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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 6 2018 12:27 AM UTC +00:00
$5,229
pledged of $13,700pledged of $13,700 goal
104
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 6 2018 12:27 AM UTC +00:00

About

Nearly three years ago, my first album project as Alex Krug Combo brought together the full six piece band for the first time:

Bill Berg, the legendary, humble, and righteously talented drummer.

The skilled upright bass player, Kevin Lampson.

The tightest harmony singer I have been blessed to know, Rachel Gramig.

The accomplished electric guitarist, Kyle Samples.

& Lyndsay Pruitt, brilliant shredder of the violin.

Our producer, Michael Selverne is the ultimate powerhouse of knowledge, musical insight, and encouragement. He made the record sound better than any of us could even imagine.

Engineer Julian Dreyer mixed each song so effortlessly, and the industrious Jessica Tomasin kept production running flawlessly.

It was December, when daylight is scarce. Recording the 4-track EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, was a lot of tireless work, but every hour was worth it. That year, we came together and brought forward a powerful album, sincerely from all of our hearts.

Gentle Spotted Giants was unknowingly the beginning of a journey for me. It was my first time steering such a large operation. Soon after the album was recorded Jackson Dulaney joined the combo on lap steel.  His work has been fundamental in our sonic landscape.  Our six piece band, spanning generations and genders, set the precedent for how I want to engage with the rest of my community. Interacting with those who have had different experiences than you is so crucial. When we do this, our hearts and minds, our beings expand.

This next batch of songs is inspired by these themes. It's time to lay them down in the studio, arrange them properly, and watch them evolve into exactly what they deserve to be.

Our goal is to raise some seed money so we can:

  • Rent studio time 
  • Pay our extraordinary team of engineers, producers, and musicians
  • Hire a graphic designer
  • Send the record to mixing, mastering, and replication
  • hire a publicist to promote the album

With your help, we can get to work.

As a Kickstarter backer, you have the opportunity to preorder the album and earn all kinds of exclusive rewards. This record is for you, and we want you to truly be a part of it. What better way than to be a patron of our art. Your overwhelmingly supportive response to Gentle Spotted Giants has helped carry us forward, and has inspired us to work on a deeper level. We hope you will join us for this new ride.

-- OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP --

  • Share this campaign with your music-loving friends
  • Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram
  • Stream our EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, on Spotify and include us in your fave playlist
  • Come to a show! Tour dates here.

Risks and challenges

This is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we do not complete our goal of raising $13,700 in 30 days, we do not get to keep a penny of it.

We've been crafting a pretty extensive marketing strategy, so we believe that with our hard work, attention to detail, and diligent outreach, this project will be a smooth and successful one.

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    Sticker and Thank You

    Everyone loves a good sticker! We'll send you one in the mail along with a good ole fashion thank-you note.

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    Digital For Beginners

    Download the new album BEFORE the official release date!

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    Digital Party

    Access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + digital download of the new album BEFORE the official release date.

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    Too Physical

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    Two Too Physical

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    In Black & White

    5x7 hand developed photo of Alex's photography + physical new CD + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Wear It While You Listen

    AKC T shirt + physical new album + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Trucker's Rig

    AKC trucker hat + physical copy of new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    All The Things

    Special mention in the album credits + AKC truckers hat + AKC T shirt + physical copy of new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Hi Fidelity Audiofile

    The AKC album on vinyl + physical copy of the new album + digital download + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    All the Things plus the photo

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    Poster With Words From The Heart

    A letterpress printed AKC poster with handwritten lyrics to the AKC song of your choosing + special mention in the album credits + AKC trucker hat + AKC T shirt + physical copy of new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Ergonomics Session with Rachel Gramig

    Band member, Rachel Gramig MSOT, OTR/L, CBIS, is an experienced occupational therapist. You will receive either a skype or in-person ergonomics session relating to your profession. Her coaching will help you develop a work routine that is better for your body. (Please note: Rachel lives in Denver, but visits Asheville frequently, so you have a choice to work with her touring schedule or to complete your session via Skype.) Also included is a physical copy of the new album + digital download + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Duo House Show (w/in 200 Miles)

    A house show with AKC Duo (within 200 miles of Asheville) + a special mention in the album credits + AKC trucker hat + AKC T shirt + physical copy of new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker

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    Your name crowned in our album credits as Guarantor Extraordinaire + AKC truckers hat + AKC tee shirt + 2 physical copies of the new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker + any of the other gifts previously mentioned that interest you.

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    Duo House Show (w/in 600 Miles)

    A house show with AKC Duo (within 600 miles of Asheville + a special mention in the album credits + AKC trucker hat + AKC T shirt + physical copy of the new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker + any of the other gifts previously mentioned that interest you.

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    4-Piece House Show (w/in 300 Miles)

    A house show with the AKC Quartet (within 300 miles of Asheville) + a special mention in the album credits + AKC trucker hat + AKC T shirt + 2 physical copies of the new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker + any of the other gifts previously mentioned that interest you.

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    Kingpin

    Your name crowned in our album credits as Kingpin + AKC trucker hat + AKC T shirt + 2 physical copies of the new album + screen printed AKC poster + access to Alex's digital nature photo journal emailed the day we meet our goal + sticker + any of the other gifts previously mentioned that interest you.

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Funding period

- (30 days)