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I'm recording my first studio album in four years, and it is called "Blind Willie's Lighthouse." Come partner with me.

Update: We have officially reached our goal!!!!  I am tremendously blessed to have such great friends, family, and fans that are willing to support my art.  Thank you all.  I would also be honored if you kept spreading the word.  The total recording will cost around $5,000 and ever little bit extra will help.  I put in $3,000 as my goal as I thought that was the maximum I could ever raise, but you all surpassed that.  Blind Willie thanks you all too.  Viva "Blind Willie's Lighthouse."

I'm excited to announce that I'm going back into the studio to record my next CD. I'm also proud to say that this is the best collection of songs I have ever written, and I honestly think this will open many new doors and paths towards my musical journey. "So", you are likely asking yourself, “what is this Kickstarter page all about?” For those of you who do not know, the recording process is quite an expensive one. After some long thought and number crunching, I feel this CD will roughly cost around $5,000.00 to finish. That is a good chunk of change, and that doesn’t even include any promotion or publicity. It is almost impossible for a small time independent artist like myself to fund an album completely by themselves these days. So, I am asking my fans, friends, and family to partner with me in this process, like you always have.

You can also get some cool stuff for helping out - check out the list to the left.  But we all get nothing if this page does not reach its goal.  In all honesty, any little bit will help me finish this project, and will help get my music out to the masses. Even if you cannot at this time help out financially in this project, I would love your help spreading the word about my art through word of mouth, Facebook, or email. I deeply appreciate your support in my music career, and I look forward to where this CD will take me. I know you are going to love the music.

As a gift for visiting this Kickstarter site, you can download Dan’s last CD, “Live at the Masquerade Ball” for free.  Just use this link and then go to checkout -


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    Level 1 - A complete download of my new CD, "Blind Willie’s Lighthouse," two weeks before the official release date.

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    Level 2 - One signed hard copy of the "Blind Willie’s Lighthouse" CD sent out two weeks before the official release date. (Yay physical media!)

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    Level 3 - One copy of Dan Cloutier and His Band's special bootleg “Sold Out - Live at Club Passim in October of 2010.” This is the entire concert mixed straight from the Club’s board, and it includes 15 fan favorites. + Level 1, 2

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    Level 4 - Exclusive Dan Cloutier T-Shirt with wicked cool new lighthouse and sea monster album art work. + Levels 1-3

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    Level 5 – Your name will be included in the liner notes of the "Blind Willie's Lighthouse" CD booklet in a special thanks section. + Levels 1-4

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    Level 6 – You will receive five extra copies of the "Blind Willie’s Lighthouse" CD to give to family and friends. (Too bad it isn't close to Christmas. They'll make great stocking stuffers.) + Levels 1-5

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    Level 7 – You will receive two free tickets to any of my concerts at any time. This includes the official CD release show at The Amazing Things Arts Center on October 15th, 2011. + Levels 1-6

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    Level 8 – A personal video recording of me singing your favorite song. (Yes, it can be any song, by any act. I am hoping for sea shanties but fearing NKOTB.) + Levels 1-7

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    Level 9 – I will write a song for you, or with you, on any subject matter, person, or idea. This would make a great gift for a loved one on a special day. + Levels 1-8

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    Level 10 – You will receive credit as an official producer of my new CD in the CD booklet. This will be very helpful indeed. + Levels 1-9

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    Level 11 – I will perform a free house concert for you with my band. I will also supply birch beer floats, and general merriment! + Levels 1-8 + 10

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    Level 12 – I will give you my loved Seagull guitar. I have written many of my favorite songs on this guitar including “Staggard Lee Walked Down My Street” and “Peanut Butter.” + Levels 1-8 + 10, 11

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    Level 13 – Fund the whole project. Ask and you shall receive, seek and ye shall find. I will do lots of things like mow your lawn all summer for you, or hike up Mt. Washington with you. Heck, I'll also paint you a beautiful painting of a lighthouse and sea monster. (Note: I am not a good painter...) You’ll also be considered a great supporter of local music and art. + Levels 1-8 + 10,11

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    Level 14 – The Crazy Level - I figure if you are reading this far down you want a laugh. I will personally take you on a tour of either Iceland or Israel. (The two countries I actually know well enough to tour people around.) Ha Ha Ha. Imagine sitting on a glacier looking over the Arctic Ocean with me. Sheer awesomeness. Ha Ha Ha.

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