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What do you get when you put an eclectic drummer in the studio with some WORLD-TOURING musicians... and lots of coffee? Come find out!!
What do you get when you put an eclectic drummer in the studio with some WORLD-TOURING musicians... and lots of coffee? Come find out!!
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****11/5/11 UPDATE: Holy Jeepers, Batman! We're at 96% of the goal!!! So close, but not there yet! Please pass this page on to your friends!!!***

****10/3/11 UPDATE: King Crimson's PAT MASTELOTTO will be joining the roster for this record!!!****

Maybe you've heard me play with Julie Slick...
Maybe you've seen me play with The Day Life...
Maybe you're one of my students...
Maybe you're one of my many wonderful friends...
Or, maybe you just google-searched "Carl Weathers" and were led horribly astray...

Regardless of how you know me, you may already know that I’ve played with close to 100 different bands as a "musical mercenary." Over the years I’ve been VERY fortunate to be surrounded by some incredibly talented musicians, but I’ve never made a full length album of my own songs… until now!

I already have a studio and a few world-touring friends lined up for the project, I just need your help to make my debut album a reality.

My goal is to raise $2,800 to cover recording costs, artwork, digital distribution, and the making of the physical CDs. Any additional funds will go toward making the album even better - more recording time, more attention to detail, narration by Morgan Freeman... Well, maybe not the Morgan Freeman part.

Through Kickstarter, I have packages available for wallets of all shapes and sizes- as low as $1 for a digital download or as high as $500 for a private concert and a gazillion goodies.

Please consider being a part of this project, even if just a few dollars. Every little bit helps, and everybody gets SOMETHING in return!

Thanks for your support!

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    {THANKS!} My eternal gratitude, and an MP3 download from one of my other bands.

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    {HIGH-FIVE} Get a high-five next time I see you + an MP3 download from one of my other bands!

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    {EARLY BIRD SPECIAL} Digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {KEEPSAKE} Autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {OLDIE BUT GOODIE} Digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {GREATEST HITS} Mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT} Free admission for 2 at an upcoming solo performance + personalized haiku and stick figure art by me (autographed & framed) + mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {DANKE SCHOEN} Your name in the "Thank You" section of the album art + we'll improvise a song based on any phrase you give us (for example, "A Dozen Grizzlies Tap Dancing In The Apartment Above Me") and it will be available as a digital download Bonus Track + free admission for 2 at an upcoming solo performance + personalized haiku and stick figure art by me (autographed & framed) + mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {PROFESSOR BAHNER'S INTRO TO SOUND & SOCIETY} 90-minute lesson and music discussion (via Skype if not in Philadelphia region) + your name in the "Thank You" section of the album art + we'll improvise a song based on any phrase you give us (for example, "A Dozen Grizzlies Tap Dancing In The Apartment Above Me") and it will be available to everyone as a digital download Bonus Track + personalized haiku and stick figure art by me (autographed & framed) + free admission for 2 at an upcoming solo performance + mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {ROCK STAR} Play on the album!!! Great for kids and adults alike! Handclaps, kazoo, hoots & hollers… no experience necessary! *limited to Philadelphia region* + 90-minute lesson and music discussion (via Skype if not in Philadelphia region) + your name in the "Thank You" section of the album art + we'll improvise a song based on any phrase you give us (for example, "A Dozen Grizzlies Tap Dancing In The Apartment Above Me") and it will be available as a digital download Bonus Track + personalized haiku and stick figure art by me (autographed & framed) + free admission for 2 at an upcoming solo performance + mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a high-five next time I see you!

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    {WHEN IT'S TIME TO PARTY WE WILL PARTY HARD} Private concert in YOUR HOME, including a cover of your favorite song and goodies for your guests *if more than 2 hours from Philadelphia, PA, you must pay travel/lodging costs* + play on the album!!! Handclaps, kazoo, hoots & hollers… no experience necessary! *limited to Philadelphia region* + we'll improvise a song based on any phrase you give us (for example, "A Dozen Grizzlies Tap Dancing In The Apartment Above Me") and it will be available as a digital download Bonus Track + 90-minute lesson and music discussion (via Skype if not in Philadelphia region) + personalized haiku and stick figure art by me (autographed & framed) + your name in the "Thank You" section of the album art + free admission for 2 at an upcoming solo performance + mixtape of my favorite songs I've ever recorded, with commentary about each track + digital download of a previous release from one of my other projects + autographed copy of the album + digital copy of the album before it's released to the public + a JUMPING high-five next time I see you!

    Sounds like one heck of a deal, eh?

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