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the 'Mericans are reaching out to Friends, Family + Fans to Fund the Manufacturing of our New Album (on VINYL LP + CD + MP3 Download)

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we've done it! our goal has been reached, but you can still donate until late night Sunday May 1st. any money raised above our goal will be used to further promote the album to radio, blogs and magazines - so please give if you haven't already.

the 'Mericans are Chris Daltry, Michael Moore, Pete Lima and Paul Williamson. We've spent the past 2 years writing, recording and mixing our New Album 'So Late It Hurts' and now we're reaching out to you - our friends, families and fans - to help us fund the manufacturing of the new album on Vinyl LP Records, CDs and mp3 Digital Download.

Anyone contributing $10 or more will receive an mp3 Digital Download of the new album. Please pledge whatever amount you are willing to give. While our goal for this project is $5000, any amount above and beyond will be used for additional promotion.

There are also many other "Rewards" for donating larger amounts. On Kickstarter you can only choose one reward from our list of options. If you want multiple rewards, just choose the one you are most interested in (especially if it is a "limited reward") but pledge the total $ of the combined rewards you would like. To claim the additional rewards from your pledge, contact us to let us know what to set aside for you. All premiums can be autographed for you upon request.

Along with the LP + CD and MP3 of our New Album 'So Late It Hurts' we're also making our previous two albums ('Merican Recordings + Where All Dead Leaves Go) available digitally for the first time ever. We've also come up with many other rewards, some one-of-a-kind or Limited Edition (almost out-of-print CDs, Posters, Etc. There are also unique experiences with the band like going to a Baseball Game in Pawtucket, Bowling, a Cookout, going Golfing, private Guitar Lessons with Mike, a Karaoke Dance Party, or a Private House Concert with the 'Mericans. All levels of rewards also come with an mp3 Digital Download of our new album 'So Late It Hurts.'

All contributors will also receive special updates which will include Videos, access to advance streaming of the album, and Free Downloads of Rare, Remixed and Unreleased 'Mericans songs.

Your financial contributions are necessary for us to make this all happen. We've spent countless hours and money getting these recordings written, recorded, mixed and mastered. We're really proud of how it all turned out - so much so that we want to do this right. If you're interested in contributing financially, you can look at it in several ways - as being part of and helping fund our project, or as 'pre-ordering' the format of your choice and getting it well before it is sold online or in stores.

This album includes contributions from Jennifer Daltry (Cover Art), Eric Smith (additional Bass & Background Vocals), Christopher Monti (Acoustic Guitar), Pete Donnelly (Mixing + he's in the Figgs and also plays Bass in Soul Asylum and NRBQ) and Myles Mangino (Mastering + he works with the Pixies, Frank Black, Miracle Legion and Mark Mulcahy)

our Vinyl LPs and CDs for this Album will be pressed by Furnace www.furnacemfg.com

We've posted photos of some rewards offered Below

           the Vinyl LP and CD Cover Artwork for the new album 'So Late It Hurts'
    Hand Silk-Screened CD Cover Artwork for the 'Mericans album 'Merican Recordings
   Limited Edition Download Card for the 'Mericans 'Where All Dead Leaves Go' Album
     Limited Edition Poster for our Benefit Concert for David Segal with The Low Anthem
    Limited Edition Silk-Screened Pete Cardoso Poster for 'Gansett's 120th Anniversary
        
Limited Edition Silk-Screened Uncle Pete 'Mericans / Blackstone Valley Sinners Poster
  Limited Edition Silk-Screened Uncle Pete 'Mericans Oni Gallery Film Series Poster
     Limited Edition Silk-Screened Uncle Pete 'Mericans Johnny Cash Tribute Poster
     Rare Purple Ivy Shadows LP with Silk-Screened Cover by Brian Chippendale of  Lightning Bolt (Record Pressed on Clear Vinyl and this was Limited to just 100 Copies)
    Jennifer Daltry 'Trees In The Moonlight' Aquatint Etching (used for the Cover Art of the new 'Mericans album 'So Late It Hurts' (Limited Edition of 25 with only 15 available)

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    mp3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + CD of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + CD of 'MERICAN RECORDINGS (the the debut 'Mericans album) with handmade AS220 Printshop letter-press covers. This album is all-acoustic and is how the 'Mericans began in 2001 (features Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel / String Builder and Margie Weink of Fern Knight)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Rare 2001 CD Compilation 'Gold Kiss Gala' featuring the Acoustic Version of the 'Mericans track "To Find Favor" (this CD was issued by Dark Beloved Cloud and features 20 Songs by artists such as Ida, Chris Knox, Robert Scott of the Bats/the Clean + more)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + CD "Mix Tape" by the 'Merican of Your Choice

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Download Card of our 2007 album 'Where All Dead Leaves Go . . .' (this looks like a credit card, but has our Album artwork on the front, and a unique code to download the album on the back)

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    our Last Copy of the Blackstone Valley Sinners 'Cold Hard Truth About Christmas' CD featuring Chris Daltry of the 'Mericans singing alongside Slim Cessna (of Slim Cessna's Auto Club) on the Ernest Tubb holiday classic "Christmas Is Just Another Day For Me" (other tracks feature guest vocalists Tanya Donnelly of Throwing Muses/Belly, Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel, and others)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts + Limited Edition Poster from our July 2010 David Segal Benefit Show with The Low Anthem and the Wrong Reasons. These posters were only ever sold at the show

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    mp3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts 'Mericans + EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT for Contributors of this Campaign (all Men/Women sizes available. sizes will be requested later)

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    'Mericans 3-Album MP3 Download Package which includes 'So Late It Hurts' + MP3 Digital Downloads of 'Where All Dead Leaves Go' + 'Merican Recordings'

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    Vinyl LP of 'So Late It Hurts' (US Shipping) + mp3 Digital Download

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    NARRAGANSETT BEER PARTY PACK assembled by Narragansett Beer who've Officially Sponsored our band. This limited reward comes with an assortment of 'Gansett Goodies possibly including stuff like T-Shirts, Six Packs of Beer, Hats, Stickers, Coasters, etc (based on what they have on hand, but everyone will get a t-shirt) + CD + MP3 Download of our New Album 'So Late It Hurts' (must be 21+ for this, and shirt sizes will be taken upon completion of product)

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    Vinyl LP and CD + mp3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' (US Shipping)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Silk-Screened Poster from a December 2010 Show at The MET in RI celebrating the 120th ANNIVERSARY of NARRAGANSETT BEER (this poster is Signed & Numbered by Pete Cardoso)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition 'So Late It Hurts' Silk-Screened Poster

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Silk-Screened Poster of the 17th Annual City Farm Plant Sale (2009) in Providence where the 'Mericans performed unplugged in front of a chicken coop (Limited Edition Poster printed by artist Jean Cozzens to promote the Plant Sale)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Silk-Screened Poster of the 18th Annual City Farm Plant Sale (2010) in Providence where the 'Mericans performed unplugged in front of a chicken coop (Limited Edition Poster printed by artist Jean Cozzens to promote the Plant Sale)

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Silk-Screened "Bucking Bronco" Poster from our July 19th 2002 Show at AS220 with the Blackstone Valley Sinners and Well by the artist Uncle Pete

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    Rare "Test Pressing" of the Vinyl LP of 'So Late It Hurts' provided by Furnace who is pressing our Vinyl + CDs for this project. Test Pressings often become sought-after collector's items, as they are only made in extremely small quantities for the band to "ok" or sign off on the record before it is mass-produced. This reward also comes with a copy of 'So Late It Hurts' on CD + MP3 Download + the Test Pressing will be autographed by the band. note - test pressings do not come with album artwork.

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Silk-Screened Poster from our November 9th 2002 Show at Oni Gallery in Boston where the 'Mericans performed Live after a night of Animated Films by British Filmmaker David Anderson (the amazing graphic of this poster is of an Indian using a guitar as his bow to shoot an arrow) by the artist Uncle Pete

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Silk-Screened Poster from the Johnny Cash Tribute Concert with Brown Bird, Ben Pilgrim, Tallahassee, the Wrong Reasons and others (this incredible over-sized poster is signed and numbered by the artist Uncle Pete)

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    1-Hour Guitar Lesson with Michael Moore of the 'Mericans (must be local, unless you want to fly Mike to wherever you're at - additional fees and travel expenses apply if not local) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    Super Fan Package Deal - 'So Late It Hurts' on CD, LP, mp3 Digital Download + our other 2 albums (mp3 Digital Downloads) + T-SHIRT + Limited Edition 'So Late It Hurts' Silk-Screened Poster

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    Rare Out-Of-Print Purple Ivy Shadows LP with Silk-Screened Cover by Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt (Record Pressed on Clear Vinyl and this was Limited to just 100 Copies) + Vinyl LP + MP3 Digital Download of So Late It Hurts' (Purple Ivy Shadows was the band Chris Daltry of the 'Mericans was in prior to forming the 'Mericans. This LP features demos/early versions of some of Purple Ivy's songs + otherwise unreleased material, including a great acoustic cover of the Kris Kristofferson song "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)"

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    Cookout with the 'Mericans at our North Providence HQ. we'll host you and up to 3 others for a Lunch or Dinnertime Cookout at the house 'So Late It Hurts' was recorded in North Providence, RI. we'll cook, serve it up to you, crack open the beer/soda cans - and serenade you with an acoustic mini-set when we're done (must fit into our schedules)

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    Play Mini-Golf with the 'Mericans! we'll take you (and up to 3 others) to play Mini-Golf somewhere near Providence (must work into our schedules, otherwise as many of us as possible will participate) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    Play 9 Holes of Golf with Chris and Pete of the 'Mericans for up to 2 people (somewhere near Providence) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts' + Limited Edition Aquatint Etching (unframed) of 'Trees In The Moonlight' by Jennifer Daltry (the wife of Chris Daltry and the cover artwork for 'So Late It Hurts')

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    Brunch with the 'Mericans at our North Providence HQ. We'll host you and up to 3 others for brunch at the house 'So Late It Hurts' was recorded in North Providence, RI. We'll cook, serve, pour coffee and cocktails + the 'Mericans will serenade you with an acoustic mini-set when we're done (must fit into our schedules) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    Go Bowling with the 'Mericans! If you're local (or willing to travel to Rhode Island) we'll take you and up to 3 others Bowling. We'll take care of the fees, shoes, and the first round of drinks. We'll all participate if a date can be chosen that works for everyone involved (otherwise as many of us will participate as possible) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    Pawsox Baseball Game with the 'Mericans! If you're local (or willing to travel to Rhode Island) we'll take you and up to 3 others to our favorite Minor League Ballpark. We'll take care of the tickets and the first round of drinks. We'll all participate if a date can be chosen that works for everyone involved (otherwise as many of us will participate as possible) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    the 'Mericans will Record a Cover Song of Your Choice (must be either something we're technically able to play, or you're willing to hear us "interpret" - pick a song you think we'll do a good job with!) we'll record it and send you either a CDR and/or mp3 of the track. you will be credited as someone "who helped make this album possible" and the track will always be associated with you in our minds. if we all wind up loving it, maybe it'll even become part of our repertoire. if you are local, we'll be sure to add it our setlist for a show we know you're coming to - but we'll need some advance notice. we're also working on an Album of Cover Songs and if it fits, we'll include it (crediting you as the reason we covered it in the first place) + MP3 Digital Download of ' So Late It Hurts'

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    Karaoke House Party by DJ HP & the 'Mericans (Handsome Pete of the 'Mericans will set up his PA and Karaoke Rig at your house (or other venue) and you'll invite your friends, and we'll all party down! Must be near Providence (otherwise you cover additional travel expenses + must work into our schedules) + MP3 Digital Download of 'So Late It Hurts'

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    House Concert or Private 'Mericans Show for You (must fit into our schedule, be within a 1.5 hour drive from Providence (unless you're willing to pay for flights and/or additional travel and overnight Accommodations) and you must also provide and pay for, or provide a venue for the performance if it is not at your home (some restrictions and/or other costs may apply, but if we can easily drive there and fits into our schedule, we'll do it!) + MP3 Digital Download of ' So Late It Hurts'

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    Congratulations! You made the album happen! You are our Hero! (and any rewards still available that you'd like - make up your own rewards! own rewards within reason, you deserve it!)

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