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ReadySetGRO aims to raise funds to enable GRO to create, promote, and distribute their music, while also involving their fans in that entire process.
ReadySetGRO aims to raise funds to enable GRO to create, promote, and distribute their music, while also involving their fans in that entire process.
381 backers pledged $41,016 to help bring this project to life.

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If you would like to pledge money towards the recording and release of the covers EP and full-length record after this Kickstarter campaign is completed, please PayPal money directly to gromusic@gmail.com - then send us an email letting us know which reward you would like to receive.

**Please be sure to visit this page frequently and read the Updates on the "Updates" tab above as this campaign continues for comments from GRO**

Hey Everybody!
Green River Ordinance here...

This fall season marks the 10th Anniversary of Green River Ordinance as a band. To say it’s been an up-and-down journey or a very winding road with extreme highs and lows would be an understatement. From starting something in high school, to dropping out of college and buying a van (sweet Lambchop) to touring the country 15 times over, to signing with Capitol Records, to recently leaving Capitol Records – and everything in between, the constant in it all has been family, friends, and fans. The people – that is what we’ve learned make all this worth it. Playing for you, meeting you, talking with you and learning your stories – it somehow makes the overnight drives and time away from our families make a little more sense.

In 2009 and 2010, we have seen tastes of very sought after success: 2 Top 40 radio singles, songs on over 20 TV shows, music videos on MTV and VH1, writing sessions and tours with our heroes whom we now call friends. Still, after all of that, we feel we’ve only scratched the surface.

We've just started writing and recording for our next album and we need your help to make it happen! We're at a pivotal point in our career right now. We're trying to do things a little bit differently, but the main goal is that we want to bridge the gap between fan and artist to make us one (we are coining this phrase, Fartist). We want to include you guys in every aspect of the creative recording process. We want to let you step into what we're doing and be a part of our next record.

In order for us to do that we've decided to split ways with Capitol Records. We have many dear friends at that label and we had an amazing experience there. The last few years have been incredible with the support that they have shown us in our career. But for us to make the best music possible, to get music to you guys directly, and to have you guys be a part of what we're doing, it made sense to leave the major label system for now.

We've taken a huge risk by walking away from a major label and this is why we need your help. Using Kickstarter to offer an assortment of goods and services, we're letting you guys fund, contribute to, and witness the creative recording process.

Being independent will also let us put more music into your hands than we have in the past 3 years. In order to help fund the record and in celebration of these last 10 years, we're releasing an acoustic EP and an EP of our favorite cover songs. Every bit of your contributions from this campaign will be used to create, record, promote and distribute these various projects, including our next full length record. The more money we raise, the more creative we can get and the more people we can reach with this new music that we are very excited about! No contribution is too small, or too big for that matter. There are over 30 options ranging from $1 to $10,000 – and hopefully something for everyone. The actual expenses of the record, the EPs, and promotion is closer to $75,000 - so the goal is to get as close to that as possible.

Some of the things we’re offering here include:
- Playing an acoustic show at your house
- Letting you come hang out at the studio with us while we record
- Putting your name in our album credits
- Skype you into a recording session and let you watch
- We'll write a song with you or you can even name one of our songs on the new album

We just want to make the best record possible and in order to do that we're putting our future in your hands. So look over the options to the right, see if any tickle your fancy, and help spread the word!

Thank you for allowing us to continue to call this a job. That is a very humbling thought – we would literally not be here without your support and we do not take it for granted!

Looking forward to seeing some of you on the road this Fall. We are currently out with Goo Goo Dolls/Switchfoot. For dates please visit www.myspace.com/gro.

Find GRO on:
Facebook - www.facebook.com/gromusic
Twitter - www.twitter.com/gro
YouTube - www.youtube.com/greenriverordinance
MySpace - www.myspace.com/gro
Last.fm - http://www.last.fm/music/Green+River+Ordinance

Support GRO's charity : www.theHopeGROs.com

Purchase GRO's Capitol Records debut, Out of My Hands: www.tinyurl.com/grorecord

Download 9 Free Songs: www.noisetrade.com/gro

View our music video to "Come On": http://www.youtube.com/watch...

View our music video to "On Your Own": http://www.mtv.com/videos/green-river-ordinance/510862/on-your-own.jhtml

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    Receive 3 MP3s from the next full-length album the week of CD Release

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    Receive the next full-length album as a digital download 2 weeks in advance of street date

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    GRO will make and hold a poster that says “Green River Ordinance made me this poster to use as my profile pic because I’m a big deal” and send you the picture

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    Receive the next full-length album digital download 2 weeks in advance + a Limited Edition “I’m the Reason GRO’s a Band” T-shirt (American Apparel 50/50 T-shirt)

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    (Option #6) An AUTOGRAPHED + Personalized copy of the next full-length album mailed to you + digital download of the album 2 weeks in advance of street date + Limited Edition “I’m the Reason GRO’s a Band” T-shirt (American Apparel 50/50 T-shirt)

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    Every item from #6 above + song dedication at concert of your choice

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    Every item from #6 above + Your name mentioned in the credits of the new album

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    Every item from #6 above + phone call from GRO

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    Every item from #6 above + a GRO phone call to wake up you or your friend with a birthday song

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    Every item from #6 above + a personal voicemail greeting recorded by GRO for your phone

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    Every item from #6 above + 3 post cards mailed to you from different cities throughout our tour with personalized notes from GRO

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    Every item from #6 above + GRO’s full CD Catalog all Autographed by GRO - Catalog includes: handmade “Breaking the Surface” EP (2003), “The Beauty of Letting Go” LP (2005), “Way Back Home” EP (2007), “Out of My Hands” LP (2009), “Wait a Minute” B-sides & Rarities EP (2010), “The Morning Passengers” Acoustic Sessions EP (2010), GRO Covers EP (2010)

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    Every item from #6 above + your name in the credits of the next full-length album + 2 guest list spots to a future show + a hand drawn, hand crafted Thank You card for the GRO-love!

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    Every item from #6 above + YouTube video shout out

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    Every item from #6 above + be Skyped into a recording session

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    Every item from #6 above + Exclusive merchandise package - Includes signed Green River Cola bottles + Exclusive T-Shirts (sizes may vary)

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    Every item from #6 above + 1 hour instrument lesson with the GRO member of your choice – Can be held through Skype or you can travel to the band.

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    Every item from #6 above + Life-size cutout of your Favorite GRO band member (your choice).

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    Every item from #6 above + you and a friend come on stage and dance to a song of your choice or sit and watch a song of your choice from the stage.

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    Every item from #6 above + VIP Pass (2 guest list spots to a show of your choosing, get a backstage tour, take home guitar pics, strings, setlist and drum sticks)

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    Every item from #6 above + All-Access Pass + Dinner with GRO before the show (2 guest list spots to a show of your choosing, get a backstage tour, take home signed guitar pics, strings, set list and autographed drum sticks)

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    Every item from #6 above + All-Access Pass + Dinner with GRO before the show + help write the set list – request 1 song from any old record! (2 guest list spots to a show of your choosing, get a backstage tour, take home signed guitar pics, strings, setlist and autographed drum sticks)

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    Every item from #6 above + 1 Lifetime Guest List spot to any GRO show (Always when GRO is headlining, subject to availability when GRO is supporting)

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

    Every item from #6 above + Write a song with GRO on Skype or video chat, or in person if scheduling and location permit.

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    Every item from #6 above + Create a song title for the next full length CD + your name listed in the credits of the CD + 2 guest list spots for a show of your choosing + a hand drawn, hand crafted Thank You card for the GRO-love! (Song title must be somewhat within reason…)

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    Every item from #6 above + Autographed life size cut out of of all 5 members of GRO

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    Every item from #6 above + GRO will Graffiti “GRO loves YOUR NAME” on 5 green room walls backstage all over the country and send you pictures

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    4 packages of 15 people per package.
    “Late Night with GRO” – Spend the evening with your friends & GRO at your choice of bowling + lazer tag OR Putt Putt Fun + Games. This price is inclusive of all expenses associated with the actual event (not your travel), and for a total of 15 people to participate. Split this between 15 friends for a night of GRO fun! Event will last a minimum of 3 hours. Must be held in Dallas-Ft Worth.

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    Every item from #6 above + A Private acoustic show at your house (only at tour destinations or within 100 miles of Dallas-Ft Worth). Please allow 4-12 weeks in advance for scheduling. Rally up your friends to split this for the chance of a lifetime!

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    Spend one day in the studio with GRO as they record their brand new record. Airfare not included.

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    GRO will write, play, record and produce a song with/for you and Jordan Critz, GRO’s primary producer, will track, mix, and engineer the song at his personal studio. Please allow 2-3 months advance notice for scheduling. Each song takes 2 days in the studio. Does not include airfare.

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    Your choice of the above options: Graffiti, GRO co-writes a Song OR life-size cut outs of GRO.
    In addition to one of those options, you’ll receive everything from Option #6 + a signed guitar, AND you'll get to sing or play an instrument/be a part of a song on the next full-length! You’ll also receive the full CD Catalogue, get your name listed in the credits of the next album, a hand crafted Thank You card from GRO, and a guest list spot for life at all GRO shows (subject to availability when GRO is supporting).

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    Your choice of the above options: GRO Graffiti, GRO co-writes a Song OR life-size cut outs of GRO.
    In addition to one of those options, you’ll receive everything from Option #6 + a signed guitar, AND Get To Spend the Day with GRO at DISNEYLAND! Includes access to Disneyland. You’ll also receive the full CD Catalogue, get your name listed in the credits of the next album, a hand crafted Thank You card from GRO, and a guest list spot for life at all GRO shows.

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Funding period

- (30 days)