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Brand New Morn will be an album consisting of 11 original instrumental songs, composed for solo Acoustic (Steel-String) Guitar.
Brand New Morn is an album consisting of 12 original instrumental songs, composed by Brian Weaver for solo Acoustic Guitar.
Brand New Morn is an album consisting of 12 original instrumental songs, composed by Brian Weaver for solo Acoustic Guitar.
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Brian Weaver's Debut Album, Brand New Morn

Hello, my name's Brian and I'd like to formally invite you to join the #BrandNewMorn team for my Kickstarter project!

Kickstarter launched October 14 - November 14, 2013

Album set to be released March 11, 2014

I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my debut album, Brand New Morn. This album will be a collection of 11 original instrumental songs, composed for solo Acoustic (Steel-String) Guitar. With your help, these songs can be transformed into a full-length album, which will be available for your listening pleasure!

All funds raised will be used towards the completion of this album. Stay tuned in and keep your ears peeled for more updates pertaining to this project. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and I'd be glad to further explain the details of my Kickstarter.  Below, you'll find more information about the #BrandNewMorn project and how you can help!

Project Costs:
• Recording
• Graphic Design / Album Artwork
• Mixing / Mastering
• CD Duplication
• Kickstarter Video
• Photos
• Album Review / Liner Notes
• Promotion

Check out my Social Media pages for future updates and more information pertaining to this project...

http://www.youtube.com/user/brianweavermusic
https://soundcloud.com/brianweavermusic
https://www.facebook.com/bweavermusic
https://twitter.com/brian_weave

1 Man + 1 Guitar = 11 songs of original instrumental music

photo by Kent Mast
photo by Kent Mast

The Man
♦ Brian Weaver (Instructor, Composer & Performer)


Hi, my name’s Brian.  Nice to meet you!  I’m currently a full-time student, pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA.  In addition to my scholastic pursuits, I also spend my time volunteering as a musician at church, teaching private Guitar lessons, composing, and performing live music in Western PA.  I'm so excited to share my music with you and I can’t wait for you to hear it!

photo by Nick Conti
photo by Nick Conti

 The Guitar

♦ Felicity (steel-string Yamaha AC3R Acoustic Guitar)

I affectionately refer to my Yamaha AC3R as Felicity.  Yes, I’m one of those weird musician nerds who names their instrument.  Hey, if sailors get to name their ships, I suppose it’s only appropriate for me to name my Guitar.  But I digress.  Felicity is a steel-string Acoustic Guitar.  She’s a beaut and plays quite well.  I look forward to sharing in sound with you.

painting by Bob Weaver
painting by Bob Weaver

 The Music

♦ Instrumental (steeped in the traditions of songwriting)

This album will be comprised of 11 instrumental songs.  These songs are all original compositions, which I’ve written and arranged solely for the Acoustic (Steel-String) Guitar.  My approach for recording these songs will be very intentional, improvisational, and organic.  In my opinion, good music is done with intention.  By improvisational, I mean that I’ve left space within these pre-composed songs for moments of free expression.  The reason I’ve left this space is because I also believe that good music is present.  I’m not really a music preserver, per say.  I consider myself as a musician of perpetualism (look up the definitions of 'preserve' and 'perpetuate' and you'll get a better idea of what I mean).

1 Man + 1 Guitar + The Core Team = a work in progress

The Core Team
♦ David Sykut (Recording Engineer)
♦ Nick Conti (Graphic Designer, Videographer / Photographer)
♦ Kevin Fabrizi (Graphic Designer, Videographer / Photographer)
♦ Kirk Albrecht (Album Reviewer)


…Now, I need YOUR HELP!

1 Man + 1 Guitar + The Team + YOU! = Brand New Morn

graphic design by Kevin Fabrizi & Nick Conti
graphic design by Kevin Fabrizi & Nick Conti

The Backers
♦ YOU!


The Album
♦ Brand New Morn


Brand New Morn has been in the making for a while now.  It was 7 years ago that I began to write these songs.  Over the years, I’ve reworked them numerous times and I finally have resolved to release this music to the public.  If you’re interested in helping fund this project, please check out the variety of rewards and choose one that best fits your budget and interests. I can't wait to share this album with you all and I thank you for your support!

To my friends and family, thank you so much for all the support you’ve already given to me thus far.  If you're new to my music, thank you for checking my Kickstarter out.  I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped I am to flush out this music from my creative system, so to speak.  It will only lead to more new songs and higher quality album releases in the future.  If you’ve never met me or you’re new to my music, I encourage you to check out my links and see if you’d be willing to join in the completion this project.

You got my back, I got your back.  If you help me fund this project, I’ll make sure I provide you with the highest quality product I can create… something that I’ll be proud to share with others and something that you’ll enjoy listening to.  So basically, if you’re interested in being a part of this project, take a look at the rewards I’ve designed and choose the option that best suits your interests!


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The Rewards:

  • Reward #1 (The Liner Notes Reward)
  • Reward #2 (The Pre-Release MP3 Reward)
  • Reward #3 (The Limited Edition Poster Reward)
  • Reward #4 (The Unreleased Singles Reward)
  • Reward #5 (The Physical CD Reward)
  • Reward #6 (The Thank You Letter Reward)
  • Reward #7 (The Album Release Show Reward)
  • Reward #8 (The Double Dose Reward)
  • Reward #9 (The Guitar Lesson Reward)
  • Reward #10 (The Photography Book Reward)
  • Reward #11 (The Limited Edition Vinyl Reward)
  • Reward #12 (The Triple Dose Reward)
  • Reward #13 (The T-Shirt Reward)
  • Reward #14 (The Photo-Vinyl Package Reward)
  • Reward #15 (The Thrift Shop Reward)
  • Reward #16 (The Sneak Peak Reward) 
  • Reward #17 (The Songwriting Reward)
  • Reward #18 (The Quadruple Dose Reward)
  • Reward #19 (The Painting Reward)
  • Reward #20 (The Collaboration Reward)
  • Reward #21 (The House Show Reward)
  • Reward #22 (The First Acoustic Guitar Reward)

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Good Things are on The Horizon...

photo by Brian Weaver
photo by Brian Weaver

Thank you for your time and consideration! 

Peace, Brian Weaver

Risks and challenges

The Logistics:
• Kickstarter Policy
• All or Nothing

Kickstarter is a great resource for Independent Artists, such as myself. $2,500 may sound like a large chunk of change. But in the grand scheme of releasing an album, I feel that I've reached a reasonable amount for this campaign. All funds raised through Kickstarter, in addition to my own out-of-pocket money, will go toward the costs for this project... including Recording, Graphic Design / Album Artwork, Mixing / Mastering, CD Duplication, Kickstarter Video, Photos, Album Review / Liner Notes, and Promotion. If you have any questions in regards to this project, please don't hesitate to ask! You can contact me at brianweavermusic@gmail.com

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    The Liner Notes Reward ::: Your name will appear in the Liner Notes of the CD insert for Brand New Morn!

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    The Pre-Release MP3 Reward ::: You'll receive a Pre-Release mp3 download of the album + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Limited Edition Poster Reward ::: A signed Limited Edition (300 in print) Brand New Morn poster (size 11 x 17) + Pre-Release mp3 download of the album + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Unreleased Singles Reward ::: MP3 digital download of unreleased 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + signed Limited Edition BNM poster (size 11 x 17) + Pre-Release mp3 download BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Physical CD Reward ::: You'll receive a Physical CD of Brand New Morn + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + signed Limited Edition BNM poster (size 11 x 17) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Thank You Letter Reward ::: A personal Thank You Letter written from me, to you + Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed STANDARD BNM poster (SIZE 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Album Release Show Reward ::: You'll receive TWO tickets to Brian's Album Release Show + personal Thank You Letter + Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Double Dose Reward ::: Customized (Hand-Made) CD packaging + personal Thank You Letter + TWO Physical CDs of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Guitar Lesson Reward ::: One 45 minute Guitar Lesson (via Skype or in person, if you live within an hour from Greensburg, PA) + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Photography Book Reward ::: You’ll receive a Limited Edition photo book of original Photography by Brian + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Limited Edition Vinyl Reward ::: You’ll receive a Limited Edition LP Vinyl Album of BNM + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Triple Dose Reward ::: THREE 45 minute Guitar Lesson (via Skype or in person, if you live within an hour from Greensburg, PA) + personal Thank You Letter + THREE Physical CDs of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    T-Shirt Reward ::: You’ll receive a Limited Edition T-Shirt for Backers only + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Photo-Vinyl Package Reward ::: You’ll receive a Limited Edition photo book and LP Vinyl Album + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Thrift Shop Reward ::: Brian will personally pick out TWO Thrift Shop outfits for you (including shoes) + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of the album + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Sneak Peak Reward ::: You'll receive a sneak peak of Brian's next Album, Love & Other Good Things (unplugged recordings) + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Songwriting Reward ::: Brian will personally write you a song + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Quadruple Dose Reward ::: FOUR 45 minute Guitar Lesson (via Skype or in person, if you live within an hour from Greensburg, PA) + personal Thank You Letter + FOUR Physical CDs of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Painting Reward ::: Brian will personally write you a song and paint you a painting to go along with it + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The Collaboration Reward ::: A 3 hour long collaboration session to work on an original song + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The House Show Reward ::: An hour-long show at your house (via Skype or in person, if you live within 2 hours from Greensburg, PA) + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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    The First Acoustic Guitar Reward ::: Brian’s first Acoustic Guitar (an Alvarez RF20SC) + personal Thank You Letter + a Physical CD of BNM + mp3 digital download of 'Oom Pi Yah' and 'Rebirth / New Creation' singles + a signed standard BNM poster (size 8.5 x 11) + Pre-Release mp3 download of BNM + Your name in the Liner Notes!

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Funding period

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