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Help Brave the River finish a double-album called "Strange Currents," a concept record based on my journey across three continents.

STRANGE CURRENTS: A concept album of longing, restlessness, and the pursuit of dreams...

Two years ago, my life felt like it was falling to pieces. In the midst of a personal crisis, I began questioning everything I'd come to know as truth. After nearly quitting music entirely, I threw myself into a new music project called Brave the River. 

After moving to Ireland to study Film and Celtic Literature, I embarked on a journey across three continents which took me from the slopes of Europe's snow-capped mountains to the edges of the Sahara and the minarets of Istanbul. In it all, I found music. That music has become "Strange Currents," Brave the River's debut record. After writing over 40 songs, I performed and produced the entire record myself. It's a double-album of indie rock: 23 tracks on 2 CDs. And I'm really excited about how it sounds. But I need your help. 

Pledge some dough. I write you a song.

After financing the production of the record myself, I've reached the end of my budget. But I'm not quite finished. I'm mixing the record myself, but I still need to:

-have the record mastered

-get it pressed on CD with Conrad Roset's gorgeous artwork (http://www.conradroset.com/)

To do this, I need at least $750. So I've put together a bunch of great rewards for whoever wishes to back me... my favorite pledge: $75 and I'll write you a song!

That's right: I'll write and record you a song. It could be for your boyfriend, or for your girlfriend, or for your pet cat. It doesn't matter! Just make it good because it might end up on my next album!

So check out the rewards! This record is a journey which is just beginning... and I want you to be a part of it! I'm really excited about how this record is sounding, and I want it to look really good too! So consider doing something to make a dream come true. Consider pledging to help finish this record! And then encourage your friends to check it out. Remember, if i don't reach $750, I don't get anything... all the pledges are returned. So please, help me spread the word!

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    SUPER AWESOME PERSON LEVEL: You get the honorary title of "Super Awesome Person." Oh yea.

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    ONE FOR EACH FINGER LEVEL: I'll pick five of my favorite tracks off of the new record, and send them to you as an exclusive MP3 download before the record comes out!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD LEVEL: Get a high-quality MP3 download of the entire double-album "Strange Currents." You'll get this pre-release download before everyone else!

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD LEVEL: An autographed copy of "Strange Currents," the double-album, mailed directly to you! Plus, get an MP3 download of the album before it is available to anyone else! (S&H included; international backers, please add $5 for international shipping)

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRIC LEVEL: I'll pick one of my favorite lyrics from the record and write it on a special, canvas-paper ready for framing! Plus, you'll get an autographed copy of the CD before it is available to anyone else! (S&H included; international backers, please add $5 for international shipping)

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    HAIKU LEVEL: I'll write you a Thank You Haiku and paint it as an ink wash and mail it to you with an autographed copy of the double-album "Strange Currents." You'll also get the exclusive pre-release MP3 download of the entire record. (S&H included; international backers, please add $5 for international shipping)

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    3X COPES OF THE RECORD LEVEL: Three autographed copies of the double-album "Strange Currents" mailed directly to you along with the pre-release MP3 download of the entire record. (S&H included; international backers, please add $10 for international shipping)

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    I WRITE YOU A SONG LEVEL: I'll write you a song about whatever you want (not too dirty ;D) and give you the MP3 to share with your girlfriend, boyfriend, or those sad polar bears at the North Pole. Exactly.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + CUSTOM SONG LEVEL: You get your name in the credits as an "Executive Producer," plus I'll write you a song about whatever you want, and you'll also get an autographed copy of the record! (S&H included; international backers, please add $5 for international shipping)

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    THE GUITAR I WROTE THE SONGS ON LEVEL: This one has a lot of sentimental value: my very first electric guitar, the one I wrote all of the songs on for this record. It's a little Washburn axe--you get it and all of its love and wear... plus an autographed copy of "Strange Currents." (S&H included; international backers, please add $40 for international shipping)

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    DANCE PARTY/LISTENING PARTY LEVEL: I'll bring the sound equipment and the entire record and we'll have the first listening party at your house! Then I'll jam some of my favorite groovy tunes and have a good time dancing (meaning: you'll have a good time watching me "dancing"). How's that for a good time? Plus, I'll end the night with a short acoustic set of tunes, just for you! (Note: you'll have to cover travel costs if you're more than 3 hours away from Frostburg, MD).

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