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I'm recording my ninth studio album with producer Ben Shive. I need your help! Would you consider being a patron of my newest work?
I'm recording my ninth studio album with producer Ben Shive. I need your help! Would you consider being a patron of my newest work?
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Two years ago I made a record called Chrome in which I enlisted the financial support of fans. That patronage experiment was, by most human standards, a success, with nearly 80% of the overall budget being raised at a time when no "official" platforms such as Kickstarter existed (at least to my knowledge). If you supported the making of that album, THANK YOU!

Here in the year of our Lord, 2011, I am embarking upon a brand new record -- my ninth overall -- with the immensely talented, hard working Ben Shive producing. Ben is jolly good people.

Here's the rub: Making a record was then, and still is, no small investment, either financially or emotionally (but mostly financially). My new album is titled Birds of Relocation, and my goal is to raise $12,000 American dollars. However, realistically, the overall final cost, from Day 1 recording to having final shrink-wrapped physical CD in hand, will be nearer to $18,000 once the producer, studio musicians and contributing artists are paid, and mixing and mastering is complete. Any funds that come in above the $12,000 goal up to $18,000 will go towards making the album. Anything above $18,000 will go towards the ensuing promotion, tour and travel costs involved in Birds of Relocation CD release shows across the country.

As you can see, there are several tiers and incentives to choose from (including a crawfish or crab boil!). I am incredibly grateful that you would consider supporting the making of Birds of Relocation. I am eager for you to hear these bright new songs, to be able to hoist them aloft that they may see and breathe in the gracious light of day.

Thank you in advance for any support you are able & willing to offer. Until then, see you on hope's boughs.
--
Eric

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    Early album download, 1 physical CD, and downloads of my entire discography (8 albums).

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    THE PATRON:
    Early album download, 1 autographed physical CD, your name listed as a patron in the album liner notes, a personal thank you note, and a "Beep Beep" t-shirt (adult S-XL, youth S-L) or infant onesie (6 or 12 mo. size).

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    THE BIRD IS THE WORD:
    Everything at $100 PATRON level + 1 autographed copy of my epic-space-novella, "Revenge of the Birds."

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    THE SIGNATURE:
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    THE BOOKWORM:
    Everything at $100 PATRON level + a one-year membership in the Book-of-My-Month club in which I personally select and mail you a favorite book of mine once a month over the span of 12 months.

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    THE VAN GOGH:
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    THE GOLFER:
    Everything at $100 PATRON level + a round of golf with me in Nashville, TN or when I'm in your town. (For better or worse, I am no Tiger Woods.)

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    THE TROUBADOUR:
    Everything at $100 PATRON level + a concert in your living room (Travel and lodging costs will be additional if >250 miles from Nashville, TN)

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    THE CAJUN:
    Everything at $100 PATRON level + a crawfish or crab (dependent upon seasonal availability) boil and a few live songs (your choice) for you and 1 guest at my home in Nashville, TN (Travel and lodging not included). Yes, I will instruct you how to peel the tail, crack the shell and consume said crustaceans. Plan to eat lots of garlic. Laissez les bons temps roulez!

    *This event is subject to schedule coordination between you, me and the possibility of multiple patrons at this tier.

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    NEWLY ADDED TIER!!
    THE MORE COWBELL: My friend and producer, Ben Shive, has generously offered to produce, record and mix one of your songs at his studio, The Beehive, located in Nashville, TN. The price includes production expenses (including drums, bass, guitars, keys, and anything else Ben is capable of doing himself), but it does not include travel, artwork, duplication, or the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    THE LICENSE TO ILL: Everything at $100 PATRON level + I will have a vanity license plate made with your name air-brushed on it and fix it to the front bumper of my 1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. I will also dub my fishing boat (in the event I ever get one) in your honor. In addition, Good Neighbor Lawncare (my side business), will come to your home and mow & trim your lawn (I refuse to perform the job, however, while donning a dress or bonnet). Or, if those are too boring for you, I am open to your suggestions for this tier. After all, this is a bunch of money.

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