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Greg Adams invites you to be part of his upcoming album and is offering special one of a kind incentives, you don't want to miss!

08/09/11: RIGHT NOW -ONLY 18 HOURS TO GO FOR THE NEW GOAL OF $27,500. ONLY $2,220 TO 100% TO GET TO THE NEW GOAL! WE COME THIS FAR, WE CAN COME JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER. WE CAN DO THIS TOO!

08/08/11: $22,673 -  RIGHT NOW - ONLY 44 HOURS TO GO! AT 90% TO THE GOAL!  AND $2,327.00 TO 100% TO MAKE EAST BAY SOUL 2.0 A REALITY! WE CAN DO THIS!!

08/05/11: $20,687 - ONLY 4 DAYS TO GO! AT 82% TO THE GOAL! AND $4,313 TO 100% TO MAKE EAST BAY SOUL 2.0 A REALITY!

08/03/11: $18,412 - ONLY 6 DAYS TO GO! AT 73.6% TO THE GOAL! $88 SHORT OF 75% AND $6,588 TO 100%

08/02/11: $17,979 - JUST 7 DAYS TO GO! $21 SHORT OF $ 18,000 AND $7,021 TO 100%!

07/31/11: $17,854 - 10 DAYS TO GO! AT 71% TO THE GOAL!

07/20/11: $10,090 - WE HAVE THREE WEEKS TO GO! AT 40% TO THE GOAL!  

I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged so far and for pushing so hard to spread the word! Please keep it up!! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!  ______________________________________________________________________

Hello All!

My name is Greg Adams. I am a trumpet player and an independent recording artist living in Los Angles, CA. You may already know me, and if not, I hope we will become friends and get to know each other through this project.

I am planning to go in the studio to record the new album East Bay Soul 2.0. This will be my 6th solo CD that I have recorded and produced. The concept for the new project is a follow up to the last CD East Bay Soul and the name of my band that I have the honor to share the stage with. They have been completely supportive of me over the years. East Bay Soul is a combination of instrumental soul, funk jazz and R&B vocals performed by singer Darryl Walker.

While making the album I would like to bring you along with me during the recording process with interactive, behind the scenes video of the writing process, when I put pen to paper, from arranging the horns and strings, to writing lyrics, creating song titles and the inspiration behind them. Then sharing the project with you during the actual recording process in the studio during production as we build the tracks. When the album is complete, inviting you to the CD release party.

I read about Kickstarter in a Los Angeles Times article last fall describing the success other artists had in funding all kinds of projects, and that brought me here today. Not only will this opportunity of raising funds from fans, friends and family to help me make this album, but it also lets whoever is making a pledge to be a part of this experience.

One of the incentives for those who pledge is a day in the studio with me during a recording session of your choice for rhythm, horns or vocal tracking.

Other incentives include a personal one- on- one- trumpet lesson. Private lessons have to be in Los Angeles or Southern California. Also, there will be a private invitation to the album playback party at the CD release time. We will listen to the album, maybe play a couple of songs, and refreshments will be served.

I am starting to write the songs and collaborate with members of East Bay Soul.

I have given a lot of thought to what my goal should be, and remembering that it's an all-or-nothing deal. That means if I don't make my goal all the money will be returned and we have nothing at all. Yes, the amount can exceed the goal, but if it is not reached the money goes back to everyone who has contributed.

So, I want to be realistic, knowing that making a goal of $5,000,00, would make it impossible to make a full album. I may be taking a risk, but with the cost of studio time, musicians, mixing, mastering and manufacturing the CD itself...oh, and artwork too. I am hoping to reach my goal of $25,000.00 and even more to make the very best CD I ever have. I have something to say now more than ever, and I know that there are people out there that need to hear this new music.

The “record company” has practically become a thing of the past for a growing group of artists. More artists today own their mastered music, produce, promote and distribute it themselves. Musicians are all out there alone and we are all in this together.

I hope you will join me on this journey and all the possibilities in paving new roads.

Thank you! 

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We only have 2 DAYS left to meet the goal, so please use those little Facebook and Twitter buttons above to help spread the word online. If you are part of a community or have a social media profile, please let your members, friends and family know about this project. Spreading the word about the new CD is the best way to create a buzz and for that your are invaluable!

Please check back often and keep up to date with project progress by clicking the Update Tab, and if you have any questions or comments we'd love to hear from you!

You can email us directly at info@eastbaysoul.com.

FAQ

  • If you haven't pledged before, here are some tips. You can pledge any amount, you don't have to stick with the pledge levels on the right. The levels are just the minimum for the various gifts. After you pledge, Kickstarter will send you over to Amazon. Kickstarter will never see your financial information. Your credit card will be charged only if the project is successful, and only at the end of the funding period. Once funded, we will follow up with you on the details of your rewards

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  • Absolutely! $25K is the minimum to produce and record the full CD. The higher the raised budget, the more awesome East Bay Soul 2.0 is gonna be!

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  • Since Kickstarter is not set up to allow for pledges towards multiple incentives, what you can do is to add up the amount of the two (or more) incentives you would like to receive. Pledge that total amount, then send a message to let us know what you chose and we will make sure that you receive each of those incentives.

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    Receive a personalized Thank You note with the EBS Logo. It's like a Big Hug!

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    5 backers Limited (45 left of 50)

    An autographed poster of the sepia tone CD Cover from Cool To The Touch and a pre-released download of the first single from the East Bay Soul 2.0 CD. For International Delivery please add $5.00 to your pledge.

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    Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single. For International Delivery please add $5.00 to your pledge.

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    A Real Collectors Item! Receive the out of print CD of FireFly with the official All Access FireFly tour laminate and lanyard and the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And the pre- released download of the first single from East Bay Soul 2.0 along For International Delivery please add $8.00 to your pledge.

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    JUST ADDED! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 2: EBS Lead Singer Darryl Walker will call you or someone someone you love and sing Happy Birthday like one else can!. Plus the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single. For International Delivery please add $5.00 to your pledge. International calls we will use Skype.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU: Greg will call you or someone someone you love and play Happy Birthday on his trumpet. Plus the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single. For International Delivery please add $5.00 to your pledge. International calls we will use Skype.

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    Private Trumpet Lesson! Personal one-on-one- hour- long lesson. Private lessons have to be in Los Angeles or Southern California. I will come to you. High School age and up. Medium proficiency on your instrument a must. For residents outside the greater Los Angeles area, please add $25.00 to your pledge.

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    A private invitation by Greg to the album playback party when the CD is released. We will listen to the album, maybe play a couple of songs, and delicious refreshments will be served.

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    Greg Adams Arrangement! Embossed and personally autographed hand written replication in pencil of the score of a horn arrangement from one of the new songs on the CD. Printed on white 70lb acid free paper in black ink. Suitable For Framing! This will be shipped in a flat box. For International Delivery please add $8.00 to you pledge.

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    7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)

    SHOW PACK: VIP Meet and Greet cocktail and photos with Greg and members of East Bay Soul. Reserved preferred seating at the CD release party in Southern CA. You get to help make the set list. Your name will appear in the Personalized Thank You notes on the CD, and big shout out Thank you from the stage! (Travel to CA. not included) Plus you also receive The Greg Adams Arrangement above and the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with the personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single.

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    JAZZ PACK: You will receive the SHOW PACK and the Greg Adams Arrangement. Plus the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single. I will personally call you to say thank you and get acquainted ( or someone you want to surprise). I will also digitally record a personal message for your answering machine or cell phone. You will receive a Patron of the Arts Credit, and your name will appear in the CD liner notes. (Travel to CA not included)

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    It's Your Project! Greg will do a horn arrangement for you. Your original song or a cover of a song to record or perform live. If it is for a live performance, you pick your instrumentation. If it's for a recording, Greg will do his classic 5 piece arrangement 2 trumpets and three saxes. Or your choice. You will need to send an mp3 or a disc of the live or recorded rhythm track for Greg to arrange to. You will receive the handwritten autographed score and the authenticated embossed horn parts. Music Prep- Copyist is included. This is a very special offer! Greg has arranged for Santana, Elton John, Phish, Huey Lewis and the News, The Eurhythmics, Josh Groban, Madonna, Wilson Pickett, Lyle Lovett, Rod Stewart, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Luther Vandross and many more!

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    In Person- Private Living Room Acoustic Concert: Have some friends over and I'll play just for you and your guests. I take requests within reason. I'll even ask a couple of the guys in the band to come along if available. (Within the L.A. Area) Not in L.A. Southern CA. area? If you pay for travel and one night hotel I will be there!

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    FUNK PACK: A day in the studio with me and members of East Bay Soul during a recording session in L.A. CA for a rhythm, horns or vocal tracking, your choice. LIFETIME TICKET HOLDER to any Greg Adams and East Bay Soul show. Official tour laminate included. Plus you will receive the SHOW and JAZZ PACK plus the Greg Adams Arrangement, and the Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And a pre-released download of the first single. You will receive an Associate Producer Credit and your name will appear in the CD liner notes. (Travel to CA not included)

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    WOW! I CANT' BELIEVE MY EYES! SOUL PACK IS SOLD OUT! We are adding JUST TWO more. SOUL PACK: You will receive the SHOW, JAZZ and FUNK PACK and the Greg Adams Arrangement along with Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And the pre-released download of the first single One night hotel room for the evening of CD Release Party. You will receive a Producer Credit and your name will appear on the CD liner notes. (Travel to CA not included) Included is a Limited Edition (10): Collectible Score of "What Is Hip?" by Greg Adams. Created for the 1981 Tower of Power "Direct" LP on Sheffield Labs. Greg Adams' original arrangement no longer existed and the producers of the session needed a score to use as a guide during the tracking date. This Grammy-nominated arrangement, handcrafted in Greg's own hand, is a replication of the original in pencil. This offering is a limited edition of 10. Each score will be numbered and personally autographed by Greg and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The complete score is eleven pages long, printed on white 70 lb. paper in black ink and presented in a museum quality, acid free archival portfolio book. VALUED at $1,500,00

  • Pledge $5,000 or more
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    SOUL PACK: You will receive the SHOW, JAZZ and FUNK PACK and the Greg Adams Arrangement along with Pre-Released autographed CD of East Bay Soul 2.0 delivered to your door 2 weeks before the release date with a personalized Thank You note. And the pre-released download of the first single One night hotel room for the evening of CD Release Party. You will receive a Producer Credit and your name will appear on the CD liner notes. (Travel to CA not included) Included is a Limited Edition (10): Collectible Score of "What Is Hip?" by Greg Adams. Created for the 1981 Tower of Power "Direct" LP on Sheffield Labs. Greg Adams' original arrangement no longer existed and the producers of the session needed a score to use as a guide during the tracking date. This Grammy-nominated arrangement, handcrafted in Greg's own hand, is a replication of the original in pencil. This offering is a limited edition of 10. Each score will be numbered and personally autographed by Greg and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. The complete score is eleven pages long, printed on white 70 lb. paper in black ink and presented in a museum quality, acid free archival portfolio book. VALUED at $1,500,00

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