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As an independent musician, I get by with a LOT of help from my friends. I've used Kickstarter for my previous two records, "Step Up" (2011) and "Spinoza's Dream" (2016).  (If you're new to my music, you can learn more at www.davenach.com .)  I deeply appreciate the support so many have given me, and am so proud of those albums and everyone who helped me to make them. Now, I'm asking if you might be interested in going on a new journey with me: to record a new CD in Los Angeles with a new set of musicians and a new producer/engineer!

Last October I reconnected with an old friend of mine from the mid-80s in New York, Bill Smith. He was an aspiring engineer at the studio where I had one of my first jobs after college. During the 30 years since, Bill moved to LA and became an in-demand engineer and producer, working with artists from Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra to Megadeth and John Fogerty. When Bill and I reconnected I was writing some new songs and speaking with Michael Jerome about the idea of recording together. Michael is a phenomenal drummer who plays with Richard Thompson and Better Than Ezra and played on my 2006 release, "Time Before the Fall." He suggested we bring in Taras Prodaniuk on bass, who also plays with Richard Thompson, and Carl Byron as a keyboard player. Carl has played with Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Anne McCue, Jim Lauderdale and The Hot Club of Los Angeles. We are still in the early planning stages, so expect others to be added as plans evolve.

We are scheduled to start recording in April and plan to have the CD ready for release by July! I have been writing new songs, but may also revisit and revitalize some old favorites such as "Thing of Beauty" and "Grateful." There are also some older songs that I have wanted to record for a long time.

Bill and I have discussed expanding my sonic palette with some different sounds, and I know that the results will be varied and interesting, but it will still sound like me.

The only catch to Kickstarter is that if the funding goal is not reached, there will be no project, and we have a short deadline to reach that goal! There are also a few offers limited to the first 200 contributors - so don't put off taking a look at the rewards available!  Thanks for being part of this journey!
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UPDATE: 3/24/2018: Here are pics of prototypes for a mug (limit 30 people) and a dinnerware set (limit 2) from my wife, Jen.

UPDATE 3/27/2018: We made our goal! Thank you so much to all who have already contributed! To help make this album the best we can make it, we're aiming for a stretch goal of $23,000!

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Here are pictures of the producer and musicians on the project so far!

Bill Smith
Bill Smith
Michael Jerome
Michael Jerome
Taras Prodaniuk
Taras Prodaniuk
Carl Byron
Carl Byron

Check out a video from my previous album!

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    Pre-Release CD (1st 200 SIGNED BY DAVE!)

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    Nach Pak

    The "Nach Pak" offer - Includes a T-shirt, made only for this Kickstarter campaign with a new design, and the saying "I back Dave Nach!" on the back, a copy of the CD (if it's one of the first 200 orders it will be signed), and a limited edition Dave Nach guitar pick designed just for this campaign! (We will follow-up with a questionnaire later re: T-shirt sizes, so please answer it!)

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    Ceramic Nachpack (CD, Mug, Pick)

    Includes a copy of the new CD, a special limited edition pick, and a handmade ceramic mug in cerulean blue with "I back Dave Nach - 2018" on the bottom, signed by the artist, Jen Nachmanoff! Mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe too. (30 available)

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    Deluxe Edition of New CD

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    A Skype Songwriting Q&A With Dave

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    Dave Plays Guitar On Your Song!

    Everything in the "Nach Pak" plus Dave will play a guitar track on one of your songs!

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    Deluxe NachPak!

    The "Deluxe Nach Pak" offer - Includes a copy of the Deluxe edition of the CD (signed), plus a T-shirt, a handmade ceramic mug in cerulean blue (signed by artist Jen Nachmanoff), and a limited edition Dave Nach guitar pick designed just for this campaign!

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    Dave will make a YouTube vid of one of his songs (live) with a shout out to you!

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    USB "Box Set" of All of Dave's CDs

    USB Box set of all of Dave’s CDs (including the ones that are out of print) and more goodies such as photos, videos and lyrics and liner notes.

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    SKYPE Songwriting Sessions with Dave!

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    Dinnerware Set

    A complete dinnerware setting for four in serene shades of blue, inspired by the song: "Cerulean Sky." 4 generous dinner plates (11" wide), 4 side plates (8" wide), 4 shallow pasta/salad bowls (7.5" wide), 4 deep soup bowls (5.5" wide), 4 mugs (12oz), 4 saucers (15.5" wide). Each piece has "I back Dave Nach - 2018" on the bottom, and is signed by the artist, Jen Nachmanoff. All dinnerware and serving ware is microwave and dishwasher safe! Changes to the dimensions of dinnerware may be made in consultation with the artist. Additions to the set (more place settings etc.) are also an option, at additional cost. (2 available)

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    House Concert from Dave!

    A Dave Nach concert in your home (or backyard, or neighbor's home etc...)! If more than 200 miles away from Sacramento, please contact Dave directly at dave@davenach.com to make specific arrangements.

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    A Custom Song from Dave!

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    Fundraising Concert for a cause.

    Help raise money for a good cause or organization in a school, church, club, community center or your home! If more than 200 miles away from Sacramento, please contact Dave directly at Dave@davenach.com to make specific arrangements.

    (Includes Rewards #5 & #9 too!)

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    A Visit to NachVille!

    This is an opportunity to work one-on-one with Dave for three full days at his home studio in Davis, CA (NachVille Recording), concentrating on songwriting, guitar-playing, singing and recording. Dave will work with you on a song (or several if there is time), and help you record a lovely fully-realized produced version of the song (or songs).

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    BAND House Concert from Dave!

    A Dave Nach house concert with FULL BAND! If more than 200 miles away from Sacramento, please contact Dave directly at dave@davenach.com to make specific arrangements.

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