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Help support the making and release of Armchair Boogies sophomore album
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Armchair Boogie's New Album: What Does Time Care?

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Rising from the forests and rivers of central Wisconsin, Armchair Boogie's high-energy take on the Jamgrass genre fuses intricate arrangements of acoustic guitar and banjo with the funky back beats of electric bass and drums. 

Armchair Boogie
Armchair Boogie

We've been playing shows to help you boogie down in cities and towns throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and West Coast. Now we want to help you boogie down in your living room, your car, on your phone, or wherever you listen to music when you're not at a show.

You may have heard other bands say that the music business is tough, or recording an album is tough. Well they are right. We're not going to sugar coat it. We're broke. So we need your help to fund the next Armchair Boogie album, which you will of course love and enjoy! 

First of all we would like to thank all of our fans! We could not have made it this far without your help so we want to extend a special THANK YOU to the boogie community!

What is this all about?

We are in the middle of recording our second album and decided that we want to have the fans be directly involved in that process. Usually a band will sign to a record label, get a fat stinkin cash advance, and hope album sales will be able to pay that back over time, but we don't want to do that. Instead of hoping that your money is directly supporting us why not ensure that it is!

How to Support?

The best way to ensure our new album will be the best that it can be is to contribute here. We have created a wide variety of rewards that you can claim at various pledge levels. Do you want us to play a concert at your house? There's a reward for that. Do you want to join the Boogie community for an album listening party? There's a reward for that. Do you want to be on the album?!? There's even a reward for that!

Also following us on social media is another BIG way to show your support. This way you can keep up with future shows and content!

LINKS:

Website: http://armchairboogiemusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armchairboogieboys/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/armchairboogieboys/ 

Music Video: https://bit.ly/2VhWYcn

Live at Summer Camp: https://bit.ly/2RkNKNj

Bandcamp: https://armchairboogie.bandcamp.com/releases 


Stretch Goals

If the campaign hits these funding levels, we have some big plans in store!

  • $15000: Vinyl We will press the new Album on Vinyl. There will be new rewards added to the campaign so that you can elect to get the Vinyl along with your existing rewards
  • $20000: Live Album We'll record and release a Live Album in 2020 and everyone who pledges for the campaign will get a free Digital Download of the Live Album
  • $25000: Festival We'll launch a Festival in 2020 and everyone who pledges for the campaign will have exclusive access to discounted early bird tickets for the Festival

Who is Armchair Boogie?

Madison, Wisconsin-based Armchair Boogie plays a progressive hybrid of bluegrass and jam music (“jamgrass,” if you will). Their old-timey sensibilities are married to driving bass and drums, bringing an undeniably funky undertone to a genre normally not described as “funky.” 

Augie Dougherty
Augie Dougherty

Augie Dougherty (banjo) and Ben Majeska (acoustic guitar) met in the fall of 2014, trading bluegrass licks on the front porch of their college home in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Both were a part of different projects, but shared a rich love for bluegrass. After only a handful of duo shows, they decided a rhythm section would give them the backbone needed for a bigger live sound.

Ben Majeska
Ben Majeska

In summer 2015, Eli Frieders (electric bass) and Dan Waterman (drums) brought the extra kick Armchair Boogie needed to stand out in an already impressive Wisconsin bluegrass scene. The sound refined itself by exploring realms of funk, country, and rock. After two years of progression and touring, Waterman moved to a production role in the band as they welcomed present drummer, Denzel Connor.

Eli Frieders
Eli Frieders

Nowadays Armchair Boogie continues touring and climbing their way up notable festival lineups. Having shared the stage with the likes of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Horses, Kitchen Dwellers, and more.

Denzel Connor
Denzel Connor

Risks and challenges

Well to be frank if we do not meet out goal we will not receive any of the campaign money. So we need your help to share and promote this as much as possible. A little help can go along way!

The money will be going mostly to our audio engineer Jeff Peterson from Lunar Lava Studio who did an amazing job on our first album and is bringing his best work to the new one. We also have to pay to put the album on CDs, hire an artist to design the packaging and liner notes, and cover the costs of promoting the album to the masses!

If we happen to go over our goal then we will be putting that money towards a new boogie vehicle. We have been traveling in a 2008 Honda Odyssey and if you could imagine.... its ROUGH! We have been on three national tours already and plan for many more so a more adequate vehicle is the next step!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Download

    You'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the new album as soon as it is available online. You'll also receive an Official Armchair Boogie sticker.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of the New Album
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    The Simple

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and a Digital Download coupon for the new album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Official Armchair Boogie sticker.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
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    52 backers
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    The Classic

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive a signed Album posted, an Official Armchair Boogie sticker, and an Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
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    Ships to Only certain countries
    30 backers
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    The Vintage

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, the Official Armchair Boogie sticker, and the Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
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    Ships to Only certain countries
    15 backers
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The Plus

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, two Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and two Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 5 backers
    $

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    The Buffet

    We will eat as much food as we can on Facebook live buffet-style.... and those who choose this package will be able to pick what we eat!

    This is the first pledge level that will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI

    In addition, two CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, two Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and two Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Facebook Live!
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
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    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 3 backers
    $

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Song

    Armchair Boogie will write a song about you! You'll be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your life after the campaign is completed.

    This pledge level that will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI

    In addition, two CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, two Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and two Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • Personalized Song About You
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 6 backers
    $

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Denzel

    Have a night on the town with Denzel in Madison, Wisconsin! He will buy you a few drinks while you explore Madison nightlife! This guy is fun to party with, take our word for it!

    This pledge level will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI.

    In addition, a signed CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive a custom Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster!

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • Night on the Town with Denzel (including a few drinks)
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Eli

    Based on your music taste, Eli will craft a 50-song playlist to your preferred streaming service AND send you a 10 LP mystery pack. If you're in Madison, you can join Eli for the record hunting and get some ice cream!

    This pledge level will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI.

    In addition, a signed CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive a custom Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster!

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • 50-song playlist & 10 LP Pack
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    Less
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    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    The Augie

    Receive a custom handmade cooking utensil fashioned by our banjo extraordinaire Augie Dougherty.

    This pledge level that will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI

    In addition, two CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, two Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and two Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City.

    Includes:
    • Custom Cooking Utensil by Augie Dougherty
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    The Ben

    Receive two 45-minute online guitar lessons with Ben! In-person option available for those living in Madison, WI. For guitarists of any level, Ben will guide you through different skillsets needed to reach your next level of playing.

    This pledge level will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI.

    In addition, two signed CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Album T-shirt and a signed Album poster, two Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and two Official Armchair Boogie koozies!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • Online Guitar Lesson with Ben (45min.)
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    The Boogie

    Ever wonder what it is like to make an album? Here is your chance to find out! Join Armchair Boogie in the studio and participate in the recording of a track on the album. That's right! You'll be heard on the album not just by you, but by everyone pledging for this campaign!

    Armchair Boogie will play a concert for you and your friends! Armchair Boogie will come to your house to play 2 sets of music in your living room or backyard. Your private show must be invite-only and within 300 miles of Madison, WI. You will be responsible for additional transportation costs if further.

    In addition, five CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive two Album T-shirt and five signed Album poster, five Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and five Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Includes:
    • Guest Appearance on the Album
    • Concert At Your House (within 300 miles of Madison, WI)
    • Facebook Live!
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • 10× Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • 10× Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Early Bird Special

    The first ten people who pledge will get a CD of the new album and an Official Armchair Boogie sticker for free with their Digital Download!!! These are going to go fast, so don't sleep in!

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and a Digital Download coupon for the new album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Official Armchair Boogie sticker.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    The Sleepy Worm (Not So Early Bird)

    Did you sleep in and miss the launch? That's okay, we still love you! The SECOND ten people who pledge will get THE SIMPLE for just $15!!! These are going to go fast, so don't sleep in (oh wait, you already did!)

    A CD of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and a Digital Download coupon for the new album when it is available online. You'll also receive an Official Armchair Boogie sticker.

    Save money on shipping by picking up your prize package at an Armchair Boogie show (cost of admission not included). To choose this option, just select Vatican City as your Shipping destination (See what we did there?)

    Includes:
    • CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    The Show

    Armchair Boogie will play a concert for you and your friends! Armchair Boogie will come to your house to play 2 sets of music in your living room or backyard. Your private show must be invite-only and within 300 miles of Madison, WI. You will be responsible for additional transportation costs if further than 300 miles from Madison, WI.

    This pledge level will receive an invite to our exclusive album listening party, hosted at a secret location in Madison, WI

    In addition, five CDs of the new album will be delivered to you when it is released and you'll receive a Digital Download coupon for the album when it is available online. You'll also receive two Album T-shirt and five signed Album poster, five Official Armchair Boogie stickers, and five Official Armchair Boogie koozie!

    Your name will also be included in the special thanks section of the new album's liner notes.

    Includes:
    • Concert At Your House (within 300 miles of Madison, WI)
    • Signed CD of the New Album
    • Digital Download of the New Album
    • Album Listening Party Invite
    • Thank You in Album Liner Notes
    • Custom T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Official Armchair Boogie Koozie
    • Official Armchair Boogie Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
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Funding period

- (35 days)