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After 3 years of touring while living out of our van, we are ready to go into the studio and record our best full length album to date!
After 3 years of touring while living out of our van, we are ready to go into the studio and record our best full length album to date!
241 backers pledged $18,345 to help bring this project to life.

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What a journey it has been!!!! 

For the past 3 years we have basically lived out of our beloved van Blue Bell while extensively touring the southeast averaging about 200 shows every year! During that time we have written many new songs and are SO READY make a quality, full-length studio recording.  We cannot wait to have something that captures what we love doing best: making music. 

The recording process is very expensive for a little indie duo to take on alone.  It is ESSENTIAL for us to use a crowd funding platform like Kickstarter that allows us to reach out to our fans, friends, families & new listeners for help. We cannot do this without you. 

We have priced & compared studios from all our travels & none have appealed to us as much as Echo Mountain Recording Studio located in our beautiful mountains of Asheville. By recording at "home" we will be able to save on resources (lodging for example) as well as using our local talented friends for the project. Echo Mountain will provide a certain back home comfort paired with an incredible level of professionalism we need. 

By becoming a backer of this project your financial support will go directly to funding the following:

*6 days of studio time with a professional engineer & producer 

*mixing & mastering the album

*guest musicians  

*cd artwork, packaging & duplication & MORE!

All this stuff adds up pretty quick as you can imagine, but with your support, we will be able to hire professionals that will take the skill and care to make this our best album yet.  Annnnnnd check out the rewards we have come up with to entice you. :) From a thank you postcard from the road to recording a youtube cover of your choosing to a BBQ for your friends, we feel like there is something for everyone. 

We have always depended on the love & supoort from our fans, friends & family. We need you now more than ever. 

We feel we are making the best music of our lives and can't wait to share it. Thanks for reading, watching the video & considering being a part of this HUGE step in our musical career. 

Much love, Nikki & Jason 

Risks and challenges

There may be challenges that arise in the studio but we feel we have never been this ready to record this album thanks to our constant touring & support from our fans & families. :)

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    HIGH-FIVE:
    One high-five when we see you & a postcard from the road expressing our deepest thanks for supporting our project.

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    DIGITAL RELEASE:
    You will receive a digital download of the brand new CD.

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    DIGITAL & PHYSICAL CD:
    You will receive BOTH the digital AND signed, physical copy of the new CD.

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    POSTER CHILD:
    You will recieve a signed limited edition poster AND a pair of recycled guitar string earrings (strings we personally made music with!) crafted by Paula Patane PLUS all of the above.

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    MERCH PACK:
    Limited edition t-shirt, koozie, stickers, signed poster, digital downloads & signed physical copy of the new CD.

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    YOUTUBE COVER:
    We will learn a cover tune of your choosing (within reason ;) & place it on youtube for your viewing, PLUS digital download & a signed physical copy of the new CD.

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    YOUR NAME IN PRINT:
    You will get the MERCH PACK (above) as well as a personal THANK YOU in the liner notes on every single copy of the new CD.

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS:
    That's right, you will be personally listed as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on every single copy of the new CD PLUS all that's included in the MERCH PACK.

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    CUSTOM 3 SONG RECORDING:
    Ever wanted us to record YOUR OWN songs, record a lullaby album for your kids, or personalize the Happy Birthday song? This is pledge for you. We will record a CD containing 3 songs of YOUR choosing for your personal musical library. PLUS the digital release & signed physical copy of our new CD.

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    HOUSE CONCERT!
    Have you ever wanted your own private concert? This is your chance! We will come and set up all sound equipment & perform two sets for you and your guests. :-) We are based primarily in the southeast so this would have coincide with our touring schedule.

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    THE WHOLE HOG: BBQ & private concert!
    We will provide a feast, private concert & lodging at Down to Earth Cottages located in Brevard, NC for up to 15 of your closest friends! This is a very special reward for an unforgettable night. (Cabins house up to 4 adults, camping available) You also of course receive digital & physical copies of our new CD.

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