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We are The Snyders, a modern blues/roots band, finishing up our third album.
We are The Snyders, a modern blues/roots band, finishing up our third album.
34 backers pledged CA$ 1,660 to help bring this project to life.

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Last month Lorrie, Philip and I went back to our home town of South Bend, Indiana and recorded the music for our next album to be titled Reaching Higher. It was captured on tape (yes the old fashioned way) by Bryan Lewis at the Golden Mallard studio during four highly productive days of recording. What we have now are 10 great songs, 9 originals and 1 cover, that are mixed and waiting for the mastering process. We are raising funds to finish that up and make the cover, do the layout and manufacturing, and are inviting our followers to be a part of it.

Reaching higher is our third album, and we are calling it that for two reasons - first one being that last autumn Lorrie came up with these lyrics and a melody to some music I wrote and it became this beautiful song that will be the title cut. The second reason is that we believe that this album is the key for us to grow our following and reputation in many different directions, some new, some old. 

More of a group collaboration than our prior two albums, we three musicians and two voices have really found our direction and groove on this one. The songs fit together both musically and lyrically and the recording is stellar. Bryan really understands the dynamics and feel of this band that is both so low down and still clean when it needs to be. So please check out our many interesting rewards and help us bring this one to the finish line! We need it to continue growing in music. Thank you!

The 2 following links of live performances are songs that will be on Reaching Higher. / Les 2 liens de performances live qui suivent sont des chansons qui seront sur Reaching Higher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o4Y_Xwkb30

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Vidéo en version française, / Following, French version video

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 Le mois dernier, Philip, Lorrie et moi-même sommes allés à South Bend, Indiana, ma ville natale, pour enregistrer la musique de notre prochain album que nous appellerons Reaching Higher. Ce fut un enregistrement analogue sur ruban (comme on les faisait par le passé) par Bryan Lewis du studio Golden Mallard. Nous avons travaillé intensément pendant 4 jours pour enregistrer 10 chansons dont 9 originales et 1 cover. Présentement, nous avons besoin de fonds pour terminer le projet, soit faire le mastering, l'élaboration de la pochette et la production des disques et nous invitons notre public à en faire partie.

Reaching Higher est notre 3e album et nous l'avons nommé ainsi pour 2 raisons. Lorrie fut inspirée à écrire des mots sur une musique que j'avais écrite et qui est devenue la chanson thème. De plus, nous croyons que cet album sera un élément clé pour grossir notre public et notre réputation dans plusieurs directions.

Ce projet démontre une belle collaboration entre nous trois encore plus que les 2 derniers. Les chansons s'agencent bien musicalement et l'enregistrement est vraiment bon. Bryan a bien compris nos dynamiques et les fait ressortir comme il se doit. Alors, nous vous invitons à regarder notre programme de récompenses en espérant que vous nous aiderez à joindre le fil d'arrivée. Nous en avons besoin pour continuer à grandir en musique.  Merci!

 

  

Risks and challenges

The only possible problems in completing the project would be delays. To avoid that we are starting the recording of the project several months in advance. I have been through this many times over my musical career, and really see no risk at all. I always have a couple of back up plans in case somebody is late, etc. If by some circumstance there is an actual delay in our project we will keep everybody informed of what is happening. We don't consider following through to be exceptional, but normal... and your credit card will be charged ONLY if we reach our goal. Thanks in advance for your support!
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Comme nous avons déjà produit plusieurs disques par le passé, nous avons une bonne idée du travail à faire. Si à cause de circonstances hors de notre contrôle nous expérimentions un délai à remplir notre promesse, soyez assurés que nous vous tiendrions informés. De plus, vous serez facturé sur votre carte de crédit SEULEMENT si nous atteignons notre but, alors merci à l'avance de votre soutien.

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    A signed CD (shipping included in Canada and US), a private informal 60 minute acoustic performance at your house (maximum of 25 people...no sound system will be provided), ten cool ringtones made from music by The Snyders, a PDF copy of the lyrics, and your name on a thank you page of the Snyders' website. SUBJECT TO TOURING SCHEDULE, check with Denny before pledging at guitarzan@videotron.ca
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    signed CD, private electric performance

    A signed CD (shipping included in Canada and US), a private 90 minute electric performance at your house or small venue of your choice...(sound system will be provided), ten cool ringtones made from music by The Snyders, a PDF copy of the lyrics, and your name on a thank you page of the Snyders' website. SUBJECT TO TOURING SCHEDULE, check with Denny before pledging at guitarzan@videotron.ca
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