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A new kind of compilation featuring folk and country artists from around the country gathered into one studio in Kalamazoo, MI. Read more

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A new kind of compilation featuring folk and country artists from around the country gathered into one studio in Kalamazoo, MI.

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Old Hills, Young Mountain

Old Hills, Young Mountain is a one of a kind of compilation. Instead of taking songs from 9 different artists who recorded in 9 different studios, we are gathering the greatest folk and country artists we know and bringing them into one studio/warehouse space in Kalamazoo, MI. Once there, they'll record live to old reel to reel equipment, capturing a classic, unreproducible sound unattainable through any other format of recording. Every step of this process has been considered and debated over to insure the most unique and integrity-filled project imaginable. 

Mike and Ruthy - http://mikeandruthy.com/
Red Tail Ring - http://www.redtailring.com/
Small Houses - http://www.smallhousessing.com/
Jeremy RR - http://www.myspace.com/beilbysball
Brooks Strause - http://brooksstrause.bandcamp.com/
Patrick Dethlefs - http://patrickdethlefs.com/
The Thornbills - http://www.thethornbills.com/
Spirit Family Reunion - http://www.spiritfamilyreunion.com/
Hezekiah Jones - http://www.yerbird.com/hezekiahjones

Joining the long list of musicians included are a great cast of engineers and producers from Double Phelix Studios:

Andy Catlin - Sound engineer, member of Lasso, The Go Rounds, Birdfingers, and curator of Double Phelix Studio. 
Ben Lau - Sound engineer, member of Birdfingers, and curator of Double Phelix Studio. 
Pat Carrol - Producer, sound engineer, and songwriter. 
Jeremy Quentin - Producer, songwriter for Small Houses. 

Over months and months of time, the musicians and crew will travel from as far as Denver, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, West Hurley, Iowa City, Richmond, and beyond just to grace Michigan with their awesome presence and talent. 

Still, this very dated and particular method of recording a compilation is not only noteworthy in its approach, but expensive. We need money for recording tape, studio time, a special mixing board, and printing costs for the vinyl and cassettes. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to funding this project and supporting the local musicians that love to entertain you every day. 

This project will be one that you listen to over and over again, as it promises to deliver a sound remarkable to any avid music fan. 

Watch videos from these artists - 
Brooks Strause - http://vimeo.com/37350873
Jeremy RR - http://vimeo.com/37350298
Mike and Ruthy - http://vimeo.com/37346831

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    An "Old Hills, Young Mountain" poster, SIGNED BY ALL THE BANDS, PRODUCERS, and ENGINEERS. Plus everything listed above.

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    A V.I.P. ticket to the Kalamazoo, MI release show of, "Old Hills, Young Mountain". We'll buy you drinks, keep you comfortable, and personally hand you a copy of the vinyl. Plus, everything listed above.

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    We'll have the band of your choice give you a phone call from the studio, thanking you for your help with the project. Plus the 50$ incentive.

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    Enter the studio where "Old Hills, Young Mountain" was recorded in Kalamazoo, MI and have your song recorded in the same manner as the compilation with support from our producers and engineers. Plus one of the 100$ incentives.

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    The "Old Hills, Young Mountain" producers and engineers will bring you into the studio for two days of recording to tape. Plus both of the 100$ incentives.

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