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  A journey across the U.S. in a classic car, seeking out the American experience through music.
A journey across the U.S. in a classic car, seeking out the American experience through music.
62 backers pledged $5,620 to help bring this project to life.

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Music has remarkable powers, like the ability to inspire change and soothe a weary soul - and it has inspired me to take a personal journey through the United States, exploring its vast and varied musical landscape.

This is an impelling moment in our history. Considering recent events such as The Great Recession, immigration reform in Arizona, and the Gulf Coast oil spill, what is the role of music? How does music help communicate the aspirations of communities, nurture a sense of place, and ease the suffering of individuals? How does music shape the American experience?

I wish to document this moment in time with a trip across the U.S. in my 1961 Ford Falcon, exploring the country's - and my own - relationship to music, chronicling the tour through interviews and unique performances by musician friends and those I meet along the way.

The film will be submitted to film festivals upon completion. As detailed in the rewards section, backers will be involved in the production process every step of the way. Kickstarter pledges will offset the cost of a small, high-quality production, shot and recorded entirely by me. My experience in television and film has given me a very specific idea of what this film requires. The goal (10% of which will go to Kickstarter and Amazon) represents less than half of the budget, but I believe in this project so much that I am scraping together every last penny with the faith that you will also be inspired to support it.

Don't miss this a great opportunity to get involved in a one-of-a-kind project. Thank you.

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    Sincere thanks and regularly posted dispatches from the road.

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    The above plus a personally addressed postcard sent from somewhere on the road.

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    All of the above plus a personally selected thrift store item, picked just for you, from somewhere on the road.

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    All of the above plus a professional-quality print of one of a collection of photographs (you choose which one) taken on the road.

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    All of the above plus a one-on-one conversation with the director from a phone booth somewhere on the road.

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    All of the above plus an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit and dinner with the director (does not cover travel expenses outside of Seattle area).

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    All of the above plus a 1961 Falcon wheel cover signed by the musicians.

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