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Dick Prall set to release sixth full-length record with drummer & multi-instrumentalist Billy Barton.
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Hi, All... it's Dick Prall and I have a new batch of songs ready to be released on a new DICKIE album. 

STRETCH GOALS

Stretch Goal #1 - If we break our goal and reach $16,500, we will be releasing videos of two bonus songs that will not be on the new album! Anyone who donates $50 or more will be receiving this reward! 

Stretch Goal #2 - VINYL! Thats right, if we reach $18,000, we’re pressing this thing to vinyl! Donations of $100 or more will receive DICKIE’s Minus Thieves album on vinyl! 

THE TEAM

Like every record, there’s a lot of excitement around it for me and this one starts with Billy Barton joining the DICKIE venture.  Billy is a talented drummer and multi-instrumentalist from Traverse City, MI who graciously left his hometown be a part of this next music venture.  We’ve put in a lot of work over the last few months to lay the groundwork for this next release. 

What makes this next album all the more special is having the opportunity to get back into the studio with some old friends.  Pat Sansone of Wilco and his studio partner Josh Shapera have offered to take the producers' reigns.  Josh produced my records Fizzlebuzzie and Weightless and I know Pat from the days I was on Wilco's touring staff.  In 2013, all three of us worked together recording my singles series, so getting to make a full-length record with Pat and Josh is a very exciting opportunity for both me and Billy.  

THE STUDIO AND PROCESS

The extra bonus is that we’re recording at the Magic Barn studio here in my home state of Iowa.  The equipment was purchased from the old Magic Shop in New York City, which means the gear we’ll be using is the same as what was used by artists like David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Blondie.  Kind of cool, right? 

The approach for this record is a simple one --  fast and furious. It’s a shorter amount of days tracking and the production will be a lot more stripped down than I’ve done in the past.  I’m a big fan of lots of layers on recordings, as you may well be aware through my past albums, so coming at this way is weirdly appealing because it means a new approach recording music for me.  Titled “Minus Thieves,” the focus for this record will be heavy on the melody and the rhythm and in the hands of Pat and Josh, they’ll wrap it all up in a sound we’ll be proud to share.  

OUR GOAL

To make this record a reality, we’ve launched this Kickstarter campaign in hopes that you’ll help get us there.  The cool thing about the Kickstarter platform is it gives us an outlet to get funding, while still offering you something in return. For the album to get recorded, engineered, produced, mixed, mastered, designed, and manufactured onto CDs, we’ve set our goal at $15,000.  We’ve crunched the numbers and that budget will cover all those costs.  As you may or may not know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform, meaning, if our goal isn't reached, no money is exchanged and the record doesn't happen. Sooo… this is why we need your help. We have a lot of different pledge levels that we put together that hopefully fit your budget, so if enough people pitch in, we have our new record and so do you, plus possibly a few things more, depending on what pledge level you choose.  We’ve created a wide variety of levels for any budget with a range of rewards so we can show you our appreciation!  

Billy and I are grateful to you for taking time to hear us out and we appreciate any size pledge you can put towards helping us reach our goal.  Crowd-funding is an incredibly personal way of helping artists bring their work to light and we hope you get the same amount of pleasure by contributing as we do creating. 

Thank you for considering a pledge to DICKIE’s “Minus Thieves” album, slated to release spring of 2019.  Pledge or no pledge, we’d still love to see you at a show!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is funding and the time limit we have put on it. Just like the recording process of this new album, fast and furious, we will quickly be approaching the deadline! This is due to both of our day jobs, the processes that go into making a new record, especially the planning and details of it all. But we have the songs, we’ve booked the studio, and we have chosen incredibly talented people to make this record happen. We just need you to bring it all together!

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    CD +

    You will receive a copy of the album and the digital download!

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    Post Card from DICKIE (Sober) +

    You’ll receive a special hand-written postcard, composed while we are completely sober, level headed and focused on the task.
    Plus a signed CD and the digital download!

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    Post Card from DICKIE (Not So Sober) +

    You will receive a hand-written post card which we will compose drunk, and will undoubtably regret upon its arrival...
    You will also receive a signed copy of Minus Thieves as well as the digital download!

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    Signed Set List + CD +

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    Birthday Phone Call +

    Receive a personal phone call and a song from DICKIE on you or your loved ones birthday!

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    Exclusive Photos From the Studio + CD +

    Receive 4 exclusive polaroid photos taken in the studio and a signed CD

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    Singles Pre-Release Download +

    Receive a download code to gain access to two singles off the new album before the release! Plus you’ll receive a signed CD copy!

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    Signed CD + Drumsticks Used in Studio +

    Receive a signed copy of the new album, a pair of drumsticks used in the studio and the digital download!

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    Hand Written Lyric Sheet +

    Hand written signed lyric sheet. You can choose any song from any record. Plus you will receive the digital download!

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    Signed CD + Limited Edition Poster +

    Receive a signed copy of the new album, a signed limited addition poster made just for this Kickstarter, and a digital download!

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    The DICKIE Tote +

    Your own DICKIE tote bag which will arrive with a signed CD, two Polaroids shot in studio, DICKIE guitar picks, and DICKIE stickers. Plus you will receive a digital download of the new album!

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    Signed CD + DICKIE T-Shirt

    You'll get a signed copy of the new album, a new DICKIE Tee and the digital download!

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    Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD +

    You will be a part of the new album... literally! With your name appearing in a special thank you section of the albums liner notes. Plus a signed copy of the CD!

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    Complete Dick Prall Discography

    Recieve every album Dick has released including the new DICKIE record!

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    The VIP Show Package +

    You + One will be added to the guest list at a show of your choice - Come early and hang out for sound check. Gain access to backstage/green room. Request a song from our set to be dedicated to you, and take home the new album!

    Note: You are responsible for travel/accommodations. This excludes Album Release Show @ Schubas, and any festival performances. All venue age restrictions apply.

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    The Total Tote +

    Receive your own DICKIE Tote Bag including two DICKIE T-Shirts, six copies of the new album (one to keep and five to gift your friends and family with), DICKIE guitar picks and stickers! Plus the digital download!

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    Dinner With DICKIE +

    You + One! Come hang out at our place in Cedar Rapids, IA, June 9th! We will be cooking up dinner next to the pool in our apartment courtyard. Private stripped down performance of the new album as well as a signed copy of the CD.

    Note: You are responsible for all travel and accommodations.

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    Album Release @ SCHUBAS VIP Package

    You + One will be added to the guest list for our release show at Schubas in Chicago, IL! Join us for soundcheck, and become the first to hear songs off the new record, with a private stripped down performance before the show! Both you and your guest will get to bring home a signed copy of the new album, as well as a T-shirt!

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    Studio Experience +

    This will take place in Solon, IA.
    Join us in the studio for the day and see all the magic of making this recording happen!
    When the day in done, we will be sending you home with with lyrics, guitar picks and sticks that we used on the recording, as well as photos from our time together!
    Note: All travel and accommodations are at your own expense.

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    Executive Producer Credit + Signed CD +

    Executive Producer Credit on the Record - Signed copy of the Record.

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    Private House Concert +

    ***CONTACT BEFORE PLEDGING @ DickieMusicMail@Gmail.com***

    Dickie will travel to you and perform a private show in your own home for you and your guests! Includes 10 signed CDs!

    Note: Please contact us prior to pledging this amount as restrictions and additional fees may be applied based on location. i.e. Travel costs/accommodations.

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    Guitar Used by Dick in the Studio +

    Upon completion of the record, receive Dick's Godin Guitar, AKA Chubby, a personalized message from the band as well as pictures from Chubby being used in the studio!

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