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Knoxville, TN Rock
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100% of the money raised will go to the creation (studio time, mixing, and mastering) and promotion (radio and videos) of this record.

Knoxville, TN Rock
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FINAL WEEK!     NEW GOAL of $40,000!

There is 1 week left in this campaign and we've already raised over $30,000! We decided to make one final push and let you know that if we hit $40,000, then we'd be able to pay for the following things.

(Music Videos, Radio and Print Publicity)

This is your LAST CHANCE to get your name in the liner notes, or to order The Cabin Sessions EP (only available through KickStarter)


Justin, Aaron, Michael, Chris, Cozmo, and James



We are COMPLETELY AMAZED at the fact that in the last 10 days, over
295 of you have decided to give $25 or more to pre-order our next album (due out Summer 2012) and to put YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES of
our next album. We are humbled beyond words, and more energized than
ever. There are 16,000 Guv'nahs fans on Facebook, and we have set A
NEW GOAL TO GET 500 OF YOUR NAMES IN THESE LINER NOTES. Your name will live forever as apart of the Guv'nahs legacy, and we will be eternally

We've posted some NEW packages for Christmas, which include the
opportunity to PUT A FRIEND\'S NAME IN THE LINER NOTES... and also the
once in a lifetime opportunity to hang with us BACKSTAGE AT THE BIJOU


( Original Post on December 1st )


In January 2012, we will be heading into the studio to record our third FULL LENGTH record with producer and friend Ross Copperman. We are extremely fired up about making this new album for you. Because of your support, we get to make music for a living. We write songs, and we travel around to play those songs for you. We hope that it brings you joy. That's why we do it.

Putting out an album to impact the music world on a National scale costs a TON of money. Many major record labels will spend at least $50,000 - $100,000 just on recording the album, and then an additional $50,000 to $1 Million on the promotion of the record. THE PROBLEM? If you go with a major record label then they OWN your record... and that means that they make the business decisions for you and even determine much of your creative control musically. We've had serious interest from major record labels, but we want to do this our own way and live outside the walls of major record labels.


Because we want to make music for our fans... and only for our fans.

That being said, we have worked our tail off pulling favors and begging people all over the music industry from Nashville to NYC to find a way to record a national release level album for $20,000. YES, that is still a ton of money... but it's actually less money than we spent on our last record, Youth Is In Our Blood which we recorded up in Woodstock at Levon Helm Studios. You have to keep in mind that we will be in the studio for about 2 to 3 weeks in January, and that after you record the songs you have to work with a highly trained professional for the mixing and the mastering of the songs... which is a additional process that is very expensive and can take months to finish itself.

IF we raise more than $20,000 then every single penny will go towards the promotional campaign of this album that includes paying a radio promoter for 9 - 12 months, a publicist for 9 - 12 months, and paying a video team to help make a music video for one or two of our songs. The promotional budget of this album will easily reach a cost of another $20,000 to do it right over the coming year.

Thank you so much for considering helping fund our next record. This journey has been absolutely unbelievable and we owe everything to you, our fans. See you out on the road soon.


The Dirty Guv'nahs


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    301 backers

    We will put YOUR NAME in the LINER NOTES of this ALBUM! For $25 you will also receive an advance physical copy of the album mailed to your door at least one week before it's official release. We want EVERY single one of our fans' names to be on the INSIDE of the liner notes and a part of our album artwork! AWESOME.

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    28 backers

    Christmas Package - Put a FRIEND'S NAME in the LINER NOTES and pre-order them a copy of the new album. In addition, we will send you a copy of our last album, "Youth Is In Our Blood", to give your friend, with a sticker and a Christmas Card for you to keep! (Must purchase by December 18th to Receive by Christmas!)

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    115 backers

    BECOME an OFFICIAL MULE TEAM Member! What does this mean? 1) It means you get an official Mule Team T-Shirt that has a picture of our trusty bus, The Mule, on the front of it. Designed by Bryan Garvey who's been the brains behind all of our other t-shirts and design work! (We will follow up with you to get your t-shirt size) 2) It means that WE WANT TO PLACE A PICTURE OF YOU ON THE INSIDE WALLS OF THE MULE! You will email us the JPEG and then we will print this picture off and hang it on our bus. 3) MULE TEAM members will be on the INSIDE of the INSIDE and will receive access to a password protected section of our website where we will have exclusive content, MULE TEAM video updates, merch discounts, and free downloads. The MULE TEAM is the backbone of The Dirty Guv'nahs. Period. You also will receive everything in Reward #1.

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    37 backers

    Includes everything in Reward #1 and #2, PLUS we will send you a LIMITED EDITION PERSONALIZED SIGNED POSTER that will be created by Bryan Garvey and will feature a design that is connected to the overall artwork feel of the album. This is going to be something you'll want to frame, or you could always just throw it on the wall of your dorm room. We will also write you a personal message on this poster!

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    62 backers

    "THE CABIN SESSIONS - EP" - This is a LIMITED EDITION, acoustic, stripped down CD called The Cabin Sessions EP which we will not be selling online, at shows, or anywhere else. It will include a handful of "stripped-down" versions of songs that we recorded at a cabin in Townsend, TN, and it will also include acoustic versions of old favorites. This is the kind of recording that you'll listen to late at night and really feel like you were completely connected to our writing process. We are really fired up about this, as it's a side of the Guv'nahs that no one has ever seen. This will also be sent to you in advance of the national release of this next album. Includes Everything in Rewards #1, #2, and #3,

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    12 backers

    2 PASSES to the FIRST EVER GUV'NAHS FAMILY DINNER - This will take place from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, Feb. 25th in Knoxville, TN. WE ARE PLAYING AT THE BIJOU THEATRE THAT NIGHT so we are inviting people to come and hang with us all afternoon before the show. This UPSCALE CATERED EVENT will be held in Downtown Knoxville, and likely at the Bijou Theatre itself (still working out the details of the location). This includes DINNER for 2 people, and an intimate come and go hangout with all 6 of the Guv'nahs from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. TICKETS to the show at the Bijou Theatre that night (Feb. 25th) are NOT INCLUDED in this package and will have to be purchased separately online or at the box office. ALSO includes everything in Rewards #1, #2, #3, and #4.

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    5 backers All gone!

    2 BACKSTAGE PASSES and 2 TICKETS to our hometown show in Knoxville at the Bijou Theatre on Sat, Feb. 25th. There are ONLY 5 of THESE PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Come and hang with us all night! This is a once in a lifetime experience! ALSO includes everything in Rewards #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    2 Backstage Passes and Tickets for FRIDAY, Feb. 24th at Bijou Theatre! This also includes Reward Packages #1 (advance CD), #2 (Mule Team), #3 (Signed Poster), #4 (Acoustic EP), and #5 (2 Passes for the Guv'nahs Family Dinner on SATURDAY, Feb. 25th from 4:00 - 6:00pm) (ONLY 5 AVAILABLE)

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    5 backers

    THE "MUCH LOVE FOR THE GUV'NAHS" PACKAGE - Donating $1,000 to this record means 2 things. 1) You are an ultimate believer in The Dirty Guv'nahs, and we are obsessed with you. People like you are tangibly providing us with the opportunity to follow our dreams and create music for other people. 2) You will also receive a FRAMED COMMEMORATIVE CD PLAQUE to hang on your wall. It will look a little bit like the kind of Gold records that you see hanging on the walls of famous recording studios. It will include a personalized message engraved on the plaque thanking you for the above and beyond support. To put things in perspective... $1,000 will pay for one day in the studio... and we're going to be in the studio for a LONG TIME in January. If you choose this option then we will also give you an extended hug and handshake.

    ALSO, this includes everything in Rewards #1 - #6 (meaning, YES, you get to bring 2 people to the GUV'NAHS FAMILY DINNER on Feb. 25th, and YES, you get 2 FREE tickets on Feb. 25th and, YES, you get to bring 2 people backstage).

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    THE BLUE BULLET PACKAGE - This package includes all of the above, PLUS we will give you our old van, The Blue Bullet. If you live within 3 hours of Knoxville, TN, then we will personally drive it to your home. The Blue Bullet is definitely in working order. For more information on The Blue Bullet, WATCH our Baby We Were Young music video.

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