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Announcing the highly anticipated album from Marcus Eaton. A dream come true project incorporating new songs and legendary musicians.
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My name is Marcus Eaton, and I have been passionate about music my whole life.

One of my very first memories is being in my father's recording studio as a toddler. I began playing guitar when I was nine and I formed my first band in high school. When I was 22, my band was signed to a record deal and we continued to travel and build a following throughout the Northwest.

As any artist will tell you, it takes years to develop one's craft. I continue to work every day to master my instrument, my singing and my songwriting. I have collected a few amazing mentors along the way and now I am at a crossroads. Everything has lead up to this extraordinary opportunity that allows me to express my artistry in a way that I’ve never been able to before.

With many shifting tides in the music industry and the music delivery method, you now have the ability to do what a record label used to do. This is the first time in history where you can be involved with the recording process.

I am thrilled to announce my dream-come-true project: the pinnacle of years’ worth of work – MY NEW ALBUM.

Over the last few years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with the legendary David Crosby on his first solo album in 20 years. Now, some of the same renowned musicians will be working with me on my new album. I have a collection of new songs (some written with David Crosby and his son, LA musician and producer James Raymond), and an innovative approach that will undoubtedly lead to the best sonic sensation I have ever created.  

The money generated from this campaign will fund my new recording. (studio time, musicians fees, art, photography, printing costs, hard drives, mastering, etc.) Any additional funding will go towards album promotion and touring.

In return for your generous contributions, you will receive some really cool incentives and have the opportunity to join me for what will assuredly be a fun and very memorable experience. 

Please feel free to write me to create custom high level rewards.

I am very thrilled to have your backing on this project and I can't wait for you to hear the results!

Thank you for your support,

MARCUS

Marcus in Italy May, 2013.  Photo by Nicolò Grassi
Marcus in Italy May, 2013. Photo by Nicolò Grassi

Risks and challenges

There are many challenges in making a record and from my past experience, the album usually takes longer than expected to finish. I will do my absolute best to keep within the allotted time frame and deliver the album to you while it is still hot out of the oven.

Since everyone's schedules dictate the flow of the recording process, I will allow plenty of time for the album to unfold and for us to get the performances that will make the record extraordinary.

Please keep in mind that while some of the rewards can be delivered right away, others can only be delivered once the project is finished. For example, the solo house performances can begin once we have mutually agreed upon a date. Downloads of previous albums will also be available right away. If you have any questions about rewards, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

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    #1 Receive a DOWNLOAD OF THE FIRST SINGLE from the new album.

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    #2 Receive a TICKET TO A SHOW OF CHOICE + an exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #3 Receive a DOWNLOAD OF THE NEW ALBUM before it hits the street + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #4 Receive a PHYSICAL COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM before it hits the street + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #5 Receive a SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM before it hits the street + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #6 SIDE OF WINGS:
    You receive a signed physical copy of the new album before it hits the street + a physical copy of my album ‘As If You Had Wings' and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #7 For this amount you get to DOWNLOAD ALL THREE OF MY ALBUMS: ‘As If You Had Wings’: ‘Story of Now’ and the new album you are helping to fund!
    You will receive the new album before it is available to the general public and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #8 THE PERSONALIZED:
    I will sign and personalize the new album and poster for you. Tell me who to sign it for (or a small dedication) and it is done + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #9 THE SCRIVO: I will hand write a lyric sheet of your favorite song from any previous album or one from the new album, add some artistic flourishes and personalize it for you!
    + the new signed album with a personal thank you + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #10 THE COFFEE DATE:

    If you know me, you know I love coffee!:
    I will send you a pound of my favorite coffee, give you brew instructions (for the perfect cup of coffee) via Skype and we can chat for a while. *If I am near you, we can meet in person
    but I get to choose the coffee place. You also receive an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #11 GUITAR HERO: I am excited about this one: I will give you an hour guitar lesson via Skype or in person.
    We can discuss what you'd like to work on or learn and take you to the next level! This also includes incentive #8 + an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #12 ALBUM CREDIT:
    You get your name in the album credits, the new signed album with exclusive artwork (a special limited production for backers) and a personal thank you. You also receive an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #13 GUITAR SHOPPING: If you or someone you know needs help picking out a new guitar, amp, effects pedals or any other guitar related gear, we can go shopping together. This will be limited to the area I am in (or somewhere I am traveling). I’ll point you in the right direction and we will find something you will love.
    You will also receive incentives #8 and #12 and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #14 CUSTOMIZED SONG VIA SKYPE:
    If you have a song request, I will call you from the studio play the song live, record it for posterity and send it to you. You will also receive incentives #8 and #12 and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #15 RARITIES AND UNRELEASED TRACKS:
    You will receive incentives #8 and #12 and a special album of exclusive unreleased
    live and studio material. You will also receive an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #16 STUDIO VISIT: Want to see what we are working on? You can drop into the studio for a Skype visit
    or if you are in the area, you can stop by in person. We will have coffee and hang.
    Also includes incentives #8 and #12 and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #17 CUSTOM ORIGINAL PAINTING: Here is another one I dig! If you'd like a custom art piece for yourself, I'll work with you to create a painting or drawing that you will love. I have a few specialties and we can brainstorm the perfect piece for you. Also includes incentives #8 and #12 and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #18 HOUSE CONCERT:
    Gather your friends and I will fly anywhere in the continental US to play an acoustic show at your house! If you live outside of the US and you can pick up the plane fare, I’ll play your house as well! You Will also receive incentives #8 and #12 and an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #19 CD RELEASE CONCERT:
    For this amount, I will play a full band CD release show at your house. This will include the new album in its entirety and some old songs as well.

    You will receive signed CD's and posters for you and all of your guests, and all access to any show(s) you'd like to attend for the next year. *If this is an international performance, airfare will have to be provided. You also receive an instant exclusive download of the song Better Way.

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    #20 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: DAVID CROSBY, ME, AND JAMES RAYMOND PLAY YOUR HOUSE! Please note that his exceeds the Kickstarter limit of 10k, so you must contact me directly for pricing details***

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