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It's been 4 years since my last album. With countless songs and years of touring I'm ready to kickstart my new album- with you.

Who am I?

My name is Griffen Alexander, I reside in Kansas City MO, and I make music. Some have said that I'm the greatest musician they've ever heard. I'm related to those people.

What am I doing?

In May of this year I graduated from college. Rather than using my degree, I decided to pursue my dream and make music full-time. Surprisingly, it's kind of working out for me and I'm currently touring the country promoting an album that I recorded in 2006 (remember, 2011 is right around the corner). You're welcome to hear it at www.griffenalexander.com, however it's outdated and I'm actually running out of physical copies of the album to sell anyway. For an independent musician, selling albums at shows is a significant part of their income, not to mention the whole purpose most of us are musicians- to share our music with all of you :)

So I'm making a new album! I've written way too many songs over the last 4 years for one album, but I've narrowed it down to my very best and I'm ready to record them. The only thing standing in my way is funding. The money I raise here will go toward the recording, mastering, manufacturing, and promotional costs.

The above video explains the project more thoroughly, so please take a minute and watch it. It's short and humorous. If you've got a few more minutes to spare and would like to get to know me better, watch the funniest video I've ever been a part of (and dare I say that you'll see today!) here:

Who is Griffen Alexander?
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

With just a few days left before the project deadline, feel free to spread the project link and this "Who is Griffen Alexander" video all over the internet. As the project video at the top explains, it's all or nothing funding, so if I don't raise every penny of my 10,000 goal, nothing happens, no money changes hands and I don't get to make the album. So spreading the word would be great. And any pledge amount helps- don't let how far I have to go discourage you. I'm confident we can do this together even with just the last few days we've got left.

It's important to mention that by supporting this album you're receiving some pretty cool rewards in return. I spent a lot of time coming up with these and I hope you're as excited about receiving them as I am about giving them. If you'd like something that's not on the list, just message me.

This is the most important thing I've ever tried to do in my career and I can't do this without every one of you. So let's make this album together!

Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays!

-Griffen

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    I will personally friend you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter. Also, access to exclusive updates on Kickstarter.com (sneak peek videos, etc.)

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    25 backers

    Digital copy of the new album a week before it's released + all of the above.

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    35 backers

    A signed physical copy of the new album, a thank you on my website and social networks for being a part of my new album, + all of the above.

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    A t-shirt from the GriffenAlexander.com store, a handwritten "thank you" letter for being a part of my new album, + all of the above.

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    A digital download of my album "Never in Neutral", Free admission to any one of my 2011 shows + all of the above.

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    Your name in the thank you credits of the new album, exclusive invitation to the Kansas City listening party of the new album, + all of the above!

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    Free admission to every single U.S. show I play in 2011, a mix of extremely rare demos of my very first songs to see where it all began, handwritten lyrics to one of my songs (suitable for framing) + all of the above!

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    A burned DVD of over 45 mins of tour videos and concert clips (many of which have never been seen before) a personal phone call from me thanking you for your part in the new album, dinner on me in Kansas City or when I'm in your town + all of the above!

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    I will write a song just for you and dedicate it to you on YouTube! Also, I'll send you a couple of the items I've collected throughout my career. These could be items such as original tour posters from my shows, newspaper articles about me and my music, and each will include one ORIGINAL hand written lyric to a song of mine from the night I wrote it, ripped right from my journal, etc. (also suitable for framing!). These are items that NOBODY has. Each item will include an anecdote telling its meaning to me + all of the above!

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    6-28 is my birthday. For yours, I'll call you or a friend on your birthday and sing "Happy Birthday" over the phone. I'll also send a recording of a song written just for you, by me, just before your special day, burned onto a CD including cover art also handmade by me + all of the above!

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    I will play a private show for you and your friends at your residence next time I'm in your town or you're in mine (Kansas City) + all of the above!

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    You've gotten me 1/4 of the way there so you special friend deserve something equally as special. An acoustic guitar, autographed by me, a meal (prepared by me), and a night of music (on your new guitar), board games, etc..

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    For donating 50% of the total cause, you deserve 50% of credit for the album. Co-producer credits on the album, the very first acoustic guitar I ever owned, autographed(I wrote many of my early songs on), as well as a private concert for you and friends in any city in the U.S. including a special dinner on me to celebrate the album + all of the above.

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    Seriously, just ask.

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