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This project was successfully funded on April 18, 2014.

Joe Koenig is heading into the studio with a collection of new songs. This is your chance to pre-order and be part of the process.

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2nd STRETCH GOAL REACHED! VINYL!

We blew through that $14,000 dollar goal for vinyl and it makes me so happy that I have decided to give everyone that took the time out of their day to contribute to my project a FREE vinyl in addition to the rewards they have already signed up for. That's right! EVERYONE! It's my 36th birthday tomorrow April 17th and this is my birthday present to myself. Anyone that contributes more than $25 (The Real Deal) from here on out will also receive a free vinyl..

EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK FOR THE VINYL  

Don't have a turntable? Don't worry, I plan to include a download card along with the vinyl packaging so you can drop it on your favorite digital listening device. Some people would rather display a vinyl record as artwork than listen to it and I am cool with that too. On that note I will be featuring alternate album artwork exclusively for the vinyl. This will be a limited edition piece folks. I will only print 500 of these ever.

1st STRETCH GOAL REACHED! A VIDEO!

We raised $12,000 together and I will be shooting a professional music video with the team that shot my kickstarter video.  Thank you so much for helping me reach this goal!  I will be sure to update all of you when the video is available for viewing and sharing.

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Friends, family, and fans!

Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to check in on my project! I'm very excited to let everyone know that I have a new collection of original tunes written and ready to be released. It's time I properly record these songs and give them a life of their own. The new album will be titled Bleed Like You Bleed. These songs are snapshots of my life and I want to share them with you. I can't wait for you to hear and feel these songs! This is where your support can make the difference. Check out the opportunities on the right hand side of this page, there is something for everyone. Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising tool, so every little bit helps!

WATCH

Here's a sample of one of the tunes for the new album, featuring Phoebe Parros on violin.

LISTEN

Listen to all my previous work on Bandcamp for FREE:
http://joekoenig.bandcamp.com/

I have been working on pre-production for the album for three months now and have one studio session under my belt, so things are well on their way. I am lucky enough to have great friends, many of whom are musicians, and artists, and they have already helped me make great progress. Keep in mind the budget you see below is really a heck of a deal. My longtime friend Mike McLaughlin (very talented, musician and producer), has already spent countless hours planning and producing the new record, and we look forward to many more hours together, to bring this album to completion. Oh yeah, he will also be playing bass, lead guitar, and some organ (the man is talented!). I rely on great friends like Mike and yourself to join me through this process. I am after all, a one man show.  It's also a good thing I am a graphic and web designer by trade and will be able to keep costs down, when it comes to album artwork, posters, and a new website. Even with all this help and luck, I am looking at another $10,000 to do this right. And folks, I want to do this right!

  • $2,250 - 30 hours at Sutton Sound Recording
  • $2,500 - Album Mixing with Pete Murray
  • $500 - Album Mastering at Sutton Sound
  • $1,200 - Hired Musicians
  • $2,500 - CD Duplication & Packaging
  • $50 - Digital distribution through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
  • $1,000 - Kickstarter & Amazon Service Fee 

Total Project Goal = $10,000

Like many solo artists I have a unique process for producing and recording an album, different from a traditional band. I generally take the stage by myself and all of these songs were written by me. When I want to take these tunes to a full production level it takes quite a bit of effort to get them there. I need a producer, an engineer, someone to mix, and musicians for every other instrument I hear in my head. 

I am a one man show, and unfortunately I don't do much more than play the guitar, sing and write the songs. I'm honored to team up with my favorite musicians who helped bring Somethin' Concrete to life. I am so blessed to have such amazing talent at my fingertips and I never take it for granted.

  • Mike McLaughlin (producer, bass, electric leads, organ)
  • Phoebe Parros (violin, viola)
  • Kenny Hutson (pedal steel, banjo, pump organ, electric leads)
  • Dean Giles (drums)
  • Natalie Haskins (backup vocals)
  • Jarred Houston (drums - for live tracks)
  • Lynn Asher (backup vocals)
  • Terry Lawless of U2 (hammond organ, piano)

I am lucky to be working with my favorite engineer Rick Sutton of Sutton Sound for tracking and mastering, and Pete Murray of the bands Lo-Pro and White Noise Owl for mixing the record. Both of these fellas were instrumental in the success of my last album Somethin' Concrete, so it was an easy decision to work with them again.

If you have a heart at all the Kickstarter video above must have touched you in one way or another. I owe all of this to an amazing team consisting of Ilja Maran (Director), Nate Klein (Cinematography), and Jodi Yee (Production Assistant).
Please checkout http://cargocollective.com/nateklein/ to get in touch with these fine folks for your next video project.

PRIVATE CONCERT IN CAYUCOS  (Saturday August 2nd)
The Private Early CD Release Show. This will be an intimate show taking place on a beautiful property in Cayucos, CA. Dinner & drinks are on me for this one folks, as we soak in the ocean view and sunset.

TEXAS SOUL T-SHIRT (designed by Joe Koenig)
Once the project is funded we will contact you for your t-shirt size. 

TEXAS SOUL KOOZIE (designed by Joe Koenig)
Keeps your beer cold and your hand warm! What's not to love? 

Whether or not you contribute financially, your support in spreading the word about this campaign is very important to me. Here are some more ways to help:

Risks and challenges

If this project is successfully funded, there are not too many risks or challenges facing the delivery of the product. I have a clear idea of what I'm going to do, and after self-producing my first album, I know exactly what it takes to get there. Most importantly, I have wonderful collaborators on board to create a high-quality album.

The only real risk or challenge I can foresee is if the project really takes off, it would take a little more time to produce extra T-Shirts, Koozies, and Hard Copies of the Album. BUT, these are ultimately good things, I would be more than happy to do a second run of any of these items if the project reaches this level.

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    Every Dollar Counts! Download one track from the new album as a thank you for your support.

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    It's a Digital Thang - Download a digital copy of the new album in its entirety.

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    The Real Deal - A physical copy of the new album and download a digital copy of the new album in its entirety.

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    Celebrate at the CD Release Party! - Two tickets to the CD Release Party at SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo, CA on August 9th, where you can pick up your physical copy of the new album and get a code to download a digital copy of the new album in its entirety.

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    Texas Soul Package! - Texas Soul koozie, Texas Soul T-shirt (Kickstarter exclusive design), one autographed, physical copy of the new album, and download a digital copy of the new album in its entirety.

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    An Intimate Concert with Joe Koenig - This is your ticket (admit one) for a private, early CD release show to take place on a beautiful property in Cayucos, CA. Dinner and drinks are on me for this one folks. Let's soak up the ocean view and sunset together for a memorable night of live music. Also, pick up your "Texas Soul Package" at the event. (Need more than one ticket? Check out other reward opportunities below.)

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    Spread the Werd - 6 copies of the new album (one autographed for you, and 5 to give away as gifts) and the "Texas Soul Package" above.

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    An Intimate Concert with Joe Koenig Plus One!- Two tickets for a private, early CD release to take place on a beautiful property in Cayucos, CA. Dinner and drinks are on me for this one folks. Let's soak up the ocean view and sunset together for a memorable night of live music. Also, pick up two "Texas Soul Packages" at the event.

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    Name that Tune! Pick a song, any song, and I will record the Joe Koenig version. Includes a recording of the cover song and the "Texas Soul Package" above.

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    1 backer

    I'm a believer! - If you truly believe in what I am doing, and want to push this project to the next level, this is the option for you. Includes free access to all of my shows for you and a guest for an entire year, Your name and a special thank you in the liner notes of the album, and the "Spread the Werd" package above.

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    Private House Concert - You pick the location and your guests, I play a live show (up to two hours). Includes "Spread the Werd" package above. Does not include travel expenses to your selected location.

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    A Custom Song Just For You - Tell me your story and I will write you a song. This song just might become my next hit or a daytime television theme song, who knows? Includes "Texas Soul Package" above, a recording of your custom song and live performance at your special event. Does not include travel expenses to your event.

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Funding period

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