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James Wolpert, former 'The Voice' finalist and eyewear-afficianado, needs YOUR HELP to make a record! Read more

Nashville, TN Rock
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This project was successfully funded on June 3, 2014.

James Wolpert, former 'The Voice' finalist and eyewear-afficianado, needs YOUR HELP to make a record!

Nashville, TN Rock
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 After a successful run on NBC's 'The Voice', top-four contestant James Wolpert is making his very own record! 

James has been writing music since high school-- whether busking on the street for pocket-change or playing onstage for thousands, he's always had an intimate relationship with his material. After a lot of contemplation and consideration, he's finally putting his songs on wax! 

A carefully considered mix of hard-hitting rock anthems and delicate, lilting ballads, the record is a representation of James himself--- a self-portrait of sorts. Needless to say, he's written every song himself to ensure a cohesive experience that plays perfectly from top to bottom, a la carte, through earbuds or on a turntable! 

The turnaround time for this record is fairly unheard of-- tracking has ALREADY COMMENCED, and the record will be mixed, mastered, printed and released by mid/late July if we MEET OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL! 

The budget breaks down like this (very simply): 

- Backer Rewards 

-Studio Musicians

-Studio Time

-Mixing/Mastering

-Promotion

-Printing/Release

-Kickstarter Fees

Risks and challenges

The goal is to mix, master and release this record by mid/late July and we have DAYS to meet our funding goal. That, friends, is a tall order-- but I've been in worse binds with worse odds-- and I didn't have you guys.

It's a stretch, but we're already in the studio cutting this thing and it sounds truly phenomenal. We're on track to meet all of our deadlines. All we need is the funding.

-James

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    13 backers

    Much obliged! You get a free, ACOUSTIC version of our new single "Blondie"! Available NOWHERE ELSE!

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    35 backers

    I've got half of an art degree I need to put to use--- I'll draw you a 20 second sketch of LITERALLY ANYTHING YOU WANT. I'll sign it, email it to you, and you get a digital, acoustic copy of "Blondie" available NOWHERE ELSE!

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    140 backers

    Aww yiss. You get a download of the whole dang album PLUS 2 bonus tracks and custom artwork, man!

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    211 backers

    Rad. You get a SIGNED, PERSONALIZED copy of the CD sent straight to your door! You get a digital copy too!

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    134 backers

    You get a "Daphne Kay Knows Me" tee shirt -- signed and personalized-- designed by the one and only James Wolpert-- plus a signed copy of the CD and a digital download of the record!

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    34 backers

    I used to be a caricature artist by trade. I'll draw you as a cartoon, color it, and email it to you-- Plus you get a digital copy of the record!

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    48 backers

    Personally, my favorite tier. You get a LIMITED EDITION, randomly-colorized SIGNED, PERSONALIZED VINYL copy of the record with EXCLUSIVE cover art/artwork made from our time in the studio! Available NOWHERE/NOWHEN ELSE. PRINTED TO MEET DEMAND FOR BACKERS ONLY. There's also a digital download card included for all of your little gadgets.

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    4 backers

    I will read you 7 of your favorite poems or read you a scary story of your choice over the phone in hilarious voices upon your request! Invite your friends over! Start a campfire! Make s'mores! You ALSO get the DELUXE VINYL copy of the record and a digital download card!

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    17 backers

    I will write a 30 second song for you with your name, perform it and upload it to a youtube account specifically designed to archive said songs! You also get the vinyl copy of the record with digital download!

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    1 backer All gone!

    Need an iPod? Again, No Prob! You can have mine! I'll send you the iPod nano I used on The Voice to house all my sick tunes. You also get the DELUXE VINYL copy of the record and the digital download card!

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Need a turntable? No prob. I'll send you mine, signed with a personal message! It'll be killer for that DELUXE VINYL copy of the record you'll be getting-- digital download card n' all!

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    6 backers

    Make sure you can make it to Nashville in early July! You and TWO FRIENDS are coming to the VIP album release show & party! While you're there, I'll fork over the vinyl copy of the record with digital download!

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    1 backer All gone!

    You're a high roller. Classy. What you need is a great jacket to go along with all that 'wow'. Luckily, you're getting one I wore on The Voice, a spot at the release show/party (with 2 friends!) in Nashville, plus a vinyl & digital copy of the record! Shipping is on us.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    This is hard for me. You get my baby. My pride and joy. My guitar that I've busked with, played sold out shows with, and wrote a number of songs you hear on the record with. Years and years of memories all hideously smashed in a freak accident. You get it signed. Still functional. Gaping hole in the body. Badass. Plus you're coming to the release party (with 2 friends) and you get the vinyl copy of the record with the digital download! Shipping is on the house.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    This is the big one. You get a show with the band, without the band, just Cory and I, any way you'd like. Doesn't matter if you're a bar, a stadium or a living room. Afterward, you'll get to keep the jacket I'm wearing from The Voice (replete with fancy lapel flower) and the pair of glasses I wore on the Ellen Degeneres show. You and two friends are also invited to the album release show/party and get a digital and vinyl copy of the record! Dang. Don't worry about shipping. You're the friggin' man/lady.

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