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Hayward Williams is on his way to finishing his most ambitious album yet and he just needs a little help to wrap this baby up!
Hayward Williams is on his way to finishing his most ambitious album yet and he just needs a little help to wrap this baby up!
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Wow... All I can say is WOW. In less than 24hrs we've raised enough money to reach our goal. In all honesty, I was nervous when I started this endeavor. But the results have shown me that I should have more trust in my friends and family and of all things the internet. thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Folks, I’m nearly done with my 4th full length record, Haymaker. Sonically it’s my most ambitious project to date. I’ve written the kind of songs this time around that beg for more instrumentation. So,  with the help of Dan McMahon and many other musicians near and far we were able to come up with something really special. Guitars, percussion, keys, horns and vocals, vocals, vocals. This album is for all the people who wanted to hear more from my arrangements, and it’s going to deliver in spades. While I love songs that are stark and haunting, I equally love the kind of records that hit you in the ears with a wall of sound. This, with your help will be the biggest, brassiest, back-up singin-est, boldest, most-fun record for your ears!

Most of the album is complete, I now just need a little help to get up over the crest of the hill and start rolling in the right direction. This of course is where you come in.

With your generous help, I’ll be able to finish recording the full-production LP, mix and master those tracks with some of the best ears working in Milwaukee and give it to the world. All this, with your help will be wrapped up before the summer begins!

Check out the premiums, I think there are some real gems in there, and please help me spread the word by letting all of your friends, Facebook or otherwise, know about our little project!

All the best,

-Hayward Williams

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    Digital download of the new album 'Haymaker' as soon as it's mastered.

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    Digital download and a signed CD (the new one!).

    +A random mid-nineties baseball card signed by Hayward himself!

    *Includes shipping inside the United States.

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    The above + a signed copy of the Trenchfoot EP.

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    A limited-edition handmade 11x17 letterpress poster by Boom Boom Press, numbered and signed by Hayward himself, a digital download and a signed copy of the new album.

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    Free admission to the release show, your name on the album thank-yous, a digital download of the new album, a signed copy of Haymaker and Trenchfoot

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    Hayward will cover any song of your choosing and send it to you in an MP3

    + The above gifts (release show admission, thanks on the CD, digital downloads and signed copies). Shipping included inside the US.

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    Hayward will come to you and give you a one-on-one songwriting seminar, and after that, he'll jam with you for as long as you like until you kick him out. (Limit to 350 miles from Milwaukee).

    + The above gifts (cover song, release show admission, thanks on the CD, digital downloads and signed copies). Shipping included inside the US.

    + Free admission to any Hayward show in the world for one year (from June 2012).

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    Hayward will come and put on an intimate solo house-concert for you and your closest friends anywhere in the US. You will not have to pay any travel expenses. You read that correctly NO ADDITIONAL TRAVEL EXPENSES. Hayward will get to you (as long as you can pick him up at, and take him back to, the Airport).

    *You'll have to coordinate a schedule, but this will take place within one year of the album release.

    +All of the above prizes included with the exception of the song-writing seminar.

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    Hayward will come and put on an intimate solo house-concert for you and your closest friends anywhere in the WORLD. You will not have to pay any travel expenses. You read that correctly NO ADDITIONAL TRAVEL EXPENSES for you. Hayward will get to you (as long as you can pick him up at, and take him back to, the Airport).

    *You'll have to coordinate a schedule, but this will take place within one year of the album release.

    +All of the above prizes included with the exception of the song-writing seminar.

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