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The Hooten Hallers are a full-time, hard-touring rock band. We need your help to stay on the road! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 26, 2013.

The Hooten Hallers are a full-time, hard-touring rock band. We need your help to stay on the road!

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UPDATE #2:

We're a little over halfway with roughly two weeks remaining. We can do this! Here's the t-shirt design for reward #6! Also, we're adding a reward called "The Total Package". It's exactly what it sounds like: you get most of the rewards, as well as the strange honor of having your initials tattoo'd on Andy's ass.

T-shirt design: Reward #6
T-shirt design: Reward #6

UPDATE:

We're almost halfway there! The donations have been pouring in and we can't thank you enough! The final t-shirt design for Backer Reward #6 is on the way soon. We'll also be unveiling some pictures of other existing rewards as well as a few new ones. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a little video depicting some of what life is like in the current Gospel Machine!

We need your help!

Touring full-time is a difficult task for any underground band, and The Hooten Hallers have been doing it for the past two and a half years. We've gained fans and friends nationwide, and we've received help from everyone we've met along the way. However, to continue touring full time, we need YOUR help! Your support will ensure the funding of a replacement vehicle for our beloved Gospel Machine, as well as keep us stocked up on merchandise and eating food that won't kill us! Our 2013 tour schedule is going to be ambitious.

Live at Widow's Peak Music Festival, May 2012
Live at Widow's Peak Music Festival, May 2012

Here's our schedule so far: 

Keep in mind, many of these dates will be expanded on and many more are yet to be booked (we've actually already done 45 days of touring in the early months of this year). Rest assured, we'll be riding America's highways for the greater part of this year.

4/17: New Orleans, LA@ Howlin’ Wolf Den
4/18: Ocean Springs, MS @ Squeaky Lizard
4/19: Alexandria, LA @ Finnegan’s
4/20: Alexandria, LA @ Finnegan’s
4/21: Monroe, LA @ The Trial Bar
4/23: Austin, TX @ Frontier Bar
4/24: San Angelo, TX @ Dead Horse Saloon
4/25: Midland, TX @ The Blue Max
4/26: Hatch, NM @ Sparky’s
4/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Rip’s
4/28: San Diego, CA @ Shakedown Bar
4/30: Costa Mesa, CA @ King’s Inn
5/1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite
5/3: Provo, UT@ ABG’s
5/4: Salt Lake City, UT@ The Garage
5/5: Grand Junction, CO @ Sabrosa
5/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
5/7: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
5/8: Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge
5/9: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
5/10&11: Adams, TN @ Muddy Roots Spring Weekender
5/17&18: Yorkville, IL @ Widow’s Peak Music Fest
5/22: TBA
5/23: Green Bay, WI @ The Crunchy Frog
5/24: Lombard, IL @ Brauerhouse
5/28: Quincy, IL @ The Club
5/29: Joplin, MO @ Blackthorn Pizza
5/30: Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge
5/31: Kearney, NE @ The Garage
6/1: Ft. Collins, CO @ Choice City Stomp Festival
6/8: Liberty, MO @ Retro Bowl
6/20: Mankato, MN @ NaKato Bar
6/21: Bayport, MN@ Deep Blues Festival
6/22: Trenton, NE @ Pondstock Music Festival
6/28: Columbia, MO @ Roxy's
7/2: Knoxville, TN @ The Well
7/3: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
7/4: Sylva, NC @ No Name
7/5&6: Winston Salem, NC @ Heavy Rebel Weekender
7/7: Sylva, NC @ No Name

8/1-8/30: Path To Muddy Roots! A tour encompassing most of the USA, including the southwest, west coast, northwest, great plains, midwest, and eastern midwest.
8/30-9/1: Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots Music Festival
And many more to come!


We spend so much time in our vehicle (sometimes up to 8 hours a day) that we really need to upgrade both for our safety and our sanity. In this case, getting a larger and much more reliable vehicle would provide us with mobile sleeping arrangements as well as the ability to carry extra personnel. We could even install an inverter/battery setup to run a mini-fridge and microwave! As a low-earning hard-touring rock n' roll band, small improvements like this on our everyday situation while on tour could help save a lot of money! This money, the same money that you're backing our 2013 tour with, could ensure that we keep touring full time for years to come!

When we don't have to worry about getting there, we can bring you the best show possible.

REWARDS:

Here's a few examples of the rewards offered to backers!

The hand-painted drumheads:

Flying Fishes! (Used on tour February 2011-February 2012)
Flying Fishes! (Used on tour February 2011-February 2012)
Space Blimp! (Used on tour March 2012-July 2012)
Space Blimp! (Used on tour March 2012-July 2012)
Missouri Pride! (Used on tour July 2012-February 2013)
Missouri Pride! (Used on tour July 2012-February 2013)

Risks and challenges

There are many risks and challenges associated with full-time musical travel, including exhaustion, financial woes, and vehicular malfunction. At this point, vehicular malfunction is a huge thorn in our side. We have NEVER missed a show, but it's only a matter of time until we're faced with a major problem and are sidelined. With a little boost in our tour budget, used primarily for a new vehicle, this won't happen! We're doing what we love, and we'll continue to do it until the wheels fall off!

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Rewards

  • You selected
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    7 backers

    Sign the "Wall of People Who Saved Our Asses"! The inside of our new (READ: used) Dodge Sprinter will be outfitted with our specific needs in mind. There'll be bunkspace and gear storage and thus, there will be plywood. Sign this wall of shame at any of our shows in the lower 48!

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    Pledge $10 or more

    25 backers

    SUPER SPECIAL RARE RECORDINGS OF THE HOOTEN HALLERS!

    ...The Hooten Hallers have a lot of raw, unreleased or out of print recordings of themselves.

    Now you can be the first on your block to own this exclusive download!

    Backers will receive an email containing a link for a free digital download of this compilation.
    PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $15 or more

    16 backers

    Arrive at a Hooten Hallers show as a VIP! Backers will receive an invitation to come to any Hooten Hallers engagement (excluding festivals) in the United States until summer 2014! Just email us the day before the show and we'll put you on the list!

    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    105 backers

    The "I saved The Hooten Hallers' asses!" T-Shirt! This limited edition T-Shirt will commemorate the funding of our 2013 tour and bear the phrase above. Now you can have as much class as us while you wear this t-shirt to important social functions and funerals!

    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    10 backers

    The Hooten Hallers do your voicemail! We will sing a short personalized song for your voicemail into your phone at any show you attend in the next year!

    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)

    A limited edition, signed and numbered certificate declaring your participation in the perpetuation of The Hooten Hallers' intense touring schedule! This certificate will be signed and numbered by John and Andy personally. PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    8 backers Limited (52 left of 60)

    "Sexy" bubble-bath photos of The Hooten Hallers! Backers will receive a limited edition print of one of The Hooten Hallers in a bubble bath! Of course, these will be PG photos. Get your mind out of the gutter, folks. Each print will be signed and numbered by either Andy or John! It's Backer's choice. PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    20 backers All gone!

    Your very own personalized song! Send us 5 bullet points about you and we'll write a short, most likely comedic song about you! You'll be one of only 20 people to receive this unique reward. We'll record it and send it to you in mp3 form as the attachment on an email within 6 months of the project's completion.
    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $100 or more

    21 backers

    Andy paints just for you! That's right folks, pledge 100 dollars and backers will receive a one-of-a-kind painting of 'Ol Crosseyes (our x-eyed skeleton friend). Just name your 4 favorite colors and whether you'd like 'Ol Crosseyes in a dress or a suit! The painting will be signed by Andy and shipped directly to you!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    3 backers All gone!

    Backers will receive a one-of-a-kind hand painted bass drum head! These heads were painted by Andy and were used for extensive touring throughout the United States. Not only do you get a totally unique piece of original artwork, but it's well travelled, too!

    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $300 or more

    3 backers

    The Hooten Hallers play you and a few close friends an intimate acoustic performance in your living room before any club show in your town in the next year!
    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    The Hooten Hallers play you and a few close friends an intimate acoustic performance in your living room before any club show in your town AND cook you dinner! Believe it or not, John and Andy are pretty handy in the kitchen.
    PLUS: You'll receive the exclusive rare download from reward #2! PLUS: Sign our wall of shame!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    THE TOTAL PACKAGE! Not only will you receive every reward above (except #10) INCLUDING the living room show and dinner, but Andy will get your initials tattoo'd on his ass. That's right folks. You get to sign our wall. You get the compilation. You get the t-shirt. You get the VIP tickets. You get the certificate. You get us on your voicemail AND we'll write you a song. You get BOTH bubble bath photos. You get a custom painting from Andy. You get dinner and a show! And Andy gets your initials on his buttocks. Forever.

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    Only ships to: United States

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