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All-female old-time string band is raising money to fund their debut album.
All-female old-time string band is raising money to fund their debut album.
All-female old-time string band is raising money to fund their debut album.
115 backers pledged $5,210 to help bring this project to life.

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The Battleaxe Band Debut Album

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The Battleaxe Band is Amy Buckingham on fiddle and guitar, Brooke Lauer on banjo, fiddle, and foot percussion, Lucy Allen on guitar, and Nancy Hamilton on bass. The Battleaxes are best known for hard-driving old-time tunes and songs with powerful vocal harmonies, as well as folk, gospel, Americana, blues and original songs.  We’ve been playing music together since 2008, for dances, concerts, farmers markets, and other events. We’ve made lots of friends along the way and we’re ready to make an album for all to enjoy.

Our goal is to raise $5000 to cover recording, mixing, mastering, CD replication and packaging costs, as well as travel expenses, reward shipping costs, copyright fees and Kickstarter fees. 

 We are scheduled to record the CD at Coyote Ridge Audio, in Mills River, NC in mid-October, then we will have it mixed and mastered by mid-November, and send it off for replication in late November/early December. The plan is to have a disc in your hands by Christmas 2015!

 If we can raise more than $5000, we would like to use the additional funds to make an even more amazing and beautiful CD package, including an insert with lyrics. Other possibilities are upgrading our website and printing stickers for your instrument case, journal, or car bumper.

 There are many great rewards to choose from ranging from $1 song downloads to a concert in your living room or backyard. Check out all we have to offer!

Risks and challenges

If we can get this project funded, the biggest possible problem might be a delay in the production cycle, making the release time later than proposed.

We have been planning this for awhile so we already have studio time booked, art for the CD packaging in hand, and we have been polishing up our favorite tunes.

While we all have full-time jobs outside of the band, we know how to get together on a schedule. We are all committed to making this CD happen. If we run into any delays we'll keep everyone updated.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Download all songs from the album

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    Digital album with PDF of liner notes

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    Signed CD + digital album with liner notes

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    Signed CD + digital album with liner notes + a limited edition mini-poster

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    Handmade bag by Amy (made from an upcycled feed sack. Go green and tote your stuff in this cool bag!) + a signed CD + digital album download with liner notes

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    Double the Fun: 2 CDs, 1 for you and 1 for a friend. Signed CDs include a card with a code for downloading the album and liner notes as well. (Can ship both CDs together or to separate addresses)

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A 1-hour massage with Amy or Lucy who are professional massage therapists (Greenville, SC area only) + a signed CD + digital album download with liner notes

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Christmas Special ! - 4 signed CDs mailed in time for Christmas. 1 for you + 3 for friends + Christmas Card from the Battleaxe Band containing a code for the digital album download (one card with each CD) (Please send names and addresses for each CD. Outside of US, please add $5 per separately shipped CD)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Live concert in a location of your choice within a 2 hour drive of Greenville, SC + a signed CD + limited edition mini-poster + digital album (greater than 2 hours - contact us for options)

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Funding period

- (29 days)