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Have you ever had a dream? Something you knew you were meant to do? Help Preston live his dream, and create his most anticipated album!

WHAT your contribution will be used for!

Your Contribution will help ensure that we can make the best album possible. Some of the production expenses will be:
• Week long private studio session at the Terrarium in Minneapolis MN.
• Paying audio engineers.
• Paying studio musicians
• Paying for duplication at COPY CATS MEDIA in Minneapolis MN.
• Paying for mastering
• Paying for studio incidentals, (I.E. Drum sticks, Drum heads,
  Guitar strings, tape, etc.)
• Paying for new merchandise such as: Posters, T-shirts, Stickers, Etc.
• MTV quality Music video.
• Also give back to local music programs.
• Plus much, much more!

This is HOW we can make it happen!

My Kickstarter team and I have worked extremely hard to provide awesome prizes which you can than receive based on how much you contribute to our campaign.

Even the smallest reward (I.E. "Ultimate Access") allows you to stay up to date with videos, demos and more! It is totally cool to donate whatever you are able. So whether that's $20, $2, or $1,0000, it will all help to push our campaign for success. Remember, a little can go a long way.

The TEAM that has helped make this Kickstarter possible!

I have had the pleasure of including my friends in the special journey! I am looking forward to working with my production team, and taking this project to the next level.

• Sound Engineer - Steve Murray
  Studio Musicians will include:
• Lance Gams - Drums
     
• Jason Munns - Guitar
 
• Craig Skalko - Keys
• Shannon Gunderson - Keys
• And Many More!!

Collaborations with other artists!

• The Icarus Account
• Jamestown Story
• Savannah Smith
• And More

WHEN will this project take place?!

My production team and I are looking at dates this SUMMER of 2013, as long as the kickstarter campaign is a success.  We will be at the Terrarium Recording Studio in Minneapolis. (Pictured Below)

Terrarium Recording Studio
Terrarium Recording Studio

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I have had recent success, but realize I must take my music to the next level. One of the challenges in doing so is that you want to create the best product possible. That is why we are going to record at one of the finest recording studios in Minnesota, "The Terrarium."

Musicians and bands such as: Prince, Owl City,Johnny Lang, Motion City Soundtrack, Mason Jennings, Mandy Moore, Pink, Snow Patrol, Trampled by Turtles, Semisonic, and more have recorded at this studio.

One of the challenges is that this doesn't come cheap. I realize that this record is not a means for me to make money, but to advance my musical career in the eyes of my peers, and other musicians within Minnesota and nationally.

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    #1. ULTIMATE ACCESS: Access to exclusive updates here on Kickstarter like demos, song ideas, lyrics and you get access to video from inside the studio while we record!

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    #2 FIRST LISTEN: The first single from the new album sent to you a week before it's released. Plus ULTIMATE ACCESS.

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    #3 BE IMMORTALIZED: Your name shall forever be hewn (etched) for all to see in the cover booklet of my "Getting Good at Starting Over" album. Remember, an album lives longer than any of us. It's like a book...kinda. PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS and the single off of the new album!!

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    #4 PRE-ORDER: Get the digital Download of the new album "Getting Good at Starting over" sent to you a week before the release date via email! PLUS REWARDS #1, #2, #3

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    #5 PRE-ORDER (Hard Copy): Pre-order and get the hard copy autographed and sent to your home address! PLUS REWARDS #1, #2, #3!

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    YOUR COVER: I will record an acoustic version of any song of your choosing, complete with a personalized thank-you message at the end! It will be delivered via email. (Please keep song under 5 minutes) PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS PLUS Reward #2 & #3!!

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    IT'S YOURS! : Personalized autographed hard copy of "Getting Good at Starting Over" and Poster, PLUS a digital copy of my discography. PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS! And REWARDS #2 and #3.

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    LIMITED EDITION! : 1 personalized "The Recluse" CD Featuring Bonus Tracks, and 1 "The Recluse" T-Shirt. (Only 20 of each available!) PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS!PLUS REWARDS #2, #3 and #4!

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    FLY ON THE WALL: Get a DVD full of Hilarious bloopers, out-takes, music and laughs from the recording process. Plus ULTIMATE ACCESS and REWARD #2 and #3!

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    MY LYRICS FOR YOU!: Hand-written lyrics of any of my songs, personalized and framed! PLUS Access to exclusive updates like demos, song ideas, lyrics and live streaming inside the studio while we record! PLUS REWARD #2,#3 and #4!

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    SKYPE DATE! : I'll make us (me) dinner, put on some Teddy Pendergrass (or something more up to date depending on your taste) and we'll hang out and chat about whatever for about an hour. You tell me about your life, I'll tell you about mine. We can chat about football, musicals, bands, my album, your album, your parents (or kids) or whatever. It'll be fun! I'll play you some songs too if you'd like - of course your requests. Dudes of course welcome! Bring friends and pool your money if you like! PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS!! PLUS REWARD #2 and #3!

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    MUSIC LESSON: Did you know I went to college initially to be a high school band or choir director? Well, let's put my teaching skills to work! I can teach you how to play one of my original tunes on guitar. I'll step you through every part of the song. We'll do this via Skype unless you are in the immediate area. PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS!! PLUS REWARD #2 and #3!

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    LIMITED EDITION RD2 : Get a limited edition "Getting Good at Starting Over" album with custom artwork by Adam Giorgi and Greta Munns. These will be numbered 1-50, and will also include ULTIMATE ACCESS, and the digital copies of all my music.

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    LET'S WRITE! : Have you ever wanted to write a song?? Here's your chance! You and I will meet up (or exchange emails) on several occasions to brainstorm, develop, and polish a song of our very own! This can even be featured in future projects, and you will be specially recognized for your work! PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS and REWARD #2 and #3!

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    YOUR SONG! : I will write a song using your name, and or tell a story about you and feature it as a single! It can be funny, it can be serious, it's up to you! PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS and REWARD #2 and #3!

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    IN YOUR HOUSE! : I will come to your house/apartment/school, and play an acoustic show for you and your friends/family! Get your friends to help chip in! The more the merrier! (Within 350 miles) PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS and REWARD #2 and #3!

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    MOVIE STAR: Be in my next music video! It will be filmed in MN so if you're in the area it's easy. If you're not, I'll let you know when we're planning to film it and it'll be a perfect time for you to plan a vacation! We'll also have lunch together on set and after the full day of shooting. PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS REWARD #2 and #3!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: You can come hang out in the studio whenever you are able and help create the magic. You will get to eat lunch with the production team and I'll give you a personal tour of the studio. If you'd like, we'll ask you your opinion on different parts we're recording, AND you can record something simple (or complicated depending on your skill) on the album. Be it shaker, hand claps or backing vocals! You will of course be credited. This will take place in Minneapolis (travel not included) PLUS REWARD #2 and #3!

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    MY BELOVED GUITAR: If you seriously shower me with this much love, I will hand over my beloved Breedlove Acoustic/Electric guitar. The one featured, I have played in over 4 countries and 10 states! This comes with the battle scars from over the years and hundreds of shows. I'll sign it too (only if you'd like). PLUS ULTIMATE ACCESS!!

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    SURPRISE CONCERT: Me and some of my talented friends will give you a concert for any event you deem necessary. We will provide over 3 hours of music, and will rock your block off!

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    TOUR MANAGER! : You will be my tour manager! You will come on tour with my band and I, help decide where to play, and get all the life experience as a touring musician!

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