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$17,051
pledged of $22,661pledged of $22,661 goal
170
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 8 2019 4:07 PM UTC +00:00.

About


       Chain Station is excited to announce that we’ve finished recording “Backroads” , our third studio album! Over the past seven years, Chain Station has matured from a group of campfire and festival pickers to a full-time touring band. With the recent addition of Chris “C-Bob” Elliot on banjo, we’re energized and eager to bring you this new version of Chain Station. “Backroads” represents a new and exciting era of Chain Station. We all had so much fun recording this music and we can’t wait to get it out to you. We’ve been fortunate enough to make music with our heroes and bring Chain Station to audiences around North America. Your undying support has fueled this journey and resulted in “Backroads”, an album for, and inspired by, you.


     “Backroads” is a collection of original songs that are fun, heartfelt and stem from our roots. Songs with grit, ones about love, the earth, stories of living on it and the struggle to face it all with your glass half full. With “Backroads” we’ve crested a wave. This album is different because we’ve created more space in the songs, packed more power into each punch, we’ve focused on harmonies that soar and each note helps weave a tale. I believe in this album because it feels real and shows who we’ve become as a band. “Backroads” is about taking the road less traveled and that’s something we can all relate to. 

     We assembled an amazing team of people to work with us on this one, and they’ve helped us put together the best Chain Station album to date. International banjo champion, Kyle Tuttle, produced the record, Aaron Younberg from Swingfingers Recording Studio engineered it and Daniel Rice with Gravity Boots Recording mixed the tracks. Dave Acosta is again putting together the album artwork and Dan Andree makes several appearances on fiddle. 

     The costs of getting our music into your ears can quickly add up. Recording and releasing an album is a multi-faceted endeavor, and we wanted the best in the industry working on our side to create an album that will help us bring our brand of mountain music to you. We love sharing our music with you, and we really appreciate all of your support through the years. Our dream of touring the country and sending out good vibes to people around the would can come true through your donation to Chain Station “Backroads” right here on our kickstarter page or at chainstationbackroads.com. 


Risks and challenges

Like most musicians, we LOVE playing music. It's what we want to do, all day...every day. However, like most internally-managed bands, we don't have that luxury. Practice time is often interrupted and/or replaced by the administrative duties required of a working band (booking shows and tours, designing and ordering merchandise, updating websites and social media platforms, etc). Chain Station is nearing the limits of what we can handle administratively while maintaining the performance schedule we've built. Throughout the entire "Backroads" project, we've asked for help, a lot of it, from a lot of people. In a way, and for the first time, we've gone "all-in." We brought in a producer to help with the music, we brought in a consultant to help raise funds, we brought in video and promotion teams to spread the music and our story; and the payoff relies completely on the strength of our creative work. That's a big risk. Will this album be well received? Will it turn some heads? We're hoping to make some waves, we're hoping to get noticed, and we're hoping for some help in building this thing that we've poured our hearts and souls (and pockets) into.

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    "Backroads" CD

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    "Backroads" All Access

    You'll receive a hard copy of "Backroads" on CD plus an all-access pass to our behind-the scenes package - lyrics/studio notes, inspiration behind the songs from the lyricists, and rare in-studio footage shot and produced by Homefield Productions.

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    "Backroads" Merchandise Package

    You get the Chain Station merchandise favorites plus brand new merchandise, hot off the presses. Just for you!

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    Backroads VIP Listening Party

    You and a guest will be invited to spend an exclusive afternoon with Chain Station on May 19th at Local 46 in Denver (www.local46bar.com). We'll bring some our favorite brews and pour 'em for you until they're gone! "Backroads" will play in its entirety along with samplings from our first two albums to keep you movin' and groovin', AND!...we'll raffle off some of our merchandise and tickets to upcoming shows to thank you for all your help and support. Come hang out with the band as we celebrate this new chapter of Chain Station!

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    Handmade Package

    We'll send you your very own personalized, autographed, reflective metal Chain Station sign! You'll also receive a hand-sewn Chain Station "Patch Hat" from Kerns Designs. We'll include an autographed copy of "Backroads" on CD and your choice of Chain Station shirt. We will also send you a nice postcard from our choice of location in the United States. This will be a personalized note thanking you for your help.

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    Estes Park Mountain Top Party

    You and a guest will be invited to an intimate afternoon/evening on May 26th with the band at secluded Estes Park Outfitters. Expect backroad adventures, campfires, cookouts, and local beverages with the band in an area of Estes Park that will blow your mind. We will perform the songs of "Backroads" and tell you the stories behind the songs.

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    Limited Edition Autographed Album Art

    You'll receive a limited edition print of Dave Acosta's pencils for "Backroads" (DaveDrawsGood.com). The artwork will come numbered and autographed by the band, and in a custom frame built by Alex Thoele.

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    Personalized Song

    Chain Station loves writing songs together. We want to write and record a song for you. Tell us what you want the song to be about and we will record it for you.

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    Colorado Private Party

    We are coming to you in Colorado. You provide the place and we will put together a Chain Station party. We will coordinate on a date in 2019/2020 and get down with some pure mountain music.

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    Book the band! Backers at this executive level will be rewarded with a live performance by Chain Station (anywhere in the continental U.S.). Your living room, your back yard, or your favorite venue, it doesn't matter, we'll play 'em all. You'll have both front row seats AND backstage passes as you hang out with the band at your own private show. It doesn't get more intimate than this!

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    Eternal Guest List

    You and a guest are on the Chain Station guest list forever!* Let us know that you want to come to a show, and we'll put you on our guest list. We will also put a picture of you in our tour vehicle as a reminder that you are sending us down the road.

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