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Sideshow Love is my 7th and best album.  Join my team and we'll get this thing out into the world.  And you'll be the first to hear it.
Sideshow Love is my 7th and best album. Join my team and we'll get this thing out into the world. And you'll be the first to hear it.
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My name is Will Kimbrough.  Welcome.  I need you to join my team.  I need you to be my partner.  I have a goal of raising $10,000 to finish this project I've spent three years creating.

I wrote 12 songs about the condition of the heart.  Romance, spirituality, friendship, lust.  Now I've recorded them.  The collection is called Sideshow Love and I it's the best solo record I have made.

Brad Talbott's album cover!
Brad Talbott's album cover!

The reality of the modern music business is that an artist like me---however many times I've traveled around the world and played for fans who know my songs by heart---an independent artist like me is responsible for every little step of the way---the writing, the recording, the mixing, the mastering, overseeing the artwork, booking the tour, arranging the travel, booking hotels, booking flights, and of course playing the shows---guess what?  I LOVE it!  I am thrilled to be in total control of my creative work.  But I can't do EVERYTHING on my own.  

I need a TEAM.  I need PARTNERS.  I can do all the work listed above.  I can do it with a hopeful heart and a smile on my face.  But I need at least $10,000 to see Sideshow Love through and get it properly released. 

Sideshow Love feels like a big step forward for me.  It reflects my love of songwriting, my love of soulful music, my love of classic southern and country artists like Willie Nelson and Dr John.  My friend Tommy Womack says this album connects my songwriting with my guitar playing better than ever before.  He should know; we've been playing music together since 1992.  I like to think of it as a trip from Saturday night to Sunday morning.  From flirt to first kiss, from heart to heart all night conversation to sunup and coffee and oh-my-God-what-are-we-going-to-do-now?  With killer guitar parts.

Here's how we get this collection of songs out together:  Take a look at the Rewards offered for backing this project.  From a simple purchase of the album as a digital download, to investing in a guitar I've used from my Will and the Bushmen days all the way through the present day, you can partner up with me to see this thing through.  Best of all, you backers will be the FIRST to get the music.  The record will not officially be out until early 2014.  But you will get your music in October 2013.  PARTNERS get the perks and the first listen. 

If you're here because you already know my work, welcome home.

If you're new to my work, search me out on youtube.  Check out my many Lick of the Day videos.  Visit my website and listen to some samples from my previous albums:

www.willkimbrough.com/

I've stated my case rather...thoroughly...the music can stand on its own.  But I need my team so we can stand together and get Sideshow Love up and running.  I need YOU.  Together we can get it out, publicized and promoted to the radio stations that have supported me for so long.  Best of all, YOU will get the music well in advance of the official release date. 

Thanks for taking a look.  TOGETHER we can get this thing into your hands and out into the world!

--- Will

Risks and challenges

By launching this Kickstarter campaign, I understand the risks and challenges involved---if I don't meet my goal of raising $10,000, it all goes away and I am back to square one. This would be a big disappointment; it would be very embarrassing. I would figure out a way to release "Sideshow Love" and it would eventually be in your collection. But I have faith and trust in the people who have been on my side for many years. I know you will get involved and not only back this project, but also share it with your friends and family, so that we get what we want: not only the release of "Sideshow Love", but a properly promoted release, so that the album gets a shot at getting the attention I know it deserves. I have faith in you. Let's do it!

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    For $250 or more, Backer receives Will's vintage western shirt, worn on Austin City Limits with Todd Snider in 1995, plus the download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt. (only one available)

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    For $250 or more, Backer receives Will's vintage western shirt, worn on David Letterman with Todd Snider on the Devil You Know tour, plus the download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt. (only one available)

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    For $250 or more, Backer receives Will's hat, worn on stage with Jimmy Buffett in London, on tour with Emmylou Harris and DADDY, plus the early digital download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt. (only one available)

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    For $1000 or more, Will will write you a song and record it for you, plus the early digital download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt.

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    For $1500 or more, Will will play a House Concert in your home (or the venue of your choice) within 500 miles of Nashville, TN, plus the early digital download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt. We will have to set up a date, of course!

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    For $3000 or more, Backer recieves Will's Vintage Yamaha Guitar, used on countless songwriting sessions, onstage and in the studio with Will and the Bushmen, The Bis-Quits, Will's solo career, DADDY, with Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell and many others. Own a piece of rock n roll history, plus the early digital download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt.

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    For $3500 or more, Backer receives Will's Dr Maz 18 Junior Amplifier, used on Jimmy Buffett's License to Chill, Todd Snider's East Nashville Skyline, Rodney Crowell's Fate's Right Hand, Will's Americanitis and Wings, Daddy at the Women's Club recording sessions, as well as on Will's own tours, on tour with DADDY, Rodney, Emmylou Harris and Todd----plus the early digital download, signed CD and limited edition Sideshow Love T Shirt.

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