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Professor Banjo is recording a new kids' album and is inviting young musicians and family bands to join him!
47 backers pledged $2,455 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Paul Silveria, I play old time music for kids and families as Professor Banjo. Many of the songs that I play have come down to us from earlier generations, and are continuing to be passed down to the next. Over the years, I've gotten to know some talented and enthusiastic young musicians. I've invited some of them (and their families) to join me on my next album to showcase this cross-generational tradition. Plus playing with kids is just plain fun!

Recording this project is a bigger undertaking than I've done before. The money I raise here will go toward:

*The cost of printing.

*The cost of licensing a few cover songs.

*Studio time - I'm recording in a professional studio for the first time, and am scheduling extra sessions to record with Riley Calcagno - a 13 year old Seattle fiddler, Small Time Stringband - a family band from Seattle featuring 8 year old Eli and 12 year old Oliver, and Fiddlie-I-Ay - an Olympia family band featuring 7 year old Ruby and 10 year old Maggie.

*Money raised in excess of our goal will go toward a CD release tour, and a future Professor Banjo recording.

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    "My Child is a Professor Banjo Honor Student" bumper sticker.

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    Professor Banjo's first two albums.

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    Advanced copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album! (Expected to ship sometime in July)

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    Advanced copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album and an official Professor Banjo kazoo.

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    Advance copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album, plus Professor Banjo's first two albums.

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    Advanced copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album and Professor Banjo T-shirt (kids and adult sizes available).

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    Advanced copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album, bumper sticker, kazoo, and T-shirt (kids and adult sizes available).

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    Advanced copy of Professor Banjo's upcoming album, two previous albums, bumper sticker, kazoo, and T-shirt (kids and adult sizes available).

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    $150 - Advance copy plus a ½ hour in-home lesson. Paul will bring chords and lyrics for a handful of his songs to your house and teach you to play simple versions on your own guitar, uke, banjo, etc. (Limited to Portland Metro Area, we’ll schedule a date before 6/30/2011 that works for both our schedules.)

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    Advance Copy plus a ½ hour Professor Banjo performance for your Birthday, school event, block party, etc. (we’ll schedule a date before 6/30/2011 that works for both our schedules., limited to the Portland Metro Area.)

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