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Tired of watching our heartbreaking video? So are we! If you like our sound, help us record a beautiful ALBUM and go on TOUR!

Congratulations!  You've found our kickstarter page!  

We just finished recording our first album and are booking shows for our 3 month tour this summer.  We are asking for YOUR HELP to deliver our music, while it's still hot off the press, to the rest of nation by raising enough money to FUND our very first album and take it south of Alaska on TOUR! 

Thanks to your help we've raised amost 60% of our $7000 goal!!  We still need to raise at least $3000 to fund our project.  For those of you new to kickstarter, it's an all or nothing deal folks, we have a limited amout of time to reach our goal and if we don't raise $7000 by the deadline then we don't get a penny of the money we've raised so far.  This also means that the people who pledged don't get their rewards unless we meet our goal as well.  Every little bit helps and a HUGE thanks to those that have supported us so far!   We hope you love the rewards we've laid out for you guys.  If you don't see a reward that suits you, send us a comment and we'll see what we can do. 

Check out our video, listen to our songs, and read more than you probably wanted to know about our band on this page.  Choose a pledge level from the panel on the right to support our project for some super sweet sugar strings merch (see pics below)!  Again, a huge thanks to all those that have supported us thus far. 

Anchorage CD RELEASE SHOWS:

May 17th  Out North Contemporary Arthouse

May 18th  "Cirque du Sugar Strings" UAA Fine Arts Auditorium W/ Evan Phillips, Flight Crew and special guests from our new release

Shows start at 7pm.  $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door. 

BUY TICKETS online through Centertix or call 907-263-ARTS.

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LISTEN HERE for some new songs from the album!  If you like what you hear then you will LOVE the rest of the album.  You can purchase through our incentives a digital download for only $15 and a signed hardcopy for $25:

Want more?  http://soundcloud.com/user6119347

Our video also included samples of our studio recordings.  

A little more about who we are: 

We met in Anchorage, AK through the local music scene and have been playing together for a little over a year.  We all have different musical backgrounds including blues, classical, jazz, and bluegrass, which gives us a distinct sound.  Carlyle is our southern gentleman, hailing from Denmark, South Carolina; he is the main vocalist in the group. He also rocks the guitar, banjo, and kick drum with an indescribable, infectious intensity, that can only be matched by a southern preacher.  It's something you just have to experience!  Kat is the band mama; the Pennsylvanian and classical musician in her sings the sweetest, most whimsical harmonies and bakes the most delicious cookies, while the rowdy midwestern honky tonk in her rocks ragtime piano, tambourine, glockenspiel, and many other miscellaneous percussive items (including the CULTIVATOR! hence all the gardening references).  Miriah is our Alaskan bad-ass from Homer; by night she sings backup harmonies while layin' down awesome jazzy-grass licks on the fiddle and by day she rollerblades her worries away in acid-washed demin cut-offs. LOOK OUT!.  Theresa, the cellist, is from Palmer Lake, Colorado and she rocks her 1912 cello side by side with her 1982 omnichord while singing backup harmonies and wildly stomping her boots out of control in grandma's old dresses.

We love what we do and need your support to keep making the magic happen so please help us capture our sound and share it with our new friends in the  lower 48!!  We have less than 30 days to raise this money so THERE IS NO TIME TO WAIT!!

Here is some live footage taken recently in at the Fairview Inn, Talkeetna, AK:

Here is where we are booking shows for our SUMMER TOUR but we are not limited to these towns.  Is your state listed?  Invite us over for dinner!  (See our ever-changing tour dates at www.supersaturatedsugarstrings.com.)

  • Washington (Bellingham, Seattle)
  • Oregon (Portland, Eugene, Bend)
  • Idaho (Boise, Moscow)
  • Montana (Missoula, Seeley Lake)
  • Colorado (Durango, Colo Spgs, Denver, Ft. Collins, Steamboat)
  • Utah (Park City, Moab)

In case you are wondering where our project goal came from here is the breakdown of our costs: 

ALBUM COSTS:

  • Record and production: $6000
  • Mixing and mastering: $2200
  • Shipping of CDs: $600
  • Merch investment: (These goodies are the awwwesome!  Please buy some!): $1200
  • misc costs (song coding, copyright, advertising): $500
  • Our sanity: long gone

TOURING:

  • Van & sound gear: $1300
  • Driving over 14,500 miles at $4/gallon = $4800 in gas costs (our summer gigs are already booked)    

TOTALS:   

  • TOTAL COST to be a SUPER SATURATED SUGAR STRING =$16,600
  • Our modest little kickstarter fundraising goal = $7000
  • OUR TOTAL investment after your generous help = still $9,600 (+ sweat blood and tears)
  • TOTAL ONGOING & EVERLASTING LOVE FOR ALL OUR OF OUR GRACIOUS SUPPORTERS = PRICELESS!  

 ....just kidding our love costs $7000 :)

We've already created the music, recorded the album, booked the gigs, and charmed our way into your hearts -  YOUR support will help us get our sound out there for the hearts of the world to experience!! 

Thanks for checking us out and supporting local art!  Hope to see you soon! Much love,  SSSS  @>-->--

www.supersaturatedsugarstrings.com

photo by Carly Garay (11x17 Poster Art $50 Incentive Option!) 

Album Art by Ted Kim (11x17 Poster Art $50 Incentive option)

Check out our super sexy organic cotton american apparel T-shirts by local artists Kasha Palmer, Ted Kim, and Bret Conner (www.hulinak.com), modeled by very expensive and well-known Alaskan super models.  

Shirts come with an autographed CD and are listed under our $75 incentive.  There are three designs and 4 colors.  Choose your own while supplies last!  

....and a special treat for those who made it to the end!!

Another marvelous photo by Carly Garay

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