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We want to record a great CD of originals and get back on the road so we can bring the music to you!
We want to record a great CD of originals and get back on the road so we can bring the music to you!
45 backers pledged $3,395 to help bring this project to life.

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We've been touring a ton this past year. The band is tight and we're ready to get our new originals down on tape. It's been three years since we recorded "If I Walked On Water," and it's high time to record another album.  Our February tour took us to New Orleans, where we had some time to spend in the recording studio and get a head start on a few songs. The rest of the recording will take place later this spring. I'll bring in some of my favorite musicians from New Orleans to add the finishing touches to the CD. I loved working on the horn arrangements for the last record, so there will be plenty of horns on this CD, more backing vocals, and certainly some guests on piano and organ. 

Risks and challenges

In the past five years, I've led "Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires", as well as produced and recorded two full length albums of original music, "If I Walked On Water," and "Egyptland. I've also appeared on more than a dozen other recordings during my career. I have a lot of experience and industry connections to bring to this project and I'm going to use all the resources I have get this music out to you.

We want to get this music out to you while it's hot! We have been able to recoup our recording costs for past projects through CD sales eventually. But, having at least some of the money upfront will give us a lot more options - like doing another take! In addition, having some of the money ahead of time means we won't be broke when the CDs arrive, so we'll able to get right back in the van and bring our live music and CDs to the world!

Here's what a our budget looks like:
$1500-$2000 Studio Recording Costs - I've payed some of this already and I'll be happy to front the rest if you'll help me with the following expenses:
$500-800 Mixing
$500-800 Mastering
$1200 Pressing the CDs
$200-500 Artwork and CD Layout
any additional $$$ will go towards promoting the CD in print on the-airwaves and of course in-person

As I said in the video clip, we're asking for about half of what we need to make to bring this project to fruition, so please don't stop giving once we reach our goal! On the other hand, if we don't reach our Kickstarter pledge goal, no money will we charged and we'll be back to square one.

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    Get a post card from the road! We're touring a lot in the coming year and we'd love to send you a post card from the far reaches of the earth.

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    A signed copy of our new CD
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    A signed copy of our new CD,
    a copy of either our 2011 release "If I Walked on Water," or our 2009 release "Egyptland"
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    A signed copy of our new CD, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires T-shirt,
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    A signed copy of our new CD,
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    A thank you in the liner notes, in addition to a signed copy of our new CD, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires T-shirt, copies of both, "If I Walked on Water," and "Egyptland", and a postcard from the road.

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    Five copies of the new CD, a thank you in the liner notes, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires T-shirt, copies of both, "If I Walked on Water," and "Egyptland", and a postcard from the road.

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    10 copies of the new CD, a thank you in the liner notes, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires T-shirt, copies of both, "If I Walked on Water," and "Egyptland", a postcard from the road.

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    A one hour solo concert by yours truly in your home (Limited to US Cities that are part of our tour pattern such as NYC, New Orleans, Austin, Madison WI - unless you want to fly me out.),
    a thanks you in the liner notes, a signed copy of the new CD, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires t-shirt, copies of both, "If I Walked on Water," and "Egyptland", and a postcard from the road.

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    A one and a half hour full band concert at your home (Limited to US Cities that are part of our tour route such as NYC, New Orleans, Austin, Charleston, Madison WI - unless you want to fly us out.), a thank you in the liner notes, a signed copy of the new CD, a Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires T-shirt, a copy of each of our previous CDs, "If I Walked on Water," and "Egyptland", and a postcard from the road.

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