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The Creak, an SF acoustic band, is financing a new album. Proceeds will cover recording, mastering, artwork, pressing, and promotion.
The Creak, an SF acoustic band, is financing a new album. Proceeds will cover recording, mastering, artwork, pressing, and promotion.
73 backers pledged $5,400 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! Welcome to The Creak’s Kickstarter. We’re an acoustic band from San Francisco in the process of recording a new album called Here, Hold This. It’s a collection of around 14 original tunes sure to keep you singing along with strong melodies, great lyrics, and awesome instrumentation. This album will not be one to miss! 

We have been super busy since the release of our last full-length, 2011’s Here’s To Feeling Good All The Time. Besides writing and refining a whole new batch of songs, we’ve been playing shows at venues like San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and Café du Nord, supporting friends like The Brothers Comatose and Matt Lax, honing our chops, and busking our butts off on street-corners all around the Bay Area. After a year-plus of hard work, we’re finally ready to get back in the studio with our dear friend and producer, Margrit Eichler of Absolutely True Sound, to bring you fine folks another slab of our patented genre-defying bluegrass mayhem. Here, Hold This will be a true testament to the musical growth we have experienced over the past year and a half, both as individuals and as a band. 

Making an album is expensive. From recording to mixing to custom artwork by Gia Nguyen Hoang to mastering and finally pressing and promotion, it adds up, especially for independent artists like us. We have some money saved from previous gigs and playing on the streets of SF, but it is not enough to cover all costs associated with creating this new album. That’s why we’re asking for you to donate your hard-earned cash to the cause. Any amount from $5 on up to meet our goal of $5,000 is appreciated. We are very grateful for your support, and in return you will receive great rewards like: 

CDs! 

Vinyl records! 

Lessons! 

Cover songs of your choice, posted to YouTube! 

House concerts! 

Once again, thanks for checking out our Kickstarter, and thanks so much for your help and support. Please forward our page to anyone you know that might be interested in supporting independent music. It’s going to help us make a fantastic album for all of you, and it means the world to us! 

Love, 

THE CREAK

www.thecreak.net

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    Your name will be added to a special supporter page on our website noting you helped make our new album a reality, and of course you get a free download of the album once finished

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    A CD of Here, Hold This sent to your door upon completion of recording

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    Best deal! A CD of Here, Hold This sent to your door upon completion of recording, plus a special supporters only poster signed by The Creak

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    A CD, signed poster, plus a VINYL record of Here, Hold This sent to your door

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    A CD, poster, vinyl record, and your name printed in the "Thank You" section of the CD case. You're about to be famous!

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    A 1hr instrument lesson with anyone from The Creak. Plus a CD, poster, vinyl record, and your name printed in the "Thank You" section of the CD case. Lessons must be conducted within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    We will record a video of us playing any cover song you want and post it to youtube. Fun! Plus you get the CD, poster, vinyl record, and your name printed in the "Thank You" section of the CD case

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    We will perform a house/private event concert for you within a 1.5 hour drive of the San Francisco Bay Area. Plus, you get 10 free CDs to give to your guests. Scheduling is dependent on our and your availability.

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    We will perform a house/private event concert for you within a 5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Plus, you get 10 free CDs to give to your guests. Scheduling is dependent on our and your availability.

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    Eat a cheeseburger with guitarist Joe Boone. What a deal! But yeah, if you want to pledge this much contact us. I am sure we can work something out be it concerts, records, painting your house, etc.

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