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We are Moe & Tom, a folk duo of harmonies and hybrid instruments, recording our first album, and planning our first tour.
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Hello! We are Audrey and Shayne, welcome to our Kickstarter!

After playing music together as a group for several years we are finally recording our first full length album, The Earth is Much Like You and Me. We've selected 11 original songs out of the dozens we have written over the years. They feature our lyrics, sung in harmony, and a wide array of instruments. We will be recording this summer  with a fantastic local producer, Lucas Carillo, from Cornwall, NY. Although we play most of the instruments ourselves (guitar, mandolin, cello, ukulele, banjo, you name it!) we will be inviting in studio musicians to play with us as well. Our drummer, John Westphal, and bassist, Ian O'Neill will be joining us in the studio as we record our album. 

We spend all the time we have busking, playing shows ranging from farmers markets, to yoga classes, to NYC gigs. We have just graduated from high school, and are planning to defer for one year to pursue our music. We will be traveling North America to spread our music far and wide. We are excited to gain more experience as musicians, and be inspired to continue writing music. 

We have been fortunate enough to have grown up in a town where the arts thrive, and are active in our schools. We have participated in the arts and music programs of our public schools, as well as the community, our whole lives, and feel that as we are leaving the district, it is our turn to give back. The arts programs will be suffering due to budget cuts, and we want to help future generations experience the same education that tremendously impacted our lives. A portion of our albums proceeds will be donated to the Warwick Arts and Music Boosters (WAMBO) and your funding our Kickstarter will allow us to do so!

 All in all, it is going to cost about $6,000 to successfully record, mix, master, copyright, distribute an album, and send us on tour. We are sincerely grateful for every bit of your support and can't wait to involve you in our project. THANK YOU! 

Risks and challenges

We love what we do and are completely devoted to our band, so much so that we are taking the year to spend working at it with our whole hearts. Being young, in school, and having jobs have been major set backs for us over the years, but as we move out into the world we are fully committed to making our album, tour, and future endeavors successful. Because our music is such an important part of our lives, we have tackled any obstacles head first, and will continue to do so in the years to come. There will always risks involved, but they will always be worth taking.

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    Self designed Moe & Tom sticker!

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    A self designed Moe & Tom pin, digital album download card, and a sticker.

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    A glow in the dark guitar pick Moe & Tom key chain! And a pin, download card, and sticker.

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    A signed hard copy of our album, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    A self recorded CD of our favorite songs, new and old, that you can't get anywhere else! Aaaand, a signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    A self designed and printed Moe & Tom t-shirt (limited edition!!!) as well as the cover CD, signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    A friendship bracelet made by us! Plus a t shirt, cover CD, signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    We will make you a personal YouTube video with the song of your choice! We will sing you happy birthday, Merry Christmas, or anything in between, because you are amazing! And (did you guess?) you will also receive a bracelet, t shirt, cover CD, signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    Our second highest backer will receive the signed original album art for The Earth is Much Like You and Me. It is an original water color (by Shayne) and will be matted and framed. PLUS the personal video, bracelet, t shirt, cover CD, signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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    Our very highest backer (you're our favorite!) will receive a soprano ukulele, that has been designed (by Audrey) and signed by us. There is only one in existence, and it could be yours! And because we love you, you'll get a the personal video, bracelet, t shirt, cover CD, signed hard copy, key chain, pin, download card, and sticker.

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