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We're releasing a brand new live album that celebrates tracks from our last three studio albums and we need your help.
We're releasing a brand new live album that celebrates tracks from our last three studio albums and we need your help.
350 backers pledged $35,081 to help bring this project to life.

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As you may know, Storyhill has been on hiatus since 2015. During our time away from touring and performing together, we’ve had the opportunity to listen to recordings from some memorable stages we’ve played over the last 15 years. Whether it was one of our Storyhill Fests, the History Theatre in St. Paul, the State Theater in Zumbrota, The Emerson in Bozeman or on a cruise ship, we’ve been blessed to perform for many of you from stages big and small.

After rediscovering these recordings, and since we haven’t released a live album since 2002, we felt the time has come for a new live album. It is with great excitement that we announce the release of Stages.

Stages captures 15 live performances of songs from our studio albums Dovetail, our self-titled disc Storyhill, Shade of the Trees and even a couple unreleased songs. The Storyhill team has culled the archives to find individual performances that captured our ears and our hearts. Though the performances may not be perfect, each song archives a moment in our collective musical careers that has meaning to us. And now, hopefully for you, too.

We've enlisted the help of long-time friend and producer Alex Oana (Clearing, Echoes, Storyhill Live, Reunion) to produce this album for us. Alex has always had the ability to capture the 'Storyhill' sound and once again, has done a fantastic job on this album. 

We need your help to make this album come to life. With your pledge, Stages can be heard and shared on future road trips, with family and friends or with new audiences who haven't heard our music. 

With gratitude,

Chris & Johnny

Storyhill

Risks and challenges

Stages will be released independently. Record sales no longer exist as a viable business model in the music industry. Touring is where professional artist can make most of their money, but we don't want to be on the road as full-time musicians. The challenge we face is getting you, our fans, access to our music without bankrupting us (truth). We need crowd-funding to help make new music creation, production and distribution a reality.

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    Our sincerest appreciation

    Thanks so much for your support! Your financial support will help make Stages come to life. Thanks for being part of our campaign.

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    Digital Download

    You'll receive a digital download of the new album in November 2018.

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    New Album + Digital Download

    You'll receive a physical copy of the new album on CD as well as a digital download in November 2018.

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    Digital Download + 6 Bonus Tracks

    You'll receive the new album plus the 6 additional tracks as a digital download in November 2018.

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    New Album + 6 bonus tracks

    You'll receive a physical copy of the new album on CD plus a bonus disc with 6 additional live tracks, as well as a digital download of all tracks in November 2018.

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    • New album - digital download
    • New album - physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional songs sent on a physical CD
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    Travel Mug, New Album and 6 Bonus Tracks

    Take Storyhill with you on your daily commute. You'll receive the physical and digital copies of the new album and bonus disc as well as a Storyhill branded travel mug to transport your favorite drink - all delivered in November 2018.

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    • New album - digital download
    • New album - physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional songs sent on a physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional song digital download
    • Travel mug with Storyhill logo
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    Newly updated Storyhill Songbook

    We are updating our songbook to include the 10 tracks from Shade of the Trees. Spanning from 1991 to 2010, the new songbook includes over 65 songs with lyrics, guitar chords, pictures and anecdotes. Songbooks will be delivered by December 2018.

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    T-shirt, New album, & 6 bonus tracks

    It's time for a new Storyhill t-shirt! You'll receive copies of the new album plus bonus disc in physical and digital formats as well as a newly designed t-shirt delivered in November 2018.

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    • New album - digital download
    • New album - physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional songs sent on a physical CD
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    Zip Up, New Album and 6 Bonus Tracks

    Cooler air is on its way! You'll receive one newly designed Storyhill zip-up as well as the new album and bonus disc in physical and digital formats - all delivered in November 2018.

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    • New album - physical CD
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    • Zip-up sweatshirt
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    Stages on Vinyl

    Storyhill will press their first album on vinyl! Be the first to hear Stages spin on your home record player. You'll receive one 12" record and copies of the new album plus bonus disc in physical and digital formats, delivered in November 2018. The vinyl pressing may take longer to press, but we'll keep you updated on its estimated delivery date.

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    • Bonus disc - 6 additional songs sent on a physical CD
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    Stages Bundle - lots of goodies!

    You'll get a zip-up sweatshirt, t-shirt, travel mug, and the new album in physical and digital formats. All items will be delivered November 2018.

    Includes:
    • New album - digital download
    • New album - physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional songs sent on a physical CD
    • Bonus disc - 6 additional song digital download
    • Travel mug with Storyhill logo
    • Storyhill t-shirt
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    Double Down Stages Bundle

    You'll get two of everything. 2 zip-ups, 2 shirts, 2 travel mugs, and 2 copies of the new album in physical and digital formats. All items will be delivered November 2018.

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    • 2 new albums - digital download
    • 2 bonus discs - 6 additional songs as a digital download
    • 2 travel mugs with Storyhill logo
    • 2 zip-up sweatshirts with Storyhill logo
    • 2 new albums - physical copies
    • 2 t-shirts with Storyhill logo
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    Storyhill Minnesota Tour VIP

    We'll be touring through Minnesota November 15-18. You'll get 2 VIP tickets to each show (11/15 Stillwater, 11/16 Zumbrota, 11/17 Hopkins & 11/18 Duluth). VIPs get preferred seating at each venue, 2 VIP laminates, a meet and greet reception with Storyhill before the 11/15 and 11/17 shows, 2 zip-ups, 2 t-shirts, 2 travel mugs, and 2 copies of the new album and bonus disc in physical and digital formats - all delivered in November 2018. This is non-transferable to others.

    Includes:
    • 2 new albums - digital download
    • 2 bonus discs - 6 additional songs as a digital download
    • 2 travel mugs with Storyhill logo
    • 2 zip-up sweatshirts with Storyhill logo
    • 2 t-shirts with Storyhill logo
    • 2 new albums - physical CDs
    • 2 bonus discs - 6 additional songs on a physical CD
    • 2 VIP laminates
    • 2 VIP receptions with Storyhill before concerts (11/15 & 11/17)
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    Hill-Head: Storyhil & Stages supporter

    Stages will become a reality with your help! With your support, you will be listed in the album as a 'Stages Supporter.' In addition to your name in the CD and our eternal thanks, we'll be touring through Minnesota November 15-18. You'll get 2 VIP tickets to each show (11/15 Stillwater, 11/16 Zumbrota, 11/17 Hopkins & 11/18 Duluth). VIPs get preferred seating at each venue, 2 VIP laminates, a meet and greet reception with Storyhill before the 11/15 and 11/17 shows, 2 zip-ups, 2 t-shirts, 2 travel mugs, 2 new albums in physical and digital formats - all delivered in November 2018.

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    • 2 new albums - digital download
    • 2 VIP receptions with Storyhill before concerts (11/15 & 11/17)
    • 2 VIP laminates
    • Your name included on the album as a 'Stages' supporter
    • 2 Storyhill t-shirts
    • 2 bonus discs - 6 additional songs on a physical CD
    • 2 new albums - physical CDs
    • 2 zip-up sweatshirts with Storyhill logo
    • 2 travel mugs with Storyhill logo
    • 2 bonus discs - 6 additional songs as a digital download
    • New album - 12" vinyl record
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    Stages: Storyhill Comes to You

    Storyhill will come to you and play your stage. We will come play a full concert at your 'stage,' for you and all your friends and family and whoever else you want to join us. You may collect donations from attendees to reimburse yourself the cost of this reward.

    It addition to the house concert, you'll get your name in the CD as a Stages Supporter, 2 VIP tickets to the November Minnesota tour, invites to the VIP receptions on 11/15 and 11/17, 2 t-shirts, 2 zip-ups, 2 coffee mugs, 2 copies of the new record and bonus disc in physical and digital formats - all delivered in November 2018.

    Please note: We will come play the concert at the earliest available opportunity when our schedules allow us to travel to you. You will work with our manager to finalize the date and time.

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