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Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer draws on all his talents for a tribute to his late musical hero, Bill Morrissey.
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    THE BARSTOW: Get a digital download of MILLTOWNS, in mp3 or hi-resolution formats, before it's available to the general public.

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    THE HANDSOME MOLLY: Get an autographed copy of MILLTOWNS on CD, shipped to you well before it's available to the general public. This and all higher reward levels includes digital download for immediate gratification.

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    THE CASEY, ILLINOIS: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus a digital download of any previous ME title.

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    THE GAMBLER'S BLUES: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus digital downloads of any three (3) previous ME titles.

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    THE ROBERT JOHNSON: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus GUEST LIST spots for 2 to any future ME headlining performance of your choice. Come enjoy the show, say hi afterwards & let me say thanks in person. This may not apply to some shows outside of my control (some sideman gigs, festivals, etc.). Please note that tickets to shows ARE NOT included in other/higher rewards packages.

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    THE TEXAS BLUES: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus a digital download of "Mark Erelli - Live In Hartfordtown," 18 never-before-heard cuts from a 2004 full-band show showcasing material from ME's western swing record "Hillbilly Pilgrim." This reward also includes digital downloads of any previous 2 ME records.

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    THE SUMMER NIGHT: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus a DVD of the long-promised-but-never-officially-released documentary on the making of ME's "The Memorial Hall Recordings." This hour-long program aired on select PBS stations in 2002-2003, and features behind the scenes footage from the sessions, interviews and more. This reward also includes digital downloads of any previous 2 ME records.

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    THE EDSON: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you & digital download of any previous ME title plus one copy of "Edson," Bill Morrissey's first book published by Knopf in 1996. It's a bittersweet story set in, you guessed it, a New England milltown!

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    THE RITE OF SPRING: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, plus I'll CURATE THE SONG CHOICE for a playlist on a theme you provide. You purchase the music legally via iTunes, etc and I'll provide notes on each song choice, and hand letter the tracklisting--old school. This reward also includes digital downloads of any previous 2 ME records.

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    THE IMAGINARY RUNNER: This includes all the rewards in THE GAMBLER'S BLUES plus a copy of "Imaginary Runner," Bill Morrissey's unpublished (and unedited) 2nd book. This book is not available anywhere else. As an added bonus, I'll throw in a laminated backstage pass from Bill's personal collection (donated by his former manager) that is just about the coolest bookmark I can possibly imagine.

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    THE GRIZZLY BEAR: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you, PLUS digital downloads of my ENTIRE solo recording catalog, that's 8 studio records (!), plus the Darwin Song Project compilation, Seven Curses (recorded with Jeffrey Foucault) & the official bootleg 4.2.10.

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    Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS I'll write out the lyrics to one of my songs for you, suitable for framing. If I can find the notebook with an original draft of the lyrics, I'll throw that in too. For what it's worth, everyone tells me I have beautiful penmanship.

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    THE CLOSED DOWN MILL: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS...did you know I'm pretty good at pen & ink illustration? It's true. With this reward, you send me a photo of your house and I'll send you back an original pen and ink rendering of your beloved home, signed by me (no larger than 8"x10" frame).

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    THE DIFFERENT CURRENCY: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS I'll record a solo, acoustic cover of your choice of any Bill Morrissey song. Did I not include your favorite Bill tune on MILLTOWNS? Here's your chance to set me straight. (You can also substitute one of my songs that you'd like to hear recorded in a more stripped down fashion)

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    THE TURN AND SPIN: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS...did you know I'm still a pretty good tennis player (who used to compete at the national level in high school/college)? You reserve the court and I'll come play an hour of singles/90 min of doubles with you in the Boston-area. I might be able to do this farther from home (e.g. while on tour in the US only) if I have enough advance notice and you let me borrow a racket. Also includes THE GRIZZLY BEAR package.

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    THE HILLS OF TUSCANY: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS...are you a singer/songwriter working on a recording of your own material? You send me a track you've been working on, we'll discuss what approach you're looking for, and I'll add appropriate instrumentation in my home studio. Could be anything from harmony vocals, acoustic/electric/baritone/tenor guitar, mandolin, bass, lap steel, harmonica or simple percussion. Might take a bit to get 'er done, but I'll do everything I can to work with any deadline you may be under. Also includes THE GRIZZLY BEAR package.

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    THE MOTELS AND PLANES: Get a signed CD of MILLTOWNS shipped to you PLUS I will show up on your doorstep (in the continental USA) at a mutually arranged time and play a show for your friends. You're free to charge them any admission you choose to help offset costs. Any associated airfare may need to be added on to cost if we can't work it into an existing tour. Also includes THE GRIZZLY BEAR package.

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