've come up with some great prizes for pledgers, and we hope you find something among these offerings that inspires your support. We believe "American Music" has the potential to end all evil in the world (or at least make it more tolerable). We think you'll agree...

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    A hearty "Thank You!" from the band. Every dollar helps!

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    Digital Download of TWO songs that will NOT be included on "AMERICAN MUSIC".

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    Digital Download of "AMERICAN MUSIC"

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    "AMERICAN MUSIC" on CD plus extra CD of TWO songs that will NOT be included on the album

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    "AMERICAN MUSIC" on 12" Vinyl + Digital Download

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    12" Vinyl Full Length Album Signed by the Sons + Digital Download + 2 Song CD of unreleased material

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    All of the above + Special Edition Illegitimate Sons T-Shirt.

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    All of the above + Music Lesson from one of the "Sons" of your choice (Lee/Ben/Kyle/Jon/Andy)

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    All of the above (minus music lesson) + Admission to a Private House Show in Downtown Fort Wayne’s Historic West Central District. Night will include food and beverage for all attendees! (Date - TBA - most likely Mid-Summer)

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    All of the above (minus music lesson) + 1 Original Painting by Lee Miles

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    All of the above (minus music lesson and painting) + Free Admission to all Illegitimate Sons shows for ONE YEAR

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    All of the above (minus music lesson and painting) + CD of the Sons covering a song of your choice (and uploaded to our Facebook and Youtube pages)

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    All of the above (minus music lesson and painting) + A one hour Illegitimate Sons performance at YOUR HOUSE.

    (If you live outside of a 200 mile radius of Fort Wayne, IN, travel accommodations (gas/lodging) must be provided.)

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    All of the above (minus music lesson and painting) + Appear as a special guest in a music video for our first single from the album!!

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    All of the above (including music lesson and original painting by Lee Miles) + Lee will write and record a song named after you or the person of your choice and include it on the next Illegitimate Sons album!

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