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Evin Wolverton is making his 1st record in a farmhouse and forest. To pre-order the CD or have Evin write YOU a song, learn more »

My very first - an EP of five haunting, folky originals called The Midnight Hour - will be released Sept 2012. Early editions with exclusive extras will be sent to everyone who joins this campaign.

Already deep in the planning, scheduling, and creative process, I wake up every morning as if struck by lightning. I'm in love with what I'm doing, and I think you will be too. 

Because digital tools have become so portable, recording can happen anywhere. My best work happens under the stars, so that's where this record will come to life – in a farmhouse outside of Chico, CA, and in the Mendocino Woodlands during an event called Lark Camp, a weeklong gathering of world music's most astounding talent (and some of my favorite collaborators). I'm calling on every volt of inspiration.

By backing this project (to the right » go for it!), you'll get one-of-a-kind music magic – exclusive content, a beautiful, signed CD, handmade art, private performances, even your own song

For an emerging artist without a label, costs are no joke. Here's what your contributions will go toward:
– Engineering (for over a week!)
– Equipment rental
– Mixing (for several days!)
– Mastering
– Cover photography
– CD Packaging
– CD Duplication
– Shipping costs
– Paying my musicians (so worth it!)
+ Tons of smaller costs that add up fast

I won't make a dime off of this project. The budgeted goal ensures that I have the tools to make a damn good product that I'll be proud of and you'll want to hear. 

Can you imagine what a few more instruments and voices will do? I can, and I can't wait to share it.

Are you in? Choose your reward and join the future of music-making.
Thank you!

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Videography by Maalis & Jonathan Huffman
Engineering help from King Luke Loomis of
 Integrated Music
Location lovingly protected by Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association

For more information on Lark Camp, where it all began for me (and can for you), visit larkcamp.com

FAQ

  • – Higher quality mixing & mastering
    – More songs on the EP (time permitting)
    – Finer packaging
    – Promotion and touring costs
    – One celebratory sandwich

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  • – July 02: Begin recording in Chico
    – July 27: Begin recording in Mendocino
    – Aug 06: Begin mixing
    – Aug 10: Begin mastering
    – Aug 17: Begin duplication & packaging production
    – September: Ship the final product to you!

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    1. EARLY DELUXE DOWNLOAD - Get a digital download of the record before anyone else hears it, plus a big fat lovingly hand-crafted PDF of the artwork, lyrics, sessions photos, and more.

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    2. SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED - Get everything above, plus the real deal in the mail: the CD (signed!) in gorgeous, large-format 7" packaging, PLUS backer-exclusive downloads (demos! rehearsals! late night confessionals!).

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    3. ADVENTURE SCOOP - Get everything above, plus I'll include a personal note and drawing in your package, as well as send you three hand-illustrated postcards while on tour in September to give you an inside story.

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    4. REMEMBERED FOREVER - Get everything above, plus your name thanked in the liner notes. It could be your real name (Henry Smith), your nickname (Twinkletoes), or someone else's entirely (Grandma, Godzilla, President Taft). I'll also call you after the record release to thank you.

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    5. YOUR OWN SONG - That's right! Provide me with a subject, a sentiment, a message, or any ideas you'd like, and I'll write and record an original song for you! Surprise someone you love - maybe yourself - with as unique and memorable a gift as can be given. Includes rewards 1-2.

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    6. PRIVATE SHOW - Get rewards 1-4, plus I'll perform a solo one-hour private show for you anywhere. A house concert, a wedding, a do-it-yourself music festival? I'm ready to make magic happen. (Please cover travel expenses if outside Butte County)

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    7. ENSLAVE ME - Get everything above, plus my indentured servitude for one month. Get your mansion repainted, the entire Beatles catalogue performed on command, a rickshaw ride across the state of California, anything you [legally] desire. Plus, get the boots I wrote every song in. (Please cover basic expenses if outside Butte County, and no spider-eating)

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