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By Thomas Michael Riley
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I’m asking your support for my new CD Project, "Get Back Up and Ride". I'm excited about the great new songs and pretty sure it's gonna be my best one...so far! 

My goal is to raise over $15,000 in the next 30 days.  You can help me get my record made and out to the world by choosing one of the great rewards on KickStarter.

There are many contribution levels, starting at just $25, so everyone can participate. I’ve got some fun and nifty rewards, too, that'll make you smile...just my way to say, “Thank you” for your generosity… Things like mp3s and Festival passes, autographed CDs, Songwriter Sessions, and even inebriated Postcards sent to you from somewhere on the road.

For your $1,500 donation, I’ll play a solo show at your place. You pick the venue and folks you think would most enjoy my music. Charge a cover and a covered dish to help off-set costs if you like. I can’t think of anything more enjoyable than bringing my new CD to life by performing my songs for you.

I've already recorded 10 CDs, including Texas Music Album of the Year “Tommy”, all because of your belief in me, your support, and generosity.

Thank you for coming along with me on this new journey. Here’s to #11!!

Thomas Michael Riley

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The record won’t be released to the public until May 2018, but you can have new singles and even signed CDs in advance when you KICK START ME! You can help me get my record made and out to the world by choosing one of the great REWARDs I'm offering.

The good news is that the new CD is almost half recorded!
And I still have to pay for it - studio time, engineering, musicians, production, mixing and mastering, artwork, photography, etc....
AND then we need to let the world know that I have a new record out! This means that every dollar over our goal will be used to:
• hire a publicist to publicize the record
• hire a radio promoter to promote the record to radio
• hire a videographer to make 1-2 videos

Our goal of $15,000 is a conservative budget to get the New CD out, considering the big guns at the major labels would spend well over $500,000 on my record!
...But then, I’d no longer have the same freedom to write, record, and sing the songs I choose.
Independent musicians have options today. Thanks to your generosity, we don’t need a middle man anymore! We've teamed up as friends, fans, and family to help...
You can choose some of the cool rewards in my KickStarter that'll make you smile! and you can share my campaign with your music loving friends everywhere - everybody loves good music and good news!

My reason for living is to "Bring music and laughter to the people who need it the most." Thank you so much for supporting my music.
Thank you for allowing me the ability to record my songs and the freedom to follow my heart.

Thomas Michael Riley

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