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HELP KEEP ANALOG ALIVE! We need your help to make this album full of old-timey, country gospel songs possible.

About this project

                         Open Orchard Revival

       "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?"

Help keep analog alive! This project is for anyone who still believes that music never sounded better than when it was painstakingly recorded by real musicians on tape and pressed to vinyl. For anyone who keeps a vinyl record collection because it just sounds better! Analog may not be the most popular means of music production, but many of us can agree that it's the best...and most expensive.

This album is a dedicatory project. This past February, musician Dan Buehner lost his grandmother, Edith Young--a selfless and inspirational woman, and a woman who deeply loved music. Edith had asked Dan and his wife Kiki to come sing for her in her home. Sadly, she left this world before they were able to do so. As a way of making it up to her, Dan put together Open Orchard Revival: a collaboration of musicians from the Trappers and the Folka Dots come together to create a gospel album in her honor. 

We feel this album belongs to everyone!

While the album began as a tribute to Dan’s grandmother Edith, it has become something we feel belongs to everyone. For all of us who carry a sorrow that burdens, who have loved and lost, for all of us who believe in becoming whole through the experiences that create us, this album is for each one of us, religious and non-religious alike. Open Orchard Revival’s old-timey country gospel album “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?” sways in the spaces between supplications of the sweet and sorrowful to the indebted invocations of untroubled delight.

We Need Your Help!

In an effort to share this music, we realize we cannot do it alone. We know we need support. With our twelve analog recordings complete, the process of mixing, mastering, duplication as well as CD and vinyl pressing becomes expensive. (Vinyl will be pressed at Furnace Record Pressing) Any monetary contribution you can make to help us complete this project, we sincerely appreciate...

Thank you for your support!

Tracks: 
I'm Gonna Sing 
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Teach Me (original song)
Satisfied Mind
River Of Jordan
Mountain Hymn (original song)
I Saw God Wash The World Last Night
Meet My Maker (original song)
People Get Ready 
I'm Working On A Building
Softly & Tenderly 
Bonus Track: 
Angel Band

Members:
Dan Buehner, Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Drums/Piano
Kiki Buehner, Vocals/Bass/Percussion
Corinne Gentry, Vocals/Fiddle
Marie Bradshaw, Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Bronk Onion, Vocals/Upright Bass/Acoustic Guitar
Brian Manecke, Banjo/Acoustic Guitar/Tenor Banjo
Johnny Ranck Jr., Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Piano
Tyler Pexton, Pedal Steel

(Please visit our website to hear more music and find out more about us.)

Risks and challenges

Our goal for this project from the beginning has been to keep the recordings analog and release the album on vinyl. Our main challenge will be receiving all the funding required to make releasing the album on vinyl a possibility. We are turning to kickstarter so that we can make this dream a reality. Please help us make this possible!

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    Digital download of an unreleased Open Orchard Revival bonus track, "Angel Band". (This song is not on the album) + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    VINYL BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! You will get a signed fresh off the press copy of "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?" on VINYL + a digital download of the entire album + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    You will get a copy of the Open Orchard Revival Hymn book. We will have all the lyrics and chords to all of the songs on the album compiled into a book so you can play and sing along while you listen to the album! + a copy of the new CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    CD PACKAGE: You get a copy of the new Open Orchard Revival Album, "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today". + a vinyl weatherproof sticker, + a Open Orchard Revival limited edition T-Shirt + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    COLORED VINYL PACKAGE - You will get a copy of the album on limited COLORED vinyl, (we are doing a very short run of 100 colored lp's) a digital download of the entire album + a download code of an unreleased Open Orchard Revival bonus track, "Angel Band". (This song is not on the album) + a weatherproof vinyl sticker + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    The amazing artist and hand-letterer Andy Simmonds will designing and hand draw you your very own limited edition Open Orchard Revival poster. Check out Andy's work here http://www.etsy.com/shop/rooneyhandlettering, + an Open Orchard Revival CD, thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    LESSONS: You will get a personal 1/2-hour music lesson of your choice: guitar, drum, violin, banjo, or recording. Either in person or over skype Lesson will be given by the appropriate players in the band + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    VINYL TEST PRESS PACKAGE - You will get a copy of the TEST PRESS LP Vinyl. These will be the first records that come off the press. They are very limited! + a digital download of the entire album + a download code of an unreleased Open Orchard Revival bonus track, "Angel Band". (This song is not on the album) + a weatherproof vinyl sticker + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    We will learn and cover any song of your choice, record it on video, post it to YouTube and email you the video file. + an Open Orchard Revival CD, + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    VINYL PACKAGE: You will get a copy of the Open Orchard Revival , "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today" vinyl Lp + a digital download of the entire album + a weatherproof Sticker + a copy of The Folka Dots limited edition EP, and their debut album "Down Below" + a copy of The Trappers debut album, + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    Dan Buehner will record, mix, and master a song for you and/or your band at Orchard Studios, where we recorded this album! You can record on analog tape, or with pro tools. (studio is located in North Salt Lake, UT)

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    You will get a personal 4 hour songwriting session with the members of the Open Orchard Revival, we would love to write some songs with you! Session can either be in person (for those in the Sale Lake area) or over Skype + a copy of the Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    The Open Orchard Revival band will travel to play a private show for you, in your home, church, wedding, wherever you'd like! (0-50 miles max from Salt Lake City, concert to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date) + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    GROOMING: Dan Buehner will shave his beard completely off and will post a photo of the finished product on our Facebook + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    GROOMING: Brian Manecke will shave his long, long beard completely off and will post a photo of the finished product on our Facebook + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    The Open Orchard Revival band will travel to play a private show for you, in your home, church, wedding, wherever you'd like! (51-150 miles max from Salt Lake City, concert to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date) + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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    The Open Orchard Revival band will travel to play a private show for you, in your home, church, wedding, wherever you'd like! (151-250 miles max from Salt Lake City, concert to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date) + an Open Orchard Revival CD + a thank you on our facebook page + a shout out on your personal facebook timeline from us!

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Funding period

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