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Tacoma Narrows is a 6 piece folk-rock, new-americana band rapidly gaining popularity in New York City and across the country.
320 backers pledged $20,729 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to our journey!

Tacoma Narrows is a 6 piece folk-rock band rapidly gaining popularity in New York City and across the country.

We've taken all the best parts of folk, bluegrass, americana, funk and rock, and stirred them up to create a new American sound, and we're becoming known for our high-energy, dance-infused live shows.

Tacoma Narrows is named after the old bridge in Washington that collapsed in the 1940s, a tragic but beautiful show of physics and the power of mother nature.

Over the past 2 years, we've been totally blown away by the incredible support and loyalty of our fans and friends. We're on the verge of something big, and we humbly ask for your support as we take the next step on this journey!

A little about our history:

Two years ago, we raised money for our first album, 'Good Mourning', which we released last November (2015). Since then, it's gone much better than we expected:

  • We played a sold out album release show at Rockwood Music Hall.
  • We won NPRs "Great Outdoor" contest out of 6000+ entries with our original video and song "Youthful Hearts."
  • We're being flown out to LA to headline at both the Tiny Porch Concert Series (Sep 10) and at the world renowned Hotel Cafe (Sep 9).
  • We headlined last year and will headline this year at Carolina Jubilee's Music and Food Festival to support The Carolina Farm Trust and sustainable farming (Sept. 30 and Oct. 1).
  • We've booked a 12 city tour through the south and up through Chicago;  we're playing venues like ISIS Music Hall in Ashville, Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, The Evening Muse in Charlotte and The Elbo Room in Chicago. 
  • We've played three residencies in New York, one at Rockwood Stage 1, one at Stage 2 and the other at Pianos.  We've also headlined twice at Bowery Electric.
  • We were voted 2015 Top 100 Live Performances by Music Connection.

Bottom line:  We've come a long way in a short amount of time and with a little help we think we can go much further:

We need at least $15,000 to get our second album tracked, mixed, mastered and produced.  Here you can see an estimated budget breakdown. 

$20,000 will help us promote the album so people can hear it. 

$25,000 will help fund our tour. 

We're really excited about this next phase of Tacoma Narrows and excited that you are a part of it.  

Below is a description and pictures of some of our rewards.  If you have ideas for other rewards, please let us know!

REWARDS

Racerback - FRONT
Racerback - FRONT

 

Racerback - BACK
Racerback - BACK

 

TEE - FRONT
TEE - FRONT

 

TEE - BACK
TEE - BACK

 

"Resonance."  Ink Print. Gary Peterson.  10" x 13".
"Resonance." Ink Print. Gary Peterson. 10" x 13".

 THE BAND 

Cheney (Guitar/Vocals)
Cheney (Guitar/Vocals)

 

Will (Drums)
Will (Drums)

 

Joe (Electric Guitar)
Joe (Electric Guitar)

 

Jonah (Mandolin/Vocals)
Jonah (Mandolin/Vocals)

 

Arda (Bass)
Arda (Bass)

 

Ken (Fiddle)
Ken (Fiddle)

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that we faced last time was getting the album out when we said we would. This time around, I think we will be more efficient and realistic with our time frame.

We have fulfilled all of the rewards for our first project and will be able to deliver them again this time around.

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    Instant Download of "All Right. Ok."

    As soon as you become a backer, you will be able to click on "Updates" and get the link for a free download of the original song featured in this video.

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    Digital Download of Album

    Download of album one week before the release date. Immediate download of acoustic version of "This Is How it Starts."

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    Physical copy of the album [TIER 2]

    Signed and numbered physical copy of our second album + digital download. [TIER 2]

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    Pie a Band Member in the Face [TIER 2]

    Choose any member and pie them in the face with whipped cream. We will film it and send it to you for posterity. [TIER 2]

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    Signed Tacoma Narrows Poster [TIER 2]

    Exclusive to Kickstarter II, we'll send you a signed copy of this profossentially designed and printed poster.

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    Tacoma Narrows Soft Tee [TIER 2]

    Choose from two different designs. Tee-shirts are super soft and exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. Plus digital download [TIER 2].

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    Tacoma Narrows Racer Back Tank [TIER 2}

    Tanks are super soft and exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. They feature the Tacoma Narrows logo on the front. Scroll down to see a pic. Plus digital download [TIER 2].

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    SOFT TEE [TIER 2]

    Tee-shirts are super soft and exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. Plus digital download [TIER 2].

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    Dedicated Song

    Get a song dedicated to you at one of our shows. We'll film it for posterity too.

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    TIER 2 DOUBLE BUNDLE

    Choose any 2 of the Tier 2 Rewards

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    SIGNED INK-PRINT OF TACOMA NARROWS

    Beautiful ink print of a man dancing on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before it collapses. Original art work by Gary Peterson. Measures about 13 x 10" See Rewards Section for image.

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    Guitar/Mando/Drum lesson

    In person or on Skype, Jonah, Cheney or Will will give you an hour guitar, mandolin and drum lesson. This will be followed by witty banter of an unparalleled nature. Well, at at least by Cheney. Jonah will just sit there in silence.

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    TIER 2 TRIPLE BUNDLE

    Choose any three of the Tier 2 Rewards. Includes digital download.

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    HAND-WRITTEN LYRICS

    Choose any song from the album and receive hand written lyrics on special parchment letterhead. Plus digital download.

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    PERSONALIZED LEATHER BOUND JOURNAL

    Beautifully bound black leather journal with personalized thank you letter from me to you. You can also choose to have the first page be hand written lyrics of a song. Plus digital download.

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    TWO MANDO/GUITAR LESSONS

    Get TWO mando or guitar lessons and save 10 bucks. Witty banter and awkward silence still included.

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    SHOTS WITH THE BAND

    Take a round of shots with the band before or after a show. Extra if you make us do Jäger shots.

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    Framed and Signed Ink Print

    Framed and signed copy of the beautiful ink print of a man dancing on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge before it collapses. "Resonance." Original art work by Gary Peterson. Measures about 13 x 10" See Rewards Section for image.

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    FOUR GUITAR/MANDO/DRUM LESSONS

    Save 30 bucks when you get four mando or guitar lessons. Witty banter and awkward silence NOT included. We'll be strictly business.

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    HOMECOOKED DINNER AND ACOUSTIC SERENADE

    Enjoy a home-cooked dinner made by Cheney and any band members that can make it. Feel free to invite your friends. Music will ensue. (Cheney is a really good cook; he will take into your dietary restrictions and desires into account) + Tier 1 and your choice of Tier 2.

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    LIVING ROOM CONCERT

    Acoustic concert in your living room with Cheney and as many band members as can make it. (Travel is an additional cost if more than 50 miles from NYC) Please contact us at info@tacomanarrowsband.com if you have questions.

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    PERSONALIZED SONG

    After a phone or one-on-one interview, Cheney will write and record a song about you or someone/something of your choosing. Alternatively, you could have a short-lived romantic fling with Cheney, resulting in one or the other hearts being broken. Cheney will THEN write a song about you and the experience. ;)

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    Personalized Song

    After a phone or one-on-one interview, Cheney will write and record a song about you or someone/something of your choosing.

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    SIGNED MARTIN GUITAR

    Signed Martin Guitar used by Cheney in the "This Is How Is Starts" and "Just Wait" music videos.

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Funding period

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