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I'm Randle Chowning, founder of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. I'm returning to my acoustic folk/rock roots as Ozark Joe.
I'm Randle Chowning, founder of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. I'm returning to my acoustic folk/rock roots as Ozark Joe.
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 First I want you to know how much I appreciate your support and I don't take it lightly. I've been a songwriter for 50 years and in the early 1970's put together a group called The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. I haven't worked with them regularly for awhile, but I continue to write and perform as a soloist. I need your help and partnership in raising a minimum of $8,500.00 to record, manufacture and promote a new CD. I'm going full-circle, back to the power and style of the first music I learned to play. What makes this different from anything else out there is my experience and the inspiration of the age old hills and valleys that are my home ground. For additional information and home recorded song samples, please visit www.ozarkjoe.com. Thank you so much. 

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Other than not meeting our funding goal, there are basically none. First off, I'll record 24 reference versions of original songs with arrangements of some traditional folk songs included. Then with input and feedback, narrow that down to 12 for the final product. I know how to use the studio. The facility I'm using is called Studio 2100 in Springfield, Mo. Its owner, Jeff Smith, has recorded hundreds of projects in the last decade. He is high tech and operates quickly and efficiently. Literally and artistically my life has led to this moment. In this neighborhood, studio time is about $50.00 an hour and about $50.00 an hour for each extra musician, so it adds up quickly. If we exceed our goal, it will enable us to take it up a couple more notches, possibly going to Nashville to mix down the tracks. We can do this and it will definitely be completed in 90 days.

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    Two digital download cards, two autographed CD containing extra bonus tracks plus a DVD of the 5 most popular songs performed live, downsized rare '70's era concert posters, approximately 8" X 10". executive producer credits, a vote on song selection and a handmade bracelet made from guitar strings used during the writing and recording of the project, plus a phone call from me. Also included is 15 minutes of Skype or phone call and an invitation to the studio. A photo booklet featuring shots from the early '70's to the present, personal handwritten lyrics and handwritten set list from past shows, 2 extra CD's containing bonus tracks. Your name will be included in a drawing for George McCorkle's guitar (he was an original member of the Marshall Tucker Band, plus personal items, among them a shirt worn on the cover of the 3rd Ozark Mtn. Daredevil album. An in-house concert within 500 miles of Springfield, Missouri, in spring or early summer of 2015.(add $25.00 U.S. currency for overseas shipping)

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