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After 10+ years of writing and performing, I'm working to make the record of my dreams with my band that I love and my fave producer.
After 10+ years of writing and performing, I'm working to make the record of my dreams with my band that I love and my fave producer.
181 backers pledged $11,295 to help bring this project to life.

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Howdy do's ye, 

 It's me, Corey Baum, and Im making a record. Why should you care? For starters, because I think it's gonna be damned good. I've been making music for most of my life and for some reason, I've been dragging my feet on making a real recorded statement. I guess I've just been waiting for the moment to feel right. Well that moment is here, I've never been more sure of anything in my life. Playing in a number of bands lately, has me working hard and in top form. I feel like I've turned a corner in songwriting and I'm linking up with one of my -and all of Austin's- favorite musicians and producers in Adrian Quesada.

 I'm a midwesterner first and foremost, so I'll never shake my heartland roots, but I've been living in Austin, Texas for the better part of a decade now and am still finding new ways to love and be inspired by this place. And I really do think that you'll hear it all in my music. Rooted in the classic country sounds and melodies of George Jones and Conway Twitty, I still keep it left of the dial with an emphasis on personal lyrics and a love for the everyday moments that make up most of our lives.

Mix all that up with a band full of amazingly creative and sincere individuals and a producer who keeps things fresh while making you feel like you've heard this since you were a child, and you can start to imagine what we've got cooking for this album. And I absolutely cannot wait to share it with the world.  

Risks and challenges

I've been a solo artist acoustic artist for most of my life, so the feat of managing and running an entire band has been daunting. But because Croy and the Boys is comprised of people that I call friends, first and foremost, the transition into bandleader has been a lot easier and a lot more comfortable; and it's been amazing to watch these songs grow and change and become not just my songs, but the whole entire band's songs.

I've never worked with a producer before which, if you're not familiar with the music biz, means that I haven't done a whole lot of collaboration in the studio. Up until this point, I've been calling most of the shots. So again, finding a person like Adrian Quesada who is easy to communicate and share ideas with, and is a seasoned veteran in the studio is making the idea of sharing my vision with somebody else, not merely tolerable, but actually exhilarating.

We'll be using a lot of vintage gear, both instruments and studio machines and of course, anything mechanical or electrical that's 40 plus years old can have its quirks. But luckily, we live in Austin where there's no shortage of vintage repair experts that will hopefully be able to keep us moving and on schedule.

Other than some of those fairly base concerns, throughout the course of this kickstarter, we've got a serious schedule of rehearsals, pre production planning and live shows so that by the time we hit the studio next month, I'm confident that we'll be exactly where we need to be.

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    Download code for new album plus physical copy of new album plus I will write and record a song about anybody or anything that you want. Your kids birthday coming up, Let me write a happy birthday song just for them. Your old man finally retiring, give him a classic sounding country song all about his illustrious career at the Post Office. You thinking about proposing to your girl but don't know how? I'll do it for you, in song. This is my favorite backer level because I REALLY want to write about YOU! Seriously!

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    Download code for new album plus physical copy of album plus Croy and the Boys T shirt plus a full band Croy and the Boys Show (limited to the greater Austin area (San Antonio counts) or we can line something up if you live on one of our tour routes or online via concert window which will seriously be very special and rewarding and fun. And I'll throw in a half hour motorcycle tour of Austin if you're ever in town .

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    WHOA! Download code for entire album plus physical copy of album plus Croy and the Boys T Shirt (or a few if you got a family) plus koozies, and patches, plus either a private solo performance anywhere in the continental united states or a full band Croy and the Boy concert anywhere in the country as it lines up with our tour schedule, but we promise that we will make it to you, plus your name in the credits on the album plus a motorcycle ride when you come to Austin, plus a kiss and a hug

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    WHATEVER YOU WANT!!! seriously, you can have anything that you want. You can borrow my motorcycle for a couple months, I'll name my firstborn child after you, you can rent out my bedroom free of charge, I'll start you a bar tab for a night at the bar of your choice, you can slap me in the face, you name it, its yours! (none of these statements are legally binding)

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