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An independent western folk rock album that subtly tells the story of the lonesome traveling man in a timeless yet accessible manner.

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WOW! I can't believe how quickly the goal of $2500 was met! I am so thankful to those of you who have contributed thus far. Some have asked me, "So does it still help you out if we pre-order the album?" The answer is YES! The $2500 raised is going to cover the base costs of the CD replication & vinyl pressing. Believe or not, digital distribution (iTunes, etc.) also cost a bit of dough. On top of that, there are many costs to recoup which I have already paid out-of-pocket. And then there are the costs of going on tour. I am so grateful for the overwhelming amount of support thus far! That being said, the more we raise with this promotion, the sooner (& better) I will be able to tour. So I'm hoping, with your help, that we can double or even triple my goal. If that happens, I'll be able to book several tours next year, and really jump-start my music career. Every dollar counts. Thank you all for spreading the news through email, Facebook, twitter, and word-of-mouth. I love you all. Cheers!

Listen to the first 3 tracks of the album: www.patricknorton.bandcamp.com

Sign up on my email list: www.patricknortonmusic.com

"Like" my facebook page: www.facebook.com/patricknortonmusic

Follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/vintagenorton

This kickstarter project is all about getting my debut album Easy Come Easy Go off the ground. I've been working on this album for two years now, and I'm very excited that it's finished! I recorded & mixed the album myself in my studio apartment in Golden Hill. It was mastered by an excellent mastering engineer (Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA), and it sounds fantastic! All the hard work is done... I just need a little more money to release the album and get ready for tour. As you may have noticed, each package includes everything in the previous packages, so the more you pledge, the more you get, although you are free to pledge as much as you would like for any package. I should note that some of the packages are limited, so if you're interested in them, don't wait too long!

The money raised by this project will all go directly to paying for CDs, vinyl, digital distribution, & touring costs. The album WILL be released digitally on November 30, 2011. CDs and vinyl should be done in December, 2011. The exclusive release party & house show will be in the beginning of January. The date will be set soon.

If you have ANY questions at all, please send me a message using the blue link underneath the project title above, and I will respond as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,

Patrick Norton

P. S. More info about the album:

A note about the limited edition 12" vinyl - I'm teaming up with two local artists, Rachel Eva & Daniel Heffernan to bring you a very cool record jacket. Rachel is going to be illustrating the cover, while Daniel will be helping me with the layout as well as printing the jackets the old-old-school way, using a printing press. These jackets will be unique, hand-numbered and limited. The artwork for the CD is different.

Unlike my recent solo live performances, the album features full instrumentation on most songs. However, I tried not to "overdo it" with the production. My goal with this album was to present the songs the way I envisioned them to be when I wrote them.

I chose the songs for this project carefully; I wanted the album to feel contiguous in theme, and I hope it is noticeable that the songs are connected in a story-like fashion. I won't say anymore about that here, I'll leave the rest up to your interpretation for now.

Easy Come Easy Go, the album, is 31 minutes long and the track listing is as follows:

  • Easy Come Easy Go
  • I Only Have Time
  • Just Give It One More Try
  • If We Ran Aground
  • I Wish You The Best
  • He's Still Standing
  • Don't Really Think About It

The track listing forĀ B-Sides & Demos, Vol. I:

  • Nobody Can Make It On Their Own
  • Ricky Come Down
  • Till I Never See Another Day
  • She Didn't Know
  • Chapter

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    THE FIST BUMP: A digital download of the album "Easy Come Easy Go" emailed to you before its official release.

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    THE BEAR HUG: The Side Hug Package PLUS... A hand-numbered, limited edition 12" vinyl of the album mailed or hand-delivered to you! Patrick will also sign the record and/or jacket if it pleases you. (Shipping included.)

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    THE LOYAL FAN: The Bear Hug Package PLUS... An invitation to an exclusive, swanky house show/release party (in San Diego, CA), complete with hors d'oeuvres and drinks. (This is the ONLY way to be invited!)

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    THE INNER CIRCLE: The Loyal Fan Package PLUS... Patrick Norton will email you the demo recordings of his newest (unreleased) songs as he writes them, at least one each month for the year of 2012 (A total of 12 or more songs)!

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    THE BLACK CARD: The Inner Circle Package PLUS... Your name will appear in the liner notes of the CD artwork as a thanks for your tremendous support.

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    THE GRACIOUS HECKLER: The Black Card Package PLUS... Patrick Norton will cover the song of your choice. It will be recorded and delivered to you, and played live at a show you attend. (Wow, I'm kind of scared of this one.)

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    THE DIAMOND CLUB: The Black Card Package PLUS... Patrick Norton will play a private concert for you and your friends at your house or place of your choosing! (Must within 100 miles of San Diego, CA unless you can provide transportation.)

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    THE BUDDING ARTIST: The Black Card Package PLUS... Write & Record a song with Patrick Norton in his professional recording studio (La Mesa, CA)! This will be a fully produced & mixed track, but is limited to 16 hours in the studio. (A steal! PN is flexible and will work with you on the details.)

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    THE ALL ACCESS VIP PASS: The Diamond Club Package PLUS... Free admission to Patrick Norton concerts for life! (Good for one ticket to every show. No rollover minutes. Yes, it's transferrable to a friend if you can't make a show.)

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    THE NOT SO ANONYMOUS BENEFACTOR: The Diamond Club Package PLUS... Patrick Norton will spend an entire day with you and one of your friends, chauffeuring you around town in his vintage Benz. He will meet you for breakfast. He will walk with you in the mid-morning sun. He will buy you lunch. He will serenade you in a park. He will take you window-shopping (and he'll probably buy you something, he's just that kind of guy). And to top it all off, he will cook you dinner at his place. After that, who knows? A little gelato maybe? Priceless.

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