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Seth's first completely solo album: a juxtaposition of complex and dense loops vs. solo finger picked acoustic songs from the heart.
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***UPDATE***

We have reached our goal!  An album will be released.  If we go over by enough we will put out a 7" VINYL or a 12"!!!!  Thanks a ton to all the contibutors!!

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A new studio album by Seth Faergolzia.  Live, pure, and honest acoustic performances in high fidelity audio coupled with multi-layered loops telling the up and down story of an Indy musician on the road.

Who Am I?  What is this?

I am Seth Faergolzia, a different sort of folk musician out of Rochester, NY.  I've been recording and releasing my own music for nearly 20 years now, and I make my living performing all over the globe.  It's not an easy life, and this album was written contemplating the lifestyle I have chosen for myself, but also there are songs of love, spirit, and friendship.   It's one of my most personal stories to date.  I hope you will share in it. 

This new album, entitled Doubting Won't Do, is scheduled for release in April 2014 and your support here on Kickstarter can help it happen.

Thanks:

Before I say anything else, I'd like to first thank my fans, friends and family for your boundless support over the years.  It has been a hard road, but you've softened all the potholes and made this climb much easier!!

Rewards:

On the right side of this page you will see the "Rewards" section.  There you will find a number of awesome things you can get for pledging to help my album take flight.  You can get all sorts of things from a digital copy of the album to CDs, t-shirts, handmade stuff and even private music lessons or concerts in your home!

If you have an idea of another sort of pledge, something individualized, you can let me know and perhaps we can work it out.

Over the past year I've been recording at two different studios, More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY and FLCC in Canandaigua, NY.  I've also been building a studio here in my home, doing construction work for the first time in my life (which has been quite a learning experience).

What I need the money for:

Studio Recording and Mastering Fees:  $1500

CD reproduction:  $2500

-Kickstarter & Amazon fees (for processing pledges) - 10% of total raised:  $400

All other costs I'm planning on covering out-of-pocket.

That puts my total at just around $4400.  If I'm able to raise that, I'll be happy, but if I can raise more, I'll release a vinyl of the album and / or hire a publicist for the European tour in May.

If the goal isn't met, none of the pledges will be processed and I won't be able to put out the album.

I have many other expenses from the past and in the future which are not included in this Kickstarter campaign.   The more I raise, the more I can accomplish.  I'd so much like to be able to hire a publicist, pay the visual artists who have volunteered their efforts to make a sweet album design, t-shirts and posters for tour.  My fingers are crossed!

Artists Involved:

I'm happy to say there are some awesome artists involved in making the artwork for this album including Adam Green, Michelle Civil,  Thomas McNulty, Dan Sieradski, Glenn Zansitis, & Laura Lee Jones.

Kickstarter Video production - Dan Sieradski, the Self Agency

Kickstarter Cover Photo and Design - Michelle Civil

Check out this video playlist of Seth's work:

VIDEO PLAYLIST
VIDEO PLAYLIST

The European Tour:

April 25  Bugjar Album Release - Rochester, NY

April 29 Cakeshop - NYC

May 1 Waggon -Offenbach, Germany

May 2 Knertzbau - Frankfurt , Germany

May 3 Blau - Mannheim, Germany

May 4 Grüner Baum - Ottersweier, Germany

May 5 K.O.K. - Kaiserslautern, Germany

May 6 Cafe Wagner - Jena, Germany

May 7 Wetzlar, Germany

May 8 Alter Roter Löwe Rein - Berlin, Germany

May 9 Ausland - Berlin, Germany

May 10 Hasenschaukel - Hamburg, Germany

May 11 Oberdeck - Hannover, Germany

May 12 The Attic - Hannover, Germany

May 13 Kuze - Potsdam, Germany

May 14 Wohngemeinschaft - Cologne, Germany

May 15 Fanfulla - Rome, Italy

May 16 Beat Cafe - Vasto, Italy

May 17 Rework - Perugia, Italy

May 18 Italy

May 19 Gattò - Milan, Italy

May 20 White Horse - Morges, Switzerland

May 21 Lausanne, Switzerland

May 22 Plattenhahn - Bregenz, Austria

May 23 Die Bäckerei - Innsbruck, Austria

May 24 Deutschvilla - Strobl, Austria

May 26 Rhiz - Vienna, Austria

Risks and challenges

Barring extreme illness and acts of God, I will be on a plane first to NYC then to Europe at the end of April with a suitcase full of copies of this album to spread all over. After that I will be planning more US touring for the following year. There are always factors you cannot predict, but I try to push on through no matter what gets in my way, be it illness or resistance from other forces, I will do my best no matter what the circumstance.

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    *DIGITAL DELICIOUSNESS*

    -- Digital download of an album from Seth's back catalogue with Dufus, 23 Psaegz or Forest Creature.

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    *DIGITAL SCRUMPTIOUSNESS*

    -- Full digital download of the new album "Doubting Won't Do" and downloads of 2 albums from Seth's back catalogue with Dufus, 23 Psaegz or Forest Creature.

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    *LOOK HEAR*
    Full color photo print of Seth from the album cover photo shoot and a download of the full album.

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    *FULL REALIZATION*

    -- THE ALBUM!! Full album on CD with artwork / lyrics and a digital download option... plus a sticker.

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    *DIGITAL DELECTABLE MEAL*

    -- 4 full albums' digital download including the new album "Doubting Won't Do" and a pick from previous work with Dufus, 23 Psaegz and Forest Creature.

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    *FULL REALIZATION WITH PERSONALIZATION*

    -- THE ALBUM SIGNED!! Full autographed album on CD with artwork / lyrics and a digital download option... plus a sticker.

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    *FULL REALIZATION WITH PERSONALIZATION AND RECOGNITION*

    -- THE ALBUM SIGNED!! Full autographed album on CD with artwork / lyrics and a digital download option. You will also be listed as one of the star contributors in album credits and / or website... plus a sticker and 2 full albums' digital download including a choice from previous work with Dufus, 23 Psaegz and Forest Creature.

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    *LEARNER'S PERMIT*

    Have a one-on-one music lesson with Seth either in person or via the internet. Ask Seth any question and get answers.

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    *TWISTED BRANCHES*

    Handmade guitar string sculptures made by Seth himself and fashioned from strings used and broken on his guitar, plus you'll get a copy of the album in CD with artwork and a sticker.

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    *THE YUM YUM PACKAGE*

    -- Tour T-shirt in your size (with color options), full album, signed by Seth, digital download of 2 albums from the back catalogue... and a sticker!

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    • SCREEN PRINTERS DELIGHT •

    -- Numbered edition poster screen-printed and signed by Seth + T-shirt + new album with your name listed + an early Dufus CD + digital downloads of 2 from the back catalogue + a sticker!

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    *GET COLORED*

    -- In addition to the new album you'll get a small painting on canvas or wood created by Seth (shipping costs not included).

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    *HOME MADE HAND MADE*

    -- In addition to the full album with artwork signed, you will receive a piece of hand made clothing by Seth, which has been called "Fiber art going punk" by the New York Times.

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    *FEAST OF SOUND*

    -- Full back catalogue of Seth's music as a solo artist, with Dufus, 23 Psaegz and Forest Creature, with a special full length album of unreleased songs and recordings. Over 20 albums in all!!

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    *A SONG JUST FOR YOU*

    Seth will write a song either with you or from lyrics or ideas you give him. In addition to this you'll get the album and some of the other perks involved with donating.

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    *SOLO SERENADE*

    -- Personal performance in your home by Seth and perhaps some of the 23 Psaegz. (Travel costs not included beyond a 50 mile radius.)

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    *THE GOLDEN TICKET*

    -- Tickets to all European show dates on the upcoming tour in May, plus the album, the T-shirt, the downloads, posters and the stickers.

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    *BIG MAN, BIG WOMAN*

    Executive producer credits in album, public declaration of appreciation, personalized 10 track album recorded specifically for you by Seth, the album, all the other albums, the T-shirt, the posters... and a big, wet kiss (optional)!

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