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Spencer Michaud makes his Debut EP "The Hero with A Thousand Faces" Songs inspired by myths & the collective unconscious.
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Hello Friends!

Joseph Campbell once said:

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

So, in the spirit of taking the next step in my own personal hero's journey, here I am, humbly asking for your help.

My name is Spencer Michaud. I am a singer, a teacher, a philosopher, a father and an aspiring renaissance man! For the past 10 years, I have been writing and performing songs inspired by the many detours of life, trial by fire and the stories and symbols that connect us through our collective unconscious.

Over the years I have taken great pleasure in helping my students reach their creative goals. I have been blessed to know so many talented and creative young people. While I have had success as a teacher and performer, I am now ready break through with a recording of my own. I know that by walking my talk, I will be able to inspire even more people and live in alignment with my own truth.

After many years as a solo performer, the timing was right this past year to put together a band. I have had the great fortune to find two very talented musicians, Graham Lapp on bass and Gabriel Craft on drums, that now make up Spencer Michaud & The Family Tree. I have over 10 years worth of material that I would love to share with all of you, but I realize that to be truly successful you need to start small and take one step at a time. That is why I am here asking for your support to help us make a 4-6 song EP.

We have picked out an AMAZING engineer for this project, the incredible Jim Roll, who has produced a laundry list of inspired records from artists such as Breathe Owl Breathe, Chris Bathgate, Matt Jones, Charlene Kaye and many many more. We know he is the right man for the job and will help us make this project a success.

As independent artists, we rely on your generosity to keep going. Album costs include paying for recording time, mixing and mastering, album art, printing and touring to support it. After writing out an extensive budget, we are asking to raise $5000 in one month. We know with your help we can make the best record possible and share this music with the world.

Thank you for continuing to support independent music!!

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    LADY OF SHALOT PACKAGE: Advance digital download of the EP before it's released to the public, it will be like our own little club...and you will be hip. + A super awesome Bonzai tree logo sticker that was drawn by Spencer himself back when he was an art major!

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    UTHER PENDRAGON PACKAGE: Advance digital download + A signed hard-copy of the EP + Bonzai tree sticker

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    MORGAN LE FAY PACKAGE: All of the above + A hand-picked piece of magical african kyanite from Graham's personal stash...this little stone will help align all of your chakras and help you in your quest for super hero status.

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    GAWAIN PACKAGE : All of the above + your name printed in the liner notes of the EP + 3 secret mp3's of unreleased music + access to in-the-studio behind the scene videos + An Autographed Kazoo!!

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    LADY OF THE LAKE PACKAGE: All of above + exclusive download of an entire live show. The best part about a Spencer Michaud show is off-the-cuff stories in between the songs...now you can relive the magic : )

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    LANCELOT PACKAGE: All of the above + a Limited Edition Spencer Michaud T-shirt + I'll cover a song of your choosing and send you an exclusive mp3!

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    MERLIN PACKAGE: All of the above + A 1 hr music lesson w/ any member of the band via skype or in person if you are in the Ann Arbor area OR an astrological reading by Spencer....ask anyone who's had one of these, it'll change your life!!

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    KING ARTHUR PACKAGE: All of the Above + You can sing on stage w/ the band!!! We'll give you two free tickets to any of our upcoming shows and bring you up on stage for a song of your choosing. If you're not a singer we could do a mean kazoo duet!! : )

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    GUINEVERE PACKAGE: All of the above + We will write a song about you or the topic / story of your choice (as long as it's clean!) and put the video on our youtube music channel for all the world to see.

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    HOLY GRAIL PACKAGE: All of the above + We will play a house concert AT YOUR HOUSE and cook a lovely meal with you before the show...I could even bring some homegrown seasonal veggies from my backyard garden...it will be EPIC!!! Travel and lodging will be provided by backer if further than 3hrs from Ann Arbor, MI.

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