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Nate Gusakov's debut album offers diverse banjo stylings and some of Vermont's best musicians--truly original music from the Green Mtns
Nate Gusakov's debut album offers diverse banjo stylings and some of Vermont's best musicians--truly original music from the Green Mtns
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Recording for this project started last May, on my 30th birthday. My father David, Polly Vanderputten and I gathered with Michael Chorney in his cozy studio in the Green mountains, and recorded my first classical composition for banjo, violin, and cello. Since then I've had the great pleasure of working with 15 different musicians in various formations, playing a mix of styles that I don't quite know how to classify--all songs contain banjo, and I wrote them all--that's about the only common thread. There's fine pedal steel, powerful a cappella, raging electric guitar, hoppin' old time...

 All the mixing is done, and I'm really excited about the music that's coming to life! I've funded everything myself so far, but now I need some help to have the songs mastered, and then to print and press copies. I've uploaded all the unmastered versions to:

www.myspace.com/nategusakov

Please do take a listen, and pledge if you can. Every little bit helps, thanks so much!!!! 

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    Signed copy of Running Clear and of Chickadee Tunes, my self-made debut album from many years ago

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    Signed copy of Running Clear, signed print of cover art, and the video take of me riding my horse with my banjo, taking a wrong turn, and ending up on my backside in the spring mud

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    Signed copy of Running Clear, signed print of cover art, and a 1-hour cart ride with me and my draft horse Zuma (location limited to Lincoln, VT)

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    If anyone pledges at this level, AND the project is overfunded by at least $500, I'll buy the Gold Tone EBM-5 electric banjo that I've been coveting, and compose and record an instrumental for you in the mood of your choice

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