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On the road
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DAY 1

Here's a video highlighting our first day on the road. Please consider pledging today so that we can make the record happen.

This year we have:

  • Played SXSW
  • Shared the stage with Dave Barnes
  • Opened for The Beach Boys in front of 55,000 people. 
Opening for The Beach Boys
Opening for The Beach Boys

That was just the first six months!

We know that 2013 will be 5x bigger & we need your help to make that happen.  We have recently signed with TopBlip as our booking agency & they have landed us the opening slot for Tyler Ward. (Yes, that Tyler Ward - the one who has over 300 Million hits on YouTube.) We are extremely excited about playing (what should be) a sold out East Coast Tour in December 2012! 

Also, famed producer Rick Beato (NEEDTOBREATHE) has signed on to produce our next record. This is a HUGE step forward for us.

It's also incredibly expensive.

That's where you come in. With our friends & fans support, we know we can raise $25,000 to pay for the Tour & the Record. We have 30 days to hit $15,000, but our hope is that we will smash that really early & go on to raise more than $25,000. 

Thanks so much for being a part of making our dreams come true. 

Please be sure to 

  • Pledge early
  • click the Like button just underneath the video above
  • & consider Finding 1 Friend who will pledge the same amount you did - to double your impact. 

Cheers, 

Carl Dylan & the Band

Risks and challenges

So there are some natural risks involved with a project like this. The main risk involves the timeline. Our hope is that we will be done with pre-production and ready to start recording by the end of January 2013. Then we will record all the instruments, the vocals, and send the record off to be mixed and mastered. At that point we will make really cool designs for the album artwork and have it mass produced to put in your wonderful hands.

As you can see, there are a lot of pieces involved in the plan. When that's the case, there are lots of small things that can go wrong, in turn pushing back the expected April release date. However, we have an amazing team of musicians in the band and in our community that will come together to make the record. In addition, RIck Beato (our producer) has been doing this for years and is no stranger to a deadline.

So, please, rest assured that though the challenges exist, we are confident because of the people involved and because of our experience in making records that we can produce an amazing new record and get it in your hands.

Thanks so much for all your support.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    {PRE-ORDER A DIGITAL COPY} - If you want your copy before the rest of the world & you don't want a hard copy then this is the level for you. You will receive an email with a link to download the record 2 weeks before the rest of the world! Also, you will get the satisfaction of being one of the cool kids that helped us achieve the dream of recording with NEEDTOBREATHE's producer.

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    {SIGNED HARD COPY} - We will send you a signed hard copy of the new record. In addition you will receive a digital copy of the new record 2 weeks before it's national release (making you more awesome than any of your coolest hipster friends).

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    {TWEET YOU} - We will thank you with a personal @mention in a tweet that goes out to our 22,000+ followers in the twitterverse. Plus the signed hard copy. Plus the digital copy sent to you 2 weeks before it's national release.

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    {SIGNED TOUR POSTER} - You will receive a limited run, signed poster from our tour with Tyler Ward. Also, we will send you an extra hard copy of the record that you can give as a gift. (Very thoughtful of us to help save you from all of that nerve wracking gift purchasing.) Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE. (This level saves a friend from just getting coal in their stocking this Christmas.)

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    {TOUR TSHIRT} - We will send you a signed tshirt from our tour with Tyler Ward! Plus, we will send you acoustic versions of 3 of the songs from the upcoming album. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE.

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    {ALL-ACCESS VIP PACKAGE} - We feel this is the best deal of all the pledge levels. Look at all the cool stuff you get: 1.Your name on the CD (so you'll be famous) 2.FREE membership into our online FanClub (gives you exclusive access to early release music, behind the scenes videos, interviews with other artists that are only aired on the FanClub site, contests to get 2 passes to a day of recording, and so much more!) 3.Two tickets to a show with VIP ACCESS 4.A signed Tour Tshirt. 5.A phone call from the band. Plus everything above. (ALL OF THESE REWARDS TOGETHER ARE A $300 VALUE!!!)

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    {NEW SONGS FIRST} - You will get an email with three songs that might make the next record! Thats right, within 24 hrs of making this pledge your inbox will blow up with musical greatness (we hope it doesn't blow up, that would make your work day really tough.) These will be 3 rough tracks (just Carl and an acoustic guitar) showing off three new songs we are pitching for the new record. They will never be available anywhere else! Plus you get everything else.

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    {SONGWRITING SESSION W/ CARL DYLAN} - This can happen anywhere within 100 miles of Atlanta or via Skype anywhere in the world. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE.

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    {HOUSE CONCERT} - Carl will come to your house, local watering hole, or favorite park (preferably when it's warmer) and put on a show for you and your friends. (Travel expenses will be added for anything over 200 miles outside of Atlanta.) Also, we will bring you on the radio with us - in person or by telephone - as one of our biggest fans/supporters. This will air on a nationally syndicated radio show in the new year. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE.

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    {10 VIP TICKETS TO THE CD RELEASE} - You and 9 of your closest friends, family, colleagues, or frenemies will have VIP tickets to our CD Release in 2013. We will have lunch or dinner together the day of the show. Plus you get 2 All Access passes to one day of recording with us in the studio. Plus you get to be an extra (if you'd like, you may give this to someone else) in our next music video. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE. *SPECIAL NOTE* In the case of multiple supporters at this level - you will all receive the VIP tickets to the CD release, but you may also opt to have your meal with the band on a different day.

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    {FULL BAND PERFORMS AT YOUR HOUSE CONCERT/WEDDING/EVENT} - You've just hired the whole band to come and play for anything you'd like. (No Nudist Colony Birthday Parties, please.) Travel expenses will have to be negotiated for any event more than 200 miles outside of Atlanta. Plus EVERYTHING IN THE ALL-ACCESS VIP LEVEL.

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    {YOUR SONG GOES ON THE RECORD} - That's right. We'll get together, and you can tell me what you'd like the subject of the song to be. Together, we will write it, record it, & make sure it goes on the album. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE including the FULL BAND CONCERT, 10 VIP TICKETS, & EVERYTHING in the ALL-ACCESS VIP PACKAGE

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    {2 VIP PASSES FOR LIFE} - This is basically like having your very own American Express Black Card - everywhere that CARL DYLAN is accepted. (yes, we will make your very own card.) Imagine this, you and a friend want to meet one of your favorite artists. You've just realized that we are on tour with them in the year 2015. Well, now you are guaranteed backstage access with us. It's like being part of the band without having to learn an instrument or carry heavy things. So, this is a great reward b/c this year already you could have met Dave Barnes, Tyler Ward or The Beach Boys. Who knows whose next!?! So here's an idea - you can go in with 10 or 20 of your closest friends and then you can decide who gets to use the passes to see your other favorite artist next year - just a thought. Plus EVERYTHING ABOVE - the song, the concert, & the ALL-ACCESS VIP.

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