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A brand new concept album from KeyStone A Cappella
42 backers pledged $5,056 to help bring this project to life.

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KeyStone, founded in 2011, is a professional six-voice contemporary a cappella group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group’s catalog encompasses a range of indie-folk, Top 40 and alternative songs from the last forty years. Bonded by a passion for music and performance, the members of KeyStone immensely enjoy connecting with the audience and each other.

In 2014, KeyStone released our debut album, Unlocked, and a follow-up holiday EP, Ugly Sweaters. Then a bunch of life happened to our members: a new baby, a new marriage, a new job, yada yada yada. KeyStone returned with a new holiday release, Magic Everywhere, in 2017. 

Our next plan was to record some more of our repertoire for another full-length album for 2018. BUT THEN INSPIRATION STRUCK! The original idea was shelved, and we decided to create a conceptual album with a mix of existing favorites and brand new arrangements.

The impetus for the album was to address the global, social, political, and personal upheaval that we were seeing in our lives and in the world around us. Our greatest wish for the album was to have the listener feel that we had taken them by the hand and led them on a journey of hope and healing from the darkness to the light.

We have been working with the amazing Angela Longo, a cappella producer extraordinaire, to record twelve songs that we hope you find healing as well.

As much as we wish we could pay for the production of this album with our hopes and dreams, alas, we cannot. And that’s where you -- hopefully!-- come in.

To get the album finished, we need your help to defray the cost of all of the post-recording steps, including the mixing, mastering, licensing, and production of the physical album. If you’re kind enough to donate, we have some exciting rewards for you. If we reach our goal, we intend to have our album in your hands and ears (and hearts!) in 2019! We are so excited and we hope you are too!

Thank you so much!

Risks and challenges

The recording of the album is mostly complete (minus some potential edits, punch-ins, etc) we feel very confident in our ability to get the album out during 2019.

That being said, the potential for delays due to production schedules are always possible. We have done everything we can to mitigate these risks by choosing vendors who have excellent reputations for this kind of work, and who are used to working under similar schedules.

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    Social Media Shoutout

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    Brand New Single

    A digital single from the album emailed to you before the album's official release plus a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook

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    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    Digital Copy of the Album

    A digital copy of the album plus a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook

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    Physical Copy of the Album

    A physical CD of the album
    Bonus: As a backer of the physical album, you'll also get access to a digital single BEFORE the album actually comes out!
    Free shipping within the US.

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    • Physical CD
    • Digital Single
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    Signed Album and Thank You Video

    You'll get the physical album signed by all six members of KeyStone and a personal video thanking you for backing the album, early access to a digital single plus a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US.

    Includes:
    • Physical CD
    • Digital Single
    • Personal Thank You Video
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    Liner Notes Thank You and Signed Album

    As a special thank you for backing the album, your name will be included on the liner notes of the physical CD and on our website as a special friend of KeyStone. You will also recieve a signed copy of the physical CD, . Plus the personal thank you video, early access to a digital single and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US.

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    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    The Full KeyStone Library

    Get a signed copy of the new album plus all 3 of the previous KeyStone albums: Unlocked, Ugly Sweaters, and Magic Everywhere. Also a personal thank you video, your name in the album liner notes, early access to a digital single, and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US.

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Digital Single
    • Unlocked CD
    • Ugly Sweaters CD
    • Magic Everywhere CD
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    Album and Song Video

    KeyStone will record a personalized video of us singing a song of your choice from our current catalog and send it to you or someone you love. Plus the signed physical CD, a personal thank you video, mention in the liner notes, early access to a digital single, and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US.
    You will be contacted after the albums have been sent out to find out which song you would like the video for.

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Digital Single
    • Personal Song Video
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
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    Personal Online Concert (15 minutes)

    In addition to a signed copy of the album, KeyStone will perform a Live online concert (15 minutes maximum) for you LIVE via Skype, Google Hangouts (or other online platform). Plus a personal thank you video, mention in the album liner notes, early access to a digital single, and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US. The concert will consist of 3-4 songs of your choice from our current catalog, or KeyStone can put together a customized set just for you.

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Digital Single
    • Personal Online Concert (15 minutes)
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    Personal Online Concert (30 minutes)

    In addition to a signed copy of the album, KeyStone will perform a Live online concert (30 minutes maximum) for you LIVE via Skype, Google Hangouts (or other online platform). Plus a personal thank you video, mention in the album liner notes, early access to a digital single, and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US. The concert will consist of 6-8 songs of your choice from our current catalog, or KeyStone can put together a customized set just for you.

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Digital Single
    • Personal Online Concert (30 minutes)
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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    In-Person Concert

    KeyStone will perform a full personal concert (one hour maximum) for you and your friends. The concert will be in person if within 60 miles of Philadelphia; online performance if further away. Plus the signed CD, a personal thank you video, mention in the liner notes, early access to a digital single, and a social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook. Free shipping within the US.

    Includes:
    • Signed Copy of the Album
    • Digital Single
    • Personal Concert
    • Your Name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Personal Thank You Video
    • A social media shoutout on Twitter or Facebook.
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