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A backing band brings new americana energy to the fine pickin' and timeless songwriting of Richie Reinholdt & Britt Arnesen.
A backing band brings new americana energy to the fine pickin' and timeless songwriting of Richie Reinholdt & Britt Arnesen.
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39 backers pledged $1,880 to help bring this project to life.

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While Britchy is primarily an acoustic folk duo, sometimes it's fun to get friends together and create a fuller sound in the studio. We envisioned a lightly electrified americana record and recruited a great team to help us achieve it, including Tom Wolverton, Larry Chung, Chad Fadely, Andy Dunnigan, Ellie Nuño, Bryan Daste and Trevor Rogers (of the Clumsy Lovers).

We ask your support to pay the folks who played with us and to fund replication of the CDs that will play our all-original music.

We used the best digital technology to produce our music, and it will be available online, but we want to release a CD too. Many of our fans still listen to albums on CD. We both do! It takes a big wad of cash to order CDs, so please help us out.

We'd like to let the music speak for itself. If you didn't get to see the video we made, then please visit our website to hear a sample of Every Heartache. But don't forget to come back here and pre-order our new record by backing our project. All pledges over $8 come with two tickets to our CD release concert, time and location TBA. The concert will either be streamed or recorded for download so you don't have to be in Missoula to attend!

Cheers! And thank you.

-Britt Arnesen and Richie Reinholdt aka Britchy

Britchy Folk Duo (Britt Arnesen, Richie Reinholdt) performing original acoustic music at a local restaurant in Missoula, Montana
Britchy Folk Duo (Britt Arnesen, Richie Reinholdt) performing original acoustic music at a local restaurant in Missoula, Montana
Britchy will be back at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat on May 23.
Britchy will be back at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat on May 23.
Britt and Richie perform acoustic folk music almost every Thursday from 9:30-11am at the Wheat Montana Bakery and Deli in Missoula.
Britt and Richie perform acoustic folk music almost every Thursday from 9:30-11am at the Wheat Montana Bakery and Deli in Missoula.
photo by Jerry LaVine
photo by Jerry LaVine
photo by Jerry LaVine
photo by Jerry LaVine

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Luckily, we've already finished the hardest parts: writing, arranging, and recording the music. I've already designed the graphics for our eco-friendly CD packaging, and the only piece missing is the funding. Once our project is funded, we'll be able to order our CDs online. Both Richie and I have put out many albums and are confident we can execute this process effectively.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Straight to your email inbox, a new mp3 single from Britchy!

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    Power in your fingertips! We'll mail you a pick imbued with guitar/mandolin vibes from Britchy. =)

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    Admission for two to our CD release concert, online or in person! We are planning to hire a backing band and play at a sit-down venue in Missoula. Time and location TBA. We'll either stream online or record for out of town folks to download. Any pledges above this amount also come with concert tickets.

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    Pre-order a digital download of the new Britchy album, Every Heartache!

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    Pre-order Every Heartache on CD!

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    Twofer: pick any album from Britt or Richie's entire catalog AND we'll send it along with the new one!

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    Earlybird special! Want to hear the music before anyone else does? You'll get an autographed copy of the CD as soon as it rolls off the UPS truck---weeks before anyone else has it!

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Four-fer... get both Britchy albums and the most recent Richie Reinholdt and 907Britt solo albums!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Expand your musicality! One-hour guitar, mandolin, or banjo lesson from Richie or piano or guitar lesson from Britt. Missoula area only please.

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    Three half-hour lessons. Missoula area only please.

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    The Painting. Britt painted it just for YOU. 12x12 acrylic on canvas.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Your own private recording! We'll sit down in front of a single mic and play any original song of your choice by Britt or Richie and email you an mp3.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You choose our next Youtube video! Any song you request from Britt or Richie's catalog.

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Arts and crafts time. You'll get one of Britt's really cool handmade woven-bead guitar pick holders.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    House concert or yard party full of great music! If you live farther than 200 miles from Missoula, Montana, we will need you to pay our travel expenses or we can't do this. We're very flexible and willing to work with you but please be realistic... =)

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    Give us a letter between A and G, a number between one and seven, a verb, and a noun. (Or whatever seeds you want to plant). We'll write you a song and send it to you!

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