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I'm making an album for my little boy, Jude.
And, I'd like to share the experience with you.
I'm making an album for my little boy, Jude. And, I'd like to share the experience with you.
71 backers pledged $3,071 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi there. I'm Josh, an aspiring musician from Springfield, Missouri hoping to release my sophomore album, "Songs for Jude" in March 2011. And with a little help from you (yes, you) I think it can be done.

Who's Jude and why are you writing songs for him? Funny you ask... Jude is my 13 month old son and the coolest kid I've ever met. The moment Jude came into my life everything changed; with that being said, the album title is meant to be deeper than it initially sounds. These aren't a bunch of songs about Jude, rather they were composed in an attempt to convey my love in a bigger, more unique way.

On a side note, if you really want to see just how cool Jude is, he has his very own website and it can be viewed here: http://JudeOliver.com

So what will your pledge go toward? Making an album is an extensive process. I've already got nearly $4,000 invested in this project and I'm afraid my wife will make me sleep on the couch if I spend any more :)

Your donation will help fund:
—the production of 3-4 more songs
—studio musicians
—mixing and mastering
—physical production

Thanks for hearing me out, I sincerely appreciate the support. If there's anything additional I can do to show my appreciation, don't hesitate to drop me a line on Facebook -- http://Facebook.com/JoshStew

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    You'll receive a physical copy of the album (shipped anywhere in the world).

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    You'll receive an advanced, signed copy of the album (your copy will arrive 2-3 weeks prior to the official release date and will be signed by Josh).

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    You'll receive an advanced, signed copy of the album + your name in the "thank you" section of the album's liner notes + a big hi-five the next time I see you :)

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    All of the above + a limited edition "The Brightest Balloon" t-shirt. "The Brightest Balloon" is a children's charity I recently launched with my wife. A portion of all album sales will go toward this project as well.

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    All of the above + a booklet containing guitar chords and lyrics to every song + a written account of the story and inspiration behind each and every song.

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    The $50 package and above + a 1 hour photo shoot conducted by yours truly (I'm a photographer on the side). Here's a link to some of my work: http://WeAreHook.com/Photography
    [Photo shoot must be within 30 miles of Springfield, MO]

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    Limited offer - A concert in your backyard, living room, etc. My band and I will travel up to 100 miles outside of Springfield, MO. Feel free to message me for any additional booking questions.

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    The $50 package and above + a 1-3 hour video shoot (I'm a videographer on the side, too). Here's a link to some of my work:
    http://vimeo.com/WeAreHook
    [Photo shoot must be within 30 miles of Springfield, MO]

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    The $50 package and above + I'll write a song for/about you or anyone you wish (significant other, friend, child, etc). You can provide lyrics or just a general idea and I'll take it from there; the final version will be equivalent to a song off one of my albums and you're invited to the studio during the recording process.

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    The $50 package and above + a concert in your backyard, living room, etc. My band and I will travel up to 100 miles outside of Springfield, MO. Feel free to message me for any additional booking questions.

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    The $1,000 package + the Ibanez Artcore Series Hollow-body electric guitar used to write and record most songs on the album.

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