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Vladeck's joint EP Release/Book Launch available now, exclusively on Kickstarter, with special incentives to fund the upcoming LP.
Vladeck's joint EP Release/Book Launch available now, exclusively on Kickstarter, with special incentives to fund the upcoming LP.
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Friends!

Announcing the release of my new 6-song EP and its companion pocket-size book, Passing Knowledge and Other Songs

This represents a new musical direction for me – I think it's my best recording ever – and the handmade book is super cool. (Read about it in detail below or on my website.)

This is available exclusively through Kickstarter. WHY Kickstarter?  Because here I can also offer you deals on more AV goods listed on the right side of this page. *This* is how I hope to fund my upcoming full-length record to be made this summer! So please take a look at all the offerings and choose one you're psyched about!

Plus, through Kickstarter you'll get access to exclusive demos and videos that will make you feel part of this journey, as well as the additional satisfaction of knowing you are making a piece of music history with an album that will be released in the US and Europe. You'll tell yer grandkids – them's bragging rights. It's an exciting time, so take a running leap and let's ride the rails together!

WHY release a record this way? The music biz has changed dramatically. In this instance it's changed for the better: there are new, creative ways for musicians and listeners to team up to make sure the music they want to hear gets made!

So you can simply pick up the new EP for $5 (just as you would on iTunes), or peruse the other delectables on the right.  Whichever you choose, you will receive the new EP today!  I am tremendously grateful for your participation!

One last thing: If I don't reach the goal, you don’t pay - and I don't receive - a red cent. But you'll still get the digital EP.  If I do reach the goal, you get both your tier award and the aforementioned pride of making this plan come to be.  You can't lose!

The truth is, $5,000 is not enough to make a full-length record - I should have made the goal at least $15,000 - but it felt too crazy to go for that amount. I kept the initial goal modest because I've never done it this way and have no idea what to expect!

Sooo, just think of the actual goal should you so kindly participate... that will help a lot, as recording expenses will move in that direction and it will also allow me to put promotional weight behind things. 

Please help spread the word with people that know me or might be interested.  You can share this site: www.kickstarter.com/profiles/andrewvladeck.  You can preview the record at the Album page on my website.  

Hope you enjoy - and thank you for checking this out!

Andrew

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    A download of the new EP (a 6-song record), including a digital version of the Pocket Songster Book, sent to you immediately, plus access to pledger-only updates that include videos, photos, songs.

    Pledge for any of the below and the download and updates are free.

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    A signed copy of the handstamped physical EP, AND the handmade limited-edition Pocket Songster Book, the first in a series created by the publishing wing of End Up Records. Perfect for the train! Fits neatly in your jacket pocket.

    This is available exclusively through this Kickstarter release. The price includes shipping.

    And the above!

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    The UPCOMING LP (working title "The Secret"), sent to you digitally, as soon as it’s completed. But you'll also receive - as soon as goal is reached - a digital sampler containing songs from the other bands I play with -- all wonderful and wonderfully different: The Honey Brothers, Balthrop, Alabama, and The Rozz & Val Show.

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    The limited edition “The Wheel” European Tour Concert T-Shirt With the names of the cities on the back that I've played. Of course, this wouldn't be complete without your signed, physical copy of The Wheel, my first album to be released in Europe, signed with a silver Sharpee! Oh, you already have it? Gift idea! And all the above!

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    The Vladeck Catalog. We have some catching up to do. You or those you gift to will bathe in musical Vladness to last you the delightful months of the year. THE WHEEL (2008), THE LOST SESSIONS (2006) – which includes the First Place "The Songs You Inspire" from The International Songwriting Competition, the eponymous ANDREW VLADECK (2004) – winner of 4 Billboard Song Contest honors, GREETINGS FROM ESPOLAND (1996), HOLD FAST (1992). Plus a sticker and a pin! Including all the above!

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    Your name in the credits as a co-producer. A signed, handwritten lyric sheet! Plus a digital mix tape of my favorite songs that you will probably like!

    Plus ALL the above!

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    I will cover any song of your choosing, put it on YouTube and dedicate it to you or whoever you’d like, and send you a mp3.

    You wanna see me play "Lightning Riddim" on banjo? Done.

    Plus ALL the above!

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    Two things : We’ll write a song together (in person, skype or phone)! There's nothing as fun and rewarding as this. We'll demo it on my laptop together, or I'll send it to you if you're far away.

    Also, you'll get to spend the day of your choice in the studio as I record the new album and we’ll find a way for you to be involved. Press record? Hand clap? We want YOU.

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    House Concert/Party/Wedding – Invite whoever you want. You can even charge what you want. Rent an arena and keep the change. Will do anywhere in the world as long as you cover travel expenses. (That's you, Auckland.) I’ll include the song we co-write as included above…

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    NYC WALKING TOUR for up to 10 or so people. Your choice, Central Park or Prospect Park. As many of you know, I was a NYC Urban Park Ranger. I was mainly the “historian” ranger, but can lead you on a tour of Park History, Native American History, Revolutionary War History, Geologic History, plus Forest and Pond ecology. Your choice. Ending with a picnic and concert.

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    NYC BICYCLE TOUR by bicycle for up to 5 people. We’ll explore my favorite nabes and eat my favorite foods. Plus I’ll play various songs that are set in the various neighborhoods (Chinatown, Coney Island, Williamsburg).

    Plus ALL the above!

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