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I'm recording my DEBUT ALBUM and would love to have you along with me every step of the way! Thank you so much for your support! Read more

Brownsburg, IN Music
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I'm recording my DEBUT ALBUM and would love to have you along with me every step of the way! Thank you so much for your support!

Brownsburg, IN Music
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Wendell Ray

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Music is an incredible force! I have been driven by this force ever since I was 3 years old. There I was, bouncing around in my car seat to the sound blasting out of the radio; that was it for me, I was hooked! Fast forward a few years and here I am now; a performer in my own right, hoping to touch people the same way that music and musicians have touched my soul over the years.

To me, music is the great uniter. The same song can be listened, owned and loved by anyone, rich or poor, English speaking or not. Music transcends, and the wonderful thing about it is that the same song can mean so many different things to so many different people.

Over the years people have asked many times during my live performances or after listening to my demos, "When are you going to make your album?" Well, my friends, the time has come. I'm finally recording my DEBUT ALBUM! Through Kick-starter, I am hoping to raise enough money to finish recording my first full-length album. I have been working really hard to finish writing and assembling what I believe will be a record that touches the masses.

The songs on this album are thought provoking, funny, and sometimes just down-home funky! I recently recorded a song called, "Penny For Your Thoughts" and through friends in NYC I was able to put together a video to go with the song. I truly hope you like what you see and hear. If you feel so moved, I would love to have your support in accomplishing my goal to finish and release my debut album! Thank you for taking the time and interest to hear my story and see my new video. 

Peace and love to you all,

Wendell. x

Risks and challenges

The obstacles I'm facing right now are really quite simple in the scheme of things. My recording is 50% finished. After I finish recording all that is left is mixing, mastering, and the album artwork. Upon completion I plan to meet with record labels, artist management, and booking agencies I already have contacts with. Right off the bat there is great potential of getting the ball rolling which could launch my career.
This is where your funding comes in to play. That is also why I am only asking for the small amount of $5000 for this record. Obviously, I would love to exceed my goal as there are other expenses I am paying for out of pocket. There is also the possibility I will incur other costs I wasn't expecting. I will be more than grateful to each and every supporter that helps me reach my goal of $5000! Thank you once again for giving me your time and caring about my album's success!

Much love,
Wendell

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    5 backers

    Thank you!!- Any donation is so helpful and is a contribution that will not go unnoticed. Whatever you can give you will receive a downloadable version of my single, "Penny For Your Thoughts."

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    22 backers

    Thanks a lot, your gift is very helpful! For this you will receive my full downloadable album.

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    36 backers

    This is a very nice gesture, thank you! I am sending you a signed hard copy of my debut album. Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy the songs!

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    2 backers

    This is great, thank you for your gift! I am sending you: a signed hard copy of my debut album. -AND an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker, AND a custom guitar pick.

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    20 backers

    This gift is very much appreciated, thank! For this you will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -AND a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.

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    3 backers

    This is such a thoughtful gift, thank you! For this you will receive: -a signed hard copy album -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker -a custom guitar pick -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo. -AND special access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.

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    16 backers

    You just made my day :), thank you so much!! for this you will be receiving:
    -a signed hard copy album -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker -a custom guitar pick. -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.-special access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -AND an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - AND I will send you a "thank you" shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.

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    4 backers

    Thank you for your generosity, this helps tons! For this you will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - AND two free tickets to a show nearest you!!

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    3 backers

    My sincerest gratitude! Thank you so much!
    You will be getting:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -AND your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork!!

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    0 backers

    This is fantastic! Thank you very much for your help and support! For this your will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    -two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -AND a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.

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    0 backers

    This is fantastic! Thank you very much for your help and support! For this your will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    -two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    -AND a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.

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    3 backers

    This is such a special gift, Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    -two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -AND your picture in my debut album artwork booklet!!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    0 backers

    This is such a special gift, Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -AND a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."

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    0 backers

    Thank you for such an amazing gift, you are a big part of this happening! You will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -AND a harmonica signed and personally customized and bedazzled!!

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    1 backer

    I'm so thankful you decided to give, It helps move this project forward immensely, thank you! You will be receiving:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -a harmonica personally customized and autographed!!
    -AND a 30 min skype harmonica lesson and you can use your new customized harmonica ;)

    Estimated delivery:
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    0 backers

    You have truly been a blessing in this projects success, my sincerest thanks! You will be receiving:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -a harmonica personally customized and autographed.
    -a 30 min skype harmonica lesson and you can use your new customized harmonica ;)
    -AND a 30 solo performance at your house before my show if its within 15 miles of the venue.
    (...if you're further away don't let that stop you, i'm sure we could work something out)

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    0 backers

    I'm deeply moved by your generosity, I can't tell you what this means to me. Thank you! You will get:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -a harmonica personally customized and autographed.
    -a 30 min skype harmonica lesson and you can use your new customized harmonica ;)
    -AND a 20 min trio band performance at your house before my show if its within 15 miles of the venue.
    (...if your further away don't let that stop you, i'm sure we could work something out)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    0 backers

    You've gone far above and beyond my wildest expectations! I will be forever grateful for your gift and support. All my love and sincerest thanks! You will receive:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -a harmonica personally customized and autographed!!
    -a 30 min skype harmonica lesson and you can use your new customized harmonica ;)
    -a 20 minute trio band performance at your house before my show if its within 15 miles of the venue.
    (...if your further away don't let that stop you, i'm sure we could work something out)
    -AND a 1 hour long solo show at your house whenever I'm not touring....and lets have dinner afterwards!! :)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    0 backers

    THIS. IS. AWESOME!! thank you, thank you, thank you!! I am so touched at your belief in me as an artist and will be forever grateful for this opportunity you've provided me with to get my music to the masses.
    You will be receiving:
    -a signed hard copy album
    -a personalized autographed 8.5x11 photo.
    -an autographed "Wendell Ray" bumper sticker.
    -a custom guitar pick.
    -special internet access to behind the scenes footage from the studio, and unplugged performance videos.
    -an official "Wendell Ray" T-shirt.
    - I will send you a thank you shout out on my Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
    - two free tickets to a show nearest you.
    -your name included in the "thank you" section of my album artwork.
    -a signed limited edition 18"x24" album poster.
    -a live Skype chat session for a special thank you, and a live special song.
    - your picture in my debut album artwork booklet.
    -a limited edition autographed hand written lyrics sheet of my single "Penny For Your Thoughts."
    -a harmonica personally customized and autographed.
    -a 30 min skype harmonica lesson and you can use your new customized harmonica ;)
    -a 20 minute trio band performance at your house before my show if its within 15 miles of the venue.
    (...if your further away don't let that stop you, i'm sure we could work something out)
    - a 1 hour long solo show at your house whenever I'm not touring....and lets have dinner afterwards!! :)
    -AND...WAIT FOR IT....Be a star in my next music video!!
    (if that doesn't interest you then let me know what you might want instead)

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