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This project sends me to Kolkata, India to study & record with Indian musicians, in search of the ultimate Indian slide guitar groove.

This project is two-fold: with the funds generated, I will travel to Kolkata (Calcutta), India to study with the great Debashish Bhattacharya, the master of Hindustani slide guitar. While in India, I plan to record with Indian musicians after approx 3 weeks of study. This recorded music will be taken back to the states and worked on further. The end result will be a lush Indian steel guitar trance groove and an East-West curried collaboration.

The funds will used to travel to India (including visas, etc), attend classes, record (in Kolkata and Philadelphia), pay for musicians and to mix and master the final recorded output.

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    By making this pledge, you will receive the music, the shirt and a face-to-face steel guitar music lesson from Mike 'Slo-Mo' Brenner in any style of music (beginners to advanced--must be within 50 miles of Phila for lesson).

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    I have been wearing the same white dbl-breasted suit at every Slo-Mo show for the past 10 years. Not only am I due for another, but it is only right that this magic suit helps fund the next musical chapter in the Slo-Mo story. That's right folks--this pledge gets you the music, shirt, lesson, buffet dinner AND the world famous Slo-Mo suit (includes white shirt and tie) with 10 years of mojo attached (dry cleaning optional). Only one generous funder gets this special sartorial surprise.

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