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BandHouse Gigs, a DC based production company, celebrates ten years and nineteen tribute shows with a two disc retrospective album.
BandHouse Gigs, a DC based production company, celebrates ten years and nineteen tribute shows with a two disc retrospective album.
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BandHouse Gigs started in 2004 with a Tribute to DC local hero Nils Lofgren. Over 5,000 people came for the free show on the lawn of the Strathmore Arts Campus in Bethesda. Since that time, the group with founding members Ronnie Newmyer, Chuck Sullivan, David Sless, and Daniel Schwartz, have produced and staged eighteen additional shows at the best venues in the metropolitan area. With the addition of Greg Hardin and a large staff of extremely talented volunteers, the group has sold out show after show. 

Through the efforts of engineers like Stuart Martin, Tom Lofgren, John Jennings, Tommy Lepson, and Bruce Moyer, the group has been able to release six cds. John Collins of Happy Medium Productions and his team have single handedly filmed every show and produced two DVDs and countless videos over the past decade, including the video for this project. Dick Bangham has created the artwork for most of our posters and all of our CDs, including this one.

All this to say that after ten years of life affirming performances the work of these incredible artists, designers, producers, and engineers will be showcased in a beautiful looking and sounding two disc set. To be included is the music of Nils Lofgren, Neil Young, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Allen Toussaint, Neil Finn & Crowded House, Nick Lowe, CSNY, The Beatles, Warren Zevon, The Byrds, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Chrissy Hynde & The Pretenders, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, and many more. 

 Performing on this work are the best musicians in Washington, including Nils Lofgren, Eddie From Ohio, Steuart Smith (The Eagles), Bob Margolin, Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers), Jon Carroll and John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter), Bill Danoff (Starland Vocal Band), Deanna Bogart, Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Julia Nixon, The Legendary Orioles, and many many more. We need your help to make this retrospective a reality. These albums will be enjoyable listening experiences for years to come. Backers will be rewarded with special bonus tracks and rough mixes as the album comes together.

Risks and challenges

BandHouse Gigs is a not for profit production company but this double CD will cost money to make. Stuart Martin of Stonebridge Music Studios is currently mixing these 40 live tracks. Stuart engineered 4 of the 6 previous BandHouse CDs. He has also recorded for The Steel Wheels, Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein, Emmylou Harris, and Robbie Schaefer. Dick Bangham of Rip Bang Pictures will create the cover art. Dick is a nationally recognized graphic artist who has worked with Little Feat, WHFS, and Root Boy Slim. He also designed most of our fantastic concert posters. We must also pay copyright agencies so that artists and songwriters will get paid. Finally, we go to our friends at Oasis manufacturing for CD duplication. It’s a lot of money but the final product is going to be spectacular. We need your help to pay for this remarkable tribute to 19 sold out shows and we are certain you will love this retrospective CD. Thank you for your continued support of musical collaboration and BandHouse Gigs.

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    LOVE & STICKERS: A stash of BandHouse Gigs stickers, access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes, and the thank you of hundred of grateful BandHousers!

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    FIRST COPIES: You receive a first copy of our retrospective cd. This beautiful six panel design will feature nineteen shows worth of beautiful poster artwork. ($5 off retail price) You'll also recieve access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    BHG GRAB BAG: BandHouse Gigs CD/DVD Grab Bag! You'll receive a copy of the retrospective CD and your choice of two other shows (The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, The British Invasion '64-66 (2 disc set), Nils Lofgren Tribute DVD, or A Tribute to Stevie Wonder). You'll also recieve access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    YOUTUBE CAL: Local lead singer and bassist/multi instrumentalist, Cal Everett will play a song of your choosing just for you on YouTube. Cal is a member of the DC rock staple, Four Out of Five Doctors and is a favorite on nearly all BandHouse Gigs shows. You'll also receive a copy of the new record, access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes

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    MAKE FRIENDS HAPPY: At this level we will thank you by name on the CD packaging and send you five copies to share with you family and friends. You'll also receive access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    NAKED BLUE SKYPE: Have a hang and songwriting session with Jen and Scott Smith of Naked Blue. This option includes a one hour online session with the Smiths to jam work on songs and lyrics, etc. You'll also receive a copy of the new record, access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    TODD HOUSE CONCERT: At this level of backing, one lucky backer gets a live in house concert by Todd Wright. Todd fronted the band Getaway Car, toured and played with the Pat McGee Band, Butch Walker, Lucy Woodward, and even lets Celine Dion sing his tunes. Todd will come to your home on a day of mutual agreeableness, bring the rock and roll, and then attempt to leave with your house still standing. We make no guarantees. A few requests will be accepted, but especially Todd Wright originals. Todd will also bring you ten of the new BHG CD's (a $200 value) plus access to bonus tracks and rough mixes. (Limited to no more then 50 miles of Leesburg, VA)

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    BHG HONEREE: At this top support level, you get to come perform with us on the finale the night of the show! You will also receive, two tickets to the summer tribute ($50 value), a show poster, ten copies of the new BHG CD ($200 value), and access to bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    JON SKYPES YOU: Jon Carroll has been a member and player in The Starland Vocal Band, and with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Peter Wolf, Eddie From Ohio, Eric Lindell, and always brings down the house in any BHG performance. He's got great stories to tell and plenty more in the making. Share a virtual coffee (or tea) with this musical wunderkind via Skype. You can arrange time with Jon directly! Approx. time 60 mins (unless you're interesting). You'll also receive a copy of the new record, access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    PATTY MUSIC LESSON: Patty Reese is a talented songwriter, a riveting performer, a commanding presence, and she looks good doing it. She has written and played her way to Wammie awards for Album, Artist, and Songwriter of the Year, Best Roots Rock Vocalist, and numerous songwriting contests around the country. Patty will come to your house for an one hour lesson on singer, songwriting, and being an all around badass (she actually has a Phd in that). Only two of these! You'll also receive a copy of the new record, access to special digital bonus tracks and rough mixes.

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    WRANGLERS HOUSE CONCERT: One backer can have a live in house concert with Ruthie & the Wranglers. They have twenty five years experience being the best American Roots band in the area. They have thirty Wammie awards to prove it. Throw yourself a party and invite the neighbors! Requests are accepted, but especially Wrangler originals. You'll also receive ten copies of the new BHG CD (a $200 value) to share with your friends. You also get access to bonus tracks and rough mixes. (Limited to no more then 50 miles from Takoma Park, MD).

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