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We need to mix, master, & package all the songs we've recorded, so help us finish our album & pay the people who have been helping us!

Hey friends-

We are Roy Ira, an indie band from Nashville, TN that plays a brand of Americana music that uses traditional and old-timey country influences mixed with indie rock and gospel.

We've been taking our time recording a full length album as a follow up to our acoustic EP which we released in 2010. And we've been spending a lot more money this time to get everything the way we want it. Because it's taken a lot more time than we anticipated, we wanted to go ahead and put something out, which is why we are releasing an EP with 2 originals and 2 covers for your enjoyment.

So this is a fundraiser, but it's also very much an album pre-order, and an EP release. 

We've already spent a lot of our own money recording 12 songs, and depending on the fund-raise, we'd like to try some more. The money we get will go towards

  • Mixing and mastering
  • Packaging and CD duplication
  • recording additional music
  • paying professional musicians (who already worked for cheap)
  • paying our engineer
  • putting our music on sites like Itunes, Amazon, Rdio, etc....

Any additional funds we get over our goal will go to the record as well and will speed along future recordings. So watch our tongue-in-cheek video and give us some of that financial support!

The video was made by Joey Ciccoline and no, it is not serious.

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    I JUST WANTED TO WATCH THE VIDEO. Thanks! Give us a couple bucks and we'll call it square. I'll also give you a vicious high-five. It will probably sting. That's why I can only do it 15 times. Also, you need to be in Nashville to get your high-five.

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    I JUST WANT THE EP. Sweet. You will be emailed a ONE DAY EP download code immediately once you pledge.

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    EVERYONE GET THIS! This gets you an immediate download code of the ONE DAY EP, and you will get a pre-release digital download of our full-length album 2 weeks before we release it to be sold this summer.

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    PEOPLE WHO STILL USE CDS GET THIS. Get download code of the ONE DAY EP, and get a pre-release digital download of the full length album, plus you will get the physical CD when it is finished this summer.

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    Get ONE DAY EP download code immediately, pre-release full album download, physical CD if desired, and navy blue Roy Ira biplane American Apparel t-shirt (LS, M, L, XL only),

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    Get hand-signed (by Keith!) sheet music of the Roy Ira song of your choice, get physical CD of the full album this summer autographed by the whole band along with pre-release digital download, plus the immediate download of the ONE DAY EP.

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    Get the ONE DAY EP download code immediately, the album prerelease this summer, and an hour piano lesson from Keith. Must arrange your own travel to Nashville, scheduling at Keith's convenience.

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    Get the ONE DAY EP download code immediately, the album prerelease this summer autographed by the band, hand-signed (by Keith!) copy of sheet music of any Roy Ira song, plus you and a friend can be put on the guest list to an upcoming show, and you can pick out the setlist (preferably of Roy Ira songs)

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    Get the ONE DAY EP download code immediately, the album prerelease this summer autographed by the band, and Roy Ira will record a cover of any song you want.

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    Roy Ira will play you a show (house show, venue that you set up, school, wedding, whatever) anywhere within 250 miles of Nashville at our convenience. If it's over 100 miles away, you will also need to provide lodging for the band. We will politely decline if it's anything weird.

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