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I'm taking my ukulele into the studio and getting together my first CD! A lot of uke-ing, a lot of singing, a lot of fun!
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Well, here we go!
I've been playing and performing with the ukulele since 1999.  Now it's time to make a recording to share the music.  I had a lot of fun picking out the tunes and rehearsing them.  There's some tin pan alley tunes, some vaudeville arrangements, some newer tunes, and a few parodies.  Lots of singing, lots of strums, picks and flourishes.  Most importantly, fun.

For a better idea of what were talking about check out this video from a recent appearance on A Prairie Home Companion:

I'm looking for your help to cover the costs of song rights, recording fees, reproduction costs, and all of the little administrative things.

Brendan Albetski (http://www.helltobreakfast.net/art/) is working up some original art for the cover art.  He's a great artist and he happens to be my little cousin!

Are you in?  Let's make music!  It'll be fun - that's no lie!

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I've begun recording so my hope is to be able to produce the CDs very soon after the fundraising goal is set. My aim is to get rewards out by some point in August.

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    Two stickers. Yes..TWO!

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    Stickers, DL Card, CD, aaaand a poster of the original album artwork by artist Brendan Albetski.

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    Stickers, DL Card, CD, Poster, name in credits AND:
    Next time we meet I will play your favorite song from the album AND give you a big ole hug.

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    Oh, man. You'll get everything above. I will call you up to thank you and give you extra love in the credits.

    If you are local and we can schedule it by the end of August I'll perform all the songs on the album live for you and your friends. (We can do this via Skype too).

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