Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2012.

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      Creator JayPoty on June 15, 2012

      Congratulations, I am happy and looking forward to the upcoming CD! ;-)

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      Creator Rodolfo Parisi on June 11, 2012

      Congrats, Sam!! you know I love your music--- and btw Choices it's my favorite song

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      Creator Sam Billen on June 7, 2012

      Yeah! We're getting there - little by little! Thanks for the support guys!

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      Creator Evan Rees on June 6, 2012

      its coming down to the wire.

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      Creator DAN BILLEN on June 6, 2012

      I think you might actually make your goal! SWEEET!

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      Creator Chad Thomas Johnston on May 30, 2012

      "Places ... we go to them all the tie-yi-yi-yime. And those places ... they can roo-hoo-in our lie-yi-yi-yives." :)

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      Creator Sam Billen on May 30, 2012

      Thanks for the kind words, guys! So glad you like the music!

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      Creator JayPoty on May 30, 2012

      I like your music and do very much hope, "Places" will come true!

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      Creator Noel Selders on May 26, 2012

      This is heavy stuff Sam.. I really love it.

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      Creator Noel Selders on May 26, 2012

      Love you stuff man. Deeply.

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      Creator Sam Billen on May 17, 2012

      Thanks so much for the support, you guys! I'm glad you guys like the music - can't wait to share the full album!!

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      Creator Jesse Rexroad on May 17, 2012

      Awesome. Learned about you thru Far West. Looking forward to hearing it. Stay Safe.

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      Creator DAN BILLEN on May 17, 2012

      Sam, this is your best music to date. An epic masterpiece. Can't wait until PLACES is released!

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      Creator Andrew James on May 16, 2012

      I love the new music, Sam! So excited for the final product!

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