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Coal Train Railroad debuts at Lincoln Center on 5 February 2011 - four weeks after Katy's due date! Baby and daddy need to come, too.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Talk about a New York City debut - Nashville-based Coal Train Railroad has been asked to play the Meet the Artist Saturday family workshop series on 5 February 2011 at The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center! Moreover, this honor comes on the heels of the Coal Train Railroad CD being listed in the December 2010 issue of Time Out New York Kids as one of its top 10 kids albums of the year!

This Lincoln Center performance is a golden opportunity that we simply could not pass up, especially given the serendipitous timing of the added bit of promotion from one of New York's preeminent entertainment publications.

THE CATCH
The performance is only four weeks after the due date of Katy and Kenny's first-born child!

THE PLAN
Katy's midwife and pediatrician have approved of the young family traveling from Nashville to New York City. In order to cover the added costs of airfare for Katy's husband Kenny, three nights in a hotel room for the family convenient to Lincoln Center, NYC rehearsal space, and the manufacture and shipping of extra merchandise to have on hand, we're turning to our loyal friends and fans to help us supplement Lincoln Center's honorarium.

THE NUMBERS
If we meet the minimum Kickstarter goal of $2000, every cent will be invested in the trip and performance (including paying our drummer and pianist). If we exceed the Kickstarter goal by up to $500, Katy and Chris will actually be able to pay themselves a small honorarium. If more than $2500 is raised, the excess funds will be used as seed money for a new Coal Train Railroad full-length recording in 2011.

THAT'S IT
Thank you so much for having a look and considering a pledge. It goes without saying that Katy and Kenny will have an amazing story to tell their new baby (psst...it's a girl!)

LINKS
Coal Train Railroad: http://coaltrainrailroad.com
Time Out New York Kids: http://newyorkkids.timeout.com/articles/music/90642/best-kids-albums-of-2010
Meet the Artist Saturdays: http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/index.php/atrium-meet-the-artist

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    We'll keep you posted on our progress and tip our cab drivers handsomely - thanks very much!

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    Everyone who contributes $10 and up will receive a free copy of our forthcoming EP "Live in Mono-phono-rama!" In addition, you'll receive an invitation to a private "Coal Train Kickstarters" party and concert in East Nashville in the weeks following the Lincoln Center performance (date/time TBD).

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    All previous rewards plus one free digital download of "Happy Birthday" (Coal Train Railroad-style), personalized for a child (or grownup) of your choice.

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    All previous rewards plus access to a special video of show highlights to be produced by Emmy-award winning director Steve Feldman (Elmo’s World, Sesame Street).

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    All previous rewards plus a 5-pack of Coal Train Railroad CDs. Think gifts, holidays, baby showers, birthday parties...

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    All previous rewards plus a credit for your patronage in the liner notes of our next Coal Train Railroad CD. If you're in or close to Nashville, we'll also invite you to drop in for lunch and a listen at the studio while we're recording!

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