About This Project
Chuck has been in the studio this year working on his new album, but he needs your help to continue. Times have changed in the music industry and trying to produce an album on your own is very costly. Often the project gets shelved and is never released due to lack of funding. Many fans have been waiting for years for the release of his new song, 'I Live Alone'. This is a perfect example of how lack of funding can halt an amazing project. Now, through Kickstarter we can break through that obstacle - with your help!
Now Is The Time
Chuck is in the midst of his next big comeback. He turned 71 in June and will be celebrating 22 years of sobriety this fall. Currently on tour this summer with Happy Together, doing an average of 6 shows a week, he will be building momentum and gathering an even wider fan base. In addition to the tour, his inspirational best selling biography, 'Three Dog Nightmare' which has been out-of-print since 2008, will be back in circulation and this will set the stage for speaking engagements and book signings. It only makes sense that he release his new album next summer and keep this momentum going.
Chuck is an inspiration to so many and continues to give back to the rehab facility that saved his life in 1991, Cri-Help. He has helped and inspired many people to save their own lives.
This album is very unique in that it is a mix of his current material and three previously unreleased Three Dog Night tracks from 1973.
How cool would it be to feel that you helped make history by playing a key role in getting these songs out to fans!? This album is destined to uplift and inspire for generations to come.
It has been Chuck's dream for quite some time to be able to make this album. With your help it can be a reality. What better way to celebrate life than to be able to do what he is most passionate about! This is an amazing opportunity for you to give back to this amazing talent, the voice that has touched your heart and soul for decades, the man who inspires so many! And in return, he wants to give all of you some very unique rewards in exchange for your support and contribution!
Your Support and Participation is Greatly Appreciated!
Throughout the duration of this Kickstarter project Chuck will post updates and videos from the road to show his appreciation for your participation and support!
How Does Kickstarter Work?
With Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. This means if the funding goal is not reached within the deadline allotted, no funds are distributed and no rewards are received. That's why it's so important that you help network this project. Spread the word and share it with your friends!
How can I make a pledge?
Sign up for a free Kickstarter account. They will walk you through the process of how your payment method is set up.
Choose the rewards you would like to receive and make a pledge by clicking on the reward. No charges will be made to your account until the end of the deadline and only if the goal is reached.
This is a lot of money, what exactly will it be used for?
It is very expensive to produce an album. Many costs are involved to make it a success. Studio time is very costly and is usually charged at an hourly rate. It takes many hours to record and produce each song.
Musicians and vocalists will need to be paid for their time and talents.
Then there is the cost of packaging and manufacturing the cds.
Designers will need to be paid for their expertise in creating the artwork layout and design.
Then there are marketing and promotional costs.
In addition, funding will be used to produce all the cool Kickstarter exclusive rewards we are offering.
These are just some examples of the expenses involved in creating this project.
What if you exceed your goal?
If we exceed our goal, we can make the album even more amazing and perhaps start working on the next album... Chuck already has material lined up for 2 more records! He would also like to release a hard cover version of the new edition of his book, 'Three Dog Nightmare', and he is working on a new book - a collection of short stories. And wouldn't it be awesome to have a screenplay written about his life... so many exciting projects that could move forward with additional funding...
When Will We Receive Our Rewards?
The New Album is estimated to be completed, summer of 2014.
All other rewards will be shipped much sooner as Chuck's schedule permits. The books, for example will begin shiping as soon as the project ends and funds are collected. The same holds true for the updated, 'Best Of Chuck Negron' CDs and His DVDs.
Some rewards will be made exclusively for Kickstarter and will not be produced until funding is received. We will ship those items as they become available.
What If We Are Interested In Receiving More Than One Reward?
Chose one of the rewards and 'edit' your pledge to reflect the total dollar amount for all the rewards you would like to receive. Then send us a note listing the amount of your pledge and the rewards you would like in exchange for your contribution.
If one of the rewards is listed in limited quantity, please make your pledge on that item to keep our inventory in check.
Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.
Risks and challenges
This album is a work in progress. Chuck's goal is have it completed by summer of 2014. This is dependent on his tour schedule and other unknown factors that may arise. Every attempt will be made to distribute rewards as soon as they become available and Chuck's schedule permits him to sign and/or produce rewards. Your patience and support throughout this process, over the course of the next 12 months, is crucial and greatly appreciated!
Thank you all for your support in making this album possible!
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