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This CD has been a long time in the making - music from Texas to Motown by way of New Orleans - 'Come On Home'...
This CD has been a long time in the making - music from Texas to Motown by way of New Orleans - 'Come On Home'...
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Hi – welcome to our kickstarter page! So glad you found us…… 

We are here because we are trying to raise money for our newest CD, ‘Come on Home’. We have really been taking our time with this one, it has been a true labor of love.  I know that everybody always says this, but I truly think that this is going to be the best thing we have done. I am really proud of the songs and in addition to our great band, the Rhythm Tramps, we've got some special sit-in guests we're thrilled about: from New Orleans, the ever so funky Jon Cleary on piano; the amazing Mike Finnigan back on B-3 (he's played on several of our CDs but this time we get to sing a duet together); Lee Thornburg once again has lent us his considerable talents on trumpet and his superb horn arrangements, and FINALLY, we're so excited to have the infamous horn section from Mingo Fishtrap joining us on a track too. 

Obviously, most of the money will be going to the regular costs of releasing a CD (manufacturing, mastering, printing artwork, etc.) but this time, with this CD, we are looking to expand our range and we would like to be able to add enough to the budget to not only have a promoter to work the radio, but to hire a publicist and take out more ads to really help get the word out.  Now that our kids are grown, we are able to get out and promote the product on the road more and are hoping to start developing some new markets - which may require a little bit of subsidizing until we can start the ball rolling.


So... if you are already familiar with our music and would like to help – THANK YOU! If you haven’t heard our music, then I hope you will take the time to check us out and let us know what you think……… 

Thanks again for taking the time to look us up! I hope to see you somewhere soon and I hope we get to send you lots of things off the incentives list!  

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    song download and our thanks for your support!!

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    digital download of the CD

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    autographed copy of the CD

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    autographed CD + a limited edition blues compilation CD – a sampler of the best of the Rhythm Tramps blues from our catalog

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    both CDs + a bag of ‘Lil’ Herman’s homemade peanut brittle - deliciously hand made by our drummer, Herman Matthews, and considered by all to be the best peanut brittle ever (just ask my dad)

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    the 2 CDS, the peanut brittle + a specially made CD mix of some of my personal favorites (other people’s music that I keep in my car and my favorites of the songs that I have sung for other writers…)

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    everything listed above (that’s 3 CDS! plus the peanut brittle) + a personal thank you note... AND a specially designed laminate that identifies you as a donor and gives you special treatment at our shows!

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    limited edition EP with never-before-heard, unreleased songs plus everything above (that’s 4 CDs!!! plus all the other cool stuff…)

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    A personal phone call from me AND I will record a message for your answering machine (your choice - sung or spoken) + all the other great stuff

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    unreleased, special limited edition DVD of our 2010 concert in Hell, Norway + everything listed above

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    Special VIP treatment for you and a guest with hang time with the band at your choice of one of our shows plus your name on the guest list every time (except benefit shows – because we want those people to get all their money - or those shows where they don’t allow us a guest list, in which case we will do our best to sneak you in with the band) + everything listed above

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    I will perform at a solo concert at your home or similar venue (pledge plus expense money for 2 – details to be arranged) + 5 copies of the new CD + everything listed above and a special thank you on my facebook page and web site

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    The solo concert above AND Terry will come along and fix you dinner (for up to 8 people - and he is a REALLY good cook) while I serenade you…. plus 10 free CDS + all the other stuff listed above AND a special thank you on my facebook page and web site

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    The band and I will perform at your home or similar venue of your choice (pledge plus expenses - details to be arranged) + everything else that's listed above + a special thank you on my facebook page and web site and our absolute undying gratitude (thank you!)

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