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Dave's still livin' in his '65 BUS.
Playing music, driving backroads.
So many new songs.
One magical piano.
Let's get it ROLLIN!
Dave's still livin' in his '65 BUS. Playing music, driving backroads. So many new songs. One magical piano. Let's get it ROLLIN!
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It's been five years since the last Album!  5 years out on the road touring the little towns and wide open spaces of the American West and more recently in Europe too!

I'm tired of people asking me for a new Album.  AND!  I found a magical piano in a magical old (circa 1604) house in the romantic hills of rural Scotland.  And guess what! The magical house with the magical piano is wired up as a state-of-the-art recording studio!  But wait, there's more! The studio was built by Johnny Hardie, a very successful musician that's been involved in over a dozen Album projects, and toured the world for the past 20 years playing music.

I'll be touring this summer near that magical house in Scotland.  And Johnny's invited me to come live and record there for a few days.

This is the perfect opportunity to record the new album!  I just need some funds to cover Johnny's time and expertise, printing costs, a little travel, and graphic arts.  I have ALL these things lined up at substantial discounts, but they still aren't free.  sad face.

Check out the video! Get involved.  We're ready to roll on this!

The piano is a 1916 Bluesner, known for extraordinarily mellow tone, perfect for the set of emotional songs I plan to record.  This piano hasn't been moved in 80+ years!  This will be the album fans have been asking me for.  Simple arrangements, no rockin' songs, just rich tone from that amazing piano and my voice (and harmonicas).  Emotion harnessed. I am humbled by your support.  Thank you.

Don't know me?  See my bio, and watch the video, and help keep "THE DREAM" alive! Okay! Okay!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges! They are many HO! And though everything is weather dependent, by the grace of God and other deities, I think I'll pull off making a CD.

I've released two CDs before, and understand the process. I'll be using the same printing company who has been very simple and straightforward to work with. My two previous CDs have both sold well. Mobile Home Girl actually sold out and had to have another run printed.

So like an intrepid mountaineer, I will face up into the wind, and press on for completion. And then we can sit around the campfire swapping stories.

Cheers!

Dave Manning
775 530 8722 US
07 907 623 433 EU

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    The Custom Duet: A real-actual-factual-hold-it-in-your-hand-and-show-it-at-your-next-cocktail-party-with-a-smug-look-on-your-face-because-you-know-you're-better-than-those-lower-level-backers-and-a-whisky-rocks-in-both!-hands COPY OF THE ALBUM with personalized autograph from Dave Manning plastered across the cover. AND! Choice of one of his other 3 Albums with similar magic marker art on cover.

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    THE TRI-FECTA! : A real-actual-factual-hold-it-in-your-hand-and-shove-it-in-the-face-of-your-least-favorite-in-law-at-your-next-cocktail-party-with-a-smug-look-on-your-face-because-you-know-you're-better-than-that-side-of-the-family-and-a-appitizer-in-both-hands COPY OF THE ALBUM with personalized autograph from Dave Manning plastered across the cover AND Both his other music Albums with similar custom plastering. (lock of hair extra)

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    The FOURSOME! A real-actual-factual-hold-it-in-your-hand-and-show-it-at-your-next-Tupperware-party-with-a-smug-look-on-your-face-because-you-know-you're-better-than-those-lower-level-backers-and-a-drink-in-both-hands COPY OF THE ALBUM with personalized autograph from Dave Manning plastered across the cover. AND! Similarly Autographed copies of all he's GOT: All 3 Music Albums and his Story Album. (bodily fluids extra charge)

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    The Name Caller: NAME A SONG for the album. Dave will send you a pre-release copy of one of the songs from the album and you come up with the perfect name for it! And your name will be in credits of album for naming that song. The Name Caller will also get an autographed copy of the Album to show off to all your friends and cohorts pointing with a cheesy grin at the little place where your name is printed. Dave reserves the right to refuse the name and money if it's really off base...

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    The Wanted Houseguest: Dave camps in YOUR driveway or back yard.
    That's right! Dave parks Vincent at your place, strolls in like a wafaring stranger and helps you cook dinner, hangs out, swaps stories, kicks the tires on your VW, makes an ass out of himself with an off color joke, and crashes out in his bus. Extra if you wanna stay in the bus. (with or without him) *If it absolutely can't be fit into his tour schedule, there may have to be additional travel costs. Details to be agreed upon on an individual basis of course. Okay! Okay! From Sept 2013 onwards. And copy of Album.

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    The Guest of Honour: Concert at your place! A real-actual-factual-SHOW at your next cocktail party wedding, or quiet evening at home. Dave will wow your friends and neighbors with his musical stylings. Up to three hours of music, more if the food's good. *If it absolutely can't be fit into his tour schedule, there may have to be additional travel costs. Details to be agreed upon on an individual basis of course. Okay! Okay! From Sept 2013 onwards And a few copies of Album yea!

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    The Starry Night: Camp out with Dave in the Great American West.
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    Come camp with Dave, receive boundless thanks for your backing, he'll cook some really great food, sit around a campfire and swap stories late into the night. AND Dave cooks a mean breakfast (after 10am) (he's a musician) Details to be worked out on individual basis of course. Starting Sept 2013. And copy of Album yea!

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    The Starry Night Duet:Camp out with Dave AND MARY in the Great American West. She's a much better cook.
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    Come camp with Dave and Mary, receive boundless thanks for your backing, she'll cook some really great food, sit around a campfire and swap stories late into the night. Though Mary may go to bed early as is her custom. AND Dave cooks a mean breakfast (after 10am) (he's a musician) Details to be worked out on individual basis of course. Starting Sept 2013. And copy of Album yea!

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    The CUSTOM SONG! Dave will write you a song to suit your situation! A great gift for births, weddings, funerals or LOVE. You will work with Dave on Subject matter and style. You will get a recorded copy of song, AND framed original copy of the hand written song. And Album(s) or your choice.

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    The Namer: NAME THE ALBUM! Recieve advance copy of album, listen to it through headphones late at night while simultaniously watching The Wizard of OZ and let the name come to you! Or just let your cat do it. Subject to refusal of name and money if Dave really really doesn't like it. And a few copies of Album yea!

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    The Forcefull Namer:NAME THE ALUM (and Dave Can't say no)Recieve advance copy of album, listen to it through headphones late at night while simultaniously watching The Wizard of OZ and let the name come to you! Or just let your cat do it. NOT Subject to refusal of name and money if Dave really really doesn't like it. But you'll have to live with YOURSELF! And a few copies of Album yea!

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    The BURNER: Camp with Dave at Burningman!
    Stay at VW BUS Camp with Dave and all the other crazies! Dave will assist with getting ticket (not easy now) and will help with advice etc for preparation, and whatever gear he can lay his hands on. OBVIOUSLY details to be worked out on an individual basis. 2014 more likely, but 2013 maybe possible (late August)

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    The Roadie: Tour with Dave and Vincent. About a week on the road "LIVIN THE DREAM" with Dave and Vincent. Go to shows, visit some friends, hang out in the green room (such as it is). Camp in some great location for a few days between gigs. Cut firewood, carry gear, cook dinner, haul water, tune up Vincent (all optional activities). Obviously details to be worked out on an individual basis. And a few copies of album hooray! Starting Aug 2013

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