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Help fund a duo album of original and traditional instrumental music exploring the vast styles and textures of the mandolin and guitar
Help fund a duo album of original and traditional instrumental music exploring the vast styles and textures of the mandolin and guitar
198 backers pledged $8,807 to help bring this project to life.

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Three years ago, we (Michael and David), met for the first time and began playing music together in the Chattanooga area, quickly becoming the best of friends. Since then we've been steadily discovering how our diverse musical backgrounds of fingerstyle guitar and traditional mandolin blend to create our own unique style. Recently we have been developing this style by composing instrumental music and performing locally. Now, the two of us are excited to have the opportunity to share our music on a broader level by recording a full-length album of original and traditional duets.

This January we will be heading to a professional recording studio in Chattanooga where we will work with engineer Preston Parris to cut, mix, and master the record. The two of us are excited to be recording where we first met and began playing together and can't wait to get started. But we need your help to make this album a reality.

There are many expenses that go into making a professional album--more than we could hope to cover on our own. That's why we've launched this Kickstarter Campaign. We want to partner with you--family, friends, and fans of the guitar and mandolin--to make this record a reality. We can't accomplish this without you.  

With your support, the money we raise will help fund all of these production aspects:

Studio Recording Time

Studio Engineer Time

Mixing / Mastering

CD Package Design

CD Printing

Kickstarter Fees

Any additional money we raise will also be put into the project towards marketing the album and funding future tour dates.

*However, if we don’t reach our $8,500 goal within 30 days, you won't be charged for your pledge, and we won't receive any of the money.  If this happens, no money will change hands, our project won't be funded, and we won't be able to make the CD or send you any of the rewards. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

1. PICK A REWARD BUNDLE TO SUPPORT OUR PROJECT: Take a look at the reward bundles we have on the right side of the screen. To pledge for the project, just click on the reward you want and follow the instructions to back our efforts.

2. GET THE NEWS OUT: Help us spread the word about this Kickstarter project through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Emails, Phone Calls, Text Messages, and by Word of Mouth. We need your help to raise awareness for this fundraiser if we are going to reach our goal.

Risks and challenges

In spite of any challenges that might arise, both of us are committed to working hard to assure that this project will be successful. We can’t wait to share with you the music that we have been creating. Thanks to so many of you for encouraging us as we have pursued the development of our music. It would be an honor to have all of you join our team effort to share this music by supporting our project. Thanks in advance for your interest and generosity.

All the best,
David and Michael

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Our eternal gratitude + Receive periodic email updates on the progress of the album including exclusive photos, videos, and other extras.

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    You get a prerelease single from the new album! + Receive periodic email updates on the progress of the album

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    Have a complete digital download of the new album one week before the release + Receive periodic email updates on the progress of the album

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    Upon release, you get your very own hard copy of the new album signed by Michael and David mailed to your door + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic email updates on the progress of the album

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    Get a phone call from David or Michael for a personal thank you + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    For this reward, Michael and David will make you a bangle bracelet made from their own guitar/mandolin strings + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Get your name (or the name of anyone you choose) printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Take an hour music lesson with David or Michael on Skype + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    The Social Bundle* Grab coffee on us with Michael in Chattanooga or David in Nashville + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Artist Bundle* David will draw an original piece of art for you + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Artist Bundle 2* Receive your very own piece of wood burned art from Michael Moore + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Composition Bundle* With this pledge, Michael and David will write an original instrumental tune for you or someone else of your choice! Upon completion, the duo will send you a video recording of your new tune for your listening and viewing enjoyment + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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    House Concert Bundle* Have David and Michael come play a private acoustic show at your place of residence (*in the Chattanooga/Nashville area). Great for parties! + Get your name printed in the credits section of the album liner notes + A signed hard copy of the new album upon release + A digital download of the entire cd one week before the release + Receive periodic updates of the progress on the album

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