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This album is the one I've dreamed of making for a long time. It shall be epic and poignant and a little funny.
This album is the one I've dreamed of making for a long time. It shall be epic and poignant and a little funny.
220 backers pledged $15,798 to help bring this project to life.

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Ahoy there!

I am embarking on making a full-length record full of the best songs I've written, bursting with all the things I can't wait for you to hear. There will be fast songs and slow songs and some very personal songs and a few kind of funny ones. It will be about family and loss and hopeful things and love in the midst of impending apocalypse, perhaps at the hands of zombies. 

But mostly about Family.

It will be a bit sci-fi (but if we've met much, you probably knew that).

I am pulling every favor I can imagine being pullable to squeeze into amazing studios and use greatly talented players and make it sound amazing, just like we always imagined it would. Right, Brad? The money you contribute will pay the engineers, players, mixers and mastering folks and the artists who work on it here in Nashville,  because they deserve it, because they are great at what they do! I've made recordings on a shoestring budget and made some with big budgets, and I've learned that paying people for their work lends everyone involved more dignity. Some of the funds will also go towards the supplies to make the cool goodies I will be sending you. A small portion will go to Kickstarter for helping make this possible, as well as a small portion to the credit card companies because damn the man. I will also be chipping my own money to make it all occur, so we are very literally all in this together ;) 

I can't wait to travel all around and hug each of you (or shake your hand firmly, if you prefer). Let's make something Great!

If you are not familiar with my music, or you just want to enjoy some tasty tunes, click here

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    Thanks for the dollar! You are a baller.

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    Facebook or Twitter shout out. Now everyone knows you are a backer! You'll also receive an unreleased recording.

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    Digital copy of the album three weeks before it's officially released, plus some unreleased recordings. And don't forget a shout out on Facebook or Twitter!

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    Digital copy of the album three weeks early, plus I will mail a signed copy of the newly completed album to your doorstep (you'll have to give me your mailing address, btw). I'll write you a little thank you note with my own hand, give you a shout out on Facebook or Twitter, and also send you a sticker.

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    Digital copy of the album three weeks early, physical copy of the album, handwritten note, Facebook or Twitter shout out, plus a poster OR a shirt! You choose. They will be bright and/or soft, respectively.

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    Digital copy of the album three weeks early, physical copy of the album, handwritten note, t-shirt AND a poster and a Facebook or Twitter shout out. Still bright and Soft.

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    Everything above; plus, I will put together a collection of reading material and music that has been influential to this album, things that are essential building blocks for me, and share them with you.

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    Everything above; plus, I'll thank you by name in the liner notes of the album and you'll be on the guest list for the album release show (or a show in your area).

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    PERSONAL ALBUM ART:

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    PERSONAL SONG:

    Everything above; plus, I will write a song for you and record a demo of it for you to keep. We'll get together in person or on the phone and we'll talk about things that matter to you like your favorite movies and such. I will then go into my mystery box where I build fresh songs and construct one for you. I will then burn you a CD of it and illustrate some cover art and send it to you.

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    GUEST LIST FOR LIFE:

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    PRIVATE SHOW FOR YOU:
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    SONGWRITING SATURDAY:

    Everything above; plus, we'll get together on a weekend and talk about stuff that matters to you and write a song together. Then we'll eat lunch at a really cool place (my treat). After that, we'll head into the studio and track a demo of the song we have just written. You'll go home with a CD in your hands of that song. Seriously.

    *NOTE: Travel expenses not included.

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    YOUR OWN THEME MUSIC:

    Everything above; plus, I will be at your disposal for 3 whole days to add theme music to any situation. I am totally willing to follow you around and play situationally appropriate music. At Breakfast! At Work! On the Subway! On that Date! While you drift blissfully into slumber!

    *NOTE: Travel expenses not included.

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    TATTOO YOU:

    Everything above; plus, I will tattoo your initials somewhere on my body. No joke. I choose a location, size and font and provide you with photographic evidence. I'm completely serious about this.

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