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Help start a new genre, Outlaw Americana! Craig Kinsey will produce one album incorporating a host of American music!
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My name is Craig Kinsey, and I am making the kind of album no one has ever tried before...   



We have brought together America’s real roots… starting with today’s indie and punk rock and going WAY back. Through blues and gospel foot-stomping, through the sounds of the machine, through the rural town singing only for themselves captured by Smithsonian Folkways recordings, back across the ocean, and further back in history to the roots of our ideas in ancient Greece.

Dude, it’s a ride. There’s rock and roll, there’s naked blues, there’s apocalyptic choirs. There’s the township chanting just at the edge of our awareness. There’s a blaring 1920s horn section. South of the border cantina song...

And we need your help to finish it.


Where do you come in?

Your entrance is after the second chorus – you have a big solo. You see, it’s all been written. About 70% Tracked. About 50% Mixed. And like a down-and-out Old West shootout on the outskirts of town, we are out of bullets. We need your help to finish the tracking, mixing, mastering, and printing. It’s like having the railroad cars but not the track. We need you to be our musical Rockefellers and help us complete this grand thing.


Who are we?

Craig Kinsey is a song writer and performer that rode Ray Price's old tour bus along with John Evans and Hayes Carll to play your town. He preceded Snoop Dog and the Flaming Lips on the 2012 FPSF Festival main stage with his alter-ego band, the Sideshow Tramps. He lives in the Montrose area of Houston, Texas (named one of NYT 10 hippest neighborhoods) in a 1920s craftsman style oddity with a turret attached. His picture was in Paste Magazine in June. He played Texas Music Magazine’s music fest in July. Help make August and September the months to finish the new record!


The goods…..

photo by: Todd Spoth
photo by: Todd Spoth
photo by: Mark Austin
photo by: Mark Austin

All funds over the amount will be used for promotion if amount exceeds $10,000 we go vinyl and heavy promo! 

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of 3 songs off the new album!

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    ADVANCED DIGITAL COPY of American Roots and Blood. You get it first! (Exclusive to Kickstarter)

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    New Reward!! Can you go toe-to-toe, or tile-to-tile, in a battle of wits and words with the writer of Lady Vodka? Craig will accept your challenge and play a game of Words with Friends with you.

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    The above prize plus hard copy of American Roots and Blood and a hand written thank you card from Craig Kinsey. (Another Kickstarter exclusive!)

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    A numbered exclusive signed by the full band hard copy of American Roots and Blood!!!! (oh....ah!)
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    DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD and T-SHIRT!!! All of the above plus an "I'm not Moving to Austin" T-shirt and extra music downloads. a demo of one of the amazing songs on Craig Kinsey's new release American Roots and Blood PLUS an exclusive song recorded just for the Kickstarter community. (thats right, another kickstarter exclusive!)

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    All of the above (advanced digital download; hard copy of album; T-shirt; exclusive demo and extra song) PLUS! the lyrics to one song on the upcoming album American Roots and Blood written out for you by Craig Kinsey AND two tickets to the American Roots and Blood album release party in Houston Texas! This is a sweet deal.

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    A hard copy of American Roots and Blood + 2 tickets to Burned Out at Fitzgeralds Oct. 19th (you don't want to miss this one) + 2 tickets to the album release party (not VIP)
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    a hand written thank you note from Craig Kinsey! What an amazing deal!!
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    LIMITED OFFER! All of the above PLUS one of only 10 music scores used during the actual recording, numbered and signed by Craig Kinsey and some of the performers on American Roots and Blood. Own a piece of the recording process! (Exclusive to Kickstarter)

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    2 VIP TICKETS TO THE ALBUM RELEASE
    Special reserves seats at the release, as well as drink tickets, and early access to the event with private VIP meet and greet with Craig Kinsey.

    PLUS all of the above! (limited offers excluded) the advanced digital download; the hard copy; the T-shirt; the thank you card, all of it folks!
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    FOR THE VINYL LOVER! (advanced digital download; hark copy of album' T-shirt' exclusive demo and extra song) PLUS, Craig Kinsey is going to play an in-store at Cactus Records and Heights Vinyl in Houston Texas and will pick and buy for you THREE of his recommended vinyl albums! Hand picked vinyl shipped to your door! What will he choose for you? hmmm...

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    All of the above PLUS:

    BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING OF THE ALBUM
    We will take you on a tour of Houston's historic SugarHill Recording Studios (where everyone from Beyonce to Willie Nelson has recorded) to meet the engineers and producers who make the magic happen everyday and show you a sneak peak of what goes into the recording of an album. You will get a Q&A time with an engineer and get to watch recording/mixing in action!

    Plus, 2 VIP TICKETS TO THE ALBUM RELEASE
    Special reserves seats at the release, as well as drink tickets, and early access to the event with private VIP meet and greet with Craig Kinsey. all transportation supplied by you.
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    NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN WITH THE BAND!

    Craig Kinsey and entourage will pick you up in a LIMO and take you and a guest around town to their favorite Houston hot spots, treat you to food and drinks, get the ROCK STAR treatment!

    Plus 2 VIP TICKETS TO THE ALBUM RELEASE
    Special reserves seats at the release, as well as drink tickets, and early access to the event with private VIP meet and greet with Craig Kinsey.

    Plus the SIGNED BY THE BAND CD!
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    CRAIG KINSEY + BAND WILL COME PLAY A PRIVATE SHOW FOR YOU!
    (all of the above except the limo tour)
    The band will come to you and entertain you and your guests with an hour long set.
    (200 mile radius from Houston Texas)

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    SUPER HIGH ROLLERS CLUB

    All of the above including house concert and limo tour of Houston PLUS a flight into Houston (Continental US only) and a night in one of Houston's posh deluxe suits and a day showing you the famous Montrose area of Houston (named one of NY TImes 10 hippest neighborhoods). Hang with Craig Kinsey for private house concert.

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