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Ten years of my life are held in these songs, with musicians from every continent joining me to tell these stories. Folk & world music.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    THANK YOU! You're wonderful, and I'm grateful for your support. To say thanks, I'll send a download of one song from the album by the end of June, more than two months before the album is released.

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    DIGITAL MUSIC — Digital download of The Other Way Around, plus download of one song in June.

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    REAL CD (early!) — One copy of The Other Way Around CD, mailed to you *before* the CD release party on September 2, plus download of one song in June, plus download of the whole album. The CD will have a thick and artful lyric booklet, featuring the photography of Mike Belleme. Includes shipping in US.

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    PERSONALIZED — A copy of The Other Way Around CD, signed to you or anyone you choose, plus download of one song in June. As with every premium level, US shipping included.

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    LISTEN AND READ — All three of David’s books (White Flour, S.S. Bathtub, and Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness), plus a copy of The Other Way Around CD in August, all signed to whomever you choose, plus download of one song in June.

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    LYRICS — Hand written, signed lyrics to any song of David’s that you choose, plus personalized signed copy of The Other Way Around CD, plus early download of one song.

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    COME TO THE PARTY — Two prime seats at the Album Release party at Diana Wortham Theatre on 9.2.2016 in Asheville, NC, two copies of The Other Way Around CD (early!), plus early download of one song.

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    STEPHANIE'S REWARD — a 'Box Set' USB drive containing all of David's previous CDs and books and a ton of other content, a personalized copy of the new CD, and an early download of one song.

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    VIDEO MESSAGE AND SONG — Customized Youtube message to you or a friend, with David playing one mutually agreed upon song, personalized copy of The Other Way Around CD, plus early download of one song.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    THE BOX SET — Flash drive ‘box set,’ containing nearly everything David has done in his 25-year career (all 11 albums, all 3 books, videos, a lyric book, lots of bonus songs not released on other albums, etc.; two personalized copies of The Other Way Around CD; two tickets to album release concert; plus early download of one song.

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    VIRTUAL HANG-OUT — 1-hour Skype session, personal guitar lesson, or songwriting consultation to use as you like (David reading one of his children’s books or singing to your kid, virtual visit with your book club, college class, youth group, etc.); two personalized copies of The Other Way Around CD, plus early download of one song.

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    STYLIN’ AT THE SHOW — Four prime seats at the album release concert at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC on Sept. 2, 2016; 2 personalized The Other Way Around CDs, USB box set, after party invitation, poster signed by musicians who play at album release concert, plus early download of one song.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES — A custom CD of “The Making Of… multiple versions of “Drink Deeply” at various stages of production, and with various artists featured, showing the progress and creation of the song in the studio; a CD of early demos of the songs (including songs not chosen for the final CD), extensive studio photos (not public elsewhere), a Box Set USB drive containing all of David's previous CDs and books and a ton of other content, one signed 11 x 14” canvas print of David singing in the studio, two personalized copies of The Other Way Around CD, plus early download of one song.

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    Pledge US$ 850 or more About US$ 850

    RETREAT — All fees, food, and lodging for David's 'Change Your World' Weekend retreat August 19-21 in Montreat, NC; all three of David's books, a USB Box Set, a personalized copy of The Other Way Around CD, plus download of one song in June.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    CUSTOM SONG — David will write a song on a topic you specify, or about someone you know. He will interview you, then write the song, or coach you to write your own (not a co-write); then make a custom CD of a simple recording of the song for you; two personalized copies of The Other Way Around CD, plus early download of three songs.

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    CUSTOM SONG AND A SHOW — David will write a song on a topic you specify, or about someone you know. He will interview you, then write the song, or coach you to write your own (not a co-write); then make a custom CD of a simple recording of the song for you; two personalized copies of The Other Way Around CD, two prime seats at the album release party, two after-party invitations, plus early download of three songs.

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    Pledge US$ 2,800 or more About US$ 2,800

    THAT’S A TRIP! — Solo concert or talk anywhere in the world (including your living room or a public venue), 4 personalized copies of the CD, 4 prime seats at the CD release party, backstage passes and after party invitation. USB box set, all three of David's books. Thanks by name in the CD booklet, poster signed by musicians who play at album release concert, plus early download of three songs (+ transportation).

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    Pledge US$ 3,600 or more About US$ 3,600

    THE WHOLE VACATION! (for up to six people) Up to six days (9/1 — 9/8) at Dryad Cottage in Black Mountain, 6 prime tickets for the album release show, backstage passes, 6 tickets to after party, 6 USB box sets, all three of David's books, gourmet vegetarian brunch on the deck the next day, made by David, and featuring fresh eggs from his backyard chickens, 12 signed and personalized copies of the CD sent well before the official release date, thanks by name in the CD booklet, shout out from the stage at the album release party, 3 posters signed by musicians who play at album release concert, plus early download of the entire album.

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    BACKSTAGE & CHOOSE A COVER — Pick a major artist for David to sing a song by at the album release party on September 2, 2016. He will choose a song by that artist, perform it at the show and thank you from the stage; four premium seats; backstage passes; 2 personalized CDs, a signed USB box set (see above), a poster signed by musicians who play at the album release concert, plus early download of three songs.

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