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New solo album 'Silhouettes' to be released May 2015.
New solo album 'Silhouettes' to be released May 2015.
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My new solo album Silhouettes is recorded, mixed and mastered, but needs an additional  boost to bring the project to completion.  

This Kickstarter will be used to pay for designing album art, and cd and vinyl duplication.

Silhouettes is the most ambitious musical project I've embarked on to date. It's taken three years and hundreds of hours to write, record, and produce. It's a collection of 9 songs that will hopefully take listeners on a pleasurable, and memorable sonic traverse.

Over the years I've met some truly great folks, who also happen to be musicians. Some of these folks live in Alaska, while others call places like Portland, Seattle, and Nashville home.  I was really fortunate to have some of these artists contribute to Silhouettes, including: Matt Rowland (keys), Courtney Marie Andrews (vocals), Brian Daste (steel guitar), James Glaves (electric guitar, drums), Martin Severin (bass), James Dommek Jr. (drums, percussion) and Greg Geddes (Drums), Emma Hill (vocals) and Meg Mackey (vocals), and Logan Bean and Corwyn Wilky (trumpet)  

The majority of my album was recorded at my basement studio, The Wolverine Den.  My good friend and constant collaborator James Glaves mixed the album, which was done at Martin Severin's Studio 2200. Nashville-based musician, producer and engineer Patrick Damphier mastered the album.

Bradley Wakefield is designing the album art (which will be rad!)

Risks and challenges

Having participated in two previous successful Kickstarter campaigns (The Whipsaws, Easton Stagger Phillips), I've definitely learned some valuable tools about staying organized, and keeping folks energized and enthusiastic about my artistic projects.

One of the challenges is staying organized and getting backers their rewards in a professional and timely manner. Another challenge (that I've gotten much better at) is sending items in appropriate packaging. It's also incredibly important to set and maintain a realistic budget.

It's very important to me that backers feel invested in what I'm doing, and I take it seriously. Having said that, my backers and fans also give me a lot of inspiration and motivation to keep making albums. So thanks for that :)

-Evan

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    'Early Bird' Digital Download - Backers at this level receive a 'Silhouettes' Digital Download 1 month prior to official album release (May 18 2015)

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    Let's Get Physical! - Backers at this level receive a 'Sillouettes' physical CD + Handwritten 'thank you' note + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Vinyl Club - Backers at this level receive a 'Sillouettes' vinyl LP + Handwritten 'thank you' note + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Card Club - Backers will receive a handmade card with a custom photo of Evan performing + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download.

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    Setlist Package - Backers at this level will receive a signed setlist from one of my Album Release shows in May 2015 + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    'Vinyle Bundle' - Backers at this level will receive a limited edition 'Silhouettes' vinyl LP + physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Poster Package - Backers at this level receive an 11" x 17" album art poster + 'Silhouettes' vinyl LP + physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Classic Merch Bundle - Backers at this level receive a 'Silhouettes' t-shirt + vinyl LP + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Wordsmith Package - Backers will receive a signed, hand written lyric sheet to your favorite Evan Phillips song + vinyl LP + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + + a digital download of rare, unreleased, and remixed Evan Phillips songs + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Personalized Song Journal - Careful folks, this is deep stuff! Backers at this level will receive a personalized, handwritten journal about my experiences, creative ideas and inspirations that led to the writing and recording of each song on 'Silhouettes' + 'Silhouettes' vinyl LP + physical CD + 'Early Bird' digital download + a digital download of rare, unreleased, and remixed Evan Phillips songs. (Only 20 Available)

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    Individual songwriting workshop (2 hours) - If you are an aspiring songwriter, I'll work with you to develop one of your songs, and give you some of my personal songwriting tips and tricks (Outside of Alaska we can work via Skype) + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    A Song For You - When you're a backer at this level, i'll write and record a song, just for you! + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download

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    Individual Recording Session - Geared towards Alaskan songwriters and musicians, backers at this level will receive a 6 hour recording session with me + 'Silhouettes' physical CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download. Anchorage residents only. (Note* - Folks that live on the road system between Homer and Fairbanks can discuss potential recording dates when I'm traveling or touring. I can bring my gear to you!)

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    House Concert (Alaska-only) - Backers at this level get me and my guitar (and harmonicas too!) for an evening. Throw a get together with your friends and family and lets do a private house concert. You'll also receive a 'Silhouettes' CD + 'Early Bird' Digital Download.

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