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I've been trying to play guitar for over 30 years now. Really, 30 years. It's been long love-affair, with highs and lows, rich times and lean. The guitar was my doorway into Music. That Music has taken me around the world, it has accompanied me through joy, laughter and tears: as well as allowing me to share the stage with an amazingly varied group of people: Johnny Cash and Moby, Bruce Cockburn and the Indigo Girls, Bob Dylan and Over The Rhine. Through it all, I've generally said what I had to say with the Electric Guitar. It's smaller and a lot less fragile, if you know what i mean... 

A couple of years ago I toured playing guitar for one of the great guitarists of our generation, Phil Keaggy. The record we were touring required me to dust off my classical and steel string acoustic guitar chops. This was more challenging (and rewarding) than I could have imagined.The influence of that music and tour on this recording was enormous and I think it planted a seed in me to try my hand at one of the most demanding kind of recordings i could make- one centered around the simple sound of strings vibrating a tiny little cathedral of wood: The Acoustic Guitar.

So, here i am!

I'm joined on this journey by several friends and collaborators. Michael Wilson will be documenting  the process with both still and moving images. Grammy Winning Designer Greg Sylvester has signed on to design the art and packaging. I'll have Josh Seurkamp, David LaBruyere, Dan Dorff and couple of lovely surprise guests (to be announced soon...) I'd love for you to take an even bigger part in the process than you usually do. We're documenting the recording and mixing and will have a home-spun DVD available as well as some other surprise. Please join me on this journey!

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    THANKS! We would like to give you a pre-release download (mp3 or lossless file) of the complete album.

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    receive a signed disc of entirely new music at least a week before it is released, AND you get free admission to a private concert of the new music Live At The Monastery. Date to be Determined.

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    All the benefits of the $25 level plus a limited edition "Making Of" DVD photographed by Michael Wilson! A Limited Edition Hand-Made T-shirt in your very own size is also included. Wear it to the private show and be cool.

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    The Completist: all the the benefits of the $25 level, plus one copy of every piece of solo or significant work i've done since 1996. includes MONK: Quiver, the last remaining hard copy of Hush, Blink, O, Good Dog Bad Dog, The Darkest Night of the Year, The Master and the Musician DVD, David Wilcox "Into the Mystery," When I Consider How My Light is Spent, The Silence of Everything Yearned For PLUS a completely unique CD of live unreleased material spanning over ten years.

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    Your Own House Concert: Ric will come and play a private house concert for you and your friend(s). (You must be within 100 miles of cincinnati and cover reasonable gas expenses...) also includes benefits of the $25 level.

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    Executive Producer Credit: Yes, you are credited as Executive Producer of the Cd. Finally you get credit for something good (even if you're just a figurehead!) Also included, is a visit to the studio (to make sure everything is on schedule) and a power lunch with Ric. Includes all the benefits of the $25 level.

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