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Rod Picott is recording a new album. Pre-order the cd and see exclusive, rare and one-of-a-kind offers here.
Rod Picott is recording a new album. Pre-order the cd and see exclusive, rare and one-of-a-kind offers here.
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After 6 self produced CDs and 12 years on the road I find myself in the enviable position of working with an outside producer for the first time. Looking to mine new sonic ground for the next CD I reached out to acclaimed producer RS Field, who has produced some beautiful records for Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll and Sonny Landreth, among others. He also produced Shaver's Tramp On Your Street which is a classic and one my all time favorites. I'm proud to announce RS Field will be producing the new Rod Picott CD.

My 2011 release, Welding Burns was [with enormous gratitude] fan funded privately, not publicly. I decided to fund the new project through Kickstarter as it is the most recognizable and trusted of the public fan funding sites. The producer, musicians, studio and entire team for the new release are all working well below their pay scale but the ambitions of the project dictate that I reach further and wider for support than a private campaign would allow. The entirety of the $25,000 will go towards recording, artwork, manufacturing, radio promotion, mastering and publicity. Should I be so lucky, any amount that comes in over the goal will go to extending the publicity campaign as long and far as the funds will take us.

Please join me as I start this new project and help foster the creation of what I believe will be my finest work to date. I've been writing like a man possessed the last two years and look forward to sharing what fills my notebooks with you all. I'd be grateful for your help spreading the word of this funding campaign so that I can bring the Circus of Misery and Heartbreak to as many intrepid souls as are willing to enter the tent. Share with your family and let your friends know by posting on Facebook and Twitter. Tell the neighbors. Tie notices to your dog's collar and send the pigeons out as well. Collectively, I know our reach is far and wide and any efforts to help me hit this goal will be greatly appreciated.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of this project be overcome by the amazingly talented team I've assembled and my unrelenting stubborn streak. With your help this will be the best Rod Picott CD yet.

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    The Scribe- Handwritten lyrics of a Rod Picott song of your choice with a dedication, suitable for framing + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt!

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    The Birdhouse- Limited edition birdhouse, numbered and handmade by my dad (birdhouses are unfurnished, unfinished and slightly crooked) + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt!

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    The Jukebox- You tell me what song you'd like me to sing, I record it and send it to you and only you! Some Black Sabbath? Some Foreigner? Little Willie John? The theme from Cats?  + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt!

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    The Lunchbox- We'll break bread and discuss music and more over lunch (must be within tour routing. If I'm not on the road near you, you'll cover my travel and I'll buy the lunch) + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt!

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    The VIP- You and a guest are VIPs at the show of your choice (first to pick show gets that show):  Dinner before the show, 2 free tickets, 3 songs of your choice on the setlist, and the show is dedicated to YOU from stage + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + a bucket full of gratitude!

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    The Advice Column- A two hour songwriting session/critique in person or over Skype. We can talk songwriting, singing, performing, my music career, your music career, drywall finishing… + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt!

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    The Grand Cherokee- You and a guest are VIPs at the show of your choice:  Dinner before the show, 2 free tickets, the show is personally dedicated to you from stage,  PLUS you write the entire set list for the evening. The show is recorded and you receive a CD of your dedicated show + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + a bucket full of gratitude!

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    The Grande Cherokee with a Trailer- You and a guest are VIPs at the show of your choice:  Dinner before the show, 2 free tickets, the show is personally dedicated to you from stage,  PLUS you write the entire set list for the evening. The show is recorded and you receive a CD of your dedicated show + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + a bucket full of gratitude!

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    The House Concert- A private, all request house concert. Must be routed within a tour or within 500 miles of Nashville or you cover travel expenses. I'll bring the tiny PA. You get to write the entire set list of Rod Picott songs and can include 2 cover songs of your choice. Springsteen? Air Supply? Tony Joe White? Rush? You pick 'em, I'll learn 'em + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + two buckets overflowing with gratitude!

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    The Barry Manilow- I will write a personalized song for you. You supply the topic/storyline/idea and I'll turn it into a song. Includes handwritten lyrics suitable for framing and an acoustic recording of the song. You will co-own the copyright/publishing rights to the song. Your name in the CD artwork credits + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + two buckets overflowing with gratitude!

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    The Request Concert- All request house concert and personalized song + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + 3 buckets of gratitude!

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    The Studio- You come to Nashville and write and record a song with me. We'll spend 2 days together producing a song of yours (or a cover) to record in a Nashville studio. You cover your own travel and lodging expenses. I take care of everything else including side players and studio costs. Your name as Executive Producer in the CD artwork credits + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + four buckets overflowing with gratitude!

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    The Sheetrock Hanger-
    Drywall job (Labor only. You supply materials. One room, hung, finished and primed.) + house concert. We can do the house concert in your newly sheetrocked room! Your name in the CD artwork credits + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + five buckets overflowing with gratitude!

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    The Executive-
    Executive Producer credit in CD artwork credits, a private, all request house concert, you plus one on my guest list through 2014 (festivals and opening sets for other artists excluded), 10 copies of the CD, a personalized song, a bird house + new CD, signed and delivered  ahead of release + sticker + your choice of an add'l CD from Rod's catalog + signed, limited edition poster + Circus Of Misery and Heartbreak T-Shirt + ten drywall buckets overflowing with gratitude!!

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