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The Brothers MacRae are making an album of original acoustic music that draws from folk, bluegrass and Celtic roots.
The Brothers MacRae are making an album of original acoustic music that draws from folk, bluegrass and Celtic roots.
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Hi folks! 

The Brothers MacRae are hard at work on our first album. We've been gigging hard over the last year to raise funds, but we need your support to make sure we cover all the costs. 

There are a lot of ways to finance an album and we decided Kickstarter was the perfect platform for us to release the project.  In a lot of ways it's like a pre-sale campaign but we like to think of it as a community of our friends, family and fans pulling together around the project to help make it a reality.

We're offering a variety of reward packages for different levels of contributions to the campaign.  All funds raised will go toward the cost of production, studio time, mixing and mastering, graphic design costs, CD pressing and CD packaging.

The final product will be a professionally-produced album of 11 original songs.  We tracked everything at Backbone Audio (Whitney Point, NY) and have teamed up with Chris Merkley, of Old Boy Records, to produce the album.  It's being mixed by Kyle Paas of The Facility Recording Studio (NYC).  It will be available in both physical form (compact disc) and digital download.  We're also working with a graphic designer to ensure the album looks as good as it will sound.

The Brothers MacRae at Backbone Audio
The Brothers MacRae at Backbone Audio

Once the album is finished, we'll be hosting an album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland on Friday, December 5th to celebrate the completion of the project.   Tickets to the party are included in many of the reward packages and we priced everything exclusively for the Kickstarter campaign as a thank you to everyone who contributes.

With Kickstarter projects, you don't receive any of the funding unless you reach your goal.  Please consider one of the reward packages on the right side of the page to help us hit the mark before the deadline.

Thank you for the support.  It means the world to us and we couldn't be more excited about the release of our debut album.

-Austin, Devon & Casey

Risks and challenges

We're committed to completing this project on time. We have the right people guiding and assisting us in this venture and are currently in the last leg of production.

At this time, we're ahead of schedule. If we fall behind for any reason, we'll be sure to notify you and keep you up to date on the progress.

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    ALBUM DOWNLOAD>>>A digital copy of The Brothers MacRae album

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    ALBUM >>> Signed copy of Brothers MacRae album (CD and download). Have it shipped to your door or pick it up at the album release party.

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    RELEASE PARTY >>> A ticket to our album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY on December 5th from 7-10pm. Show ticket includes complimentary snacks and beverages at the party.

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    ALBUM AND SHIRT>>>Signed copy of Brothers MacRae album (plus download) and a limited edition band t-shirt. Have them shipped to you or pick up at the album release party.

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    RELEASE PARTY + ALBUM>>>One ticket to The Brothers MacRae album release party on Dec. 5 at the 1890 House in Cortland. Includes a signed copy of the debut album and a download.

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    RELEASE PARTY + ALBUM + SHIRT >>> A ticket to our album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY on December 5th from 7-10pm. Show ticket includes a signed copy of the new album, a Brothers MacRae t-shirt, and complimentary snacks and beverages at the party.

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    RELEASE PARTY FOR 2 >>> A pair of tickets to our album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY on December 5th from 7-10pm. Tickets include complimentary snacks and beverages at the party.

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    RELEASE PARTY FOR 2 + ALBUM >>> A signed copy of the new album (CD and download), and a pair of tickets to our album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY on December 5th from 7-10pm. Show tickets also include complimentary snacks and beverages at the party.

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    RELEASE PARTY FOR 2 + ALBUM + 2 SHIRTS >>> A signed copy of the new album (CD and download), 2 Brothers MacRae shirts, and a pair of tickets to our album release party at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY on December 5th from 7-10pm. Show tickets also include complimentary snacks and beverages at the party.

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    MUSIC LESSONS >>> Learn to play a song or improve your skills on guitar, ukulele, electric bass or upright bass with Casey as your guide at his place in Cortland, NY. Split it up into (2) one hour lessons or use all two hours at once. Includes a ticket to the album release show.

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    ALBUM 10 PACK >>> Give the new album away as a gift! Save beaucoup bucks on a 10 pack of CDs and don't worry about gift ideas this year. Pick them up at the release party (show ticket included in 10 pack) or have them shipped to your door.

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    DINNER WITH THE BAND>>>The Brothers MacRae will make a home-cooked dinner for you and three friends. Dinner will be served at Casey's house and everyone goes home with a signed copy of the album.

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    NAME IN LINER NOTES>>>The Brothers will thank you by printing your name in the album liner notes, and you also get two tickets to their album release party on Dec. 5 at the 1890 House in Cortland.

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    PICK A COVER>>>Choose a cover song for the Brothers to play at their album release party on Dec. 5 at the 1890 House in Cortland. Includes 2 tickets to the album release party.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    CUSTOM SONG >>> The Brothers MacRae will write a personalized song for you (or someone you choose) and perform it at an upcoming show or record a video of the song and post on Youtube. You'll also get a copy of the new album and a ticket to the release party.

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    HOUSE PARTY >>> The Brothers MacRae will play your house party! Two sets of live Brothers MacRae goodness. Devon will guest bartend during the set break and we'll also throw in two tickets to the release party (includes 2 copies of the album) and two Brothers MacRae t-shirts. (Locations further than 30 miles from Cortland, NY subject to additional travel fees).

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    CUSTOM UKULELE >>> A hand-crafted ukulele made by Devon MacRae. Plus a pair of tickets to the album release party (includes 2 copies of the new album). Have the ukulele delivered by Devon for locations in Central New York or shipped to your home (additional shipping fees apply).

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    CUSTOM MANDOLIN >>> A hand-crafted mandolin made by Devon MacRae. Plus a pair of tickets to the album release party (includes 2 copies of the new album). Have the mandolin delivered by Devon for locations in Central New York or shipped to your home (additional shipping fees apply).

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    CUSTOM GUITAR >>> A hand-crafted acoustic guitar made by Devon MacRae. Plus a pair of tickets to the album release party (includes 2 copies of the new album). Have the guitar delivered by Devon for locations in Central New York or shipped to your home (additional shipping fees apply).

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