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This project was successfully funded on April 13, 2012.

My debut CD project can only happen with your help. Watch the video and pledge what you can. Pre-purchase a CD or go for the big duster

About this project

LYMAN LOUIS

I've been writing songs and performing them live for longer than I care to say. But, I've never really embarked on a recording project. Until now. This is it. I've got the songs, I've got the producer, engineer, studio, and some of the best musicians in the Pacific Northwest. What I need is your support to make it all happen. I need your help. If you would purchase my CD or download anyway, then this is a way to pre-purchase. Or, you can choose a higher level of support and get some great rewards to go with your CD. 

DUST

Dust? WTH is that about? I was heading to Nashville for some songwriting and my wife insisted that I help clean up the house before I left. While I was dusting she came up behind me, gave me an amazing hug and whispered in my ear, "I love it when you clean" and it occurred to me that this was the way to get her in the mood. No fancy dinners or diamond rings, just cleaning house would get her motor running. "Dust" was the result and for most of my fans it's their favorite song.

THE OTHER SONGS

In the songwriting community I'm pretty prolific. I've taken the "craftsman" approach to songwriting and regularly get out my toolbox and go to work. During the summers I'm busy running boats, but once the nights close in I take off my Captain's hat and put on my writer's cap. It's not unusual for me to write a couple of songs a week. So, I've got a lot of songs to pick and choose from, and my Backer's are going to have a say in which ones are recorded for the CD. This is a partial list and the Backers will be given access to demos of these and other songs from which to choose. 

  • Dust
  • Steam Train
  • She Changes Things
  • I Don't Need The Rain
  • Let The World Wait
  • Elsa
  • Bring Back The Hippies
  • Tired
  • Trouble (Comes By The Ton)
  • Boring Oregon
  • Raining In Seattle
  • Time Waits
  • Kisses Taste Sweet
  • Carolyn
  • As Good As Life Gets
  • Trains That I've Missed

REWARDS

I've spent a lot of time developing this project and a lot of that time has been thinking about the rewards. Rewards are my gift to you as a thank you for your support. They are my way of sharing more than just a finished CD with you. We can spend some time together on one of the boats, or you can have a limited edition copy of the artwork from the CD, or a guitar lesson. Everyone who backs the project will, at a minimum, get a download of the completed studio version of the song "Dust."

KICKSTARTER

If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter take a look at my video or look at this overview. Just know that either the entire project gets funded (and the CD gets made) or none of it gets funded and the CD doesn't get made. It's an all or nothing proposition. 

CONTACT

You can reach me in a lot of ways. Contact through this Kickstarter project is the best way, but you can also visit my website: www.lymanlouis.com

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Rewards

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    0 backers

    Two weeks before the CD release, one time only, you will be able to download of the song "DUST." You will also have my heartfelt thank you.

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    1 backer

    Two weeks before the CD release I will mail you a "DUST" sticker. You will also be able to download the song "DUST." You will also have my heartfelt thank you.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    7 backers

    Two weeks prior to the CD release you will receive one download of the entire CD. You will also be mailed a DUST sticker and have my heartfelt thanks.

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    Pledge $19 or more

    9 backers

    Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    2 backers All gone!

    You will be my "crowd" in the studio during one of the recording sessions to provide hand claps or backing vocals for one of the songs. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    1 backer

    You will receive a 30 minute guitar lesson via Skype. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)

    I will a song of your choosing and shoot a YouTube video for you. It'll be awesome! You pick a song that you think would be a good one for me to perform and I will perform it just for you. I will do my level best and you'll get the end result in a video of your own. You'll also get a CD and a DUST sticker. I can't wait! The video will be posted in June. The rest of the rewards in September.

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    12 backers

    You will receive a limited edition T-shirt. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    Pledge $55 or more

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    You will receive a one hour guitar lesson either in Portland or via Skype. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    You will receive a one hour songwriting lesson in Portland or via Skype. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    0 backers

    You will receive a limited edition "DUST" apron. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    You will receive a limited edition polo shirt. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    5 backers All gone!

    You will receive a handwritten book of CD lyrics with my notes about each song, AND your name in the CD liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    You will receive a personally guided 2-hour sightseeing tour (for 2) on the Portland Spirit AND your name in the CD liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks. (You must travel to Portland, Oregon. Subject to scheduling limitations.)

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    You will receive a private sailboat cruise (for 2) on the Willamette River with Lyman as Captain AND your name in the CD liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    1 backer

    You will receive a dinner and song event in your home for up to 20 people (you provide the dinner and the guests) and one hour of music. All guests will receive a free download of the CD AND your name will appear in the CD liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    You will receive a two hour house concert in your home for up to 50 guests, and all of your guests will receive a free download of the CD. You will be listed as an Executive Co-Producer in the liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed an autographed CD and a "DUST" sticker. You will also receive one download of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The CD's cover art is being provided by Steve Johnasen (www.steves-art.com). Steve is a great friend who has done artwork for Government Mule, Further, and the Allman Brothers Band to name just a few. Steve and I will sign a one of a kind framed copy of the CD album art, personalized to you and thanking you for your support. Highly collectible! In addition, you will be listed as an Executive Co-Producer in the liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed up to 10 autographed CDs and "DUST" stickers. You will also receive up to 10 downloads of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    The band will appear at your home, yard, or rooftop for a 2 hour live performance for up to 200 of your guests. (Must be within 100 miles of Portland, Oregon or travel and accommodations provided for.) Subject to scheduling restrictions. Your name will appear as Executive Co-Producer in the liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed up to 10 autographed CDs and "DUST" stickers. You will also receive up to 10 downloads of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    I will bring a professional cleaning team to your home to tidy up. After everything is clean I will bring the band OR will appear solo at your home, yard, or rooftop for a 2 hour live performance for up to 200 of your guests. (Must be within 100 miles of Portland, Oregon or travel and accommodations provided for.) Subject to scheduling restrictions. Your name will appear as Executive Co-Producer in the liner notes. Two weeks prior to the CD release you will be mailed up to 10 autographed CDs and "DUST" stickers. You will also receive up to 10 downloads of the CD and my heartfelt thanks.

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