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The songs are written, the instruments are tuned and the coffee pot is full. We're ready to record our second album - with your help!
The songs are written, the instruments are tuned and the coffee pot is full. We're ready to record our second album - with your help!
261 backers pledged $23,861 to help bring this project to life.

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Ok look. We get it.

All of our friends are in bands, and all of our friends' bands do Kickstarters. 

Every clever twist, social engineering trick and ounce of Catholic guilt has been tried. We know we're not going to sway you with an "I'M POOR HALP ME" video, so we decided to have fun and make a silent flim instead. Did you like the ending?

The thing about crowdfunding is that it can be a brutal experience for an artist - you get to see, right there in black and white, whether music fans around the world want to hear more from you or not. We've both been incredibly lucky to have funded a number of projects this way over the last few years, and it's given us the confidence to try new things, to not be afraid of failure (at least not ALL the time), and to just be creative and make things that we're proud of. But it's still really, really scary. 

We're fortunate to both be the kind of people who enjoy the creative, non-musical side of our business. As everyone knows, these days independent musicians have to wear a lot of hats, and "creating and performing music" is only one small slice of the pie (albeit the most important one). We have a lot more fun staying up all night making a video than we would negotiating with a label for scraps, or arguing with a manager about "singles". Running a campaign like this one gives us the opportunity to try crazy things (like our group trip to NYC), as well as making a few things we wouldn't ordinarily have available (like our limited-edition silkscreened posters). It also lets us deal with all of you directly instead of going through intermediaries. This means we all kinda sink or swim together - but we figure that's the way it should be, right?

Sexy Silkscreened Sexiness
Sexy Silkscreened Sexiness

To that end, you've probably noticed that our goal is higher this time than it was last time. The main reason for that is that there are a lot more expenses associated with fulfilling our packages in this campaign, and we wanted to pick a realistic number that would enable us to deliver on our promises. Last time we made about $13k and spent every penny (and then some) on our debut Wide Awake. We learned a lot, and we were really proud of the record that we put into the world. We also had to make some really tough choices and compromises, and as a result we've set a goal this time that will allow us to make the follow-up record we want to make without having to cut corners. We've got great ideas for guest musicians and ambitious production ideas, and we hope you guys are interested enough to get in on the ground floor!

Folk music is music of the people. It always has been, and crowdfunding seems to be a model that fits into that idea. Lots of people who support Kickstarter albums also pledge to their local public radio station and shell out for PBS fund drives. You're all patrons of the arts, and we couldn't create what we do without your help. Folk music is at its heart a community of musicians and fans who are all equally passionate about honest, integrity-driven art. Your contribution, however small, is the thing that enables us to be creative without having to compromise.

We're excited to be recording again. This has been a heck of a year, both personally for the two of us and for the world as a whole. We have lots of things we want to say, lyrically and musically, and we thank you in advance for helping us make a statement.

Let's do this!

-Rose and Brian

Risks and challenges

1. While we'll make every possible effort to meet any deadlines we set for ourselves, sometimes circumstances conspire to hold things up in ways we can't control. We'll do our best to communicate clearly and promptly if anything goes awry, but please keep in mind we're a two-person operation and that on top of designing, ordering, shipping and organizing all of our packages we also have to write and record an album (which we're self-engineering and producing). So - while we absolutely understand that you're excited to get your stuff, we hope you'll afford us a little extra patience if we get backed up.

2. It's possible that the Yellowstone Supervolcano will erupt in a cataclysmic explosion, plunging the Earth into a new Ice Age, making life as we know it unsustainable and ushering in a new era of Darwinian "kill or be killed" antisocial competition. This would likely put us a bit behind schedule (plus, some of our funds would likely have to be spent shoring up our defenses and building trebuchets and siege engines). We'll keep you posted though.

3. We might write music that's really hard to play. So that'll be challenging for us. But we promise we'll practice really hard.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    BUT...YOUR EMAILS!

    You get a digital download of the album delivered directly to your email!

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    The Great John Hancock!

    You get a signed copy of the new album (and a digital copy to download)!

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    • Signed CD
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    Your Cup of Tee

    You get a digital download of the new album and a trendy "Violin Patent" HoH T-shirt! (Unisex and womens' available). Best of all, we'll get these made and shipped to you in time for Christmas!

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    Roller Poster... Of Love

    You get a limited-edition silkscreened HoH poster! You also get a digital download. You'll have to wait until spring for the music, but we'll get you the poster in time for Christmas!

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    OUR WHOLE MASSIVE DISCOGRAPHY

    Get EVERY CD WE'VE EVER RELEASED. Which is two.

    Get a digital download of the new album, a signed copy of the new album AND a signed copy of our debut, "Wide Awake." That's like 100% more albums.

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    • "Wide Awake" signed CD
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    MOAR TEE?

    You get a digital download of the album, a signed copy of the new album and a trendy "Violin Patent" HoH T-shirt! You'll have to wait until spring for the music, but we'll get you the t-shirt in time for Christmas!

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    • Signed CD
    • Violin Patent T-Shirt
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    We're Warming You...

    You get a digital download, a signed copy of the new album, and a trendy (and warm) HoH hoodie! You'll have to wait until spring for the music, but we'll get you the hoodie in time for Christmas!

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    • HoH Hoodie
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    Model Citizen

    You get a signed copy of the new album, a trendy "Violin Patent" HoH T-shirt AND a new HoH hoodie! You'll have to wait until spring for the music, but we'll get you the t-shirt and hoodie in time for Christmas!

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    • Violin Patent T-Shirt
    • HoH Hoodie
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    Poster Child

    You get a digital download, a signed copy of the new album, an exclusive limited-edition screen-printed HoH poster, a trendy "Violin Patent" HoH T-shirt AND a hoodie! You'll have to wait until spring for the music, but we'll get you the poster, t-shirt and hoodie in time for Christmas!

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    • Violin Patent T-Shirt
    • HoH Hoodie
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    Executive Producer

    You get a digital download of the album. You also get a signed copy of the album, where your strong, noble name will be printed boldly in the artwork for all to see.

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    • Signed CD
    • Executive Producer Credit
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    Tune in Tonight

    Rose or Brian will write you an original tune! Feel free to specify the type of tune, or just let us pick. We'll make it look old and vintage and send you a copy of the sheet music. We'll also record the tune and send it to you. Only ten of these are available! You also get a signed CD and a digital download of your very own.

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    • Signed CD
    • Custom Tune
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    ONE CRAZY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (ONE TICKET)

    This one's pretty crazy. You get yourself to Philadelphia on the morning of Saturday, May 5th 2018, where we'll hop onto a deluxe chartered coach bus and ride to New York City. You'll have the afternoon to explore, then we'll meet up for dinner at a trendy NYC restaurant (included). After dinner, you'll be on the guest list for our show at Rockwood Music Hall. After the show, we'll all pile back on the bus and head to a nice hotel (and a VIP afterparty) where we'll spend the night. Finally, after breakfast the next morning we'll ride the bus back to Philadelphia. It's gonna be legendary.

    Those of you coming from other parts of the country are welcome to meet us at the hotel before jumping onto the bus and heading into the city for the day! We'll continue selling tickets for this trip after the Kickstarter ends, but the price will go up to $375 - so jump on it now and get the best deal!

    You also get a signed copy of the new album and a digital download.

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    • Album Download
    • Signed CD
    • Round Trip Ticket on Chartered Coach Bus (Philadelphia to NYC)
    • Dinner With The Band
    • Guest List for Rockwood Music Hall Show
    • VIP Afterparty
    • Luxury Hotel Room
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    Be On The Album!

    Show off your skillz! Come join us in the studio where we'll record your talents for use on the new album. This might mean singing, clapping, playing tambourine or any other wacky idea we (or you) come up with. You'll be credited in the album artwork for all your friends to see. You'll also get a digital download, a signed CD and a trendy new t-shirt (which we'll ship you in time for Christmas)!

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    • Be On The Album!
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    ONE CRAZY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (2 TICKETS)

    This is the same deal as the package outlined above, but you get TWO bus tickets, two dinners, two spots on the guest list, access to the VIP afterparty and a luxury hotel room. You also get two signed CDs and two digital downloads. Perfect for an epic date night! (May 5th-6th, 2018).

    Those of you coming from other parts of the country are welcome to meet us at the hotel before jumping onto the bus and heading into the city for the day! We'll continue selling tickets for this trip after the Kickstarter ends, but the price for 2 tickets will go up to $650 - so jump on it now and get the best deal!

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Signed CD
    • Round Trip Ticket on Chartered Coach Bus (Philadelphia to NYC)
    • Dinner With The Band
    • Guest List for Rockwood Music Hall Show
    • Luxury Hotel Room
    • VIP Afterparty
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    MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING

    This one's for the hardcores.

    You get everything listed in ONE CRAZY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (2 TICKETS) plus:

    Two T-shirts
    Two Hoodies
    Two Limited-Edition silkscreened posters
    Two Executive Producer credits

    ...and two tickets to an HoH show of your choice!

    Best of all, the T-Shirts, Hoodies and Posters will be shipped in time for Christmas!

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Dinner With The Band
    • Guest List for Rockwood Music Hall Show
    • Luxury Hotel Room
    • Round Trip Ticket on Chartered Coach Bus (Philadelphia to NYC)
    • VIP Afterparty
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • HoH Hoodie
    • Limited Edition Silkscreen Poster
    • Signed CD
    • Violin Patent T-Shirt
    • Two tickets to an HoH show of your choice
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    Angel Investor

    Basically, you name it. Put together a package of the things offered above. Get a hundred CDs. Fly us to your house and let us make you dinner. Get a custom House of Hamill video ad for your company or event.

    Work with us to put together something really special and creative. If you're willing to be this big a part of our project, we'll make it worth your while.

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Funding period

- (30 days)