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Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket are coming back with a brand new album! Be a part of this funky, joyful journey.
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This is a brand new hang~~~~~

It has been 3 years since our debut record LOVE IS THE MESSAGE. Since then, we have honed our sound razor sharp, and have become one of the best live acts on the east coast! We are ready to bring our new songs into the studio to be put on wax. Literally. In addition to compact discs, we are going to print vinyl!!

This record will include many songs that our live audiences have been digging for a while, like Woman You My Woman and The Octopus...

...as well as brand new hits such as Your Love is a Mystery and The Night of the Electric Love Phoenix.

We will record at Milkboy Studios right here in Philadelphia, which has recorded legends such as George Clinton, Justin Timberlake and The Roots. We will also continue our work with great friends Rachel Alina (mixing) and Angela Miles (art direction), both having worked their magic on Love is the Message.

Love is the Message, 2011
Love is the Message, 2011

This new record will be about unbridled joy and cosmic sensuality. There is also an element of sadness... it will be dedicated to the memory of John Ciacassi, Sr-- Johnny's father, who passed away tragically last year.

You have driven, danced, dazed and did it to our last record...Help us do it even better than the one before!! Make it happen~~~

Risks and challenges

One exciting challenge is that we are tracking the band live!! We will attempt to capture the energy and feeling of our live shows, and send it straight to your ear holes.

There are also challenges in what you do with a record before and after you put it out. With LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, all the money that we raised (and more) was directly funneled into the record, and there was no money left over to make a video or to pay a publicist to promote the record or get it reviewed. Here we are leaving ourselves room in the budget to hire a publicist and make a couple videos to release BEFORE the record, and let the world know that this baby is on its way.

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    Thank you!!
    In return, we will send you a download of our hit number "Forget About the World"!

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    DOWNLOAD~~~Advance Digital download of the album- Hear the album before the world does!

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    CD, BABY!! - Receive an autographed copy of the CD upon release + digital download

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    VINYL~~~Receive autographed "audiophile" vinyl copy of new album upon release + digital download

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    The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + ADDITIONAL DOWNLOAD of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)" (Previously Unreleased)

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    VOICEMAIL!~~~Johnny will record you a PERSONALIZED VOICEMAIL GREETING + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    Receive a JOHNNY SHOWCASE Tshirt + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    A thank you letter VIA Harlequin Novel!~~ You will receive a long letter of thanks among the romantic pages, highlighting curious passages and inspiring phrases + JOHNNY TSHIRT + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    From Rumi Kitchen ~ a handmade spirit-filled necklace of hard wood, hand cut and sanded. Each necklace is crafted from a single continuous branch of a tree, gathered by Rumi on his wanderings through the woods. You will present him with a query, a deep desire, a wish, a neverending thought. Rumi Kitchen will meditate upon this wooden wand and place your passion within the cosmic fabric of it's fibers, relaying energy through it and to it. Necklace is to be worn for spiritual clarity and vigor, or to ground one's conscious mind in times of vulnerability. All necklaces will spend a sunrise to sunset entwined with Rumi Kitchen's Mother Necklace. + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    (2) GUITAR LESSONS with the Mystic Ticket's VINCENT "The Lion" FEDERICI (Philly or South Jersey only) + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    (2) DRUM LESSONS with the Mystic Ticket's CHARLIE HEIM (Philly or South Jersey only) + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    (2) PIANO LESSONS with the Mystic Ticket's NOAM SZWERGOLD (Philly or South Jersey only) + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    (2) BASS LESSONS with the Mystic Ticket's PHILIP D'AGOSTINO (Philly or South Jersey only) + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    THE PIG IRON SPECIAL~~~ 2 VIP TICKETS to see Johnny, Martha Graham Cracker, and many more at The 2015 Annual "For the Love of Pig Iron" Benefit. DATE TBA- (Usually late January) +
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    A DAY AT CAMDEN PRINTWORKS~~~ You and a friend can join Johnny & friends on a Saturday Morning at Camden Printworks -- We'll have Frangelli's donuts and coffee, and you can learn how to screenprint tshirts of your own design!! Walk away with a dozen tshirts and a lifetime of knowledge. + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    BIRTHDAY FUN!!~~~ Johnny and Co. will show up at your kid's birthday party for 45 minutes of music, games, and pictures!! + The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    VIP LEVEL!!~~Ooh Lordy! You have reached VIP Status! You and a friend will be invited to our VIP "First Listen" Party at Connie's Ric Rac (Date TBA) [PLUS] A limited edition Johnny Sweatshirt [PLUS] A Thank you letter via Harlequin Romance Novel [PLUS] The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    GOLD VIP LEVEL!!~~~ You are a monster, and we are in awe of you!! You get (2) VIP tix to our Record Release Party, with a meet and greet with the band & a signed poster from the event. You get a framed & autographed record, and your very own Hootie (Johnny's spirit animal necklace). [PLUS] You and a friend will be invited to our VIP "First Listen" Party at Connie's Ric Rac (Date TBA) [PLUS] A limited edition Johnny Sweatshirt [PLUS] A Thank you letter via Harlequin Romance Novel [PLUS] The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)

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    HOUSE CONCERT~~~~ Johnny and Mystic Ticket will come play for you and your friends in your Philadelphia /South Jersey Area home!... [PLUS] An invitation for two to the VIP "First Listen" Party at Connie's Ric Rac (Date TBA)... [PLUS] The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)"

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    HONORARY PRODUCER!! ~~~~You have succeeded in fulfilling our wildest dreams, and will receive an honorary producer credit on our record. Come visit us in the studio, and hear the magic in the making. In addition to a comp to any of our shows for a calendar year, you get (2) VIP tix to our Record Release Party, with a meet and greet with the band & a signed poster from the event. You will also receive a framed & autographed record, and your very own Hootie (Johnny's spirit animal necklace). [PLUS] You and a friend will be invited to our VIP "First Listen" Party at Connie's Ric Rac (Date TBA) [PLUS] A limited edition Johnny Sweatshirt [PLUS] A Thank you letter via Harlequin Romance Novel [PLUS] The PACKAGE~~~ Vinyl + CD + digital download + download of "Woman You My Woman (Mystic Ticket Mix)

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