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Help fund not one, but two album projects: Scott Wooldridge's long-awaited solo album, and the Wooldridge Brothers' next studio album.
111 backers pledged $6,735 to help bring this project to life.

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We have reached our goal! Thank you to all our backers and everyone who has supported this project! The Kickstarter campaign is still live!! You can still pre-order a CD or choose other levels of support--it will help us with final costs and with getting the word out once the albums are released. More info in our Update section. Thanks again!

Two cities, two brothers, two albums. The Wooldridge Brothers, a long-running Americana act is well along on its seventh album, and Scott Wooldridge is all but finished on his first solo album project (and it's about time!). We have self-financed the projects to this point but are turning to crowdfunding to help us over the hump with mastering, manufacturing, and marketing (the 3 M's). 

From Milwaukee, Brian, Julie and the rest of the band are working hard on a new project that we're excited about, due for release next year. This includes tracks that John Munson, (The New Standards, Semisonic, Trip Shakespeare) helped out on with production work. The new album is also much more a band project than our last effort, with a lot of input from musicians with whom we've been working.

At the same time, in his Minneapolis lair, Scott is finishing up his solo album, a reflection of the acoustic-based sound he's developed in the Twin Cities. Scott's also worked with some outstanding musicians, and his project features acoustic instruments such as violin, harmonium, and mandolin. 

Like many bands, the WBs are turning to crowd-funding to help finance the final steps of our two projects. Fans in both cities (and beyond) can now get involved by pre-ordering the albums through this Kickstarter campaign. They can get extras by contributing at the higher levels. And they can get a joint WBs/Scott solo product with the vinyl single. 

We appreciate any support you can give us--and please help us share this campaign through social media and word of mouth. 

Thanks!

Risks and challenges

Once we've reached our funding goal, there is little risk--the solo album is recorded and nearing the completion of final mixes; the WBs album is mostly recorded and with this funding we will have enough to finish the project.

Fulfillment of rewards will be split between our Minneapolis and Milwaukee headquarters, and we feel we have the resources to get that squared away. Since the two album projects will be released several months apart, some rewards will arrive sooner than others. But we will keep in touch with contributors through this KS page and provide updates, so you'll know when to expect the rewards you've chosen.

If we are able to stretch our funding beyond our initial goal, that will give us a little more cushion for any unforeseen costs. But overall, this isn't our first rodeo, so we feel once we reach the goal we should be able to handle the rest.

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    Blast From the Past. A copy of our never-sold-in-stores sampler CD, which features songs from four WBs albums.

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    Scott Wooldridge Solo album-digital download. From acoustic confessionals to piano-pounding rockers, this album features some of Scott's sharpest, and loosest, songwriting yet. On his own for the first time, Scott plays many of the instruments himself, but guest musicians contribute mandolin, fiddle, harmonium, viola, and pedal steel.

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    Wooldridge Brothers album--digital download. Our new project will have several tracks recorded at the Terrarium Studio in Minneapolis with John Munson helping with production. Very much a band effort, this album leans on our capable rhythm section of Jack Rice and Scott Gorsuch, along with Julie Straszewski Wooldridge on vocals and cowbell! The new album is both more rocking and more experimental than our last CD.

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    Scott solo album OR WB's album-physical CD. Either album on good, old-fashioned polycarbonate plastic! (Plus download!) Scott solo album ships this fall, WBs will ship in 2015.

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    Best of Both Worlds! Both albums; CD and download! SW album ships this fall, WBs in 2015.

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    The Single!
    A Special Edition, joint release single on vinyl! One song from the WBs, one from the SW solo album! Plus, both albums, on CD and download.

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    Take Cover! Both albums (CD and download), the vinyl single, plus a digital download of Cover Up, a collection of WBs songs as re-imagined by a lineup of great Wisconsin artists. This unique project has been in the works for some time and is close to release, but you can get your version as part of this Kickstarter package.

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    Best value! Both albums, the Special Edition single, the Cover Up download
    --and--a bonus CD of demos and alternate takes. This features early versions of songs from the past two WBs CDs and the SW solo album, plus some some material never yet heard by human ears. Except ours, of course.
    (Bonus CD ships w/ WBs album)

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL as of 6-16! A T-shirt commemorating the release of the WBs/ Scott Wooldridge single. This unique T-shirt will feature artwork from the jointly-released single. Plus--a Contributing Producer credit on the liner notes of the two CDs. Plus all other rewards except Blast from the Past.

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    Video Girls and Boys! You will appear in the Wooldridge Brothers video to promote their single, "Drive Through Summer." Plus all the above rewards except Blast from the Past.

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    House Concert: the Wooldridge Brothers will perform at your pad, and since it's your place, we *will* play requests. Available to peeps in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Plus all other rewards above except Blast from the Past.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    House Concert 2! Same as the previous reward, but anywhere in the Midwest. Plus the above, etc, etc. And, Scott will wash your car.

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    Say my name, Wooldridge!!!
    Your name listed as a Contributing Producer credit in the liner notes on both albums! Plus all the above rewards except Blast from the Past!

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