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Roosevelt Diggs is a West Michigan Folk / Americana band heading into the studio in January to record their album "American Folklore". Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 8, 2012.

Roosevelt Diggs is a West Michigan Folk / Americana band heading into the studio in January to record their album "American Folklore".

About this project

Roosevelt Diggs is a 4 piece Folk / Americana band from the West Michigan area.  We will be going into the studio this January to record our first EP titled American Folklore.  The album will contain 6 songs, each one is based around a character from classic tall tales and American Folklore. The album will include: Pecos Bill, John Henry, Paul Bunyan, Rip Van Wrinkle, Johnny Appleseed, and Casey Jones

The stories from these famous characters have been told millions of times around campfires from the northern shores of Maine to the southern deserts of California and everywhere in between our great country.  In the fast paced world we live in today, it's difficult for our culture to embrace stories and characters the way we did in the past. We are attempting to preserve these great American characters and stories in a time where they could be lost.

The artwork for the album is being created by our good friend, Ed Wilder.  The album artwork will be printed up in children's book style, complete with illustrations and the lyrics from each character's song. Ed is an amazing artist and his contribution to this project is priceless.

This project has been in the works for our band for over three years.  All the songs are written and arranged and the only thing needed now is to head into the studio to capture some good recordings.

We appreciate you visiting our kickstarter page and we appreciate your support. Thank you,

Roosevelt Diggs

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    The Thank You Package -
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    The Digital Package -
    A digital download of our American Folklore album (emailed) as soon as it's completed and a hand written letter from the band thanking you for your support.

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    The Album Package -
    A hand signed hard copy of the American Folklore album complete with liner notes, lyrics, and artwork (by artist Edward Wilder) + above packages

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    The Koozie Package -
    Same as the Album Package + 2 Roosevelt Diggs Beverage Koozies

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    The T-Shirt Package -
    One American made, organic cotton Roosevelt Diggs t-shirt (any size) + Album Package

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    Album Package + 4 Roosevelt Diggs Koozies + One American made, organic cotton Roosevelt Diggs t-shirt (any size)

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    The Mixtape Package -
    Same as superfan package + one 80 minute customized mix cd in your specified genre or theme compiled by Logan Duddles (known nationally as one of the finest mix tape makers

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    The Hoodie Package -
    Same as Superfan Package + one American made hooded Roosevelt Diggs sweatshirt

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    The Cover Song Package -
    You pick a cover song, Roosevelt Diggs learns it, records it, and mails you a CDR + Album Package.
    (some restrictions apply on cover song)

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    The Songwriting Package -
    Roosevelt Diggs will write a song for you on a topic or subject of your choice and record it to a CDR and mails it to you + Album Package

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    The House Party Package -
    Roosevelt Diggs will play a 1 hour acoustic set in your living room or back yard for a group of your friends (or just you if you choose)
    (roughly 1.5 hrs from Grand Rapids area max)
    + Album Package

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    The Super House Party Package -
    Roosevelt Diggs will play a 1.5 hr set providing a PA and full sound for your living room, garage, or backyard party. (roughly 1.5 hrs from Grand Rapids area max) + Album Package

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