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Minneapolis folk band Crow Call is almost done with their debut album, but needs your help to fund the mastering and CD production! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 16, 2014.

Minneapolis folk band Crow Call is almost done with their debut album, but needs your help to fund the mastering and CD production!

About this project

Crow Call is Ellie Bryan and Peter Ruddy, a folk duo from south Minneapolis that combines traditional Folk/Americana genres with minor chords and subtle metal influences. On the 5-string banjo and 12-string acoustic guitar they perform dark originals that draw influences from ancient mythology and personal experiences alongside old-time traditional songs, blurring the dichotomy of the old and the new; the traditional and the modern. Together they write deep, thought provoking music that transports the listener to personal place, as well as up-tempo traditional songs that transport the listener back in time.

To listen to They Know from the upcoming album click the link below:

This song is about crows as messengers, being aware of their presence as harbingers in our lives and listening to what they have to tell us.

We have spent the past year writing and recording our debut album. It's been a very slow and arduous process, but thus far has been extremely rewarding.  Together we have been creating music that fulfills us artists, musicians, and friends.  We've been very fortunate to be able fund our project out-of-pocket up until this point, but now we just need your help to see it through.  All of the writing and tracking has been completed, now the mixing process begins soon to be followed by mastering.  This is where you come in.

Mastering is an extremely necessary part of post-production; this is what unifies the group of songs and creates a cohesive piece of art, the finished album.  And after mastering comes the physical production of the CDs, and the merch.

With your help we can fund these things and finish up the album we've spent the last year of our lives creating.

$350 budgeted for Mastering

$400 budgeted for CDs+Merch, fulfilling kickstarter rewards & any additional expenses.

Please make our project a reality! We're so close to being done, we just need your help to see it through.

Listen to a single from the upcoming album and our demo at: http://crowcall.bandcamp.com

Follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/crowcallmpls

Risks and challenges

We are so close to the end that our risks and challenges are limited, but if they arise they will be easy to overcome! We are waiting on the mixes, once they are completed we will send them off to be mastered. After mastering, the CD production begins. Potential complications would be possible delays in any of these steps due to unforeseen circumstances. But our files are backed up, so if progress is lost, worst-case-scenario post production will just be delayed. If we are delayed, rewards may not arrive by their specified times, but we pledge to keep you (the backers) informed of our developments. We've come this far, there WILL be a CD and you WILL receive it. Hopefully (and very likely) in a timely manner. And the t-shirts are no biggie! Design is completed and ready to be printed just for you guys.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $5 or more

    7 backers

    Digital Download of the completed album

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $15 or more

    6 backers

    Compact Disc of the completed album,
    Digital Download of the completed album (available immediately upon album release)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    15 backers Limited (35 left of 50)

    Hand screen-printed t-shirt,
    Compact Disc of the completed album, signed by Crow Call,
    Digital Download of the completed album (available immediately upon album release)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $100 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    "Special Thanks" credit on the album,
    Hand screen-printed t-shirt,
    Compact Disc of the completed album, signed by Crow Call,
    Digital Download of the completed album (available immediately upon album release)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Spend a day with Crow Call in Minneapolis: Lunch, hang out/jam sesh, band practice, and an Old Time Photo at the Mall of America! (must provide own transportation to Twin Cities area, travel costs from out of state not compensated or covered by the reward),
    "Very Special Thanks" credit on the album,
    Hand screen-printed t-shirt,
    Compact Disc of the completed album, signed by Crow Call,
    Digital Download of the completed album (available immediately upon album release)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)