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CR Smith is recording a new 5 song EP before he plays the Paste Party at South By Southwest in March...You can be a part of it!
CR Smith is recording a new 5 song EP before he plays the Paste Party at South By Southwest in March...You can be a part of it!
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My name is CR Smith and I am an independent artist from Billings, MT.  It's been seven years since I last recorded anything, but after winning the HGTV contest back in August (see video), I have been writing quite a bit in preparation to play a show at the Paste/HGTV Party at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin in March... I'm so excited to share these songs with you!  

This has been a very challenging and difficult season of life for me.  I've written songs that deal honestly with the questions and hurt that I've experienced, but ultimately, these are songs about "Hope".  I want people to know our pain does not have to be wasted pain and that God has a plan to use the brokenness in our lives...He certainly has with mine.

Here is what you are supporting by backing the project:

1. Pay for the use of studio space, a producer/engineer and pay the other musicians to play on the recording (trust me...you DO NOT want me playing the drums:)

2. Cover the costs of manufacturing and distributing the physical CD (so you can listen to it in your Discman if you want!)

3. Whatever funds are raised above the goal amount will go towards promoting the recording via the release concert and any SXSW expenses.

NOTE - If you are new to Kickstarter: Your cards will not be charged until the final day of the 30 day period. All you are doing right now is pledging. If the goal of $2,000 is not reached in 30 days, the project is closed and none of your cards will be charged (But hopefully we can avoid that!:)

I can't tell you how much your support means to me. Thanks in advance for your help in making this happen!

CR

Risks and challenges

This is a relatively short period of time to get all of the recording and CD manufacturing done by the beginning of March. Because of the deadline with the SXSW music festival, I REALLY NEED to have a copy of the recording by then, so I feel good about you having a copy of the record when promised!

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    1 SIGNED copy of the CD (with trademark "Mr. Chris" artwork:) + digital download of the album.

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    LEND YOUR VOICE TO THE RECORD! You will join us in the studio to sing on a "gang vocal/choir" part on one song. Your name will appear in the liner notes. Backer is responsible for getting to Billings for the recording and all travel expenses involved. Also will receive CD, digital download and poster on release date.

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    I will RECORD A COVER SONG of your choice! You tell me the artist and the song, and I'll do my best to sing it, play it and send you the MP3! Maybe try to be kind to me in your selections...Oh, and anything by Kesha or Nickelback is an extra $500:) Also will receive CD, digital download and poster on release date.

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    BE MY GUEST AT THE RELEASE CONCERT! I will have a release concert at the beginning of March at an as-yet-to-be determined location. You will join us for REHEARSAL ahead of time, DINNER WITH ME AND THE BAND backstage and HANGING OUT AT WALKER'S GRILL afterward! If out of the area, Backer is responsible for getting to Billings for the concert and all travel expenses involved. Also will receive CD, digital download and poster on release date.

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    I will come to your house and perform a LIVING ROOM show for you and your friends. An hour long show (and I take requests) but must be limited to Billings, MT or within a 2 hour drive to surrounding areas only. Also will receive CD, digital download and poster on release date.

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    I will bring my WHOLE BAND to do a FULL BAND HOUSE SHOW for you and whoever you want to invite! You choose the venue, bring the people...we'll bring the music! An hour long show but must be limited to Billings, MT or within a 2 hour drive to surrounding areas only. Also will receive CD, digital download and poster on release date.

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