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The Roustabouts, DC's finest fiddle-blues band, is ready to release our debut album—with your help!
The Roustabouts, DC's finest fiddle-blues band, is ready to release our debut album—with your help!
50 backers pledged $2,675 to help bring this project to life.

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Help Us Release Our Debut Album!

After a decade of paying dues and building a reputation as DC’s Finest Blues-Fiddle Band, The Roustabouts are ready to release our debut album: Plenty of Blues. But we can’t do it without you. We’ve been scrimping and saving, and need your help to carry us over the finish line.

Over the past several months we’ve been toiling away at Tommy Lepson’s Area 51 Studio, catching lightning in a bottle and recording 11 of our most popular original songs for you—the RoustaCrowd, the best fans in the world!—and now we want to give YOU something special in return for your amazing support.

In addition to our talented core—Andrew Wiley (soul-singin’), Pete Daniels (fiddle-fingerin’), Dan Shine (gee-tar slingin’), Jeff Muller (bass-thumpin’), and Phil Bucci (drum-beatin’)—we’ve recruited the help of some musical friends, who happen to be DC-blues heavyweights, to take our music to the next level—for now we’ll just tease you with thoughts of keys, harp, and added vocals, so stay tuned for updates! Plus, if we can get enough support, we’ll even add horns to a few tunes!

So you may be asking, “How can I help?”

Our goal is to release the album this Fall, and there’s still a bit of work to do to make that happen. This is where you come in, because we need to do this together!

Pick a level of support from the rewards menu and help us make this decade-long dream a reality. Plus, you’ll get an album of some of the most exciting blues-and-beyond music you’ve heard in a good long while, along with a few other exiting rewards like non-stop shout outs or maybe a gig just for you! All pledges are greatly appreciated!

We could also use your help sharing our story! Post this Kickstarter page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and beyond to share it with your friends and family. Please and Thank You!

Risks and challenges

There are always some unexpected twists and turns when recording an album, and our timeline is an estimate. We will do our very best to deliver every reward within the estimated time and promise to keep you informed along the way—posting progress reports here on KickStarter—so that if there are any unforeseen delays with the album or anything else you’ll be the first to know!

This is 100% a win-win situation. If we DON’T hit our goal, you pay nothing. If we DO hit our goal, you’ll get an album that you helped bring to life!

Now it’s up to you. Thanks in advance for making this a reality and for helping us spread the word—we look forward to making sure the world has Plenty of Blues!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    e-Blues

    You’ll receive our thanks and a digital download of the album as soon as it’s a released.

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    Twice the Blues

    In addition to our undying gratitude, you’ll receive a digital copy of the album plus an autographed copy of the CD.

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    More Blues

    We’ll say nothing but nice things about you, plus we’ll send you an autographed copy of the CD and a limited-edition Roustabouts t-shirt featuring original art from the CD.

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    Blues All Around

    Your name will become a new synonym for excellent, plus you’ll receive an autographed copy of the CD—with a THANK YOU credit in the liner notes!—along with a limited-edition Roustabouts t-shirt and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    In the Name of the Blues

    In addition to becoming our new best friend, you’ll receive two autographed copies of the CD— with a THANK YOU credit in the liner notes!—along with two limited-edition Roustabouts t-shirt and a shout out on both our Facebook page and website.

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    Now You Got the Blues

    Not only will you become virtually family, you’ll have choices: (1) If you’re a performing musician in the DMV, one or more members of the band will play on up to two songs on your recording (this will have to be completed in a single session); (2) if you’re a burgeoning musician in the DMV, you’ll enjoy a lesson with your choice of one of the band members; or (3) if you’re not a musician, you can choose a cover tune (within reason) you’d like us to perform at an upcoming show. You’ll also receive an autographed copy of the CD—with an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the liner notes!—along with a limited-edition Roustabouts t-shirt and a shout out on both our Facebook page and website.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Plenty of Blues Package

    We’ll thank you—PROFUSELY—in person when we come play for you! You’ll get a 2-hour show at the venue of your choice (including your home), within 75 miles of Silver Spring, MD (must be booked within one year of album’s completion). You’ll also receive an autographed copy of the CD—with an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the liner notes!—along with a limited-edition Roustabouts t-shirt and a shout out on both our Facebook page and website.

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