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100% of the money raised will go to the creation (studio time, mixing, and mastering) and promotion of this record. #dreambig

I've been pumped to start this campaign for months now! Kickstarter is such an amazing platform, and I think this is going to be a ridiculously fun way to make a new record.

I only have 30 DAYS to meet the goal, though, so PLEEEASE tell your friends to check out this page. Use those little Facebook and Twitter buttons above to help spread the word online as well. I want to hug each and every one of you for slightly longer than I'm supposed to.

Here's the low down.  I have spent the past 8 years writing, touring, working etc...I've had the opportunity to play incredible venues, share the stage with talented musicians and have even been able to travel all over the U.S. and even to London!!! I feel like I'm at a pivotal moment in my life with music, which I hope will allow me to keep doing what I love. As I am sure many of you have heard, the music business is in decline. The old model of major labels spending hundreds of thousands of dollars recording young artists are simply gone. Now are the days of the independents like me.  This means that we have to finance our own albums. It costs a lot of money to record an album. There are producers, engineers, studios, musicians, graphic designers, mastering technicians, duplication costs, photographers, etc...

Over the past couple months I've been able to share my vision and excitement with a lot of great musicians and engineers, and I want to have enough funding to bring them on board, to allow them enough time to do their best work on my project. Plus, as much as I enjoy the challenge of playing multiple roles in the record-making process....from covering all the instruments, to mixing/engineering... even attempting artwork design (as early "Courage" fans may remember).....there is something REALLY powerful about assembling a team of people who are at the top of THEIR game, and creating something BIG together. THAT's what I want to do. But I need your help to do it.

I'm at a crossroads.  I could try to make a record with some friends in a basement or I could lay it all out on the table and go for it.  Will you help?  I've already sold my scooter and have been fundraising for the past couple months, so know that I'm all in.  Will you be apart of something really BIG?  I hope you will.  As you can see, there are several tiers and incentives to choose from. I am incredibly grateful that you would consider supporting the making of this record. I am eager for you to hear these new songs.  I have spent the past 2 years writing this record and I can probably say that it is my best work yet.

Thank you in advance for any support you are able & willing to offer.

***Have a question that's not addressed on here? SEND AN EMAIL TO KYLE@KYLETALLMAN.COM.

Thanks

KT

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    OPTION #1. Digital copy of the new album 1 month before the release date

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    OPTION #2. A digital download of the album and I will put YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES of this ALBUM! I want EVERY single one of my fans' names to be on the INSIDE of the liner notes and a part of the album artwork! AWESOME.

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    OPTION #3. For $40 you get an early album download, your name listed in the album artwork, and you will also receive an advance physical copy of the album mailed to your door at least one week before it's official release, plus a copy of my E.P. "Courage."

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    OPTION #4. Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed in the album artwork, a personal thank you note, a copy of "courage," plus a digital copy of the B-Sides to "Courage." It includes the song "get back," which was a finalist in the 2011 Peoples Music awards. The B-Sides includes 5 unreleased tracks.

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    OPTION #5. Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed in the album artwork, a personal thank you note, a copy of "courage," plus a digital copy of the B-Sides to "Courage," plus a "I helped kickstart Kyle Tallman" T-shirt. Designed by yours truly and on a super soft T-shirt (sizes S-XL)

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    OPTION #6. Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed in the album artwork, a personal thank you note, and a "I helped kickstart Kyle Tallman" t-shirt, and a PERSONALIZED FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC of ME holding a sign that says, "__(your full name)__ is my hero!"...

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    OPTION #7. Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed in the album artwork, a personal thank you note, and a "I helped kickstart Kyle Tallman" t-shirt, and a PERSONALIZED FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC of ME holding a sign that says, "__(your full name)__ is my hero!"...and I will record an acoustic video performance of ANY COVER song you request, including a personal dedication, and upload it to my YouTube channel.

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    OPTION #8. Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed in the album artwork, a personal thank you note, and a "I helped kickstart Kyle Tallman" t-shirt, and a PERSONALIZED FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC of ME holding a sign that says, "__(your full name)__ is my hero!"...and I will record an acoustic video performance of ANY COVER song you request, including a personal dedication, and upload it to my YouTube channel and a VIDEO CHAT SESSION (Skype): This live, 1-on-1 video session can be redeemed for a private mini-concert, a songwriting lesson/critique, or simply to just chat.

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    OPTION #9. VIP CONCERT PACKAGE: At any headlining show of mine, YOU AND A FRIEND get to join me and my band for the entire evening--soundcheck, dinner before the show, help make the set list, get a song dedication, goofy pics galore, AND....2 front row tickets to the show. THIS INCLUDES THE TIER 5 GOODS PACKAGE.

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    OPTION #10. SIT IN ON A RECORDING SESSION: You get to hang out in the studio for a day while I'm recording my new album--meet musicians and engineers, take pictures when allowed--maybe even get recruited to sing! (Sessions will be taking place in Nashville, TN. Buyer assumes all travel/lodging costs.) THIS INCLUDES THE TIER 5 GOODS PACKAGE.

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    OPTION #11. LIFETIME GUEST LIST: This gives YOU lifetime free entrance to Kyle Tallman headlining shows. Your name will permanently be on the guest list. Simple as that. This is a limited time offer. Includes Tier 5 Goods Package.

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    OPTION #12. PRIVATE HOME CONCERT EXPERIENCE: I will come to YOUR house and play an acoustic show for you and a group of your friends (30 or less). I'll even help cook dinner (key word: "help." My skills are most useful if you are cooking pancakes, making basic omelets, or looking for an entertaining "chopping guy." I'll even wear an apron.) (Cost includes my travel within 300 miles of Johnson City, TN; Outside that the buyer assumes responsibility to pay for travel; allow 8-12 weeks for scheduling; private concert may have to fall on a weekday). Also includes TIER 5 GOODS PACKAGE.

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    OPTION #13. PRIVATE SONGWRITING DAY WITH ME: Come spend a day with me in a local studio here in Johnson City, TN. We'll write a song TOGETHER, grab lunch, talk music and career advice, then record an acoustic demo of OUR new song for you to take home. Then we'll go take some professional photos for your mock up CD Cover. Includes lunch, demo CD, multitrack ProTools files of your song, and a CD of your professional photo's by Rachel Webb Photography. AND....THE TIER 5 GOODS PACKAGE.

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    OPTION #14. My guitar. Yep, that's right, my actual guitar. It's a taylor 314ce that has had the electronics changed over to a lr baggs dual source pick up. It has been a tremendous guitar. I've toured with it for the past 3 years and if it could talk, it would tell you some stories AND....THE TIER 5 GOODS PACKAGE.

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