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John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff are gearing up to make their second album and could use a little help from our friends!
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John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff are seeking funds to make our second album.  Our first release,  "Leavin' Yesterday," came to light in 2011, and since then the band has played with everyone from the Steep Canyon Rangers to the late, great George Jones. 

We've been honing our sound with new members Billie Feather on upright bass, Tim Shearer on electric guitar, and Dave Hartman (kindly stepping in after the untimely loss of the legendary Matt Brown, to whom the album will be dedicated) on drums. John's songs, as always, run the gamut from straight honky-tonk to country-rock and all points in between, incorporating influences like rockabilly and southern soul.

The legacy of North Carolina country music is an extremely important one to the band, and we look to leading lights like Del Reeves, Don Gibson, and Stonewall Jackson for inspiration.

We're asking for $5,000 to fund our CD project.  This will cover 7 days of recording and mixing at Kudzu Ranch Studios ($2,800) with Rick Miller (of Southern Culture on the Skids fame) behind the board, $800 for mastering at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, NC, and $1,200 to press 1,000 copies.  We factored $200 to cover Kickstarter fees and bank charges.  Any additional funds donated will be used to promote the album and to help fund a tour to promote the release.

Without your help, we will not be able to release the album so it is up to all our friends and fans to help make it a reality!

Visit our band at:  www.johnhowiejr.com

Risks and challenges

The songs are written and ready to go, and the band has been gathering quite the local momentum thanks to all our wonderful supporters. Once funding is in place we foresee no additional risks and challenges. Once the project is funded, the whole process should take 2-3 months, and we can have our dreams into your hands.

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    Digital download of the release and a John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff sticker!

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    Digital download of the new album, physical copy of the new album and a Rosewood Bluff sticker designed by our own pedal steel guitarist/designer Nathan Golub.

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    Digital download, signed physical copy of the new album, Rosewood Bluff sticker, and a John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff button/badge.

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    Digital download, signed physical copy of the new CD, Rosewood Bluff sticker, Rosewood Bluff badge/button, Rosewood Bluff T-shirt, and a personalized thank you note.

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    Digital download, autographed physical copy of the new CD, a digital download copy of "Leavin' Yesterday", Rosewood Bluff sticker, Rosewood Bluff badge/button, a personalized thank you note, a Rosewood Bluff T-shirt, and a CD-R of rare/unreleased Two Dollar Pistols (John's former band) live tracks and demos.

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    Digital download, autographed physical copy of the new CD, Rosewood Bluff sticker, Rosewood Bluff badge/button, a personalized thank you note, a Rosewood Bluff T-shirt, a CD-R of rare/unreleased Two Dollar Pistols (John's former band) live tracks and demos, a personal "thank you" in the liner notes, and a 1 hour John and Billie acoustic concert within 2 hours drive of Chapel Hill, NC.

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    Digital download of the new album, autographed physical copy of the new CD, Rosewood Bluff sticker, digital download of "Leavin' Yesterday", Rosewood Bluff badge/button, a personalized thank you note, a Rosewood Bluff T-shirt, a CD-R of rare/unreleased Two Dollar Pistols (John's former band) live tracks and demos, a personal "thank you" in the liner notes, and a 45 minute full-band concert within an hour of Chapel Hill, NC.

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    Digital download of new album, autographed physical copy of the new CD, Rosewood Bluff sticker, digital dowload of "Leavin' Yesterday", Rosewood Bluff badge/button, a personalized thank you note, a Rosewood Bluff T-shirt, a CD-R of rare/unreleased Two Dollar Pistols (John's former band) live tracks and demos, a personal "thank you" in the liner notes, and a 1 hour full band concert within three hours of Chapel Hill, NC. (We'll go further for more, so message us for options!)

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