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Chad Elliott needs your help to release TWO NEW albums!
Chad Elliott needs your help to release TWO NEW albums!
170 backers pledged $23,560 to help bring this project to life.

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TWO New Albums

I'm working on two new albums! The First, "RINGGOLD", has already been recorded. The Second, which hasn't been named, will be recorded in September at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. 

About RINGGOLD:

The "RINGGOLD" album has already been recorded and is awaiting funds to move into the production phase. It's an album that travels back to my roots, recorded in my grandparent's home in Lamoni, IA and co-produced with my guitarist, Tommy Lewis. I also brought in several friends to play on it from around Iowa. I am very proud of how it turned out!

Learn more about the story behind "Ringgold" here: http://www.chadelliott.net/news/new-album-ringgold-recording-now.

About the Sun Studio Album:

I will travel to Memphis to record this album in September at the famed Sun Studio, where greats such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley recorded. I plan to release the album in the winter.

My band, The Redemptions, will head to Memphis with me to cut some live tracks for the album. Tommy Lewis, Jim Van Dorn and Joe Cafaro will all be a part of this project. It's sure to be a wild ride!

How Funds Will Be Used:

All funds raised in this project will go toward the release of RINGGOLD and the Sun Studio album.

  • Sun Studio Recording Fees
  • Mastering and Mixing
  • Production Costs/Printing Albums
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Logistics

Advertising and promotions are the most difficult component for independent musicians like myself to push forward. Yet, once the album is in-hand, promotions are the MOST IMPORTANT piece to the puzzle of furthering a career in the music industry. However, it's often overlooked due to lack of funds. My goal is to make sure it isn't overlooked with these two albums!

As always, thank you, my friends, for supporting my career!

Risks and challenges

“When I hear music I fear no danger, I am invulnerable, I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times and to the latest.” - Henry David Thoreau

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    RINGGOLD Digital Download

    As a thank-you for supporting these albums, I'll send you a digital download code for "RINGGOLD" when it releases. Thank you!

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    • RINGGOLD Digital Download
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    Autographed RINGGOLD CD

    As a thank you for supporting this project, I'll send you a signed copy of the album, "RINGGOLD". Thank you!

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    RINGGOLD CD + Print

    I'll send you an autographed CD of "RINGGOLD" when it releases as well as an 8x10 inch art print inspired by the album. Thank you!

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    • RINGGOLD Art Print
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    Wear RINGGOLD

    Not only will you get a signed copy of RINGGOLD and an art print inspired by the album, but you will also get your very own RINGGOLD T-shirt. And my thanks!

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    • RINGGOLD Art Print
    • RINGGOLD T-Shirt
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Original Painting

    I will paint an original 2x2 foot painting for you! And you'll get the t-shirt, art print and signed CD of RINGGOLD! Thank you very kindly!

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    • Autographed RINGGOLD CD
    • RINGGOLD Art Print
    • RINGGOLD T-Shirt
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    Live Concert

    I will perform a show for you! You pick the location and set a date with my booking manager and I'll show up for a 2 hour show! Plus, you'll get an autographed copy of RINGGOLD, an art print and a T-shirt. Thank you!

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    • Autographed RINGGOLD CD
    • RINGGOLD Art Print
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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Song and Concert

    I will write an original song for you (or about someone you'd like memorialized in song). Then I will perform that song live at a concert of your choosing (just set a date and time through my booking agent). Plus get the RINGGOLD album, art print and t-shirt. It's all included in this donation! Thank you!

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    • RINGGOLD Art Print
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    Everything!

    Get it all! Get an original song written for you, the live concert, the original 2x2' painting, t-shirt, art print and signed RINGGOLD CD. Plus - I'll name you in the liner notes of the RINGGOLD album in a special thank you message! Seriously, thank you!!

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    • RINGGOLD Art Print
    • RINGGOLD T-Shirt
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Funding period

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