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The Other Side of Nashville is an illustrated history and discography of the Nashville rock underground circa 1976 to 2006.
The Other Side of Nashville is an illustrated history and discography of the Nashville rock underground circa 1976 to 2006.
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Nashville has forever been known as the home of country music...but there's another side to the Music City that is often overlooked...a non-country, rock 'n' roll scene that has thrived in Nashville since the early 1980s.

The Other Side of Nashville is a book documenting the "non-country" side of the Music City. Featuring several hundred artists and a discography of literally hundreds of albums, tapes, and CDs, The Other Side of Nashville provides an incomplete history of an ongoing and vital Nashville rock scene that has produced talents like Jason & the Scorchers, the Kings of Leon, the Features, Lambchop, and many other Nashville musicians that are loved and respected worldwide.

I've been working on this project for over four years now, doing artist interviews, compiling the book's lengthy discography, writing band histories, scanning hundreds of photos, and much more. The actual writing of the book is around 90% completed, and to date I've laid out over 400 pages. However, in order to finish The Other Side of Nashville, I'm going to need some financial help to complete the tasks that I just can't get done.

Your Kickstarter donation will pay for a professional cover design (something that I suck at doing), transcription of over two-dozen new and exclusive interviews with some of Nashville's most talented artists, scanning of album artwork and other graphics that I lack the facilities to perform, and for the first printing of the book. The Other Side of Nashville is going to be a real monster, estimated at 600+ pages, so it's going to take some cheddar to print a few hundred or more of these suckers.

Your donation to The Other Side of Nashville will help accomplish all of this, and possibly more.

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    Donors receive an autographed copy of The Other Side of Nashville book ($29.95 retail), and their name listed in the book as a "Supporting Donor."

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    Donors receive an autographed copy of the Reverend's Trademark of Quality collection of reviews and essays ($12.95 retail value); an autographed copy of The Other Side of Nashville book ($29.95 retail); and their name listed in The Other Side of Nashville as an "Essential Donor."

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    Designed for musicians and artists, a $50 donation gets them a horizontal half-page (7"wide x 5" high) ad in the back of The Other Side of Nashville to tell the world about their music, website, or whatever, as well as an autographed copy of the book and a free listing on The Other Side of Nashville website.

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    Ten donors will receive a copy of Nashville musician Threk Michaels' Lonely Always CD; an autographed copy of the first (out-of-print) Alt.Culture.Guide book of music reviews and interviews; an autographed copy of the Reverend's Trademark of Quality collection of reviews and essays ($12.95 retail), an autographed copy of The Other Side of Nashville book ($29.95 retail), and their name listed in The Other Side of Nashville as an "Truly Rockin' Donor."

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    One donor will receive a rare, still-sealed vinyl copy of the 1982 compilation album The London Side of Nashville, featuring many of Nashville's best early rock bands; a copy of Nashville musician Threk Michaels' Lonely Always CD; an autographed copy of the Reverend's Trademark of Quality collection of reviews and essays ($12.95 retail), an autographed copy of The Other Side of Nashville book ($29.95 retail), and their name listed in The Other Side of Nashville as "Hall of Fame Donor."

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    Book and music distributors or retailers can donate and receive twelve (12) copies of The Other Side of Nashville book ($359.40 retail value) and six (6) copies of the Trademark of Quality book ($77.70 retail value), and their name listed in The Other Side of Nashville as a "Corporate Sponsor."

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