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Help add some rain to the well of folk music
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138 backers pledged $7,985 to help bring this project to life.

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    This Kickstarter is going to help fund the production and release of my first album! I've written over a hundred songs in the past five years, played on the streets and in every elderly home within a twenty mile radius of Burlington, but haven't managed to properly record my music. The problem is that my head is crowded with music I've written but haven't shared. If the record had a name, it would be "Grapes into Wine," because that's what it feels like I'm doing - taking what I've created and turned it into something I can share. When the album is finished, I aim to travel, sing, and add some rain to the well of folk tradition. But I need your help!

   The album has been recorded and is now going through the motions of production. The mixing, mastering, artwork, and physical production of the album are beyond my budget, so I'm asking for $6000 to pay all the folks involved in the project. Your support will pay for their work and for the production of the "compact discs" and LP's themselves. If the contributions exceed my goal, the money will be put towards creating my own website, an essential step for those pursuing music in this day and age.

https://ericgeorge.bandcamp.com/

  To everyone who has supported me in creating this music, and to those backing this project, thank you!

Risks and challenges

The album has yet to be pressed on vinyl, the CD's haven't been made, and I have never done any of this before. The lesson I've learned so far is that everything takes much longer than I intend it to. That being said, I've set what seems to be a realistic goal of having the album done by the end of the summer. Until that time, I'm going to be having a lot of fun making cassette tapes and art for the backers of this project. If it does end up being released in the fall, the only difference will be that the ground will be crunchier and your anticipation will ideally make the music sound much better.

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    For $10, you get a copy of the CD. Woah cool!

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    For $20, you get an LP, which includes a digital download of the album.

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    For $20, you get a CD, and typewritten lyrics of all the songs on the album. On nice paper!

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    For $30, you get an LP, and typewritten lyrics of all the songs on the album. Still on nice paper!

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    For $50, I'll send you a signed CD and/or LP, lyrics, and a signed and numbered print of a black and white photograph taken by me!

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    For $100, you'll get a signed CD and/or LP, lyrics, the photo print, and an audio cassette of the album with custom artwork.

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    For $500 you'll get a signed CD and/or LP, an audio cassette of the album with custom artwork, lyrics, a signed photo print, a framed watercolor concert poster by Meg Juenker, and a song played at your bedside if it doesn't make you uncomfortable.

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    For a generous donation like this, you get all that other stuff, plus the test pressing for the record or the original hand typed lyrics, and a concert any time you want one. Please email me for more info!

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