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Tours are like potato chips - one just isn't enough. I've got all this music inside me and I just want to play it for you.

There’s nothing like the feeling of singing and playing music to a crowd of strangers, who then come up to you afterward to say how much they enjoyed it. The strangers become fans, and often, friends, who are incredibly supportive in spreading the word and sharing the music with others.  The tough part in all of this is getting out to where all of the strangers are.

 Hi, I’m Edward Hartline, and I'm an acoustic folk blues singer/songwriter from Alabama.  Last summer, my mom and manager, Morgan Raymond, my tour manager, and I drove almost 4000 miles all over the southern US, so I could share my music in coffeehouses.  We had a great time, met a bunch of really cool people, and as soon as the tour was over, we wanted to do it again.

 Summer is coming soon, and we’re anxious to get back on the road for an east coast US tour. Unfortunately, not every stop has a friend with an available couch, so we need hotels. We also need more merchandise to sell, food, gas and a rental car to get everywhere. Every dollar really does help, and in exchange, I’ve got some cool rewards (I’d rather call them gifts) at a bunch of different levels to make it as easy as possible for you.

 Some of the gifts are digital downloads of my songs, others are physical copies of my CDs, including a CD I will record just for this project, consisting of songs I don’t ever perform and have never even intended to record.  There’s even one my mom wrote the lyrics for that’s kind of embarrassing for me to sing, so if you enjoy making musicians uncomfortable, this is a great way to do it!  You can also literally help build the tour with a private show that I’ll add in to the tour dates. We had fun coming up with all the gifts and we think you’ll like what we chose. I’d really like to have to send all that stuff out and play for you, too! 

 Thanks for checking out my project and I hope to meet you out on tour this summer. Just come on up and tell me you’re one of my backers, and you’ll get a big hug of thanks! 

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    All of the above + digital download of 2 previously unreleased acoustic demos. You’ll have them before anyone else does!

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    All of the above + handwritten lyrics of one of my songs. YOUR CHOICE!

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    All of the above + an autographed physical copy of the very limited edition Rejections CD. This Rejections CD will only exist if someone pledges $100 or higher, since it will be specially recorded for this Kickstarter project ONLY! These are songs I never play live, and will never, ever record again. Seriously. + an autographed physical copy of my next CD with a Thank You credit in the liner notes (again, once it’s recorded!)

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    All of the above + write you a song and play it for you on a Skype chat + I’ll record it for you on CD so you’ll have it forever and can show off to your friends just how awesome you really are!

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    $100 package + a jam session with you within 50 miles of any show venue on tour (continental US only). You find us a place to hang out and jam for an hour, and we’ll be there.

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    $100 package + dinner with you (and my entourage [Mom and my tour manager]) after any show on a scheduled tour stop. Dutch treat, because I eat a lot and I really like steak.

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    $100 package + 2 hour private show at venue of your choice within 150 miles of a scheduled tour stop. (continental US only) You handle all aspects of the use of the venue and I'll add it to the tour!

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    $100 package + 2 hour private show at venue of your choice within 300 miles of a scheduled tour stop. (continental US only) You handle all aspects of the use of the venue and I'll add it to the tour!

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    $750 package + 2 hour private show at sponsor’s house (continental US only) We can work this into tour if your location permits. If you aren't on the east coast, I'll still come play but you’ll need to cover the cost to get us to where you are.

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    $100 package + your name/business logo on all tour promotional materials, including posters, car magnets for tour vehicle (autographed for you to keep when tour is over) and tour shirts (incl. 2 shirts for you, autographed) + executive producer credit on my next CD, because frankly, you’d be my hero!

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