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Chad Richard is in the studio making his second record, produced by Walt Wilkins!
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Hi! I'm Chad! Let's make a record!

Hi, I'm Chad Richard. I write songs. And I travel around from time to time with a guitar and sing 'em to folks whenever I can. I've always dreamed about what it would be like to make my living solely by playing my songs for people. But sometimes life leads us down different roads, and with that being said, my main "career" has always been in a chemical plant.

I did however, manage to dip my toe in that creative water a few years ago when I made my first full length record titled "Veteran's Grocery". I'm very grateful to have had Walt Wilkins and Todd Purifoy produce that record. We made a really cool first record with my one and only regret being that I did absolutely nothing in the way of promoting it. I guess at the time it was just more of a bucket list item to check off, and merch to sale at my shows.

I've done quite a bit of living and writing since the "Veteran's Grocery" record. I've experience a lot since then. Good and bad. Happy and sad. I've drawn from all these experiences and written what I believe to be 12 meaningful songs that I feel strongly about. With my chemical plant days numbered I'm ready to go back in the studio and create something really special and start working toward new goals in this blessed life. I want to put these 12 songs on an album titled "Worthy Cause". I believe it is!

I'm incredibly honored and thrilled to have Walt Wilkins producing again and Ron Flynt engineering. All of this fun work will take place at Jumping Dog Studio in Austin ,Tx.

We're doing things a little different this time in a cool way and I'm very excited about this project and the sound we're going for. And when it's all said and done I want to promote this record and put it out into this big ole scary, crazy, beautiful world for all, or at least some, to dig! Fun stuff!

This Kickstarter campaign is a new deal for me. It's an interesting way for  independent artists like myself to fund projects these days. It's a really cool concept in that we're not asking for a hand out but instead pre-saleing the record and other rewards to you the fans, friends, and supporters in order to fund recording, mastering, and promoting expenses. You the supporter/fan/friend gets the record first, before it's released to the public in exchange for your belief and support of this project. There are different levels of support and rewards offered. It's an all or nothing campaign meaning that if the goal isn't (ain't) reached you won't be (ain't) charged.

I'm launching this Kickstarter campaign in hopes that if you've ever remotely enjoyed even a smidgin of my music and believe in what I doing that you will be kind enough to help me out by pre-ordering this new record "Worthy Cause" or choose one of the other levels of support and rewards offered. Thank you so so very much! Let's make a record!

                                                                           Chad

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    Signed Worthy Cause CD + Download

    A signed CD shipped to your door plus a digital download before anyone else gets it!

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    New CD & Veteran's Grocery CD Signed

    A signed copy of Chad's first CD "Veteran's Grocery" as well as a signed copy of the new album "Worthy Cause"!

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    Handwritten Lyrics

    Handwritten Lyrics from a song of your choice (or one Chad chooses for you!) suitable for framing, as well as a signed "worthy cause" CD and a digital download.

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    Acoustic Track Package

    Choose an acoustic version of any song from the new "Worthy Cause" record with handwritten lyrics, along with 2 signed copies of each record and a mention in the liner notes of the "Worthy Cause"album.

    Includes:
    • Liner Note Mention
    • "Veteran's Grocery" CD
    • Signed "Worthy Cause" CD
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    Songwriting Session + Signed CDs

    A 3 hour songwriting session with Chad as well as signed copies of both albums. Limited to Texas. Scheduling is contingent on Chad's availability.

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    • Liner Note Mention
    • "Veteran's Grocery" CD
    • Signed "Worthy Cause" CD
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    House Concert & Gumbo for 20

    Gourmet Gumbo dinner and house concert for 20 friends provided by Chic Chef Catering and Events and Chad at the Richard barn or anywhere in the Beaumont Golden Triangle area of Southeast Tx. or the Fredericksburg area of the hill country. Plus 10 signed copies of the new "Worthy cause" record and a thank you in the liner notes. Scheduling contingent on Chad's availability.

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    • Texas House Concert
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    Concert and Dinner for 100

    Fish fry or BBQ dinner at Courville's Catering and Concert series in Beaumont,Tx. for 100 people while Chad performs an acoustic version of the new "Worthy Cause" record. Plus 10 signed copies of the new Cd and a thank you in the liner notes. Scheduling contingent on Chad and Courville's availability.

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    Texas House Concert

    A house concert in Texas for you and your friends at your home! Includes 2 signed CDs, a thank you in the liner notes, and a digital download. Scheduling contingent on Chad's availability.

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