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New Spirituals from EMMYLOU HARRIS, AMY GRANT, THE WOOD BROS, McCRARY SISTERS, PHIL MADEIRA, ANGEL SNOW, SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS and more.
New Spirituals from EMMYLOU HARRIS, AMY GRANT, THE WOOD BROS, McCRARY SISTERS, PHIL MADEIRA, ANGEL SNOW, SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS and more.
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New recordings in the Update section!!  Check it out!       

NEWS FLASH!! 

Mercyland at Downtown Church 2012
Mercyland at Downtown Church 2012
 

NOW THAT WE'VE REACHED $25,000 WE HAVE A REALISTIC STRETCH GOAL! IF WE REACH $40,000, ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE PHIL MADEIRA'S SOLO RECORDING "PM", as a download at the $10-$20 level, and as a physical CD for those who back at the $25 level and up! PLUS ALL BACKERS will gain FREE ADMISSION to a special Nashville MERCYLAND CONCERT!!  IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU! THANK YOU!!

12 SONGS! 12 ARTISTS!  Emmylou Harris, The Wood Bros, Red Dirt Boys, Amy Grant, Angel Snow, McCrary Sisters, John Scofield, Sugar & The Hi-Lows, Humming People and more coming together for a unique project of positive, spiritual music.  This is a continuation of the well-received, highly acclaimed MERCYLAND: HYMNS FOR THE REST OF US, PRODUCED BY PHIL MADEIRA.

The first MERCYLAND CD was a labor of love.  Music fans loved it, and critics did, too.  

Shawn Mullins' track from the original Mercyland epitomizes the heart of this project- check it out~

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"Give God The Blues" by Cannon, Madeira, Mullins. Video by Julee Duwe.

When we performed the music at Nashville’s iconic Downtown Church in 2012, we had a packed house full of people who wanted to hear a loving message.  The joy was infectious as these top artists shared the love, hearkening back to what gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson and Blind Willie Johnson were singing about way back when.

The Mercyland project is about redemptive spirituality, inclusive and embracing. 

It's about REAL MUSIC played and sung by great artists.

After much discussion, it’s been decided to record Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Chapter 2. The final lineup has yet to be determined but so far it includes Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, The Wood Brothers, John Scofield, The McCrary Sisters, Sugar & The Hi-LowsThe Red Dirt Boys, Angel Snow, Phil Madeira,  and the Norwegian band Humming People

We have a great array of rewards for our backers, from hand-painted postcards to guitars and tee shirts, house concerts, and writing workshops.  EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER BACKERS- BOTH MERCYLAND 1 AND 2 ON VINYL- NUMBERED AND SIGNED!  You even have a chance to sing on the project!  Most importantly, backers will be intrinsically involved with a musical project that might actually make the world a little bit better.

The expense of recording a record of epic proportions is huge, not to mention manufacturing product and promoting it.  Thanks so much for your help in getting this project completed.

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Rewards!

A fun little bonus at from the $15 level and above~

Mercyland @ Downtown Church poster PDF
Mercyland @ Downtown Church poster PDF

 Hand-painted Broken Bird-

One of a kind painted postcards!
One of a kind painted postcards!

High Fashion~

The Original Mercyland T Shirt!
The Original Mercyland T Shirt!

 This guitar autographed by the Mercyland roster!

Phil's guitar of choice: Blueridge
Phil's guitar of choice: Blueridge

 Party!

Attend the Mercyland release party!
Attend the Mercyland release party!

Risks and challenges

Having made 2 records with Kickstarter backers, I'm confident that backers will not be disappointed. Our goal is to have the digital download in your hands by mid-September, and the physical products to you no later than November, just in time for Christmas! We want the highest quality product to be delivered to you, which means we won't cut corners, which means that our timeline of delivery may be stretched. In both CD projects before this one, we made our goals and had satisfied backers.

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    BOTH MERCYLAND PROJECTS ON LIMITED EDITION, numbered and signed VINYL LPs! + early Digital Download

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    One of a kind original 4"x6" "Bandaged Bird" watercolor painting by Phil Madeira + CD + early Digitial download.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE THANK YOU CREDITS page in the CD package + T Shirt + Signed CD + Early Digital Download!

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    Any lyric from Mercyland 1, handwritten by Phil, + new Mercyland CD, + early digital download.

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    Bargain-- Backer gets LTD Ed Vinyl + painting + T shirt + signed CD + Early Download

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    PERSONALIZED SONG FOR YOU! Phil will write a song about you or the subject of your choice. You'll get a questionnaire asking for a few details, and you'll receive a custom written song on mp3 + CD + Early mp3 Download

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    A 3 hour Private Songwriting session with Phil at his recording studio + CD + Early Digital Download. In person or via Skype. (Backers must cover their own travel and lodging costs).

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    Spend 6 hour day with Phil at his studio reviewing and/or co-writing your songs + DINNER at one of Phil's favorite Nashville restaurants + CD + Early Digital Download (Backers must cover their own travel and lodging costs).

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    SING ON THE MERCYLAND 2 RECORD! You will join some of the other artist in singing the final choruses of the last song, and of course YOUR NAME WILL BE IN THE LINER NOTE CREDITS. + CD + Early Digital Download. (Backers must cover their own travel and lodging costs, and must appear for the recording before July 30, 2014).

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    Phil’s Blueridge Concert size sunburst Guitar, signed by the artists of Mercyland 2, + attend RELEASE PARTY + VINYL + CD + early digital mp3 download. (Backer covers all travel expenses).

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    NASHVILLE STUDIO PACKAGE: SPEND A DAY IN NASHVILLE, WHERE YOU WILL WRITE AND RECORD A SONG with Phil + Band PLUS CD + Digital download (Backer must cover their own travel and lodging expenses.)

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    Phil’s Blueridge Parlor Guitar, signed by the artists of Mercyland 2, + attend RELEASE PARTY + CD + early digital mp3 download. (Backer covers all travel expenses).

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    Phil Madeira solo house concert in your home + + Vinyl + CD + Early Digital Download (Backer pays travel expenses, and appearance must be in 2015).

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    Associate Producer credit on the liner notes, + One of a kind original "Bandaged Bird" painting by Phil Madeira + Vinyl + T-shirt + CD + Early Digital download + attend the release party. (Backers must cover their own travel and lodging costs).

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    Executive Producer Package- YOUR NAME listed as Executive Producer on the CD BACK COVER + be a fly on the wall during the recording process + SOLO HOUSE CONCERT PERFORMANCE BY PHIL MADEIRA at your house + One of a kind original "Bandaged Bird" painting by Phil Madeira + Vinyl LP + T-shirt + Box of 10 Signed CDs + 10 Signed original Mercyland CDs + Signed Poster + early Digital download + attend the release party with your guest. (Backers must cover their own travel and lodging costs) and Phil's travel and lodging for the house concert).

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