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After 15 years of marriage, we are collaborating on a project together, creating music truly made with and for our fans.
After 15 years of marriage, we are collaborating on a project together, creating music truly made with and for our fans.
563 backers pledged $44,856 to help bring this project to life.

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After 15 years of marriage, four kids and two individual careers we are finally ready to make a record together. We have spent the last year playing shows around the country and working up new material and are excited to share this with you. In fact, we are inviting our fans to join us in this effort.

We have decided to use Kickstarter a popular DIY crowd source funding platform. This model gives us the most freedom to manage our music and career. Kickstarter brings artists and fans together to fund and create artistic projects. This new album will truly be made with and for our fans.

We’ve already recorded three songs with Brad Jones, a very creative and talented producer.  Every couple of months we will record a few more songs. This will give us time to write new songs along the way and manage a household with four kids. We are thrilled with the new music and excited to record a few more in January.

If you want to be a part of the experience, for $1 or more, you will be able to hear the new songs as they are released and be updated with an exclusive newsletter keeping you in the middle of the process. For a larger investment, you can join us for an exclusive private concert, have Bruce write and record a song for you, or even have us over to your place for your very own house party. There are so many ways you can get involved and be a part of our new record. 

All the money you invest will be used solely for the production and promotion of our new album.  We have a very experienced and talented team to not only record and produce the album but also to promote and market the album and manage your money. Our manager, Mike Crowley will co-ordinate the development of the record and oversee the marketing and promotion.  Mike's recent work with Hayes Carll gives him a depth of knowledge that is necessary in today's  changing marketplace.  We also have an experienced music business CPA, Layne Lauritzen, who will manage 100% of the funds raised. Any money raised over our goal of $35,000 will be used to market and promote the album.

Hope to see you at a show!

Bruce and Kelly

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    Advance download of a song selected by Bruce and Kelly. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    Advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    Advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    Special Edition T-Shirt only for people who pledged, + Advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

    (For the fan who prefers electronic music rather than a physical copy)

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    An autographed Deluxe Vinyl LP of the new recordings + Special Edition T-Shirt only for people who pledged + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    Signed hard copies of Kelly's album Translated From Love and Bruce's album Country Sunshine + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    Three of Bruce's previous albums - It Came From San Antonio, Country Sunshine and New World + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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    A limited edition screen printed numbered and autographed poster + Special Edition T Shirt only for people who pledged, a one-of-a-kind polaroid photo of Bruce and Kelly in the studio, three of Bruces previous albums - It Came From San Antonio, Country Sunshine and New World + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    Handwritten lyrics to any of the amazing songs in the Bruce Robison or Kelly Willis catalog. You select your favorite song written by Bruce or Kelly and they will hand write the lyrics and autograph them for you. + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    You and a guest will join Bruce and Kelly for a very special show at the Continental Gallery on February 23, 2012. You will have an opportunity to meet with Bruce and Kelly and have photos taken before the show + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    A Sweetheart Dinner for two at Trattoria Lisina, a romantic winery and Italian Restaurant outside of Austin, with a special performance by Bruce and Kelly. Date: Wednesday February 15th. Includes dinner + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    Sit in on a recording session with Bruce and Kelly.
    This is good for two sessions on two consecutive days or evenings + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Bruce will write a song for you. You supply the topic/storyline/idea and Bruce will turn it into a song complete with an acoustic demo.
    Bruce retains copyright and 100% of the publishing of the song. (The Kickstarter rules forbid rewards to offer "financial returns or investments") + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    House/Office concert. Bruce and Kelly will perform an intimate concert at your home or office for you and your friends or business associates.
    We will work with you to schedule a mutually acceptable date in 2012. If your venue is more than a 4-hour drive from Austin, you will also be responsible for travel and one hotel room for 2 people.
    A PA system may be needed depending on the size of your performance space. + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio. You will also receive a credit on the album.

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    You will be credited as an executive producer on the album, receive two front row tickets to see Bruce and Kelly's Christmas Show in 2012 at The Paramount in Austin (or any other show that you would prefer), a front row table for two at the Sweetheart Show at Trattoria Lisina, a photo of you taken with them + advance downloads of songs for new album as they are recorded and mixed and a signed hard copy of the new album when it becomes available. Exclusive newsletter with production updates, streaming rough mixes and more from the studio.

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