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The Baker Family is touring the US this summer for six weeks to share music and love with the country.
The Baker Family is touring the US this summer for six weeks to share music and love with the country.
49 backers pledged $4,062 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to The Baker Family. With open eyes, arms, and hearts we're traveling around the US to give our art and share creativity with thousands of brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers across our beautiful nation.

After moving to Austin, TX from Asheville, NC, The Baker Family is ready to embark on a tour that will take them up to the Great Lakes, over to the Big Apple, and down to the Louisiana Bayou.
For the Baker Family to reach out to the country this summer, we need support from a larger family body.

We are:
Stuart Baker - Vocals, guitar, banjo
Liz Baker - Vocals, keyboards
Nathan Ribner - Bass
Darryl Shomberg II - Drums
Ben Dehart - Guitar

Our band is:
Independent
Americana
Pop

We have a vehicle, our instruments, and our voices, but are lacking other necessary means...$$$
All the money donated through this project will go toward the purchase of:
-A used trailer ($1500)
-Gas money (5,729 miles @ 15 mi./gal. and $2.60/gal. gas prices = $993)
-And merchandise for the tour (including CDs, T-shirts, buttons, and stickers--which you will receive when you make donations) for the tour. (Over $2000)

**NO raised money will go toward food, lodging, or any other personal expenses**

We will be documenting the tour--on and off the stage--and will release the video to supporters in the Fall of 2010.

Tour Map:

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Cities we'll be performing in:
Ft. Worth, TX
Dallas, TX
Denton, TX
Little Rock, AR
Nashville, TN
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Indianapolis, IN
Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Pittsburgh, PA
NYC
Ewing, NJ
Red Bank, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore, MA
Washington DC
Richmond, VA
Norfolk, VA
Wilmington, NC
Chapel Hill, NC
Asheville, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga, TN
Athens, GA
Montgomery, AL
Mobile, AL
New Orleans, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX

Please join us in an effort to promote creativity and joy in art by supporting this tour in whatever way you can.

"Not many bands can pull off New Wave without piling on irony and pomp reminiscent of art-school majors...The contrast between Stuart’s ruminative lyrics and the sweet voice of keyboardist (and wife) Elizabeth Baker result in a sonic experience on par with Jeremy Enigk (post Sunny Day Real Estate) and Sufjan Stevens."

-Mountain Xpress, Asheville NC

For more information about the Baker Family, including bio, music, and pictures, visit myspace.com/thebakersnc
and
bakerfamilymusic.com

*Song on video: "Contempt" from album, "Old Civilizations Put to the Sword," by the Baker Family

**Special Thanks to:
Sarah Gonzalez - - for shooting the video, taking pictures, and loving us like a sister
www.gonzography.com

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    Learn the giraffe's secret...receive an exclusive mp3 of a brand new Baker Family recording.

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    We'll mail you a Baker Family CD ("Old Civilizations Put to the Sword"), button, and sticker.

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    All of the above, Baker Family T-shirt, and a DVD of the tour documentary.

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    All of the above, receive a "special thanks" on our next album, a postcard from the city of your choice, and a handwritten letter from the whole band.

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    All of the above, receive a "Liz Baker's Dozen" home-made cookies, and an original painting by the band.

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    All of the above, we'll perform at your house and cook your family a Baker Family meal (in cities/states on tour route).

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Funding period

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