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Baltimore's steady rockin' sistas' long-awaited debut album is ready for release! Help us bring it to the world in full-color glory.
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Scotch Bonnets 

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1. small, irregularly shaped, extremely hot chili peppers, the fruit of a variety of Capsicum chinense related to the habanero and ranging from yellow to red.

2. the Baltimore/DC reggae sisters who have been tearing up the Mid-Atlantic since 2009 with their original ska/rocksteady/soul-flavored sound, rich vocal harmonies and infectious live energy.

If you wish to experience the former, head to your local Hispanic or Asian market. But if you wish to experience the later, unless you live in or around or visited Maryland after October 2009, you wouldn't have had a chance. Until now. 

After two years of plugging away in our drummer's modest home studio, we the Scotch Bonnets are putting the finishing touches on Live Ya Life, our debut album. It has been a labor of love that has seen several setbacks, but our love and commitment to the music is finally bringing the goal into sight. However, to cross that finish line, we cannot do it alone. We need your help.

The Bonnets are creative and capable but not of capital means. We are a group of professional musicians, meaning we make our money from playing music. And while it is a fun life to live, it is not a lucrative one. We recorded the album ourselves out of necessity, because we didn't have the money to go into someone else's studio. But we cannot duplicate the record ourselves in the way it deserves: in high-quality audio with full-color art (we are commisioning illustrator Ansis Purins to do the artwork for our CD!). So, through this Kickstarter campaign, we are turning to you: our fans, friends, family, or maybe just generous, curious bystanders. Help us cover the costs to master and press our album and the accompanying promotional materials in advance of a spring release. We're aiming to have the CD available at the summer shows we're starting to book. Because, really, nothing says summer like a little reggae music…

We've set up numerous pledge levels with different rewards, so please find one that you're comfortable with. No amount is to small because every little bit helps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us; we'll be happy to get back to you right quick. And THANK YOU in advance. Your love and support is what keeps us going forward in this crazy music game, getting up every day to fight the good fight. You are always there for us, so we will not let you down.

Rocksteady,

The Scotch Bonnets

www.thescotchbonnets.com

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    An mp3 of the lead-off single and title track "Live Ya Life" delivered to your email inbox.

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    An mp3 of the lead-off single and title track "Live Ya Life" delivered to your email inbox and, delivered by mail, a Scotch Bonnets button and a Scotch Bonnets patch, screen printed by Lady Hatchet!

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    A digital download copy of "Live Ya Life" delivered to your email inbox and, delivered by mail, a button and a patch.

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    A CD copy of "Live Ya Life", a hand-written thank you note, a button, and a patch.

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    A CD, a hand-written thank you note, a button, a patch AND a Scotch Bonnets poster, designed by illustrator Ansis Purins!

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    A CD, a thank you note, a button, a poster, a tee-shirt, a handknit gift, AND a THANK YOU on the liner notes of the CD!

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    A CD, a thank you note, a poster, thanks on the liner notes, AND a Scotch Bonnets jean jacket, designed and fabricated by Lady Hatchet. She'll even sew a patch with your name on the front!

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    The Scotch Bonnets will write you a song! You suggest the subject and style, and we'll make it happen. You'll also receive a CD, a thank you note, a button, a poster, a Scotch Bonnets tee-shirt, and thanks on the liner notes.

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    The Scotch Bonnets will come play a show for you (anywhere in the eastern United States)! Find us a venue, we'll book it, and the good times will roll. You'll also receive a CD, a thank you note, a button, a poster, a Scotch Bonnets tee-shirt, and thanks on the liner notes.

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