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Advance digital downloads, CD and vinyl pre-sales, VIP tickets, new apparel, artwork, private performances, and more!!!
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435 backers pledged $56,319 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE #3

Enjoy the first video from the upcoming album!

UPDATE #2

In honor of Bevin joining us back on tour, we are adding a new reward tier ($150) where you can order a deluxe merch package that includes a handcrafted Colorado Coozie, knitted by Bevin Foley herself!  The coozie comes in addition to the regular merch package which includes a hat, t-shirt, cd, poster, and sticker.  We are only selling 10 of the limited edition coozies so grab them while you can!

UPDATE #1

INITIAL FUNDING GOAL ACHIEVED

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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---The band is scattered all over the U.S. right now but they wanted to chime in and say thank you to everyone--

We are so excited to announce that we have hit the initial goal in our fundraising campaign!! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and helped spread the word about the album. In the last week, we have raised the $21,800 necessary to cover our top five costs in making the album. We are so very appreciative. Like you saw in our video, the funds we raised in the last week will be used for production, mixing, mastering, graphic design, and CD replication. As crazy as it sounds, though, there are so many more costs and expenses necessary to deliver this album to market the right way.

PHASE 2 BEGINS 9/25/2017

With twenty-four days to go, we are now launching the second phase of our Kickstarter campaign. Funds raised during this second phase will be used for specific budgets that we believe will set this album up for success. This is money that we otherwise would need to find elsewhere, whether through business loans or outside investment, which makes it important that we use this Kickstarter campaign to raise some or all of these funds. The same reward tiers will still be available, so if you are still interested in attending the pre-parties, purchasing the VIP or Backstage passes to the album release shows, or any of the other rewards, you still have a chance! We will also be adding new reward tiers in the coming days so stay tuned.

WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS

We know additional fundraising is no small feat, so we wanted to spell out what exactly the bulk of the funds from the second phase will go towards. We plan to work with Big Hassle Publicity (http://bighassle.com/publicity), a music publicity firm which hopes to expand our audience through national media coverage, including radio station performances, television appearances, and online and print publications. A radio publicity campaign targeting Folk and Americana nationwide is also in our sights if we can raise enough money. To better our publicity toolbox, we need high quality music videos. We’ve been working with video professionals like NoCoast (http://www.nocoast.tv), Sarah Megyesy (http://www.sarahmegyesy.com), Mara Whitehead (http://www.marawhitehead.com, http://www.ramblewest.com), Kyle Ussery of Flat Nine Design (http://www.flatninedesign.com) to craft music video concepts that will help present our music in a compelling manner. Finally, our original fundraising number envisioned producing enough vinyl for the fulfillment of the Kickstarter campaign and a few extras to sell at shows in the short-term. In reality, though, we’d love to produce enough vinyl so that we can potentially distribute it to online retailers and nationwide record stores. The breakdown of our Phase II fundraising goals is below:

Phase 2, Publicity: $8,250

Phase 2, Video Production Budget/Design: $15,000

Phase 2, Additional Replication/Distribution (Vinyl): $7,000

Total Phase I: $21,800 - Funding Goal Achieved 9/25/2017

Total Phase II: $30,250 - Contribution Deadline 10/19/2017

Total Kickstarter Effort: $52,050

As always, thank you for your continued support in helping us fulfill our dreams of being professional musicians and releasing original music to all of you. We couldn't do this without you.

-Bevin, Steve, Casey, Will, and Travis

ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN POST

It’s been a big two years for the band since our last Kickstarter campaign. With your help, we were able to take our last record all over the United States and play places we used to only dream about. We have put thousands of miles on our bus and have played shows in 28 of the 50 states in the nation. We toured the eastern US with Yonder Mountain String Band. We played Telluride Bluegrass, Rockygrass, Blue Ox, Grey Fox, both WinterWondergrasses, we played on a cruise ship, and got to meet many of our heroes.

We also got to meet our own goal of finding ways to give back to the community this year. We worked with the 303 Denver Children’s Choir and the Steamboat Springs and Craig High School kids to mentor them and perform with them, which we loved. But there has been so much more that we could have never seen coming. Every tour we meet another person who tells us how our music has impacted them, from helping them heal from an injury, to giving them hope in times of need. One guy drove seven hours through the Missouri floods to tell us that. These stories mean everything to us, and they change us, and I think we've grown a lot as a band over these last few years.

Knowing how our music has affected people's lives has inspired us to write authentic songs inspired by our experiences. This album is a collection of songs exploring themes of love, loss, joy and the healing process with a brave vulnerability that is both honest and hopeful. Working again with Chris Pandolfi from the Infamous Stringdusters as our producer as well as Collin Bruckner and Xandy Whitesel of Mighty Fine Audio has allowed us to explore new sonic territory and make the music reflect the songs.

Project like this cost a lot of money. Between days in the studio, mixing, mastering, and publicity, you could say that making a record is a lot like climbing a mountain.

As an independent band, we rely on the support of our fans. Please check out the opportunities listed on our kickstarter page. Each of them will bring us closer to you.

Thank you for listening to our music, coming to our shows and sharing our music with your friends. We appreciate you so much. To our old friends and new ones we can't do this without you, thank you for being a part of this with us.

 

---The band is scattered all over the U.S. right now but they wanted to chime in and say thank you to everyone--

UPDATE #1

INITIAL FUNDING GOAL ACHIEVED

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges exist along the path to completing this studio album. To address these challenges, we are thankful to have the support of an experienced team, several of them who share many experiences with us on stage, on the road, and in the studio!

Our producer, Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, understands what it takes to design, create, and promote another successful studio album. His appreciation for our music and eagerness to work with us on this next project has been invaluable and encouraging. He has helped us plan each phase of our studio album venture, identify obstacles and inherent risks of the project, and coordinate team members. Collin Bricker, an experienced sound engineer and owner of Mighty Fine Audio, will be assisting us with technical decisions during our recording sessions in the studio. We've also looped in Kyle Zender, a recording engineer at Mighty Fine, that has worked with us as a sound engineer on tour. Xandy Whitesel served as recording engineer on our last album. For this album, he will be our mixing engineer.

We felt like the last studio album was a success. We are looking for this one to follow in its tracks as well as exceed even greater expectations. Please feel free to email us at any time at troutsteakrevival@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

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    A Trout Steak Revival T-shirt, a stocking hat or trucker hat, and a sticker, PLUS a physical autographed copy of the new album and an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band.

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    Pre-Party with the Band - November 18th

    TWO TICKETS to our exclusive backers-only pre-party on November 18th before our Denver album release show where you get to hang with the band and enjoy some special release Colorado brews. (Location TBD), PLUS A physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band. (Limit 30)

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    Bevin's Deluxe Merch Pack!

    (LIMITED EDITION) Our fiddle player Bevin loves knitting, and, for this deluxe merch package, she's knitted a handcrafted, Colorado-themed COOZIE which you'll receive along with the Trout Steak Revival T-shirt, a stocking hat or trucker hat, and a sticker, PLUS a physical autographed copy of the new album and an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band.

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    VIP Tickets: Denver Album Release Show

    TWO VIP TICKETS to our DENVER ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Enjoy the show from the RESERVED VIP balcony, PLUS A physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band (Limit 10).

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    VIP Tickets: Boulder Album Release Show

    TWO VIP TICKETS to our BOULDER ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at Fox Theatre in Boulder on Friday, December 1, 2017. Meet the band before the show starts and enjoy the show from the RESERVED VIP balcony, PLUS A physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band (Limit 10).

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    Autographed 18x24 Poster & Photo

    18" x 24" AUTOGRAPHED POSTER of new album artwork designed by Scott McCormick, PLUS a 8"x10" personalized, AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH of the band, PLUS a physical copy of the new album PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band.

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    BACKSTAGE PASSES

    TWO BACKSTAGE PASSES AND TICKETS to a Trout Steak Revival show of your choice, PLUS A physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band.

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    Taco Thursday with Trout Steak Revival

    Taco Thursday with Trout Steak Revival where you and a guest will join the band on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 for an evening of tacos, refreshments, and a PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT with the band, PLUS a physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band. (Limit 10)

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    Backyard BBQ with Trout Steak Revival

    A spectacular SUNDAY BACKYARD BBQ featuring acoustic music by the band in Colorado, PLUS a physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band.

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    Private Performance

    A private Trout Steak Revival performance for you and your friends anywhere in the contiguous U.S, PLUS A physical copy of the new album PLUS an autographed poster PLUS access to behind-the-scenes videos, photos, handwritten lyric sheets, and a playlist curated by the band. (Please contact drew@ramblewest.com for details)

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