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We're completing our long-awaited fourth album, "Beneath the South Side Bridge." This project will get us across the finish line!
We're completing our long-awaited fourth album, "Beneath the South Side Bridge." This project will get us across the finish line!
101 backers pledged $4,210 to help bring this project to life.

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Rough Shop is completing the recording, mixing, mastering and production of our long-awaited fourth album, "Beneath the South Side Bridge."

With one week left in our first Kickstarter, we have hit our goal of $2500.

We thank each and every one of you who has backed us so far!

We didn't know what to expect when we began this project. We set a modest goal and we are thrilled to have reached it.

But, to tell the truth, our goal of $2500 will cover less than a third of the costs to make "Beneath the South Side Bridge."

We believe it's our best record to date. It sounds and looks amazing -- and it's worth every penny. But those pennies add up.

Here are the numbers. This is what it takes to make a beautiful, self-produced record:

$4000 Recording, mixing and mastering
$700 Artwork and graphic design
$2000 Vinyl LP pressing
$1500 CD pressing

$8,200 Total

So while we have met our goal, we still need you.

With your support we know we can go far, far over that initial goal of $2500. With your help this album will be a truly fan-funded release, start to finish.

Love,

Rough Shop

P.S. As a band, we believe in the power of music. We frequently do benefits in our hometown of St. Louis, and we want this new album to make a difference in our community. So, we'll be donating half the profits from the first pressing of the new record to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, a 501c3 non-profit organization in St. Louis that does amazing work.

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    Our sincere thanks, plus a download of the first single from the album.

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    Advance digital download of the new album, "Beneath the South Side Bridge."

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    Beautiful Digipak copy of "Beneath the South Side Bridge."

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    A vinyl LP copy of the new album, plus advance digital download.

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    A vinyl LP copy of the new album, a CD Digipak copy, plus a download of a new bonus MP3 single, not available on the new album.

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    Admission for two to the CD release party and star-studded revue at Off Broadway on April 14, 2012. Plus your choice of one vinyl LP of the album or one CD, and a download of a new bonus MP3 single, not available on the new album. Plus: one limited edition poster for the show, designed by Sleepy Kitty. Also: A thank you from the stage.

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    A one-of a kind, beautiful scarf, hand-knitted by Anne Tkach of Rough Shop. Plus your choice of a vinyl LP or CD copy of the new album.

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    The complete Rough Shop discography: Your choice of a vinyl LP or CD copy of "Beneath the South Side Bridge," plus three more Digipak CDs: "Far Past the Outskirts," "Here Today" and "Just Because It Was Christmas." Also includes a download of a new bonus MP3 single, not available on the new album. Plus: Admission for two to the album release party and star-studded revue at Off Broadway on April 14, 2012. Plus: one limited edition poster for the show, designed by Sleepy Kitty. Also: A thank you from the stage.

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    Free admission for you and three guests, with VIP seating at a candle-lit table for four at the album release party and star-studded revue at Off Broadway on April 14, 2012. We will also buy a round of cocktails. And you'll get two vinyl LP copies of the new album, two Digipak copies and the bonus MP3 single. Plus: two limited edition posters for the show, designed by Sleepy Kitty. Also: A thank you from the stage.

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    Four lessons on guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin or fiddle by master folk musician Andy Ploof of Rough Shop. Each lesson is 1/2 hour and will be held at Music Folk. Plus your choice of vinyl LP or CD. Also: admission for you and a guest to the album release party. And a thank you from the stage.

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    We will write and record a song for you and upload it to YouTube. You provide the topic and theme (nothing explicit, por favor) and we'll do the rest. We'll also send you a digital download of your song. Plus your choice of vinyl LP or CD. Also: admission for you and a guest to the album release party. And a thank you from the stage.

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    John Wendland (Rough Shop and KDHX) and Roy Kasten (KDHX) will DJ a party for you. Limited to 2012. We provide sound equipment and turntables. Plus your choice of vinyl LP or CD. Also: admission for you and a guest to the album release party. And a thank you from the stage.

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    Rough Shop will play a private show in your living room or backyard for you and all your friends. We provide the PA and we'll even bring a case of beer and premium pretzels. We'll also perform three requests for you and your friends -- any songs, as long as they're not symphonies! Plus your choice of vinyl LP or CD. Also: admission for you and a guest to the album release party. And a thank you from the stage.

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Funding period

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