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Denver, CO Music
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This project was successfully funded on September 19, 2012.

Silversmith is recording their first EP scheduled to be released March 2013.

Denver, CO Music
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U   P   D   A   T   E   ! ! ! ! !

Bottom Line - $12,000-  REACHED!!

This guarantees the completion of the EP. It covers the basics- $7,000 will go towards tracking, production, and mixing (about $1000/song) - $500 for mastering - $1500 for session musicians (strings, horns, pedal steel, choir) - $500 for album and shirt art- $800 to make the shirts - $700 for CD duplication - and $1000 for Ukuleles, the pendants, the Ninjo and the posters.

Finish Line - $15,000

With 15K, we could launch an effective marketing and distribution campaign as well as get a proper website up and running. This is key to getting our music "out there" which would allow us to get booked at venues across the country-in other words we could come to you. This was our original goal but we thought it was a bit high.

Who are we?

       Siblings Zach and Niki grew up in Colorado where they both found an interest in music, but it wasn't until 2010 that they had ever really collaborated on their shared passion.

       Zach grew up playing in the high school jazz band. In college, he was introduced to bluegrass and picked up the banjo. He would go on to play with the band Oakhurst for 7 years before deciding to leave to focus on his own music. 

       Niki hit the road at a young age, hopping trains and hitchhiking all around the country with her Ukelele. She landed in Brooklyn and stayed for a few years developing her sound. One day, after Niki had returned to Denver, Zach phoned her up and had her over to try singing on some of his songs and things really clicked. Some call it, "blood harmony". Some call it "really, really good". Some people have even said, "Wow". Take a listen to "Can We TryThis Again" below and decide for yourself. 

       Between the two of them and their different backgrounds, they have found a unique sound complete with vocal harmonies that only a brother and sister can share. Silversmith is born.

Play this track and read on...

"Can We Try This Again?" by Silversmith

We can't even begin to explain...

     It's hard finding the right words to describe how excited andready to get in the studio we are. We can't wait to share our songs with the you! By pledging money, you actually become a part of the project, and in exchange for your generosity, we're offering a long list of rewards at various commitment levels. Most of the rewards are one-of-a-kind, handmade, original pieces of art. That includes paintings, jewelry, music and more. 

Here's the rub- If funding isn't reached by our deadline, everyone's pledges are returned in full, no rewards are handed out, and we all go home empty handed... HOWEVER!!! If we reach that goal, everybody gets their rewards, and...

... a new record is born 

We can't do this without you... 

Silversmith's forthcoming EP, Uncle Microphone, is a collection of songs that lead singer, Zach Daniels has written over the course of the last few years. Studio time has been booked with Clint Lagerberg at his home studio in Nashville, TN where he will be recording, producing, and mixing our songs. He is currently working with country star, Josh Kelley, and Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers) so we're thankful he found time in his big ol' schedule for little ol' us! ;) Needless to say, Clint is the man and we're very happy to be working with him.

We are proud to bring Josh Finley on board to design our first t-shirt. Josh is a phenomenal illustrator that resides in Denver, CO. You can check out his work here!

Another local artist chipping in for the cause is actual silversmith, Kim Van de Kerkhove. Kim is Zach's wife and has mad skills with the metal. Kim also paints beautifully and is a wonderful photographer. A true arteeest! Check out her work here

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Reward Photos

Artist/Tour Credentials!!! Autographed and personalized for you!!!
Artist/Tour Credentials!!! Autographed and personalized for you!!!



Shiny Silversmith Wallet!! SO Smooth!
Shiny Silversmith Wallet!! SO Smooth!

Sterling Silversmith keychain/pendant from Kim Sha Designs (1.5"X0.5")
Sterling Silversmith keychain/pendant from Kim Sha Designs (1.5"X0.5")


Handwritten lyrics on cash! Foreign, uncirculated cash, that is..
Handwritten lyrics on cash! Foreign, uncirculated cash, that is..

The Ninjo!!
The Ninjo!!

Some examples of spray painted murals by Zach Daniels

Trout Mural
Trout Mural

This piece was done for the offices of The Clinic. Those are melting THC molecules.

The Nechville Meteor played on stage with Michael Franti, G. Love, Train, Slightly Stoopid, Barenaked Ladies, Shawn Mullins, and many many more. This little piece of history could be yours!
The Nechville Meteor played on stage with Michael Franti, G. Love, Train, Slightly Stoopid, Barenaked Ladies, Shawn Mullins, and many many more. This little piece of history could be yours!

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    For the $50 packages, it's $25 for the "Let's Get Physical" package plus whatever item is on there like the t-shirt, the poster, the song, or the currency -SO if you got a $50 package and want to get some of those other things, just add $25 to your existing pledge and send me a message telling me what you did. I hope this makes sense. Message me any questions!!!

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    "Virtual Shout Out"- We will send you a shout out on Facebook, Twitter or wherever! Just tell us where you want it. PLUS!! you get all the bragging rights that come with supporting independent music! Aww YEAH!!

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    8 backers

    "Glossy Package" - You get an autographed limited edition 8X10 black & white glossy of the band with personalized thank you note. Did we mention you just supported independent music? How cool is that?

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    3 backers

    NEW REWARD - Sharpie Portrait!! Get a hand drawn sharpie portrait done by either Zach or Niki. Send us a picture and we'll send you one back. No nudes please-unless it's you, Cloris Leachman.

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    4 backers Limited (71 left of 75)

    NEW REWARD!!!! Get a real autographed tour credential from our collection of various artist/tour credentials from touring with various bands throughout the years!!! Here's your chance to own a piece of rock and roll history!!

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    31 backers

    "Keep it on the Download Package" Includes the following - Advance download of Uncle Microphone two weeks before release date. + "Glossy Package" Get on the inside track and hear the new tunes before anyone else in the UNIVERSE!! And guess what? Yep. You guessed it! You just supported independent music.

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    "Let's Get Physical Package" Includes all of the following- Physical copy of Uncle Microphone in the form of CD + "Keep it on the Download Package"

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    6 backers

    NEW REWARD - "Rock Ballad" package includes a digital download of the EP, a signed glossy photo of the band, and a very special SILVERSMITH LIGHTER that you can raise up and wave at our shows. Rock on.

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    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    NEW REWARD - You're getting a pair of drumsticks used in the recording of the EP! These will come signed and will include a digital download of our single "Can We Try This Again" PLUS the "Glossy Package"

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    4 backers

    Hand made Silversmith Wallet. Made from EXTRA silvery duct tape!! (see pic below) + "Let's Get Physical Package"

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    12 backers

    NEW REWARD - We're sending you an ALL ACCESS laminate that gets you into any one of our headlining shows, gets you backstage, and a drink on us. Come see us soon -OR- hang onto that one for when we blow up and sell-out Red Rocks! This one includes the "Keep it on the Download" package.

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    NEW REWARD!!! Get a real autographed tour credential from our collection of various artist/tour credentials from touring with various bands throughout the years!!! PLUS a copy of Uncle Microphone and a heartfelt handwritten thank you note-

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    17 backers Limited (33 left of 50)

    A Silversmith T-shirt designed by the amazing JOSH FINLEY + "Let's Get Physical" package

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    7 backers

    "Coversmith" We will cover of a song of your choice and make a video of the performance!! Just for you!! + "Let's Get Physical Package"

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    9 backers Limited (41 left of 50)

    Numbered and autographed screen printed Silversmith poster (only available to backers!) + "Let's Get Physical" package.

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    5 backers Limited (20 left of 25)

    Handwritten lyrics written on uncirculated foreign currency! Whuh!?!? Yep! There's 25 of these gems available. You might end up with some Turkish Lira, some Yugoslavian Dinar, some Swedish Kronor, some Romanian Leu, some Polish Zloty, some Russian Rubles, a Malta Pound, or maybe some Spanish Pesetas. Show us the money, and we'll show you some back! + "Let's Get Physical" package.

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    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    Silversmith keychain with "SILVERSMITH" stamped in sterling silver by Kim Sha Designs VERY NICE!! + "Let's Get Physical" package. Can you say Classy?

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    2 backers

    Half hr banjo lesson with Zach (If you don't live near Denver, CO - Skype lessons are available - otherwise travel expenses not included. Oh yeah, and he says you can't be as good as him) + 1 Autographed copy of Uncle Microphone + a t-shirt.

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    10 backers Limited (10 left of 20)

    A Ukelele! But not just any Ukelele; this unique and playable Ukelele will have an awesome and personalized Sharpie drawing on it done with Love by the band. You can either hang it on your wall as art, or use it write your own songs!

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    6 backers

    We write a song for you - professionally record it - and send you a copy on CD. + "Let's Get Physical" package. Think about it, your own song! We will customize it to your liking or just let us do our thing. Whatever you want - you just joined the revolution!

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    3 backers

    "The Clapper" Come down to the studio in Nashville and lay down the hand claps on "Can We Try This Again", the opening song in our kickstarter video. Afterwards, we're going out to dinner - on us of course ;) Since you're on the album now, your name goes in the liner credits for that song. That's forever baby! + "Let's Get Physical" package.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    "Ninjo" Back in '05 I retired a banjo and spraypainted a stencil of one of my favorite wild animals -the ninja- on the banjo head. It looked so sweet, I had to make more. One of these could be yours! Picture yourself atop a rocky crag in full ninja gear summoning earth, wind, fire, and water WITH YOUR SHRED - leaving your enemies below in peril. Victory is yours! (These banjos are totally playable-see picture below) + "Let's Get Physical" package. Available only the US

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    "Silversmith Unplugged" Live acoustic show at your house. This will be fun. If you can't afford it by yourself, pool your money with some friends and throw a killer party!

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    Zach will spray paint you a mural at your house/business/wherever no bigger than 10' X 20'- travel/paint expenses not included. We can discuss design later + CD and T-shirt. I can paint just about whatever and make it look really good. (see photos).

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    "Party like it's 1999" Get ready to partay because Silversmith is coming to your house, plugging in, and throwing down! Also don't forget how awesome it is that you just supported independent music. That's the real victory here folks.

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    One-of-a-kind brand new Fender Jazz Bass w/custom pick guard designed by the band. Plus Executive Producer credit on album. + "Let's Get Physical" package. (Continental US only)

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    Autographed Nechville Meteor Electric Banjo- This particular banjo has been played by Zach Daniels with the likes of Michael Franti, Train, Slightly Stoopid, and G-Love. Comes with framed and autographed 8X10 color glossy of Zach on stage playing said banjo with Michael Franti at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO on November 27th 2010. Additionally, you will receive an hour lesson and an Executive Producer Credit on the album + "Let's Get Physical" package. AND you earned all the bragging rights that come with being the BIGGEST supporter. There's only one of these on the planet! (Continental US only)

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